The Scottish Gunners
19th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Scottish Gunners) were formed in 1900 as 17 Brigade Royal Field Artillery and was renumbered 19th Regiment in 1947. Although, the individual batteries were formed in the 1700s.
It has been extensively involved on operations since the First World War including World War Two in mainland Europe (where 28 Battery was the first to fire), Tunisia and Italy. Since then the Regiment has served in; Korea, Hong Kong, Aden, Bosnia, Cyprus, Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Most recently, the Regiment returned from Op HERRICK 16 in Afghanistan. This deployment marked 10 years of involvement on operations in Afghanistan.
The Regiment provides offensive joint fire support to 12 Mechanized Brigade, co-ordinating mortars, artillery, guided missiles, close air support and attack helicopter fires.
Currently consisting of three AS90 batteries and a total of five tactical groups, the Regiment will soon gain a precision fires capability to enable long range targeting.
Location and Recruitment areas
Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, Hants, SP9 7AS. We recruit from Highlands, Grampian, Tayside, Fife, Central and Argyll.
19 RA Welfare Team
Major Paul Tolley heads up the regimental welfare team, which is split between Larkhill and Tidworth. If you are a serving soldier, family member or spouse, the team will be the main point of contact for welfare related issues.