Bofors 40mm L40/70 anti-aircraft gun in a sandbagged diorama

Bofors 40mm L40/70

More complex and more effective than the 40/60 which saw distinguished service in WW2, the 40/70 served the Regiment well in many parts of the world from 1957 until 1978 and the introduction of the Rapier missile system.

Contemporary Regiment Gunner in front of WW2-era Typhoons

Northern Ireland – The Long War

At 08:00hrs on 27 April 1969, 16 Field Squadron’s B Flight Grouping, commanded by Flying Officer JC Murphy entered the city limits of Londonderry, initiating the longest deployment in the Corps history.

Map of Cyprus

Cyprus

After the departure of British Forces from Egypt, Cyprus became the main British base in the Eastern Mediterranean with a Regiment Squadron setting a record for the longest single deployment.