Officially formed up on 4th April 1805 as The Troop Madras Horse Artillery, the battery can trace its origins back to 1756 as the Madres Galloper Guns.
In 1941, during one of Rommel's 8th Afrika Korps Panzer advances, the battery were hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, but the Germans were beaten back by the leadership of Lt Ward Gunn and the BC, Maj Pinney.
Lt Ward Gunn was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, and the battery was awarded the honour title of “Sidi Rezegh”.
Formed as B Troop, Madras Horse Artillery on 23 January 1809.
Heavily committed throughout the Boer War, The Third Afghan War and WWII; serving in the Sidi Rezegh battles in the Western Desert and Operation Overlord.
In 1958 the battery was placed into suspended animation. in 1977, it reformed as an independent anti tank battery.
The battery combined with HQ Battery of 3 RHA in 1993 to become M (Headquarter) Battery, providing joint fires support to HQ 7 Armoured Brigade, The Desert Rats.
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