The Royal Regiment Today

The Royal Regiment Today

Here you will find a few facts about 'The Gunners'
and how the Regiment looks Today

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History of the Regiment
There have been gunners ever since the invention of guns in the 13th century, and the first official gunners were appointed
in 1485, as part of what became the Board of Ordnance. Throughout the next 400 years the forts around Britain had
master gunners permanently appointed by the Board of Ordnance. Trains of artillery were formed for campaigning both
at home and abroad, with guns and the men to serve them.

1716 to 1800

In 1716, under a Royal Warrant, two companies of artillery, each of 100 men, were formed at the Woolwich Warren
(later the Royal Arsenal) to ensure that a regular force of gunners was available when needed. Woolwich has been the
spiritual home of the 'Gunners' ever since that time, although the Regiment had moved to its famous barracks on
Woolwich Common by 1805.

The Regiment expanded rapidly in the 18th century and saw service in every campaign and every garrison world-wide.
In 1793, the Royal Horse Artillery was formed to provide greater mobility in the field, and soon became associated with
the role of supporting cavalry. The RHA performed so well that it became a corps d'elite within the Regiment.

The 19th century

The 19th century saw the Regiment heavily engaged in the Crimean War and the South African War. Throughout the
century, it was campaigning in India alongside the separate artilleries of the East India Company. This led to their
amalgamation with the British Army after the Indian Mutiny, bringing some famous batteries into the Regiment.

The 20th century

The science of artillery grew rapidly under the pressure of the Industrial Revolution and by the end of the 19th century,
the need for indirect fire brought major changes. Guns became ever more powerful, firing more efficient munitions to
longer ranges with increased accuracy and greater speed. The Great War of 1914-18 was to prove an artillery war, and
the number of gunners increased dramatically, serving 6,655 guns by the end of the war, with anti-aircraft (AA) guns
joining in against the new threat from the air.

The inter-war years provided active service on the fringes of the Empire, but the 1930s saw the Regiment once again
arming for war. Full mechanisation now replaced the horses which had served the Regiment for so long. In the war
which ensued, the Regiment again provided firepower in every theatre, on land, at sea in the Maritime Artillery, and in
the air with Air Observation Posts. Gunners manned huge numbers of AA guns both in the field and in the home base.
Many of the AA Regiments were formed from Territorial Army units. Most of the Light AA gunners began the war
as infantrymen. Despite the reduction of the Army in the post-war years, the Regiment has been armed with some
of the most potent, long-ranged weapons it has ever manned. Today it uses the wide span of technology of all
the Arms, with virtually no branch of military science unexplored.

But the Regiment's history is the foundation stone on which it rests. For over 280 years of unbroken service since 1716,
and reaching back a further 400 years to the first bombard, artillerymen have provided the Army with the firepower it
has needed in Defence and attack. In 1833, King William IV recognised that to continue granting Battle Honours to
the Regiment would result in an excessive list, and granted instead a single Battle Honour, the motto Ubique
(Everywhere), with an accompanying motto Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt (Whither Right and Glory Lead).

Today, the Royal Regiment of Artillery forms a powerful and complex branch of the Army. It is the only section of the
Army which has employed Nuclear weapons, and during the Cold War formed one of the premier deterrents to a
Soviet Armoured advance through Central Europe. US and British Lance missiles would have almost certainly been
used to even the odds, the far-outnumbered NATO Armoured forces would have had to face.
Indirect fire forms the Artillery's second role, providing a depth of fire designed to disrupt, delay and destroy
enemy forces before they can come into contact with friendly forces. And in the third role, defends the mobile Army
from air attack. Although it did have the role of Anti-tank Swingfire operation for a time, that role has been
absorbed by the Royal Armoured Corps.

The Royal Regiment of Artillery has operated in its existence everything from light cannon, to huge siege pieces, through
to the end of the Cold War and Nuclear Weapons, and now onto the realm of smart munitions and the MLRS. Today
the Royal Regiment of Artillery is combined with the Royal Horse Artillery to form the Royal Artillery.

Events from the History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery

1346 - Battle of Crécy. First recorded use of cannon.
1544 - Term "Train of Artillery" noted for the first time.
1678 - Appointment of Master Gunner of Whitehall and St James's park instituted.
1716 - First two Companies of Artillery formed br Royal Warrent at Woolwich.
1720 - Title 'Royal Artillery' first used.
1722 - Royal Regiment of Artillery of four Companies formed.
1741 - Royal Military Academy formed in Royal Arsenal at Woolwich.
1748 - Presidential Artilleries of Bengal, Madras and Bombay formed.
1756 - Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery formed.
1762 - RA Band formed in Minden (oldest British orchestra).
1782 - RA moved to current RA Barracks (Front Parade) on Woolwich Common.
1793 - First Troop of Royal Horse Artillery Formed.
1801 - Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery incorporated into the Royal Artillery.
1805 - Royal Military Academy moved to Woolwich Common for RA and RE Officers.
1819 - Rotunda given by Prince Regent to celebrate end of the Napoleonic Wars.
 - First military museum and training centre.
1832 - Regimental Mottoes granted.
1855 - Control of the Royal Artillery was transferred from the Board of Ordnance to the War Department.
1859 - School of Gunnery established at Shoeburyness, Essex.
1862 - Presidential Artilleries of Bengal, Madras and Bombay transferred to the Royal Artillery.
1920 - Rank of Bombardier instituted in the Royal Artillery.
1924 - The Royal Regiment once more became one Regiment.
1947 - The Riding Troop RHA was renamed The King's Troop RHA.
1951 - The appointment of Colonel-in-Chief became Captain General.

The Royal Regiment of Artillery

 When guns were needed to serve at home or abroad, a train of artillery had to be authorized by a royal warrant, and
it was disbanded again on the cessation of hostilities.  This system led to much confusion and delay, and in the Jacobite
Rebellion of 1715 it took so long to mobilize a train that the rebellion was over before the guns were ready.
 It was then decided to organize a permanent force of artillery, and so on the 26th May 1716 two companies of artillery
were created by royal warrant of King George I and were formed a Woolwich.  Six years later on 1st April 1722 these
two companies were grouped together with companies at Gibraltar and Minorca to form the Royal Regiment
of Artillery, Colonel Albert Bogard being appointed as its first Colonel.
During the eighteenth century the Regiment continued to grow and by 1757 there were 24 companies apart from the
Cadet Company formed in 1741.  They were divided into two battalions of 12 companies each, with appropriate staffs.  
In 1771 there were four battalions consisting of eight companies and an additional two Invalid companies each, the latter
being raised for garrison duties in order to free other companies for active service overseas.
 Civilian wagons and horses were still being hired to move the guns and it was only in 1794 that the `Corps of Captains
Commissaries and Drivers' was formed to provide drivers and teams for the field guns.  (The RHA formed in 1793 already
had its own horses and teams for each troop).  In 1801 this Corps was replaced by a similar organisation called the Corps
of Gunner Drivers.  This was also unsatisfactory, and in 1806 its title was changed to the Royal Artillery Drivers.  Finally
in 1822 this Corps (already greatly reduced in establishment since 1815) was disbanded and recruits were enlisted as
`Gunner and Driver'.  This continued until after 1918 when enlistments were made as Gunner only.

In 1833 King William IV granted the Regiment the privilege of bearing the Royal Arms over a gun with the Motto
UBIQUE (Everywhere), followed by QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT (Whither right and glory lead).  In 1855
the Board of Ordnance was abolished, and the Royal Artillery, together with the Royal Engineers, came under the
Commander-in-Chief and the War Office like the rest of the Army.
 In 1859 the companies ceased to be organised into battalions, and were brigaded instead, at the same time being
referred to as batteries instead of companies.  In 1861 after the Indian Mutiny the Royal Artillery received the addition
of 21 troops of Horse Artillery and 48 batteries from the three Indian Presidencies, and so now comprised
29 RHA batteries, 73 field batteries, and 88 garrison batteries.
On 1st July 1899 the Royal Artillery was divided into two distinct branches - mounted and dismounted.  A royal
warrant established the Royal Garrison Artillery as a separate Corps from Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery,
and decided that it was to man the Coast Defence Units, the Mountain Batteries, and the Heavy and Siege batteries.
 However, this decision was reversed in 1924 and both branches were united into a single Corps - The Royal Artillery.
In 1938 the decision was taken to mechanise the Horse and Field Artillery, and to adopt a new organisation for
 these units, and for the medium artillery.  In place of `brigade' the term `regiment' was substituted.

On 1st April 1947 all batteries except RHA were placed on a single roll.  Batteries were numbered on this roll
throughout the whole regiment, so that there was only one battery bearing any particular number.
Changes after the second World War comprised the abolition of Anti-Tank Artillery, and in the middle of the
1950s the abolition of the Anti-Aircraft Command and the entire Coast Artillery organisation.
 In 1993 after the Strategic Defence Review the Royal Artillery was cut down to 17 Full Time Regiments
(Inc 4 RHA) and 7 Territorial Regiments.

The Royal Horse Artillery
Until the end of the 18th century gunners had to walk beside their guns, which meant that movement was slow.  
On many occasions the officers (who were mounted) had to manhandle the guns into action before their men arrived.
The solution was obvious and in January 1793 two troops of Horse Artillery were raised, differing from field units in
that all personnel were mounted.  Two more troops were formed in November 1793, and each troop had six 6-pounder
guns with 45 drivers and 186 horses on their establishment, a self-contained mobile fighting unit of artillery had at last
come into existence.  The superior organisation of the RHA troops enabled them to develop from the first a very high
standard of discipline and efficiency, which has never been allowed to weaken.
After Waterloo, seven troops of RHA were disbanded between 1816 and 1819 (including 2nd Rocket Troop) and
the others were reduced to a skeleton establishment, barely sufficient to man two guns apiece.  Nevertheless the corps
survived, and after the Crimean War the Royal Horse Artillery was formed into a Horse Brigade.  In 1861 the Horse
Artillery batteries from the Indian establishment increased the strength by four brigades, making a total of five.  

In 1871, under the stimulus of the Franco-Prussian War, a further reorganisation took place, whereby one RHA
battery was added to the Regiment, making a total of 31 batteries in the RHA.  Six years later, however the RHA was
again reorganised, this time into three brigades (10 batteries and one Depot Battery to each brigade).  In 1882 the
brigades were reduced to two (each of 13 batteries) and a depot (a reduction of 5 batteries).  Following the outbreak
of the South African War in 1900 there was an increase of 7 batteries, and during the 1st World War the Regiment
expanded to 50 RHA batteries.  But the end of the war brought the inevitable reductions, and by 1936 the strength
was 3 brigades and five unbrigaded batteries, a total of 14 batteries.  By 1940 the batteries were mechanised,
except for a ceremonial RHA Troop in London (The Riding Troop).

In 1947 King George VI inspected the Riding Troop (which had been formed for ceremonial duties) at St. John's Wood.  
He created history by erasing the title of the troop and inserting the words `The King's Troop' a title which
Queen Elizabeth II was pleased to leave unchanged.
 In 1959 there were five RHA Regiments with a total of 15 batteries and the King's Troop making the sixteenth.  
But by 1969 further reductions had taken place and the strength now comprises:
 The King's Troop RHA
1st Regiment RHA
3rd Regiment RHA
7th Parachute Regiment RHA


The Regimental Cap Badge and Crest is a Gun surmounted by a crown with the Regimental Mottoes
'Ubique' meaning "Everywhere" and 'Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt', "Where right and glory lead" on
scrolls above and below the gun (approved 1902).

The gun depicted on the cap badge is a 9pdr Rifled Muzzle Loader of about 1871, and the
 rammer used to ram the charge into the muzzle is also seen, to the left of the carriage wheel.

The Royal Horse Artillery Cap Badge and Crest is the Royal Cypher encircled by a Garter bearing the Royal Motto
'Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense' meaning 'Woe to he who think ill of it'. It is surmounted by a crown over a scroll bearing
the words 'Royal Horse Artillery', the badge has no backing and the centre is not coloured (Granted in 1948).

The Regimental Monogram consists of the letters R and A reversed and interlaced and surmounted by a crown.
The Monogram may be used instead of the Crest on note - paper etc.

The Grenade badge has been used since at least 1831, and has been worn mainly as a collar badge but also
as a cap badge for the first service cap. Although called the 'Grenade' badge its artillery origin is that of a mortar shell.
It was originall without the 'Ubique' scroll.

Origins of the Lanyard
by The Royal Artillery Institution

There has long been a tale about the Gunners wearing a white lanyard for cowardice, allegedly for deserting their guns,
but the story is nothing more than a piece of leg-pulling. However, it is time to put this particular story to rest.

Lanyards came into use in the late 19th century when Field Gunners manned the 12 and 15 Pounder equipments,
ammunition for which had a fuze set with a fuze key. The key was a simple device, and every man had one, attached
to a lanyard worn around the neck. The key itself tended to be kept in the breast pocket until needed. The lanyard was
simply a piece of strong cord, but in time it was a typical soldier's reaction to turn it into something a bit more decorative.
It was smartened up with white ink or even blanco, and braided, gradually taking its present form.

Prior to the South African War, Gunners were issued with steel folding hoof picks, carried on the saddle or in the jacket.
In about 1903 these were withdrawn and replaced by jack-knives, which were carried in the left breast pocket of the
Service Dress attached to the lanyard over the left shoulder.

During the two World Wars, the lanyard could be used as an emergency firing lanyard for many of the guns, because
they had a firing mechanism which operated like a trigger. The lanyard could be attached to the trigger mechanism and
allowed the Gunner to stand clear of the gun's recoil.

The question of which shoulder bore the lanyard depends on the date. There is no certainty about this, but the change
from the left shoulder to the right probable took place at about the time of the Great War, when the bandolier was
introduced, because it was worn over the left shoulder. But there are some who insist that 1924 was the date of change,
when the sloping of rifles over the left shoulder would soil the white lanyard.

Eventually, in 1933, the end of the lanyard was simply tucked into the breast pocket without the jack-knife, though
many will remember that it was often kept in place with the soldier's pay-book! On the demise of Battledress, the
lanyard disappeared for a short time, but returned as part of the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1973.

For those still plagued by jokers, the simplest answer to any leg-pulling is to invite the joker to produce evidence:
no change can take place to any of the Army's dress regulations without an appropriate order,
and since no such evidence exists, the joker's story falls flat on its face.

. One might even ask why other arms and corps wear lanyards -
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!!


Battle Honours seek to record occasions when a unit has distinguished itself in war. Commemorations
of suchnotable exploits of a unit's past help create and maintain a pride within itself.
The first Battle Honour, or Honorary Distinction as it was correctly called, was awarded in the British Army
to the 18th Royal Irish Regiment by King William III for its service at the siege of Namur in 1695.
Thereafter the custom of granting Battle Honours became more common.

All the regiments which took part in the defence of Gibraltar (during the Great Siege of 1779-83) were
 allowed to bear the title "GIBRALTAR". This included a number of batteries from the Royal Artillery.
The Gunners were also awarded the Battle Honour WATERLOO.

In 1833, the Gunners were granted two mottos, "UBIQUE" and "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT".
It was stated that "UBIQUE" (Everywhere) was also to be granted as a Battle Honour and was to substitute
for "all other terms of distinction for the whole Regiment".
This was the end of all other Battle Honours in the Royal Artillery.

A committee was assembled in 1882, under Major General Sir Archibald Allison, to review all the past
history of the British Army and to regularise the holding and the granting of Battle Honours, less the
Royal Artillery who had already been given the single Battle Honour UBIQUE.

The Honour is unique to the Gunners. It simply means that wherever there is a battle the
Gunners are there, serving and supporting.



The Royal Horse Artillery, when on parade with its guns, takes precedence over all other Regiments and Corps of
the British Army. Otherwise the precedence is LG and RHG/D, RHA, RAC, RA followed by other Arms and Services.


The Colours of the Royal Regiment of Artillery are its Guns or Guided Weapons. When on parade on Ceremonial
occasions the Guns and Guided Weapons are to be accorded the same compliments as the Standards, Guidons
and Colours of the Cavalry and Infantry.

Mottoes and Arms

The Regimental Mottoes and Arms were granted by King William IV in 1832.
 Ubique - Everywhere,
 Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt - Where Right and Glory lead.

A general Regimental Order was published in 1833 which stated that the word 'Ubique' was to be substituted in lieu
of all other terms of distinction hitherto borne on any part of the Dress of Appointments, throughout the whole Regiment.
The motto 'Ubique' thus took the place of all battle honours conferred on the Regiment prior to that date and all which
have been earned by the regiment since then. The Regiment proudly refers to 'Ubique' as its Battle Honour.


The Coat of Arms of the Regiment is the Royal Arms and Supporters over a gun with the mottoes Ubique and
Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt on scrolls above and below the gun.


The Regimental Tie is a zigzag red line on a blue background. The line represents the lightning which, according to
legend, killed Dioscorus in retribution for beheading his daughter Barbara for refusing to marry a heathen suitor.
Before her death she turned to Christianity and was later canonized. In the early ages St Barbara was frequently
invoked to grant safety during thunderstorms and on the advent of artillery, became the Patron Saint of Gunners.

Regimental Marches

The Following Regimental marches may be played at concerts, guest nights 'At Homes' and similar occasions in the
order given. When only one Regimental march is played the Royal Artillery Slow March is to be used.
> The Royal Artillery Quick March (from 1983 to date) - an arrangement of the British Grenadier
and the Voice of the Guns.

> The Regimental Trot Past - The Keel Row.
> The Regimental Gallop Past - Bonnie Dundee.
> The Royal Artillery Slow March (from c.1836 to date).


The Royal Artillery Standard (Approved in 1947) is for ceremonial use only, and is flown by RA Headquarters
and formations, units and sub units during visits by Royalty and the Master Gunner, the representative Colonel Commandant
and the DRA. When flown at a Regimental Headquarters the Regimental Number is inserted in white Arabic numerals
 in the lower portion.

Regimental Flag

The Regimental Flag is flown for day-to-day use at Headquarters but is not carried on parade.

Trumpet Calls

The following trumpet calls are authorised for the Royal Artillery:

The RA Regimental Call
The RHA Regimental Call
The King's Troop RHA Call

Honour Titles

Honour Titles may be granted to individual batteries to commemorate exceptional acts of service by the unit or a
major part thereof. they are not to be confused with Battle Honours such as are conferred on cavalry and infantry regiments.

Alliances, Affiliations and Bonds of Friendship

The Royal Regiment of Artillery has alliances with the Artilleries of other nations and affiliations with other regiments
and naval ships. Some batteries are able to wear honorary distinctions in recognition of services in the field.

The Royal Artillery Collect

The Royal Artillery Collect may be used on occastions when appropriate.
Lord Jesus Christ, who dost everywhere lead Thy people in the way of righteousness, vouchsafe so to
lead the Royal Regiment of Artillery that wherever we serve, on land or sea or in the air, we may win the
glory of doing Thy will.


Gun salutes are fired at set saluting stations as laid down in Queen's Regulations for the Army.
On other appropriate occasions a Feu-de-Joie may be fired when authorised.

The Royal Artillery Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Who dost everywhere lead thy people in the way of righteousness,
Vouchsafe so as to lead the Royal Regiment of Artillery,
That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in the air,
We may win the glory of doing thy will

Royal Artillery Regiments
on the Active or Suspended Animation List

Order of Battle of The Royal Artillery
 1st January 2016

The Regiment has 14 Regular Regiments
and 5 Reserve Regiments

It is interesting to note how much the Royal Artillery has changed
from the time when 36 Regiment was on the Active List.

Date of Suspension
The Kings Troop RHA
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
A Battery (The Chestnut Troop) Royal Horse Artillery
B Battery Royal Horse Artillery
E Battery Royal Horse Artillery
L/N (Néry) Battery (The Eagle Troop) Royal Horse Artillery
O Headquarters Battery (The Rocket Troop) Royal Horse Artillery
Based at Assaye Barracks, Tidworth


2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Dec 1993
3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
C Battery Royal Horse Artillery
D Battery Royal Horse Artillery
J (Sidi Rezegh) Battery Royal Horse Artillery
M Headquarters Battery Royal Horse Artillery
N Battery (The Eagle Troop)
Based at Albermarle Barracks, Newcastle Upon Tyne


4th Regiment Royal Artillery
6/36 (Arcot 1751) Battery Royal Artillery
3/29 (Corunna) Battery Royal Artillery
129 (Dragon) Battery Royal Artillery
88 (Arracan) Battery Royal Artillery
94 (New Zealand) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
97 Battery (Lawson's Company) Royal Artillery
Based at Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe


Light Gun
5th Regiment Royal Artillery
53 (Louisburg) Battery Royal Artillery
93 (Le Cateau) Battery Royal Artillery
K (Hondeghem) Battery Royal Artillery
P Battery (The Dragon Troop) Royal Artillery
Q (Sanna's Post) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
Z Battery Royal Artillery


Surveillance & Target Acquisition
6th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
10 May 1968
7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
F (Shinx) Parachute Battery Royal Horse Artillery
G Parachute Battery (Mercer's Troop) Royal Horse Artillery
I Parachute Battery (Bull's Troop) Royal Horse Artillery
Based at Merville Barracks, Colchester


Light Gun
10th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
15 Dec 1957
12th Regiment Royal Artillery
12 (Minden) Battery Royal Artillery
9 (Plassey) Battery Royal Artillery
58 (Eyre's) Battery Royal Artillery
T Battery (Shah Sujah's Troop) Royal Artillery
170 (Imjin) Battery Royal Artillery
Based at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island


High Velocity
14th Regiment Royal Artillery
34 (Seringapatam) Battery Royal Artillery
1 Battery (The Blazers) Royal Artillery
24 (Irish) Battery Royal Artillery
Based at Larkhill


Training Support
15th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
15 Feb 1958
16th Regiment Royal Artillery
11 (Sphinx) Battery Royal Artillery
32 (Minden) Battery Royal Artillery
30 Battery (Roger's Company) Royal Artillery
14 (Cole's Kop) Battery Royal Artillery
20 Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
49 (Inkerman) Battery Royal Artillery


Air Defence
17th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Mar 1995
18th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
10 Feb 1969
19th Regiment Royal Artillery
5 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery Royal Artillery
28/143 Battery (Tomb's Troop) Royal Artillery
38 (Seringapatam) Battery Royal Artillery
127 (Dragon) Battery Royal Artillery
52 (Niagara) Battery Royal Artillery
13 (Martinique 1809) Headquartes Battery Royal Artillery
Based at Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth


20th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
20 Mar 1976
21st Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
15 Jun 1964
22nd Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
March 2004
Air Defence
23rd Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Dec 1958
24th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Mar 1977
25th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
1 Apr 1984
26th Regiment Royal Artillery
19 (Gib 1779-83) Battery Royal Artillery
17 (Corunna) Battery Royal Artillery
16 Battery (Sandham's Company) Royal Artillery
55 (The Residency) Battery Royal Artillery
132 Battery (The Bengal Rocket Troop)
159 (Colenso) Battery Royal Artillery
Based at Mansergh Barracks, Gutersloh


27th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
28 Mar 1993
28th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Dec 1956
29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
7 (Sphinx) Commadno Battery Royal Artillery
8 (Alma) Commando Battery Royal Artillery
23 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Commando Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
79 (Kirkee) Commando Battery Royal Artillery
148 (Meiktila) Commando Forward Observation Battery Royal Artillery
Based at The Royal Citadel, Plymouth


Light Gun
30th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Jan 1958
Heavy A A
32nd Regiment Royal Artillery
22 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery Royal Artillery
18 (Quebec 1759) Battery Royal Artillery
57 (Bhurtpore) Battery Royal Artillery
46 (Talavera) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
Based at Roberts Barracks, Larkhill


Surveillance & Target Acquisition
33rd Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
27 Jun 1961
Para Light
34th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Dec 1969
Air Defence
35th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
1 Oct 1958
Light A A
36th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Dec 1977
Air Defence
37th Regiment Royal Artillery
with 36 Regiment
1 Apr 1968
Air Defence
38th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
1 May 1960
39th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
40th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
41st Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
15 Mar 1961
42nd Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
25 Feb 1977
43rd Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
29 Jul 1959
44th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
15 Mar 1958
Heavy A A
45th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 May 1993
46th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Oct 1958
Heavy A A
47th Regiment Royal Artillery
31 Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
10 (Assaye) Battery Royal Artillery
21 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Air Assault Battery Royal Artillery
43 Battery (Lloyds Company)


Surveillance & Target Acquisition
48th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
28 Feb 1959
49th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
30 Sep 1992
50th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
31 Mar 1993
94th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
6 Sep 1993
95th Regiment Royal Artillery
Suspended Animation
1 Apr 1977
Army Training Regiment
59 (Asten) Battery Royal Artillery
76 (Maude's) Battery Royal Artillery


Basic Training
Royal School of Artillery

Army Reserve


Honourable Artillery Company

Based at City Road, London


Gun Troop
1 Squadron
2 Squadron
3 Squadron

101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

203 (Elswick) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

204 (The Tyneside Scottish) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

205 (3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Headquarters (Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

208 (3rd West Lancashire) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

209 (Manchester & St Helens) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

104th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

211 (South Wales) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

214 (Worcestershire) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

217 (City of Newport) Headquarters Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

289 Commando Troop

266 (GVA) Battery (The Bristol Gunners)

105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

206 (Ulster) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

207 (City of Glasgow) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

212 (Highland) Battery
Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

295 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battery
Based in Portsmouth

457 (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry) Battery
Based in Southampton

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