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Battery Histories

11 (Sphinx) Battery

11 (Spinx) Battery

The battery went to Egypt in 1801 as part of the Indian contingent in the campaign against Napoleon. Because of this the battery can bear ‘Egypt’ and the Sphinx on its appointments. This award is now commemorated in the honour title ‘Sphinx’.

The battery were selected to be the first to be equipped with tracked rapier and in November 1984, the battery went on operational tour of the Falkland Islands until March 1985.
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14 (Cole's Kop) Battery

14 (Cole's Kop) Battery

14 (Cole’s Kop) Battery was originally formed as a company of the Royal Irish Artillery in 1755.

On 16th August 1928 the battery was granted the honour title ‘Cole’s Kop’ after its action at Cole’s Kop during the 2nd Boer War, where on 11th January 1900 they hauled two 15-pounder guns to the top of Cole’s Kop.
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20 Battery

20 Battery

Originates from the formation of 7 (Johnstone's) Company, under Captain William Johnstone.
The colonies of East and West Florida were ceded to Great Britain at the end of the Seven Years' War. The defences of these colonies, had been seriously neglected under Spanish rule. 

Captain Johnstone became heavily involved in the planning and construction of the batteries and fortifications around Pensacola during his time there.
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30 Battery (Rogers's Coy)

30 Battery (Rogers's Coy)

In early 2012, the battery finished it’s operational tour in Afghanistan. It then began preparing to deploy to the Falklands to undertake the commitment of the resident rapier battery. A pre-requisite for deployment is to conduct the Standards Evaluation (STANEVAL) process; which included assessments of competency for the Rapier detachments and the Command Post personnel.
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32 (Minden) Battery

32 (Minden) Battery

Capt. W. Phillips Company was officially formed on May 1756 as a Company of Miners.

The Company was given their battle honour in 1759 after the battle of Minden.

During 2012-2013 the battery served in Afghanistan working with Base Protection and surveillance equipment and AS&W.

The battery completed Air Defence training for the Falklands and their tour started in summer 2012 and will finish spring 2013.

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