The Royal Artillery

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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Facts & Figures


Active From

26 May 1716



Royal Artillery




Our Skills

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:

  • Communicators
  • Gun Operators
  • Missile Operators
  • Drone Operators and Pilots
  • Mounted Horse Gunners
  • Parachutists
  • Commandos
  • High Tech Target Surveillance Operators

Current Deployment

"Everywhere" - this is our motto.

Some of the countries we have a military presence are:

  • Estonia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Afghanistan. 

Past deployments

  • Cyprus 
  • Northern Ireland

Our People

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.

Our Location

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.

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Royal Artillery Historical Society (RAHS)

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.

  1. 1716

    26 May - Royal Warrant by King George I raises two regular companies of artillery.

  2. 1832

    King William IV gives to the Regiment the motto 'Ubique'.

  3. 1945

    Gunners reach their peak, with over a million soldiers in a thousand artillery regiments.

  4. 2002-2014

    The Royal Artillery in its many roles on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  5. 2016

    26 May - Royal Review in the presence of HM The Queen to celebrate our 300th birthday.

  6. 2017

    Gunners still deployed around the world on operations providing Combat Support.


  • 1 RHA

    Roberts Barracks, Larkhill Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 8QE

  • 3 RHA

    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

  • HAC

    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


Back in the saddle for amazing Grace

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.

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Royal Horse Artillery exercise in Norfolk

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

Exercise Terminal Strike

A valuable training opportunity for Royal Artillery Joint Terminal Attack Controllers