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Old 29-11-2014, 06:45 PM   #108
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V Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery was a brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery which existed in the early part of the 20th Century.. It served with 8th Division on the Western Front in World War I before becoming V Army Brigade, RHA in January 1917..The successor unit, 5th Regiment, RHA, was formed in 1939 and still exists as 5th Regiment Royal Artillery..The brigade had an earlier incarnation as E Brigade, RHA, formed from the Horse Artillery Brigade of the Honourable East India Company's Bombay Army in 1862 before being broken up in 1877..5th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. It currently serves in the Surveillance and Target Acquisition role and is equipped with radars and acoustic sound ranging equipment; it also provides Special Observation Post teams..The regiment was formed as 5th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery on 25 November 1939 at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire and consisted of K Battery (the Riding Troop at St John's Wood) and G Battery (Mercers Troop) (from 4th RHA)..Along with 7th Armoured Division, the regiment fought throughout the Western Desert and, for a limited period, took part in the Italian Campaign.. On return to the UK in early 1944, it took part in the Normandy landings and fought in Northwest Europe to VE Day.. In 1946, CC Battery became C Battery...

Because of the reorganisation of the Royal Horse Artillery in 1958, the regiment became the 5th Field Regiment RA. On 1 February 1958, C Battery moved to 3rd RHA and G Battery (Mercer's Troop) moved to 4th RHA.. P Battery (The Dragon Troop) left 4th RHA and Q (Sanna's Post) Battery moved from 10th Field Regiment on 5 February 1958 to join K Battery and form the regiment.. After a short period near Crickhowell, the regiment left the UK in September 1958 for a 3-year tour of Hong Kong.. After an tour equipped with 25 lb guns, the regiment returned to Salisbury Plain in Southern England in October 1961 as 5 Light Regiment RA..During its stay at Perham Down, the regiment had many equipment changes. In 1961, K Battery had 5.5" guns, while P and Q Batteries were equipped with 25 pdrs; then, in 1962, all batteries were allotted 4.2" mortars as well as other guns. In 1963, the regiment converted to 105mm Pack Howitzers and took part in exercises in Libya, Canada and Norway with this versatile new gun..Once again K Battery had 5.5" guns and P and Q Batteries 25 pounders, but these later gave way to the Abbot Self Propelled (SP) gun in 1966..The next 3 years at Bulford were dominated by 4 emergency tours of Northern Ireland (NI).. The regiment was mostly operating in the Londonderry area and had 3 fatalities from terrorist actions. At this time, the regiment was equipped with the 105mm pack howitzer (towed by Landrover) and served in the light airborne role..

After 12 years at Tofrek Barracks in Hildesheim, the regiment moved to West Riding Barracks in Dortmund in 1984. 18 (Quebec 1759) Battery and Q (Sanna's Post) Battery (which was renamed as 74 Battery (the Battle-Axe Company)) left the regiment to join 32 Heavy Regiment RA.. 73 (Sphinx) Locating Battery moved from 94 Locating Regiment to 5th Regiment in January 1985 and was renamed Q (Sanna's Post) Battery..In late 1993, the regiment carried out a Regimental Arms Plot from Dortmund to Catterick in North Yorkshire. After nearly nine months of unsettled transit period working in Towthorpe line, Strensall, near York, the regiment moved into the former RAF Catterick Barracks, now renamed Marne Barracks, formerly RAF Catterick, is a former Royal Air Force airfield located near Catterick, North Yorkshire in England.. It is located alongside the A1 on the outskirts of Catterick Village. Operationally it falls under the command of Catterick Garrison. It currently houses 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment (formerly the Cheshire Regiment)..The barracks have had upgraded accommodation installed as part of Project SLAM (Single Living Accommodation Modernisation). This has been undertaken by Corus.. BAM Construction have also undertaken the conversion of some of the old RAF hangars to maintenance depots for the Land Rovers utilised by the two regiments..

Former OCean Beach Funfair site ..We can go to see a show but I'll make you pay..(because I'm tacky)..I meet some chick, ask her this and that Like 'Are you pregnant girl, or just really fat?' (what?)(because I'm tacky)If you think that's just fine, then, you're probably tacky, too..From 1998 to 2004, a number of petrol stations in Ireland had Londis-branded forecourt stores as part of an agreement with Tedcastles Oil Products (TOP), a Major Irish fuel retailer..

Londis is the name for 2 convenience store franchises operating in the UK and Ireland.. The stores form a symbol group and are all owned on a franchise basis. The parent company for Londis is Musgrave Retail Partners Ltd. As of December 2012, the company has an estimated net worth of £319 million..Koninklijke BAM Groep ("Royal BAM Group") is a major European construction-services business with headquarters in Bunnik, Netherlands.The company was founded by Adam van der Wal as a joiner's shop in 1869.. It was renamed Bataafsche Aanneming Maatschappij van Bouw- en Betonwerken ('BAM') in 1927 and expanded through acquisition buying Interbuild in 1998, NBM-Amstelland in 2000 and Hollandsche Beton Groep (later HBG) in 2002..The company was part of the Infraspeed consortium which handed over the HSL-Zuid high-speed railway line for commercial use in 2009..The company built the Liver Building completed in 1911 and was later involved in projects to build the Queensway Tunnel under the Mersey completed in 1932..The company is also involved in the construction of the Crossrail railway line in the UK..Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour is a port constructed on the east coast of England at Great Yarmouth.. Construction work on the Outer Harbour began in June 2007... The harbour which is built in the South Denes area was planned to bring trade to the area.. The plans included a container terminal and a passenger ferry terminal, but with no confirmed contracts these were not built..The contract was worth in the region of £75m..Eastport's Eddie Freeman stated that the removal of the 2 £7,000,000 cranes was a welcome development as it will allow Eastport to concentrate on offshore windfarms, although there is no concrete prospect of a windfarm business support facility.. There is a Londis shop at every Butlins, Pontins and Haven Holidays camp..The town lies within the Richmond (Yorks) parliamentary constituency, which has been represented by William Hague..If you don't think that's bad, guess what, then you're tacky, too.. said the better, the bill unpaid, dead letter.. No roses at the end of Smith, my friend.. Last words don't matter,for there are none to flatter.. Words will not fill the post of Smith the ghost.. For Smith,our brother, only son of loving mother,the ocean lifted, stirred, leaving no word...

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