The following Battery History was kindly donated by

Mr Terry Walton ( Old Comrade ) and Reunion Organisor
1779 49 Battery was originally formed in England as 9 Company 4 Battalion Royal Artillery.
1783 - 1785 The Battery fought in Jamaica
1812 fought in the Second American War
1814 - 1815 The Battery formed part of Wellington's Army in Spain
1819 the Battery was disbanded until 1848.
1848 The resurrected Battery fought in the Crimean War atAlma, Balaklava, Inkerman and Sebastapol
It was for his actions during the Battle of Inkerman, that Company Sergeant Andrew Henry
was awarded with the

1862 the Battery went to Canada (a sea journey of 47 days) for 8 years during which time it took part in the Red River Expedition.
1878 for sixteen years the Battery served in South Africa - India and New Zealand before returning to England.
1900 the Battery once more embarked for South Africa as 19 Field Battery Royal Artillery
Please use the following link to access the Casualty list Anglo Boer War
1905 returned to India.
1914 On the outbreak of War, the Battery was on the western front until 1915 and then in Mesopotamia until 1917 returning to the Western front in 1918 and fighting at the
Vimy Ridge and the Hindenburg Line.
1918 to 1922 the Battery remained in England.
1939 the Battery served with the BEF in France fighting at Dunkirk 1940.
1940 served in Northern ireland as a sub unit of 9 Field Regiment until 1942.
1942 returned to South Africa
1943 moved to India
1947 the Battery served alternatively in India and Borneo wherein they returned to England to Penhale Camp Newquay.
1947 due to the the reorganisation of the Artillery the Battery was redesignated as 49 Field Battery of 23 Field Regiment.
1950 Battery was stationed in Hong Kong but was soon active again as part of the UN force in Korea.
1952 returned to England Aliwal Bks Tidworth
In June 1953 "A" troop fired 21 Gun Salute for the Queens Coronation in Hyde Park
1954 awarded the Honour title "INKERMAN "
1954 to 1955 the Battery served in the Canal zone at Suez, at the withdrawal of the British forces the Battery once more returned to England.
1958 the Battery joined 42nd Field Regiment and remained with 42 until its Disbandment in Fallingbostle 1977.
1977 Battery was posted to 40 Field Regiment in Gutersloh
1981 Posted to 47 Field regiment in Gutersloh Germany
1982 Posted to 27 Field Regiment in Lippstadt Germany
1986 Posted with 27 to Topcliffe Thirsk England
1990 Posted with 27 to Dortmund Germany
1993 Posted to 40 Field Regiment in Hone Germany
1998 Posted with 40 Field Regiment to Topcliffe Thirsk England
2008 Posted with 40 Field Regiment to Ireland
1859 Battery redesignated as 8th Battery 4th Brigade
1861Battery redesignated as H Battery 4th Brigade
1875 Battery redesignated as F Battery 25th Brigade
1877 Battery redesignated as N Battery 6th Brigade
1882 Battery redesignated as P Battery 1st Brigade
1889 Battery redesignated as 19 Field Battery RA
1955 Battery redesignated as 49 "INKERMAN" Battery. Stationed at Windmill Hill Camp Ludgershall
1957 stationed at C Camp Barton Stacey
1922 to 1924 stationed in Aldershot with 12 Brigade
1924 moved to Bangalore with 12 Brigade
2011 Unfortunately we have been infomed that 40 Regiment RA will be Disbanded in
2012. Battery will be attached to 16 Regt (North Luffenham).
a mix of RA and RAF personnel known as Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP)capability. 

There will be a Disbandement parade in Edinburgh for the Regiment Thursday 21st June 2012
Battery Serving Officers 1922 - 1923 - 1924
1857 June during a ceremony in Hyde Park that the Decoration was actually presented to Sergeant Henry by "QUEEN VICTORIA"
Captain Andrew Henry receives his Victoria Cross at
Hyde Park Friday 5th July 1857 from Her Majesty Queen Victoria


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