12 Regiment Royal Artillery. So proud to have served with them
The UK’s Joint Ground-Based Air Defence Command (Jt GBAD)
The regiment was established in 1947 when 7th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery was retitled 12th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. It was deployed to Palestine that year, to Libya in 1948 and Trieste in 1950. It also saw action in Malaya in 1963 and Borneo in 1964. Units saw tours in Northern Ireland during the Troubles in 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1979.
T Battery and 9 Battery were sent to the South Atlantic during the Falklands War in 1982. T Battery and 58 Battery saw action during the Gulf War in 1991. 12 Battery was deployed in 2003 for the invasion of Iraq.
In January 2008, the regiment moved to the Baker Barracks, Thorney Island upon its return from Germany.
It is currently under the Joint Ground Based Air Defence Unit and will continue to do so under Army 2020.