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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. 
 
 

THEY ALSO SERVED.

It is also interesting to note that the old volunteer units, the Southern Tasmanian volunteer Artillery and the Launceston Volunteer Artillery, also provided the nucleus of other artillery units and these also contribute to our Tasmanian gunner's heritage.

Tasmanian Permanent Artillery.

This unit was raised in 1885, and on Federation was designated No. 13 Company R.A.G.A.
Many of its personnel served with the Australian Seige Brigade during the First World War, - after the war it was renamed 7 Battery, R.A.G.A. and manned Fort Nelson.
Renamed again in 1927, it became 7 Heavy Battery, R.A.A. up until 1941 and from then on it was known as ‘Direction’ Battery until disbandment in December 1944.

117 Heavy Battery, R.A.A. (M).

Raised as No.1 Tasmanian Company A.G.A. from the ranks of the S.T.V.A. in 1902, it manned fixed defences in Hobart.
In 1916, it became 13 Company A.G.A.
- renamed 17 Battery, A.G.A. in 1925.
- renamed 17 Heavy Battery, A.G.A. in 1927.
- renamed 17 Heavy Battery, R.A.A. (M) in 1936.
- renamed 117 Heavy Battery,R.A.A. (M) in 1939.
- renamed ‘Pierson ‘ Battery in 1941 and disbanded in November 1943.

13 Australian Heavy A.A. Battery, R.A.A.
This unit was raised in 1941 and was made up of two heavy A.A. troops No. 413 and 414 and a Light A.A. troop No. 702.
It manned the 3.7 inch and 40 mm. anti-aircraft guns deployed for the defence of Hobart. The unit was disbanded in December 1944.

204 Australian A.A. Searchlight Battery, R.A.A.
This unit commenced life as 59 A.A.S.L. Battery in 1941 and was originally made up from personnel from Hobart Fortress Company, R.A.E.
However, when the battery was re-manned with female personnel from the A.W.A.S. it was also re-named 204 A.A.S.L. Battery until it was disbanded in December 1944.

 
 
Other Artillery Links
INDEX
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.