1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery was formed on 1st May 1938, although the individual batteries had existed for some 145 years beforehand. It has been extensively involved in the North African Desert Campaign, Aden, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. It is currently preparing to return to Afghanistan in the summer of 2013.
The Regiment consists of 3 AS90 Gun Batteries, a TAC Battery and an HQ Battery. The Regiment’s job is to provide Offensive Fire Support to the infantry and it does this by embedding Fire Support Teams (FSTs) with the infantry companies or armoured squadrons, who then request the appropriate firepower. This firepower is not just restricted to AS90 (155mm) or Light Gun (105mm) but Mortars, Close Air Support, Guided Missiles and Attack Helicopters. Each Gun Battery has 4 FSTs and can man up to 6 Guns and the TAC Battery consists of 6 FSTs.
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