Military History with Pete and Gary


We’ve been recording a series of podcasts about the Territorial Army in the 1950s-2000s, focusing on the South Notts Hussars, which went through many changes in function, striving to survive against a background of a shrinking army and never-ending cuts.

Following the regiment’s (very) active service in the war, it started off on reformation in 1947 as 307 Regiment, Royal Artillery, with two full batteries of Sexton 25-pounder self-propelled guns. However, in the 1960s the unit was cut to ribbons, given a ludicrous civil defence role, before attaining a new function as 307 (OP) Battery, responsible for providing extra observation post parties for the British Army on the Rhine.

Finally, it had returned to being a gun battery, first with the mighty 155mm FH70 howitzer and then the L118 105mm Light Gun. After being disbanded it is now clawing its way back into existence as a gun troop! Never say die!

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