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1. FOREWORD.  2. THE NEED. 3. THE CONFLICTS. 
4. THE NUMBERS GAME. 5. FACTS AND FIGURES. 6. THEY ALSO SERVED. 
7. The 1914 -1918 Honour Roll  8. The 1939 - 1945 Honour Roll  9. Main References. 
 
 

THE FACTS AND FIGURES.

The Changes.
The following lists are prepared from records supplied from Australian Army and other historical sources, which I have documented wherever possible.
Whilst these facts and figures may be relatively uninteresting reading they are the stuff that makes history and are our artillerymen's 'family tree' and should be given the respect they deserve in the scheme of things.
Each man or woman who served in any of the bygone troops, batteries, regiments or brigades of artillery mentioned here - would have held their head a little higher when their unit was mentioned and would have felt proud that their name was on the roll call when it was read - and those who carry the tradition onwards have the responsibility to honour those fellow gunners and the sacrifices that they made - even unto the ultimate.

Hobart Town Artillery Company - December 1859 to 1875. (Disbanded.)

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery - 1878

No.2 Tasmanian Battery, A.F.A. (Composite North-South unit until 1908 then expanded with Southern personnel to full battery size.)

- renamed 16 Battery, A.F.A. in 1911.

- renamed 41st. Battery, A.F.A. in 1914.

No.1 Tasmanian Company , A.G.A.

Grouped under the command of the militia brigade, the 14th. Field Brigade, A.F.A. in 1916, but had provided personnel for 9th. Battery, A.F.A., 3rd. Field Brigade A.F.A. that took part in the Gallipoli landings in 1915.

Launceston Volunteer Artillery Company - June 1860

No. 1 Tasmanian Battery, A.F.A.

- renamed 15th. Battery, A.F.A. in 1911

- renamed 40th. Battery A.F.A. in 1914.

No. 2 Tasmanian Battery, A.F.A. (Composite North-South unit until 1908 when the Northern personnel were absorbed back into No.1 Battery.)

Grouped under the command of the militia brigade, the 14th. Field Brigade, A.F.A. in 1916, but had provided personnel for 9th. Battery, A.F.A., 3rd. Field Brigade A.F.A. that took part in the Gallipoli landings in 1915.

3rd. Field Brigade, A.F.A. -1914.

9th. Battery, A.F.A.(Fought at Gallipoli and in France)

17th. Battery, A.F.A.(Fought in France)

Both batteries names designated to 14th. Field Brigade, A.F.A. in 1919

14th. Field Brigade, A.F.A. -1916.

- renamed 6th. Field Brigade, A.F.A. in 1921.

- renamed 6th. Field Brigade, R.A.A. (Militia.) in 1936.

- renamed 6th. Field Regiment, R.A.A. in 1940 used to perform militia defence duty in Australia. (See 6th.Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A.A.

9th. Battery, A.F.A.

- renamed 106 Howitzer Battery, A.F.A.* in 1921. Stationed in Hobart.

17th. Battery, A.F.A.

- renamed 16 Battery, A.F.A. in 1921.* Stationed in Launceston.

- renamed 17th. Battery R.A.A. in 1940.

*Both A.F.A. batteries were redesignated R.A.A. in 1936.

68th. Battery, R.A.A. -1940.

16th. Battery, R.A.A. -1940. This ‘new’ battery was raised in Tasmania in May and joined by 15th. Battery (raised in Victoria), to form the 2/8th. Australian Army Field Regiment, R.A.A. in the Second A.I.F. ( Fought at El Alamein and the Western Desert in 1941 and 1942 and then in Borneo.)

No. 58 Battery, R.A.A. - Nov.1940. Was formed out of one troop each from the 15th. and 16th. Batteries.(Fought at El Alamein.)

6th. Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A.A. -1948.

- renamed 6th. Field Regiment, R.A.A. in 1950.

- renamed 112 Field Battery, R.A.A. in 1960.

- renamed 6th. Field Regiment, R.A.A. in 1962.

- renamed 16 Field Battery, R.A.A. in 1975.

‘P’ Battery, R.A.A. Stationed in Launceston.

- renamed ‘B’ Troop in 1960.

- renamed ‘P’ Battery in 1962.

- renamed 16 Field Battery, R.A.A. in 1966.

‘Q’ Battery, R.A.A. Stationed in Hobart.

- renamed ‘A’ troop in 1960.

- renamed ‘Q’ Battery in 1962.

- renamed 112 Field Battery, R.A.A. in 1966.

- renamed 16 Field Battery Detachment, R.A.A. in 1975.

‘R’ Battery, R.A.A. Stationed in Launceston. (1952 -59)
 

 
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1. FOREWORD.  2. THE NEED. 3. THE CONFLICTS. 
4. THE NUMBERS GAME. 5. FACTS AND FIGURES. 6. THEY ALSO SERVED. 
7. The 1914 -1918 Honour Roll  8. The 1939 - 1945 Honour Roll  9. Main References.