26th Regiment RA Association
Royal Regiment of Artillery
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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43 Battery was formed in 1808 at Woolwich by Capt W J Lloyd. They have had a long and distinguished history serving around the world including in the Falklands in 1982.
Their emblem is a Waterloo Eagle which stems back to their involvement in the battle of Waterloo where they were involved with the Brigade of Guards at Hougoumont Farm.
The Battery provides Close Air Defence to 19 Brigade and has troops with close training affiliations to each of the battle groups: 2 RTR, 1 QLR, 1 KINGS and 1 KOSB.
The Battery is in a very busy and demanding Training Year throughout 2005 and is due to assume the NATO Response Force (NRF) role in 2006.