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Formed 15th September 2018


5 (GIB 1779 - 83) BTY. RAA


Paddy Garity

12 Oct 2015…

It is with regret I need to inform you that Paddy Garity who served in 5 Bty in the late seventies – mid eighties passed away a few days ago. Paddy joined the Battery in Paderborn and was employed as a gun number, he was a tall slim Geordie and a great character. RIP Paddy you brought a smile and a laugh to many of us.

Nigel Flannigan

Dave Wilkinson:- “Pidge”

Sergeant Wilkinson, 33, was killed by an explosion during a routine joint patrol with the Afghan National Army on Sunday 1st July 2007. A member of 19 Regiment Royal Artillery, he was serving with 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at the time of the incident, in which four other members of the patrol were injured.

Sergeant Wilkinson was a loving husband to Rachel and an exceptional soldier who will be remembered by all who knew him for his infectious, dry sense of humour as well as his professional and committed attitude. Extremely popular, he will be much missed by all who knew him.

Jim Makin

Very sad news, Jimmy and I were good friends for many years, sharing lots of fun and good times together. Thanks for your friendship Jimmy a true 5 Battery man to the end. You put a smile on my face every time I hear your name. Over and out.

Nigel Flannigan

Mark Adams I lost a true friend today. Jim was a true gent. I met him through his brothers when he was serving our country with distinction. He was a kind honest man who took to all no matter his background. Jim was the best of British. he served the queen & country and commonwealth with honor. he was true British. He. Would have been those who stormed the beaches of if alive then he was a friend who would stand by you and encourage you to be a better person.. o learnt respect through friendship from human a few others. he is a big miss to the world and I am sad for his family as they are wonderful to know.

8th May 2016…

Cuneo’s painting of 5 Bty’s 
Last Stand at the Battle of Buttes
27th May 1918.