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1 RHA

1 RHA

South Yorkshire & Midland Gunners 1 RHA is the senior Regiment in the Gunners. We are based in Tidworth, Wiltshire.We are organised into Fire Sup... read more

3 RHA

3 RHA

Liverpool & Manchester Gunners 3RHA is Based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Regiment specialises in the light role with 105mm Light Guns used to sup... read more

4 Regiment Royal Artillery

4 Regiment Royal Artillery

The North East Gunners We are based in North Yorkshire.  We have Fire Support Teams who work with both Infantry and Cavalry. They identify enemy... read more

5 Regiment Royal Artillery

5 Regiment Royal Artillery

The Yorkshire Gunners Based in Catterick, North Yorkshire, 5th Regiment is the Army's Surveillance and Target Acquisition regiment consisting of 3 ba... read more

7 PARA Royal Horse Artillery

7 PARA Royal Horse Artillery

The Airbourne Gunners We are based in Colchester, Essex and form part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. We deploy alongside the Parachute Regiment: our elit... read more

12 Regiment Royal Artillery

12 Regiment Royal Artillery

Lancashire & Cumbrian Gunners Based on Thorney Island. We are the only Very Short Air Defence Unit (VSHORAD) unit in the Army, equiped with the S... read more

14 Regiment Royal Artillery

14 Regiment Royal Artillery

The RA's Training Support Regiment 14 Regiment has provided training support to the Royal Artillery from Larkhill since 1984 and is unique in this ro... read more

16 Regiment Royal Artillery

16 Regiment Royal Artillery

We are based in Thorney Island. We are an Air Defence Regiment currently operating Rapier FSC which will be replaced with Sky Sabre, a new equipment.... read more

19 Regiment Royal Artillery

19 Regiment Royal Artillery

19th Regt RA is based in Larkhill, Wiltshire. We are organised into Fire Support Teams (FSTs) to FIND the enemy and our 3 x AS90 batteries provide the... read more

26 Regiment Royal Artillery

26 Regiment Royal Artillery

26 Regt RA is based at Larkhill, Wiltshire and is the Precision Fires Regiment equipped with the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) and Exac... read more

29 Commando Royal Artillery

29 Commando Royal Artillery

We are based on the South West coast and enjoy the unique role of supporting the Royal Marines in the amphibious assault and arctic specialist roles.... read more

32 Regiment Royal Artillery

32 Regiment Royal Artillery

32 Regiment RA, are based in Larkhill, Wiltshire. The  Army's first armoured aviation regiment that operates Mini Unmanned Aerial Systems (MUAS)... read more

47 Regt RA

47 Regt RA

47 Regiment RA is based in Larkhill, Wiltshire. We are equipped with Tactical Unmanned Air System (TUAS). WATCHKEEPER UAS (WK) is a strip launched unm... read more

101 Regt RA

101 Regt RA

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103 Regt RA

103 Regt RA

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Kings Tp, RHA

Kings Tp, RHA

We are Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery and are stationed in Woolwhich, London. Known as The 'Troop' we are a mounted unit and all... read more

Honourable Artillery Company

Honourable Artillery Company

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106 Regt RA

106 Regt RA

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105 Regt RA

105 Regt RA

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104 Regt RA

104 Regt RA

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Batteries

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Original Title: Ord's Company, Royal Artillery
Present Title: 5 Gibraltar (1779-83) Battery, Royal Artillery
Status: Active
Date: 1749
Website: http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24667.aspx
5 Battery was formed in 1749, and is the tenth most senior battery, and the senior battery in The Scottish Gunners. The battery holds the double distinction of the honour title ‘Gibraltar 1779-1783’, granted belatedly in 1934, and the Croix de Guerre, awarded following the actions on the 27th May 1918 in support of the French south of the River Aisne. All members of the battery wear the ribbon of the Croix de Guerre.

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Great Gunners

Col Albert Borgard, The first Colonel of the Royal Artillery

Col Albert Borgard, The first Colonel of the Royal Artillery

Year: 1716
Rank/Regt: Foundation of The Royal Regiment of Artillery. Prior to 1716, trains of artillery were raised for specific campaigns; the guns were manned by minimally trained gun detachments and commanded by a master gunner; they were dependent on non-combatant carters and their horses for movement. By the early 18th Century, the shortcomings of this system were well known. Under these terms, in 1704, a siege company of artillery was raised in London to man the defences of Gibraltar and a field company to support the Minorca garrison; these were subsequently subsumed within the Royal Artillery. The difficulties in raising a Train of Artillery in a timely manner to meet the threat of the 1715 Jacobite Rising may have been the catalyst to the formation of a regular Train of Artillery. A Royal Warrant dated 26 May 1716 authorised the establishment of a permanently manned Train of Artillery of two companies at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich under the Board of Ordnance. It was renamed Royal Artillery in 1722 when the Gibraltar and Minorca Trains of Artillery were integrated within the Royal Artillery. Col Albert Borgard, a Dane, was appointed the first Colonel of the Royal Artillery; and Lt Col, subsequently Lt Gen, Jonas Watson became Chief Bombardier of England; he was also Master Gunner of Whitehall and St James's Park from 1710 to 1741.