Mechanization of the Royal Artillery post war

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Seroster, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Hi,

    I was wondering if one of you RA sages might be able to tell me how long after the end of WW2 the artillery continued to use towed guns as opposed to self propelled. Any suggested reads?

    Chris
     
  2. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    My detailed knowledge ends about 1990 but I am fairly sure that towed artillery has been in service continuously and some is still operational. The 155mm howitzer is certainly still in service.

    Mike
     
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  3. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Interesting... thank you, Mike!
     
  4. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Hello Chris,

    Just off the top of my head these have been in use since 1945: 25 pounder, 5.5 inch, 155mm FH70, 105 mm Pack Howitzer and 105mm Light Gun.

    The 105mm Light gun is still in service with 3 RHA, 4 Regt RA, 7 RHA and 29 Cdo Regt RA.

    Richard
     
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