1st London Artillery, RA [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 October 2004. Corrected and updated 30.12.2004
1st London Artillery,
Royal Artillery
1863-1971
United Kingdom  
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Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time Reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental or corps page(s) for more information.
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  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Numeric Artillery Index
 
  1863.04.15 1st London (City) Artillery Volunteer Corps
raised with HQ and five btys at No. 5 Farrington Street, London
186u sixth bty formed
  1873.10 attached to 1st Admin Bde, Middlesex AV
  1876.05 detached from 1st Admin Bde, Middlesex AV and absorbed 1st Middlesex AVC (two btys)
  1880.05.19 ninth bty formed, but reduced by July 1880 to six btys
  1882.04.01 assigned to London Division, RA
  1883.03 1st London (City of London) Artillery Volunteer Corps
absorbed 1st Surrey AVC and expanded to sixteen btys
  1889.07.01 1st London Artillery Volunteers (City of London)
HQ at London EC (sixteen btys); assigned to Eastern Division, RA
  1891.11 1st London Volunteer Artillery
HQ at Barbican, London EC
 
  • No. 1 Company at Camberwell
  • No. 2 Company at Camberwell
  • No. 3 Company at Camberwell
  • No. 4 Company at Barbican, Guildhall, Wellington Barracks, Peckham, and Tower of London
  • No. 5 Company at Peckham
  • No. 6 Company at Norwood
  • No. 7 Company at Tooting
  • No. 8 Company at Camberwell
  • No. 9 Company at Barbican
  • No. 10 Company at Kilburn
  • No. 11 Company at Barbican
  • No. 12 Company at Shepherd's Bush
  • No. 13 Company at Barbican
  • No. 14 Company at Barbican
  • No. 15 Company at Barbican
  • No. 16 Company at Barbican
  1897.05 1st City of London Volunteer Artillery
assigned to Eastern Division, RA
  1902.01.01 1st City of London RGA (Volunteers)
(divisional organisation abolished)
  190u reorganised with HQ at Staines House, Barbican, No. 1-7 Coys in London, No. 8-10 Coys at Shepherd's Bush, No. 11-16 Coys at Brixton(?)
  1908.05.05 1st London Brigade, RFA
reorganised in T.F. with HQ at Staines House, Barbican EC from Nos. 1-7 Coys; Nos. 8-10 Coys separated to form 7th London Bde; Nos. 11-16 Coys separated to form 6th London Bde
 
  • 1st City of London Battery at Barbican, formed from No. 1 Coy and No. 4 Coy
  • 2nd City of London Battery at Barbican, formed from No. 2 Coy and No. 6 Coy
  • 3rd City of London Battery at Barbican, formed from No. 3 Coy and No. 5 Coy
  • 1st London Ammunition Column at Barbican, formed from No. 7 Coy

 

  1909.03 1st London (City of London) Brigade, RFA
191u HQ and all btys moved to Handel Street, Bloomsbury, WC
  1915.03 formed duplicate 2/1st London Brigade, RFA
  1916.05.14 280th Brigade, RFA
   
  • A Battery
  • B Battery
  • C Battery
  1920.02.07 3rd London Brigade, RFA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Handel Street, Bloomsbury, WC1
   
  • 1st City of London Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 2nd City of London Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 3rd City of London Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 4th City of London Battery (Howitzer) at Bloomsbury, transferred from 2nd London Bde
  1921 90th (3rd London) Brigade, RFA
 
  • 357 (1st City of London) Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 358 (2nd City of London) Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 359 (3rd City of London) Battery at Bloomsbury
  • 360 (4th City of London) Battery at Bloomsbury
  192u 90th (1st London) Brigade, RFA
  1924.06.01 90th (1st London) Field Brigade, RA
  1929.04 90th (City of London) Field Brigade, RA
  1938.11.01 90th (1st London) Field Regiment, RA
  1939.04.27 formed duplicate 138th Field Regiment by separation of 359 Bty and 360 Bty
  1947.01.01 290th Field Regiment, RA (City of London)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Bloomsbury
  1961.05.01 254th (City of London) Field Regiment, RA
formed with HQ at Bloomsbury by amalgamation with 264 (7th London) Field Regt, 452 HAA Regt (London), and 353 (London) Medium Regt
   
  • HQ (City of London) Battery at Artillery House, Handel St, WC1, formed by reduction of 290 Regt
  • P (7th London) Battery at 86 High St, Fulham, SW6, formed by reduction of 264 Regt
  • Q (53rd London) Battery at Horn Lane, Acton, W3, formed by reduction of 353 Regt
  • R (Lloyds) Battery, formed by reduction of 452 Regt
  1961.10.04 254th (City of London) Regiment, RA
  1964.03.18 254th (City of London) Field Regiment, RA
  1967.04.01 S Battery (City of London), The Greater London Regiment RA (T)
254 Regt disbanded and concurrently reconstituted in TAVR III as a single bty in London
  1969.01.01 regiment reduced to cadre
  1971.04.01 cadre reconstituted as B Battery (Greater London RA), 6th (V) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment at Hackney, and 1st London Artillery lineage discontinued
     
     
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
90 (City of London) Fd Rgt RA (TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

Note: battle honours are not awarded to artillery

  Colours, Standards and Guidons
Note: Artillery regiments and batteries do not carry Colours.
  Uniforms and Badges
   
Badges: Crest: RA badge above the Shield of Arms of the City of London
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1867.06.15 Maj-Gen. HH Francis, 1st Duke of Teck, GCB, GCVO, VD
<1900-30> The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London
1938.06.15 Col. H.J.P. Oakley, MC, TD [joint Hon. Col. with Lord Mayor]
Gen. Sir Roderick McLeod, GBE
  Traditions
 
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