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The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is an Arm of the British Army. Despite its name, it is made up of a number of regiments. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) is currently a collection of ten regular regiments, mostly converted from old horse cavalry regiments, and four Yeomanry regiments of the Territorial Army. ... The British Armys Infantry is comprised of 55 battalions of Infantry, from 32 Regiments. ... The Guards Division is an administrative unit of the British Army responsible for the administration of the regiments of Foot Guards. ... The Scottish Division is a British Army Infantry command, training and administrative apparatus designated for all Scottish infantry units. ... The Kings Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for all land force units in the North of England. ... The Queens Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for has the regiments from the east of England and the remaining regiment of Fusiliers. ... The Prince of Waless Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for all land force units in the West of England and Wales. ... The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment), commonly just called the Royal Irish Regiment (R IRISH), is an infantry unit of the British Army and is the only remaining Irish regiment of the line. ... The Parachute Regiment redirects here, for the Indian regiment, see The Parachute Regiment (India) The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. ... The Royal Gurkha Rifles is a regiment of the British Army, forming part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. ... For the band The Rifles, see The Rifles (band). ... See also Australian Special Air Service Regiment and New Zealand Special Air Service: The Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) is the principal special forces unit of the British Army. ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... Tactical Recognition Flash of the Royal Signals The Royal Corps of Signals (sometimes referred to incorrectly as the Royal Signal Corps and often known simply as the Royal Signals or R SIGNALS) is one of the arms (combat support corps) of the British Army. ... The Intelligence Corps (also known as Int Corps) is one of the corps of the British Army. ... The Royal Army Chaplains Department (RAChD) is an all-officer corps that provides ordained clergy to minister to the British Army. ... The Royal Logistic Corps is the British Army corps that provides the logistic support for the Army. ... The Army Medical Services is an umbrella organisation responsible for administering the four separate units responsible for supplying medical and nursing services in the British Army. ... The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. ... Cap badge of the Royal Army Dental Corps The Royal Army Dental Corps (RADC) is a specialist corps in the British Army that provides dental care services to British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. ... Cap badge of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps The Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) is an administrative and operational branch of the British Army responsible for the provision, training and care of animals. ... Cap Badge of the Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps The Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) is part of the Army Medical Services in the British Army. ... The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as Reemee) is a corps of the British Army that has responsibility for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of almost every electrical and mechanical piece of equipment within the British Army from Challenger II main battle tanks and AH64... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ... The Army Legal Services Branch (ALS) is a branch of the Adjutant-Generals Corps (AGC) in the British Army. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Adjutant Generals Corps. ... 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History

Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
8-in howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, in action near Fricourt in WWI.
8-in howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, in action near Fricourt in WWI.
Officers and senior enlisted men of the Bermuda Contingent, Royal Garrison Artillery (Bermuda Militia Artillery).
Officers and senior enlisted men of the Bermuda Contingent, Royal Garrison Artillery (Bermuda Militia Artillery).

Before the 18th century, artillery 'traynes' were raised by Royal Warrant for specific campaigns and disbanded again when they were over. On 26 May 1716, however, by Royal Warrant of George I two regular companies of field artillery, each 100 men strong, were raised at Woolwich. On 1 April 1722 these companies were grouped with independent artillery companies at Gibraltar and Minorca to form the Royal Regiment of Artillery, commanded by Colonel Albert Bogard. The regiment expanded rapidly and by 1757 had 24 companies divided into two battalions, as well as a Cadet Company formed in 1741. By 1771 there were 32 companies in four battalions, as well as two Invalid Companies comprising older and unfit men employed in garrison duties. In January 1793, two troops of Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) were raised to provide fire support for the cavalry, joined by two more in November 1793. All RHA personnel were mounted. The Royal Irish Artillery was absorbed in 1801. Image File history File links Royal_Artillery_Cap_Badge. ... Image File history File links Royal_Artillery_Cap_Badge. ... Download high resolution version (900x540, 94 KB)8-in howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery conducting a shoot in the Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. ... Download high resolution version (900x540, 94 KB)8-in howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery conducting a shoot in the Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. ... The BL 8-Inch Howitzer Mark 1 through to Mark 5 were a British improvisation developed early in the First World War to provide heavy artillery. ... RGA redirects here. ... Sausage Valley was the name given by British soldiers during the First World War to a shallow valley south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département, France. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The BMA wore the standard Royal Artillery uniform and cap badge. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events August 5 - In the Battle of Peterwardein 40. ... George I (George Louis; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727)[1] was King of Great Britain and Ireland, from 1 August 1714 until his death. ... Standard NATO code for a friendly infantry company. ... , Woolwich town hall dates from when this was a borough in its own right. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... Capital Maó Official languages Catalan & Spanish Area  -  Total 694. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols This article is about the military unit. ... // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the TV show, see F Troop. ... The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) is a corps in the British Army. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... The Royal Irish Artillery was formed in 1755 as The Artillery Company of Ireland. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ...


The regiment was under the control of the Board of Ordnance until the Board was abolished in 1855. Thereafter the regiment came under the War Office along with the rest of the army. In 1861 the regiment absorbed the artillery of the British East India Company – 21 horse batteries and 48 field batteries – which brought its strength up to 29 horse batteries, 73 field batteries and 88 heavy batteries. On 1 July 1899, the Royal Artillery was divided into three groups: the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery comprised one group, while the coastal defence, mountain, siege and heavy batteries were split off into another group named the Royal Garrison Artillery. The third group continued to be titled simply Royal Artillery, and was responsible for ammunition storage and supply. Which section a gunner belonged to was indicated by collar badges (R.A., R.F.A., R.H.A., or R.G.A.). The RFA and RHA also dressed as mounted men, whereas the RGA dressed like foot soldiers. The three sections effectively functioned as separate corps. This arrangement lasted until 1924, when the three amalgamated once more. In 1938, RA Brigades were renamed Regiments. There used to be hundreds of regiments within the Royal Artillery - at the end of the Second World War, the RA was larger than the Royal Navy[citation needed]. SMTIH IS GINGER The Royal Horse Artillery, which has always had separate traditions, uniforms and insignia, still retains a separate identity within the regiment, however, and is considered (by its members at least) to be an élite. The British Board of Ordnance was responsible for the design, testing and production of armaments and munitions. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Old War Office Building, seen from Whitehall, London - the former location of the War Office The War Office was a former department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1963, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Royal Field Artillery came into being when the Royal Artillery was divided on 1st July 1899, it was reamalgamated back into the Royal Artillery in 1924. ... RGA redirects here. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) is a corps in the British Army. ...


Before the Second World War, Royal Artillery recruits were required to be at least 5 feet 4 inches tall. Men in mechanised units had to be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall. They initially enlisted for six years with the colours and a further six years with the reserve or four years and eight years. They trained at the Royal Artillery Depot in Woolwich.[1] Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The Royal Artillery Today

Tactical Recognition Flash of the Royal Artillery

The Royal Artillery is equipped with a variety of equipment and fulfils a wide range of roles, including: Image File history File links Royal_Artillery_Tactical_Recognition_Flash. ... Image File history File links Royal_Artillery_Tactical_Recognition_Flash. ...

  • Long range observation
  • Unmanned air vehicle surveillance
  • Amphibious / Airborne artillery
  • Armoured Artillery
  • Long Range Missile Systems
  • Air defence.

The Captain General of the regiment is Queen Elizabeth II. The post was previously known as Colonel-in-Chief until King George VI expressed the desire to be known as Captain General. The head of the regiment is the Master Gunner, St. James's Park. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... The Master Gunner (of), St. ...


The Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises both regular (full-time) and Territorial (part-time) units. The current regiments of the Royal Artillery are:


Regular Army

The Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises of the Royal Artillery and the Royal_Horse_Artillery. The Regular Army units are: The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) is a corps in the British Army. ...

  • King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery (Ceremonial/Home Defence)
  • 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (Armoured Artillery)
  • 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery 'The Liverpool and Manchester Gunners' (Armoured Artillery)
  • 4th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The North East Gunners' (Armoured Artillery)
  • 5th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The North, East & West Yorkshire Gunners' (Surveillance and Target Acquisition)
  • 7th (Parachute) Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (7 PARA) 'The Airborne Gunners' (Field Artillery [Airborne])
  • 12th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Lancashire and Cumbrian Gunners' (Air Defence Artillery)
  • 14th Regiment Royal Artillery (Training and Support)
  • 16th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The London and Kent Gunners' (Air Defence Artillery)
  • 19th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Highland Gunners' (Armoured Artillery)
  • 26th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The West Midland Gunners' (Armoured Artillery)
  • 29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Commando Gunners' (Field Artillery Commando)
  • 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery (Surveillance and Target Acquisition; Unmanned Air Vehicles)
  • 39th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Welsh Gunners'(Multiple Launch Rocket System)(GMLRS)
  • 40th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Lowland Gunners' (Field Artillery)
  • 47th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Hampshire and Sussex Gunners' (Air Defence Artillery)

The Territorial Army Units are: A Kings Troop sentry outside Horse Guards The Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery is a ceremonial unit of the British Army. ... 5th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. ... 19th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. ... 29 Commando Regiment is the Commando-trained unit of the British Armys Royal Artillery. ... For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation). ... 40th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. ...

The Royal Artillery's traditional home was Woolwich, in south east London but much of their training activity takes place at the Royal School of Artillery at Larkhill on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. The Royal Regiment of Artillery is unique in that it has sub-units that often move between Regiments, or placed into Suspended Animation. See List_of_Royal_Artillery_Batteries
Armorial bearings of the HAC, granted in 1821 The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior[2] in the Territorial Army [3] . // The HAC can trace its history as far back as 1296, but it received a Royal Charter... Artillery Surveillance and Target Acquisition is a military role assigned to units and/or their equipment. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery is a British Territorial Army Royal Artillery regiment that has three gun batteries, all equipped with the L118 Light Gun. ... 101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) A MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Territorial Army Regiment (TA), it is the only MLRS unit in the Territorial Army. ... 104th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) is a regiment of the British Territorial Army formed on 1 April 1967. ... 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) The Scottish & Ulster Gunners is a British Territorial Army (TA) Regiment of the Royal Artillery. ... The 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) is a Territorial Army (TA) Air Defence Artillery Regiment, with mixed equipment, in the British Army. ... , Woolwich town hall dates from when this was a borough in its own right. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Royal School of Artillery is the principal training establishment for artillery warfare in the British Army. ... Larkhill is a village in Wiltshire, England, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ...


Equipment

Air Defence

The Royal Artillery is equipped with two main weapons in the air defence mission;

  • Rapier FSC - Rapier is the standard Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) weapon in the British Army. In the Royal Artillery, it equips 16 Regiment, and a battery of 106 Regiment RA(V).
  • Starstreak HVM - Starstreak is a continuation of the Blowpipe and Javelin series. In the RA it can be used as a shoulder launched weapon, in the Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) or mounted on a Stormer armoured vehicle. The weapon equips 12 Regiment, 47 Regiment, 104 Regiment RA(V), 105 Regiment RA(V), and two batteries of 106 Regiment RA(V).

Type SAM Surface-to-air missile Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform vehicle Target aircraft History Builder British Aerospace now MBDA (UK) Ltd Date of design Production period Service duration Operators United Kingdom, Indonesia, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia Variants Mk1 (Hittile), Mk2B (Missile) Number built ? Specifications Type... Type short-range surface-to-air missile Nationality UK Era 1990s-Current Launch platform Target History Builder Thales Air Defence Limited Date of design Production period Service duration 1997 Operators Variants Number built 7,000 ordered Specifications Type Diameter 27 cm Wing span Length 1. ... Canadian 129th Anti-Aircraft Defense Battery missile team with Blowpipe during NATO exercise Cornet Phaser. ... A triple Javelin missile launcher Javelin is a British man-portable surface-to-air missile, used by the British Army and Canadian Army. ...

Close Support

In the support mission, the Royal Artillery has three types of weapon;

  • MLRS - the Multiple Launch Rocket System equips the "heavy" regiments of the Royal Artillery, 39 Regiment and 101(V) Regiment.
  • AS90 - the AS90 is a self-propelled gun that equips five field regiments, 1 RHA, 3 RHA, 4 Regiment, 19 Regiment and 26 Regiment.
  • Light gun - the Light Gun is a 105 mm gun used in the close support mission in support of light or specialist forces. It equips three regular regiments, 7 (Para) RHA, 29 (Commando) Regt RA and 40 Regiment RA, as well as three Territorial Army Regiments - 100 Regt RA(V), 103 Regt RA(V) and 105 Regt RA(V).

The M270 MLRS conducts a rocket launch. ... AS90 Braveheart The AS-90 (Braveheart) is an armoured fighting vehicle used by the British Army. ... The L118 Light Gun is a 105 mm towed howitzer, originally produced for the British Army in the 1970s and widely exported since, including to the United States, where a modified version is known as the M119A1. ...

Surveillance and Target Acquisition

  • COBRA, MAMBA, ASP - the COunter Battery RAdar (Cobra), Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Asset (Mamba) and Advanced Sound ranging Program (ASP) are the main pieces of equipment used in the battlefield surveillance mission by 5 Regiment & 101 Regt RA(V).
  • Phoenix UAV - the Phoenix Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is utilised in the surveillance mission by 32 Regiment.
  • Desert Hawk UAV - the Desert Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a smaller, more discreet vehicle. Also operated by 32, 47 and 12 Regiment.

The £124 million Taranis UAV built by BAE Systems An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no onboard pilot. ... The £124 million Taranis UAV built by BAE Systems An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no onboard pilot. ...

Miscellaneous Facts

  • The Royal Artillery does not carry Colours. Its guns are its colours and are saluted on parade.
  • Since it is present in every campaign in which the British Army fights, the Royal Artillery does not have Battle Honours. Instead, it has the motto and battle honour Ubique ("Everywhere"), granted by William IV in 1833. Its subsidiary motto is Quo fas et gloria ducunt ("Where Right and Glory Lead"). Both mottoes are shared with the Royal Engineers, due to the shared Board of Ordnance history.
  • Many Regular Army batteries bear an Honour Title (in parentheses) commemorating an exceptional act of service.
  • Battalions and Companies were renamed Brigades and Batteries in 1859.
  • Until 1794, the Royal Artillery hired civilian horses and drivers to haul its guns. In that year the Corps of Captains' Commissaries and Drivers was formed to provide these services. This was reformed as the Corps of Gunner Drivers in 1801. In 1806 these became the Royal Artillery Drivers. In 1822 these were disbanded and from that date all men enlisted into the Royal Artillery as "Gunner and Driver" until 1918, when they simply became Gunners. None of this applied to the Royal Horse Artillery, which had always had its own drivers.
  • During World War II comedian Spike Milligan served as a signaller in the 56th Heavy Regiment, D Battery, as Gunner Milligan, 954024.
  • On 1 April 1947, all Royal Artillery units (except the Royal Horse Artillery) were placed on a single roll. This meant that each battery and regiment carried a unique number (whereas before there could have been, for instance, a 10th Field Battery, 10th Heavy Battery, 10th Coastal Battery etc). The numbers of the batteries within a regiment bear no relation to the regiment or each other. Royal Horse Artillery batteries (and batteries that used to be RHA) bear letters instead of numbers.
  • All British coast defence artillery units were disbanded in the 1950s.
  • When on parade with its guns, the Royal Horse Artillery takes precedence over every other regiment and corps in the British Regular Army (and parades at the right of the line). Otherwise it immediately follows the Household Cavalry. The rest of the Royal Artillery takes precedence immediately after the regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps. If the Territorial Army were included in the parade, the honour of right of the line of the Terriotorials would fall to the HAC being the oldest regiment which has guns as colours but TA ranking after Regular units in precedence.
  • In 1871 the Royal Regiment formed two batteries of garrison artillery which became the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
  • During World War II, the Royal Artillery created a new type of formation, the Army Group Royal Artillery to command artillery assets at levels higher than division.
  • In recognition of its history, 25/170 (Imjin) Battery of 47 Regiment wears the United States Distinguished Unit Citation that was awarded to 170 Battery for its service at the Battle of the Imjin River during the Korean War (see Non-U.S. recipients of U.S. gallantry awards).

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... In the days when battle was conducted at close quarters, it was necessary for soldiers to be able to determine where, during the heat of battle, their regiment was. ... A battle honour is a military tradition practiced in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign. ... William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Corps of Royal Engineers (RE), commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... 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Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Terence Alan Milligan KBE (16 April 1918–27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dismounted Blues and Royals (left) and Life Guards (right) preparing to line the route of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle Household Cavalry is used across the Commonwealth to describe the cavalry of the Household Divisions, a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings or those military groupings... The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) is currently a collection of ten regular regiments, mostly converted from old horse cavalry regiments, and four Yeomanry regiments of the Territorial Army. ... Armorial bearings of the HAC, granted in 1821 The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior[2] in the Territorial Army [3] . // The HAC can trace its history as far back as 1296, but it received a Royal Charter... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery is the name given to the regular field artillery units of the Canadian Army. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Army Group Royal Artillery was a British military formation type during World War II and shortly thereafter. ... Please see Presidential Unit Citation for other versions of this award The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on... Combatants Peoples Volunteer Army United Nations forces: - United States, - United Kingdom Commanders General Peng Dehuai General Matthew Ridgway [1] Strength 10,000 (+ Divisions in waiting) 700 of the British 29th Infantry Brigade Casualties ~20,00 Chinese; 63rd Army pulled out of action. ... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden Communist: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Peoples Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee... // Other than the awards to unknown soldiers of World War I, the Medal of Honor, the highest United States valor decoration, has not been awarded to a non-U.S. recipient. ...

Order of Precedence

Preceded by:
Royal Armoured Corps
Order of Precedence Succeeded by:
Corps of Royal Engineers

The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) is currently a collection of ten regular regiments, mostly converted from old horse cavalry regiments, and four Yeomanry regiments of the Territorial Army. ... For the purposes of parading, the regular army of the British Army is listed according to an order of precedence. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers (RE), commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ...

Affiliations

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery is the artillery personnel branch of the Canadian Forces (CF). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... UBIQUE (Everywhere) and QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT (Whither Right And Glory Lead) The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery is descended from the original colonial artillery units prior to Australias federation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Cap badge of the RNZA The Royal New Zealand Artillery forms the artillery section of the New Zealand Army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) a corps of the Sri Lanka Army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... The Armed Forces of Malta is the name given to the combined armed services of Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Crest of Rejimen Artileri DiRaja The Rejimen Artileri DiRaja (Royal Artillery Regiment) is the artillery corps of the Malaysian Army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gibraltar. ... Cap Badge of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment The Royal Gibraltar Regiment is the home defence unit for the British Colony of Gibraltar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The South African Army Artillery Formation is the controlling entity of all South African Army artillery units. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ War Office, His Majesty's Army, 1938

Old War Office Building, seen from Whitehall, London - the former location of the War Office The War Office was a former department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1963, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. ...

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... The Royal Artillery Memorial is a large stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London dedicated to casualties in the British Royal Regiment of Artillery in World War One. ... The Royal Artillery Barracks in 1900 The Royal Artillery Barracks in 2005. ... The Royal School of Artillery is the principal training establishment for artillery warfare in the British Army. ... Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum is a military museum in Woolwich in south east London, England, which tells the story of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and of the Royal Arsenal. ... The BMA wore the standard Royal Artillery uniform and cap badge. ... The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery is the artillery personnel branch of the Canadian Forces (CF). ... UBIQUE (Everywhere) and QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT (Whither Right And Glory Lead) The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery is descended from the original colonial artillery units prior to Australias federation. ... Cap badge of the RNZA The Royal New Zealand Artillery forms the artillery section of the New Zealand Army. ... // The Sparrows Also known as: 21 LAA Rgt 79 Bty RA 79th (Timor) LAA Bty RA 79th (British) LAA Bty B Troop 79th LAA Bty RA The 79th LAA Battery was an independent Territorial Army unit of the Royal Artillery. ...

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241 Brigade ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (721 words)
In collaboration with the present Royal Artillery Battery in Worcester, copies of the war diaries were purchased, and the information available on men and movements was eventually computerised in order to provide a ready source of reference for others researching their relatives who may have served with the brigade.
The knowledge base was further enhanced in 2007 with the purchase of a copy of the official history of the brigade, written in 1921 by Captain A.C. Williams who served with the brigade.
The brigades were renumbered in 1916 and became 240, 241, 242 and 243 Brigades.
Royal Artillery at AllExperts (1696 words)
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army.
On 1 July 1899, the Royal Artillery was divided into three groups: the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery comprised one group, while the coastal defence, mountain, siege and heavy batteries were split off into another group named the Royal Garrison Artillery.
In the Royal Artillery, it equips 16 Regiment, and a battery of 106 Regiment RA(V).
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