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204 Battery

204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery is distinctive for wearing the Tam O'Shanter instead of beret because of our unique heritage. Based in Kingston Park, close to Newcastle's western bypass, we recruit throughout Newcastle and Gateshead

204 Battery

Our Soldiers

The precision fire soldier needs to be intelligent, self-reliant and able to work in small teams. They have to understand and be able to operate, drive and fix complex systems, such as the MLRS self propelled loader/launcher and the Man Support Vehicle truck, as well as navigating and communicating across the battlefield. They have to keep up with the developing battle while being ready to respond, at a moment's notice to a call for fire, which could be in support of troops in contact.

204 pipes

Visit us to find out more

To find out more, give us a call, or come and visit us at the Army Reserve Centre in Kingston Park, NE3 2EF on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm. We're easily accessible by car from the A1 Western Bypass, and close to Kingston Park Metro station and the numbers 6, 496, X78 and X79 bus routes.

Contact 101RA-204-RctngTeam@mod.uk or call 0191 2142400 for more information.

204 Battery also have a pipe band - please contact us for more information about the band.

204 Battery History

Our History

The Tyneside Scottish were formed as part of Kitchener’s Army in World War 1 where they were heavily engaged in the Battle of the Somme and went on  to be engaged in World War 2. That history is proudly remembered by the Battery when they vist the battlefields of France with their affiliated cadets and veterans’ associations.

204 Battery cadet and vet

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