in the late 90s 56 Bty 5th BC Field Regiment had a strength of 120 persons and paraded 60-70 a night for a little while, 55Bty was around 60. Biggest reason for the decline was the lack of proper equipment to train with and also lack of funding to support the training. Had a hard time keeping Soldiers interested when you have to yell bang bang and wrap rocks in paper to simulate required grenade training.
Between the 5th and 15Fd we could have had 2 full gun Btys possibly 3 and all the support like Recce and FOO partys with a few spares. We did not have the equipment nor the money to support it all.