By far the most realistic work that the soldiers stationed in and around Luton have experienced in their present training took place last week, culminating in a big battle at dawn on Friday.
The operations were on a very large scale. It was no afternoon picnic. It was three days of very hard work, but nevertheless it was an experience which the majority of the men at any rate would not have missed for worlds.
The Royal Artillery is unique in the British Army because of the emphasis they have always placed on their sub-units: known as batteries. Batteries can deploy independently, move around between regiments and even perform different roles to one another within a single regiment.
Biscot Camp was organised into 4 Batteries and a headquarters (HQ) component.
A, B, C, and D...B was later merged into A,C and D Batteries.