In 1955 the Battery was designated 51 (KABUL 1842) Medium Battery
and as part of 24 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery, was stationed in Carlisle. In 1956 the Regiment moved to Luneburg and then
In 1960 the Regiment began its conversion to a nuclear role
with Honest John, This was completed by 1961. Thus 51 (KABUL 1842) Missile Battery Royal Artillery came into being. As part
of 24 Missile Regiment the Battery then moved to Paderborn in 1962 and then to Dortmund in 1972.
In February 1977, 24 Missile Regiment disbanded in Dortmund,
and 51 (Kabul 1842) Missile Battery moved to join with 50 Missile Regiment in Menden where the Battery took over its Lance
Missile Equipment becoming operational with Lance in September 1977.
August 1985 saw a re-organisation of 50 Missile Regiment
with 51 (Kabul 1842) Missile Battery passing into suspended animation. This was marked with a parade held at Northumberland
Barracks Menden. The launchers and soldiers of 51 Battery were not lost from the Regiment altogether. Each of the other Batterys'
(15, 19 & 36) absorbed a launcher section increasing each batteries strength from 3 to 4 launchers.