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104 Regiment RA

The Reserves only Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Regiment. The soldiers regularly deploy and operate Miniature Unmanned Air Systems (MUAS) Desert Hawk III in support of ground operations, soldiers have also deployed as radio operators, clerks, drivers and logisticians. The Regiment also has the honour to fire Royal Salutes in Cardiff to celebrate Royal birthdays and anniversaries.

You Tube Video of UAS

The Army’s next generation of Unmanned Air System (UAS) - Watchkeeper - is now fully operational in Afghanistan.

About 104 Regiment

Royal Salutes

Community engagement plays a significant part in regimental life including the firing of Royal Salutes in Cardiff with the Regiment’s 3 ceremonial 105mm Artillery Light Guns.

Royal Salutes are fired to mark the many anniversaries.

The Regiment also supports events such as the 160 (Wales) Brigade Beating the Retreat ceremonies, the Worcestershire County Show and it provides minute guns to Cardiff, Newport and Worcester for Remembrance Sunday Services.


104 Regiment Batteries

211 (South Wales) Battery

The battery crest displays the Coat of Arms of the City of Newport, a silver Dragon the badge of the Glamorgan Yeomanry, a white Bulldog, an emblem of the Town of Abergavenny and a link to Monmouthshire.

Officially the Battery Crest also depicts a Crow representing the town of Cwmbran. The Crow is rarely seen today although with the recent inclusion of B Troop the Crow now has a Troop to be linked with.

Located - Cwm Cottage Road, Abertillery NP13 1AT


214 (Worcester) Battery

During WW1 the battery was involved in the bombardment leading up to the battle of the Somme. The battery was also present in WW2 fighting in France, Africa and Palestine.

214 Battery provided a substantial contingent to a composite battery on force protection duties in Iraq, and continues to prepare and send individual soldiers to ongoing operations elsewhere.

Located - Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE

214 Battery

217 (City of Newport) Battery

The battery was formed as 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery and was equipped with the Blowpipe shoulder-launched air defence missile which was replaced with the Javelin system.

The sub-unit evolved to its current status as an Unmanned Air Vehicle equipment battery in 2007, training on the Phoenix system initially and subsequently Desert Hawk.

The battery has supplied many TA soldiers for operations with the regular army.

Located - Raglan Barracks, Newport, South Wales NP20 5XE

217 Battery

266 (GVA) Battery (The Bristol Gunners)

We train as operators on Desert Hawk 3, a small unmanned aircraft providing vital 24 hour live imagery, back to commanders.  

Our soldiers are eligible to earn their green beret by attempting the Reserve Forces Commando Course.  This is an optional, additional challenge for our fittest and committed of volunteers.

Located – The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LG.  Telephone 01179 734 895 or email 104RA-266-RMTTSNCO@mod.uk

Visit us on Twitter @266gvabattery or Facebook TheBristolGunners



289 Commando Troop

Based in Plymouth, 289 Troop are a detached part of 266 (GVA) Battery.  They perform the same unmanned aircraft operator role as their parent battery as part of 104 Regiment Royal Artillery and also offer the optional, additional challenge of becoming an elite soldier by earning the green beret on the reserve forces commando course.

Find out more on Facebook at facebook.com/289CdoTp.

Located - The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, PL1 2PD.  Telephone 01752 236116 or email 104RA-266-RRMT-PLY-WO@mod.uk.


289 Battery

104 Regiment Location

104 Regiment Location

104 Regiment Location

Raglan Barracks, Newport, South Wales NP20 5XE

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104 Regiment RA contact details

If you require any further information on the future activities of 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Reserves) or have an interest in joining us then please contact the ROSO, Captain Gareth Dibble RA on the number below.

Telephone: 01633 242628

Email: 104RA-ROSO@mod.uk

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