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103 Regiment RA

Light Gun

Powerful, compact but mobile, the light gun can be transported anywhere on the battlefield.  You and your crew go with it into action, by road, by landing craft or by helicopter.

About 103 Regiment

Advanced Artillery Systems

103 Regt are a close knit and thriving regiment which trains on and deploys with some of the Army's most advanced Artillery systems. We regularly exercise overseas as well as play a full part on operations. However we do more than just military training with members enjoying a range of social, sporting and adventurous training opportunities.

Fire Support Teams (FSTs)

Our light role regiment is organised into Fire Support Teams (FSTs) to find the enemy and our gun batteries provide the firepower for the strike. Our dismounted FSTs find the enemy on the battlefield using lightweight lasers, MSTAR radars, thermal observation and night vision equipment.

Our three gun batteries equipped with Light Guns are highly mobile and air mobile. Once the enemy location is identified, the FST coordinates guns, mortars, attack helicopters and fast jets to deliver a devastating strike.

Recruiting Area

The Regiment is based in the North West of England and has training centres in St Helens, Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool.

Recruiting is the highest priority after support to Operations, the Regimental Recruiting Team attend several key events throughout the year. Gunners from 103 take part in the Liverpool Military Show and the Southport Air Show two of the biggest military events in the North West.

Without the Army Reserve the British Army would not be able to function. Accounting for one quarter of the Army's total capability, the Reserve has a vital role to play in military operations, both abroad and closer to home. It cannot do this without the contribution of its members - motivated people committed to achieving challenging goals, social people hungry for new and interesting experiences, everyday people intent on getting more out of life. People like you!

103 Regiment Contact Details

103 Regiment Contacts

Telephone: 01744 697823

Email: 103RA-ROSO@mod.uk

103 Regiment RA

103 Regiment Batteries

208th (3rd West Lancashire) Battery

Of note is A (Liverpool Irish) Troop who has the unique dress distinction of the Irish Caubeen within the Corps, worn with a maroon and light blue hackle.

208 Battery is equipped with the 105mm Light Gun.

Based at Aigburth Road TAC in the fine Northern city of Liverpool, 208 are the senior of the three batteries of 103 Regiment RA (V). The major social event in the 208 calendar is the St Barbara's Day dinner, when the old, bold and sociable come out to play.


209 (The Manchester & St Helens) Battery

The battery is composed of two Troops D (The Manchester Artillery) Troop and G South Lancashire Territorial (Prince of Wales Volunteers) Troop.

103 Regiment (The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) re-rolled from air defence to 105mm Light Gun. The role of the unit had also changed from a deployable unit to one that was to provide battle casualty replacements to regular units.


216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery

The ‘Bolton and Great Lever Artillery Corps’ was raised in 1860.  The Bolton Artillery became official by Army Order in 1914.

The Bolton Artillery re-formed in 1947 as 253 Field Regiment RA (The Bolton Artillery) TA until 1967 when it was reduced to a single troop which with remnants of six other Lancashire Artillery Regiments, became part of 103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (V).

In 2002 the battery converted to the 105mm light Gun.


103 Regiment Location

103 Regiment (Reserves) Location

103 Regiment (Reserves) Location

Jubilee Bks, Prescot Road, St Helens, WA10 3UB

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