105 Regt Contact Details
Telephone: 0131 3105420
The Scottish and Ulster Gunners are a Field Artillery Unit. We use the Army’s most versatile Gun – the 105mm L118 Light Gun – also used by the Parachute and Commando Field Artillery Regiments of the British Army.
The Light Gun can be towed by a medium-weight vehicle (such as a Pinzgauer TUM/HD or Hagglund BV206 all-terrain vehicle) or carried around the battlefield under slung by a Puma or Chinook helicopter.
Royal Artillery L118 Light Guns are fitted with an Automatic Pointing System, which enables the gun to be unlimbered and in action in 30 seconds. APS is based on an inertial navigation system; operated via a touch screen.
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 imaging and night vision equipment. Once the enemy location is identified, the FST coordinates guns, mortars, attack helicopters and fast jets to deliver a devastating strike. The Command post is the “brains” of the unit. Taking information from the FST’s and calculating the gun data using an advanced Firing Computer, in order for the guns to strike the target with pinpoint accuracy. Our three gun batteries equipped with Light Guns are highly mobile, accurate and pack a lethal punch. The 6 man Gun Detachments are the work horses of the unit, working as close knit teams to deliver fire in all weather conditions, day or night.
Logistics soldiers form the backbone of the Royal Artillery. Without drivers, chefs and logistics specialists resupplying the Batteries with ammunition, food, water etc we simply could not function.
206 Battery in Newtonards and Coleraine,
207 Battery in Glasgow and Edinburgh;
212 Battery in Arbroath, Kirkcaldy and Shetland.