This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'

This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'
HQ Battery, 12th Air Defence Regiment, RA. A Fellow 'Wreckin' Crew' Member. Rest easy mucker. Photo courtesy of 'Shacks', his room mate.

Tell us what you know?

Hi all,

I have set this Blog up in order that we can share our memories and photos of our time in Napier Barracks. Whichever cap badge you had at the time, you all have a story to tell.

From the late 1940's until 1995, many regiments have passed through the gates of Napier Bks., albeit mainly Royal Artillery regiments and their supporting units. However, other units were present as Occupational Forces, including squadrons from the RAF Regt. and the Royal Scots Fusiliers post 1945; followed by the Royal Engineers in 1950.

Was you a member of one of the many Luftwaffe Squadrons, or an ancestor of anyone and has a tale to tell? 'Richthofen Kaserne' as the airfield with a new runway was known then. Did you serve in the famous Sturmstaffel 1 that was formed here in 1943?

Which artillery regiment did you serve with or attached unit? Did you serve with the 26th US Army Missile Detachment near the gate's entrance when two artillery regiments had Corporal nuclear missiles; or did you serve in the NAAFI, YMCA or WRVS? Come on, tell us what you know and share those photos you have.

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Monday, 4 February 2008

27 Army Missile Regiment, RA 1961 - 67

6 Missile Battery pose with their Corporal missiles in 1966
6 Bty. once again pose with the nose of the Corporal missile in the early 1960's

An early 'Noddy' suit worn by members of the missile batteries.

Various vehicles of the regiment:

The regiment consisited of 6 and 23 (Gibraltar 1779 - 1783) Missile Btys. along with its supporting units. The regiment briefly became 27 Light Air Defence Regt., RA with L40/70 Bofors until the regiment was finally mustered into the Gym and shown its new equipment; 5.5 inch guns. This saw them re-roled as 27 Medium Regt., RA and they left Napier Bks in Jan. 1967.

All photos kindly supplied by former Gunner of the regiment and secretary of 27 Regiment Old Comrades Association; Terry St. Pierre.