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8 (Alma) Commando Battery RA

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Part of 29 Commando Regiment and based in the Royal Citadel, Plymouth the Battery is known as "Black Eight" because of their efforts at the Battle of Alma where the Battery fired more rounds than any other leaving the faces of the gunners black with powder stains. Black Eight is a gun battery in the Regiment and is equipped with six 105mm Light Guns and three Observation Parties.