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203 Battery

We are a Multi Launch Rocket System Battery, based in Blyth in Northumberland. We recruit throughout South-East Northumberland and North Tyneside.

203 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.

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Visit us to find out more

To find out more, give us a call, or come and visit us at the Army Reserve Centre on Cowpen Road, Blyth NE24 5TA on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm. We're on the X25 bus route from Blyth/Newcastle.


Contact 101RA-203-Recruiter@mod.uk or call 01670 541588 for more information.

203 Battery History


We can trace our history back to the Boer War in 1900 when, as reservists, the battery deployed to South Africa to fight the Boers.

Our links with South Africa remain to this day, with members of the battery returning to renew our affiliation with the Transvaal Staatsartillerie, a South African reserve unit, and to trek in the Drakensberg mountains.

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