Royal Artillery

103 Regiment Royal Artillery

The Northwest Gunners

The 'Lancashire Artillery Volunteers' are proud to call the North West our spiritual home.  Over the past few years however, we have grown to include a much larger footprint from Carlisle down through to Nottingham and Wolverhampton then across to the Isle of Man.  As our footprint grows, so does the strength of our regimental family. #TEAM103 are a close-knit and thriving regiment that is equipped with the 105mm light gun to provide agile and rapid artillery offensive support.

The light gun can be towed by a medium-weight vehicle or moved around the battlefield under-slung by a support helicopter.

Our Regiment

Facts & Figures

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ACTIVE FROM:

1967

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ROLE:

ADAPTIVE FORCE

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SPECIALISM:

FIND-FIX-STRIKE

Our Skills

Not just experts in operating the L118 105mm Light Gun, the ‘Northwest Gunners’ offer a wide and diverse range of opportunities to our soldiers including:

  • Gun Operators – Fire a 15kg high explosive shell over 17km.
  • Forward Observers – Control and coordinate artillery, mortar and rocket fire from a concealed observation post.
  • Communicators – Become an expert in operating cutting-edge technology advanced Tactical Data Links, managing complex computer networks and ensuring robust digital communications.
  • Drivers – Gain civilian qualifications, drive military vehicles.
  • Logisticians – Our Logistics enable everything that we do.  From managing the resupply of £20k missiles to coordinating the delivery of vital supplies, they are a vital part of our Team.

Deployments & Exercise

103rd Regiment RA offers the opportunity to deploy to numerous operational and training theatres.

The Northwest Gunners have deployed Operationally to:

- Iraq
- Afghanistan
- Cyprus

Have trained worldwide including:

- Bulgaria
- Czech Republic
- Denmark
- Estonia
- Falklands
- Germany
- Spain
- USA

 

Sports

The Army prides itself on the sporting ability of its officers and soldiers from gold medal winning Olympians to professional footballers.  Sports and adventurous training are fundamental in strengthening team ethos, improving fitness and pushing people out of their comfort zone. We have many soldiers and officers involved in sports as players or coaches representing their Regiment, the Artillery and the Army both, individually or within teams. These include:
- Football
- Snowboarding
- Equestrian
- Sailing
- Table Tennis
- Skiing
- Golf
- Kayaking

Our People

2Lt Jack Senogles (24, Warrington, International buyer)

Within my first 2 year of joining the Army Reserves I have participated in international military competitions, represented #TEAM103 at sport, worked alongside Regulars and even been skiing! I have enjoyed a busy and varied start to my career as a Troop Commander in 103 Regiment RA. The challenge of working with, and leading, a Troop in a Close Support Gun Regiment is a unique opportunity. It’s a real privilege to lead groups of such enthusiastic, professional and technically-able soldiers.

The Regiment is always willing to support its soldiers and officers in their careers and has even organised for myself and another Young Officer to join Regular Army units on attachment for a year to gain more experience.

Gnr Conor Murray (24, Liverpool, Mechanic)

Over the last 3 years since I joined, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people. My role is a Level 2 L118 light gun operator and since qualifying I have been on numerous live firing exercises in the UK. I have also completed a saluting gun course from which I was then able to take part in ceremonial firing occasions such as Remembrance Sunday in Liverpool city centre & for the winning boat of the 2018 Clipper Yacht Race.

I have recently completed a Potential Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) cadre course which led to me taking on the role of a 2IC. I had to delegate tasks and ensure that both fire teams were operationally effective in the field. Overall since joining #TEAM103 I feel that I have gained a massive amount of experience which has helped me improve both my trade and working as part of a team which has been useful in my civilian life.

Our Locations

  • 208th Battery

    Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PH

  • Regimental HQ

    Prescot Road, St Helens, WA10 3UB

  • Isle of Man Detachment

    208 Bty

    Lord Street, Douglas, IM1 1LE

  • 209th Battery

    Belle Vue Street, Manchester M12 5PW

  • 210th Battery

    Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, WV10 9QR

  • C Troop

    210 Bty

    Hucknall Lane, Nottingham, NG6 8AQ

  • 216th Battery

    Nelson Street, Bolton, BL3 2RW

  • Carlisle Detachment

    216 Bty

    The Castle, Carlisle, CA3 8UR

Get in touch

Media Enquiries

If you have any queries in relation to the Regiment within the press, both traditional print media or social media please contact the Press Office.

Soldiers and Families

#TEAM103 prides itself on its commitment to its soldiers and their families. We have a team in place to offer support or to signpost you to an organisation that can assist. If you have any issues relating to a welfare matter, please contact the ROSO.

Recruitment

If you are ready to take on the challenge of the Army Reserve at any of our locations, contact our recruitment team who will put you in touch with a recruiter from your local unit.

General Enquiries

If you have any queries in relation to the Regiment, please contact the Regimental Headquarters