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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 with training centres in St Helens, Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool and in the midlands we have a training centre in Wolverhampton.

Recruiting is the highest priority after support to Operations, the Regimental Recruiting Team attend several key events throughout the year.

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's reserve centres

RHQ (Command) Troop

A newly formed troop with reserve soldiers from the surrounding area of St Helens.
Its history dates back to the First World War where local men formed a reserve unit, the barracks have been host to 2 gun batteries and remain a firm standing for reserve soldiers. It is also the location for the Regimental Headquarters.

For more information call 01744-22180.

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.

Based at Aigburth Road TAC in the fine Northern city of Liverpool, 208 are the senior of the four batteries of 103 Regiment RA.


209 (The Manchester) Battery

The battery is based in Manchester in Belle Vue Street, Gorton.

It was for a number of years split into two troops on in St Helens and the other in Manchester, as a result of a review the battery is now back to its original city.

For more information in joining call 0161 230 6710.


210 (Staffordshire) Battery

Wolseley House, Wolverhampton has been our home since 1958.

First raised as the 6th Battalion in 1859, The South Staffordshire Regiment with one of its Companies (4th Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers) being arguably the first Volunteer Company in the Country.

210 Bty has had a long career with many reserve units it was a sub unit of 106 Regt RA then 104 Regt RA and in December 2014 rerolled to be a 105mm Light Gun battery with 103 Regt RA.

For more information in joining call 01902 303839.


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 became a Battery of 103 Regiment.

For more information in joining call 01204 362111.


103 Regiment Location

103 Regiment (Reserves) Location

103 Regiment (Reserves) Location

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

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