"Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield."
-- Winston Churchill
16 August 1859
|Raised at Tynemouth as 1st Northumberland Corps. The first artillery unit based in the United Kingdom|
|June 1880||Renamed as the 1st Northumberland and Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps|
|1881||Reformed as 3rd Northumberland Artillery Volunteer Corps and renamed the Tynemouth Artillery Volunteer Corps|
Renamed as Tynemouth Royal Garrison Artillery
|1921||Renamed as the Tynemouth Coast Brigade RGA (TA)|
|1924||Renamed the Tynemouth Heavy Brigade RA (TA)|
|1938||Renamed the Tynemouth Heavy Regiment RA (TA)|
|1940||Regiment is reorganised as 508th, 509th, 510 (Tynemouth) Coast Regiment TA (RA)|
|1 September 1948||Redesignated as 405 (Tynemouth) HAA Regiment|
|1 January 1954||Amalgamated with 464 Regiment as 405 (Tynemouth) HAA Regiment|
|10 March 1955||
Amalgamated with 324 Regiment to form 324 (Northumbrian) HAA Regiment
|18 March 1964||Renamed as 324 (Northumbria Artillery) Heavy AD Regiment|
|1967||Amalgamated into 101 (Northumberland) Regiment RA(V) as Headquarter Battery|
Renamed as Headquarter (1st Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery) Battery RA (V)
"Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings."
-- Frederick the Great
THE SECOND BATTLE OF SILKAATSNEK 2 AUGUST 1900
The Elswick Battery was a long range Naval 12-pounder on a field carriage, manned by a detachment of Northumberland Artillery Volunteers (from the Armstrong Whitworth Elswick Works). It was known as Lady Meux's Elswick Battery and could project a 12 or 15 lb shell for a distance of 10,000 yds (9,144 m), or shrapnel up to 7,000 yds (6,488 m). A volunteer officer of the battery stated that 'when the Elswick Battery was offered free to the War Office, it was refused as being unnecessary - the very guns our generals are clamouring for. Lady Meux then telephoned direct to Lord Roberts and he accepted them at once. They were really a private gift to him.'(30)
"Artillery men believe the world consists of two types of people; other Artillery men and targets."
"The Guns, Thank God, The Guns. . ."
-- Rudyard Kipling
"The best generals are those who have served in the artillery."