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The Wessex Gunners

We are one of two Regiments in the Royal Artillery who provide the British Army's 'eye in the sky' in support of Land Forces on operations.

32 Regiment RA

32 Regiment RA

Since 2003, 32 Regiment RA has continuously had some of its personnel and equipment deployed on operations in either Iraq and / or Afghanistan, flying Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). These aircraft provide Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) and live video feeds (Full Motion Video – FMV) to a host of supported organisations, including various Headquarters, Infantry Battlegroups and UK Special Forces.

Motivated soldiers

As the demand for IMINT products and FMV has grown, so has the requirement for high calibre, intelligent and motivated soldiers to pilot our various Aircraft and to assist in interpreting the raw imagery it collects.

Our soldiers are trained to fly one of three different Unmanned Air Systems; regularly deploying to North America, Africa and the Middle East for training exercises. We are at the cutting edge of both operations and military technology and a wholly unique, specialised Regiment within the British Army.

32 Regiment Equipment

Unmanned Air System (UAS) - Watchkeeper

The Army’s next generation of Unmanned Air System (UAS) - Watchkeeper - is now fully operational in Afghanistan.

Desert Hawk III

Desert Hawk III is a small man-portable UAS surveillance system which provides essential day and night aerial video reconnaissance.
Desert Hawk III - With a flight time of approximately one hour can fly almost anywhere within a 15 km radius of its ground control station usually based on the front line with the Infantry.

Desert Hawk

Watchkeeper

Watchkeeper provides intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability. This it conducts from an operating altitude of up to 16,000 ft, for duration of 1616 hours. The air vehicle is capable of carrying a range of sensors including day and night cameras and surveillance radars and transmits to ground troops

Watchkeeper has successfully deployed in Afghanistan and continues its development with live flying in the south of England and Wales.

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32 Regiment Batteries

22 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery

22 Battery won it's Battle Honour during the great siege of Gibraltar 1779 to 1783.

The garrison, about 7000 men, faced the constant hazards of disease and starvation, withstood successive attacks from fire ships, heavy bombardment and battering ships, an enemy, which numbered over 40,000. The morale of the Garrison was sustained throughout by the commanders unremitting and resolute handling of the rock’s defence.

22 Battery

18 (Quebec 1759) Battery

Formed at Woolwich on the 1st January 1759, equipped with the six pounder guns, as one of two Companies raised to capture the city of Quebec.

The force assembled at Louisburg, successfully navigating the uncharted St Lawrence River led by James Cook.
The artillery bombardment of Quebec began, the 2 British field guns held their own against the French.

Regarded as one of the most significant battles in British history.

18 Battery

57 (Bhurtpore) Battery

The battery marched on the city of Bhurtpore breaching the city walls and storming the inner citadel.

They fought in the action at Maharajpore, in the Gwalior campaign and were present at the Battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sobraon during the campaign in Sutlej in the First Sikh War.

In 1876, the battery was posted back to the UK and awarded the title of 'Bhurtpore' to commemorate the battle and 150 years of service

57 Battery

46 (Talavera) Battery

The battery was deployed with the Duke of Wellington to defend Britain’s partner, the Portuguese against an attack by Napoleon’s Army. The battery gained its Honour title during The Battle of Talavera,

Deployed as part of an Army comprising of approximately 54,000 men and 30 guns and being out numbered 2-1 and taking severe casualties, the Allies successfully forced the French forces to retreat.

46 Battery

32 Regiment Location

32 Regiment Location

32 Regiment

Roberts Barracks, Larkhill, SP4 8QU

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