In every battle for over 300 years - Ubique
The Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army. We're responsible for finding the enemy using a variety of high-tech equipment and then when we need to, striking them using everything from explosive shells to advanced precision rockets.
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26 May 1716
We specialise in a vast number of trade areas which makes the Gunners one of the most diverse units, with lots of opportunities. Many of the trades found across the Army can be followed in the Royal Artillery - they range from:
- Gun Operators
- Missile Operators
- Drone Operators and Pilots
- Mounted Horse Gunners
- High Tech Target Surveillance Operators
"Everywhere" - this is our motto.
Some of the countries we have a military presence are:
- Northern Ireland
Our family is as diverse as our equipment and capability. People from an array of cultures and social backgrounds operate our high tech equipment with professionalism.
The quality of a Gunner is achieved through investment in training and educating our soldiers; something we take great pride in.
RHQ Royal Artillery, Larkhill Garrison
The heart of the Gunners is located in Larkhill on the edge of Salisbury Plain, having moved from our historic home of Woolwich. Our presence today stretches across the UK, from Scotland and the North East, to Plymouth and the South coast.
With the majority of our units in the South we offer great stability.
The Royal Artillery Historical Society (RAHS) exists to encourage and promote an interest in the organisation, equipment and history of the Royal Artillery (RA) in particular and gunnery in general. Membership is open to all serving and retired, regular and reserve and volunteer ranks of the RA. Applications from others for affiliate membership of the society should be made in writing to the secretary and supported in writing by a full member. The subscription is £15 per year.
Society Address: The RAHS Secretary, Royal Artillery Historical Society, Royal Artillery Institution, Artillery House, Royal Artillery Barracks, Larkhill, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 8QT
We have been involved in almost every battle and operation the Army has fought in its 300 year history.
We are no longer granted battle honours, instead have the motto ‘Ubique’ which means “everywhere” and our colours are our guns. On parade our guns are right of the line, as the senior Regiment.
26 May - Royal Warrant by King George I raises two regular companies of artillery.
King William IV gives to the Regiment the motto 'Ubique'.
Gunners reach their peak, with over a million soldiers in a thousand artillery regiments.
The Royal Artillery in its many roles on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
26 May - Royal Review in the presence of HM The Queen to celebrate our 300th birthday.
Gunners still deployed around the world on operations providing Combat Support.
Roberts Barracks, Larkhill Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 8QE
Albermarle Barracks, Newcastle NE15 0RF
4 Regt RA
Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorks, YO7 3EY
5 Regt RA
Marne Barracks, Catterick, Richmond, North Yorks, DL10 7NP
7 Para Regt RHA
Merville Barracks, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT
12 Regt RA
Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8DH
The King's Tp RHA
King George VI Lines, Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, SE18 4BB
14 Regt RA
Royal Artillery Barracks, Larkhill, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 9HE
16 Regt RA
Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, PO10 8DH
19 Regt RA
Purvis Lines Larkhill Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 8QE
26 Regt RA
Purvis Lines, Larkhill Salisbury
29 Cdo Regt RA
The Royal Citadel, Plymouth PL1 2PD
32 Regt RA
Roberts Barracks, Larkhill, SP4 8QU
47 Regt RA
Horne Barracks, Larkhill, SP4 8QE
Finsbury Barracks, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ
101 Regt RA
Napier Armoury, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, NE8 4HX
103 Regt RA
Jubilee Barracks, Prescot Road, St Helens, WA10 3UB
104 Regt RA
Raglan Barracks, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5XE
105 Regt RA
Artillery House, 301 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LA
106 Regt RA
Napier House, Baring Road, Grove Park London SE12 0BH
Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London SE18 4BB
Training to lead: Airborne gunners are put through their paces
A soldier from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery who suffered a broken neck when she risked her life to save others was remarkably back in the saddle for the accession day gun salute in The Green Park in London.
The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery have left the noise and confines of London behind and headed to the North Norfolk Coast for equestrian and military training