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106 (Yeomanry) Regiment RA

Air Defence Regiment

A truly unique unit within the RA, it is the Army's only reserve Air Defence Regiment with units based in London, Portsmouth and Southampton. The Regiments dual capability of the High Velocity Missile (HVM) comes from its ability to deploy in the light Air Assault Role with Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) and Armoured Self Propelled (SP), the most versatile Regiment.

The Regiment is equipped with the deadly High Velocity Missile (HVM) System and is the Army Reserve’s only specialist Close Air Defence regiment. HVM flies at twice the speed of sound, and we operate it in both the armoured (SP) Self Propelled role at 295 Battery and 457 Battery in Portsmouth and Southampton and also in the Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) role at 265 Battery in SE London.

Uniquely, HVM Gunners are required to find the best location for their weapon system, and make snap decisions about potential targets. The soldiers of 106 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery are highly trained highly skilled individuals who operate very technical equipment in arduous conditions. This is the result of dedication, hard work, quality training and many deployments with their regular paired unit 12 Regiment RA based at Thorney Island near Portsmouth.

Gunner Dyer-Mason

106 Regiment Batteries

265 (Home Counties) Battery

Based in Grove Park, London.

Equipped with the Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) system, the battery supports 12 (Minden) Air Assault Battery, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. The battery found itself heavily involved in Op Olympics in 2012 providing security and manning Air Defence sites throughout London.

 

265 Battery Logo

295 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battery

Based in Portsmouth

Equipped with the Self Propelled HVM system mounted on the Stormer armoured fight vehicle. The newest battery to join the Air Defence community. The battery finds itself training with the lead armoured battle groups alongside its regular counterparts.

295 Battery

457 (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry) Bty

Based in Southampton.

Equipped with the Self Propelled HVM system mounted on the Stormer armoured fight vehicle. The battery finds itself training with the lead armoured battle groups alongside its regular counterparts. The unit also found itself in support to Op Olympics in the air observer role.

457 Battery

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