Forfar and Kincardine Artillery

The Forfar and Kincardine Artillery was a British artillery militia regiment of the 19th century. It was based in and named after Forfarshire and Kincardineshire in Scotland.

Forfar and Kincardine Artillery
Active1798–1909
Country Kingdom of Great Britain (1759–1800)
 United Kingdom (1801–1881)
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeArtillery
Garrison/HQMontrose
Commanders
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commander
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Following the Militia Act of 1797, the regiment was raised as an infantry regiment in 1798 as the Forfarshire Militia.[1] Four years later its territorial scope was broadened when it became the Forfarshire and Kincardine Militia and in 1854 it was converted to a Militia Artillery unit and redesignated the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery.

In 1815, the regiment was serving in Ireland; Colonel Hon. A. Douglas, Lt. Colonel Hon. C. Douglas.[2]

By 1882 the regiment became the 5th Brigade, Scottish Division, Royal Artillery, by which time it had a total of eight batteries and over 800 men. It became the Forfar & Kincardine Artillery (Southern Division) in 1889. In 1899 the artillery militia were incorporated into the Royal Garrison Artillery and on 1 January 1902 it was renamed the Forfar and Kincardine Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia). On the creation of the Territorial Force in 1908 the unit was transferred to the Special Reserve Royal Field Artillery. It was disbanded in 1909.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ * Litchfield, Norman E H, 1987. The Militia Artillery 1852-1909, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham, p.87
  2. ^ The Treble Almanack: For the Year ... : Forming the Most Complete Lists Published of the Present Civil, Military and Naval Establishments of Great Britain & Ireland. 1815. 1815.

PublicationsEdit

  • Hay, George Jackson (Colonel) (1987) [1908]. An Epitomized History of the Militia (The "Constitutional Force"). Ray Westlake Military Books. ISBN 0-9508530-7-0.
  • Litchfield, Norman E H, 1987. The Militia Artillery 1852-1909, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 0-9508205-1-2