Most of the Battery has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Op Herrick, deploying with GMLRS.
35 Battery are the senior battery within 39 regiment RA as they were established in 1765.
Although 35 Battery do not have a recognised battle honour they have been called "The Sabres" or "The Black Scimitars", this being a reference to the battery badge or shield.
Raised at Kilkenny in 1801 from men of the disbanded Royal Irish Artillery.
During the Napoleonic Wars it helped capture the Caribbean island of Martinique. Having distinguished itself two French trophies captured at Martinique were given, a brass drum and a battle axe. The company has been known as Battle Axe Company RA since that day.
The Bengal Rocket Troop was formed as a camel mounted unit in the service of the Honourable East India Company. They carried a total of 912, 6 pound rockets, in camel carried buckets or by horse drawn carts.
The troop first saw action at the Siege of Hattrass and played a decisive role in the Pindari/Mahratta War with the mountainous terrain during the latter conflict resulting in the Troop being dependant on horseback.
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