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Honourable Artillery Company

The HAC has a demanding and vital role in the British Army. Its soldiers are trained as surveillance and target acquisition specialists with skills in covert intelligence gathering, communications and logistics.
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the Reserve Forces only dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Regiment. This cutting edge role sees the soldiers and officers of the HAC challenged both physically and mentally in order to seek, to find and to strike the enemy in whatever form he may take. The light and base ISTAR roles see the regiment deploying, complex and sensitive surveillance equipment enabling a 24/7 watching brief to be maintained prior to cueing strike assets.

Some tasks still require tough, determined and physically robust soldiers. As a surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) patrol soldier you will be expected to pass a physically demanding course in order to prepare you for working as part of a small, self-sustaining team, patrolling outside the wire for long periods of time in order to find, fix and on occasion strike the enemy where he least expects it.

Whichever career you choose either as a technical surveillance operator or as patrol soldier you will need to be intelligent, determined and robust. If you meet this challenge the rewards are great.


As the oldest regiment in the British Army and its home and roots in the City of London, the HAC maintains 476 years of heritage and tradition.

The regiment provides ceremonial gun salutes at the Tower of London, Guards of Honour at Guildhall for State occasions and takes part in the annual Lord Mayor’s Show.

Ceremonial duties provide an opportunity to play their part in the on-going history of the City of London.


Meet the Team

The Regimental Recruitment Officer is Captain Tim Bradshaw; a patrol soldier who has been on a number of operational tours including 2 tours of Afghanistan.

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month you are invited to the HAC to meet the team. You will be given a presentation, and an opportunity to ask any questions.

If you have any queries about joining the regiment telephone the HAC’s Recruiting Office on 020 7448 0703.


Regimental Life

We maintain a train hard, fight hard, play hard ethos.  We regularly take part in adventurous training expeditions from sky diving to off-piste skiing and mountaineering. The regiment competes at Army level alongside its regular counter parts in a number of challenging sports.

The HAC also hosts a significant number of social events throughout the year; these include the infamous Summer and Winter balls.

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