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The Royal Artillery

In every battle for over 300 years - Ubique

The Royal Artillery - FIND, TRACK and STRIKE at range anywhere, in all weathers and at any time, in order to defeat the enemy. 

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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



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January's edition of Gunner magazine features:

  • All your ticket details for the Royal Artillery Gold Cup
  • Almost fifty years on, two former Gunners reflect
  • Conferment of the Freedom of the City of Manchester
  • St Barbara’s Day celebrated in style
  • Thorney Island 7 Air Defence Group Boxing Night
  • Airman’s Cross Photographer Thomas Fuller
  • Airman’s Cross Memorial Royal Field Artillery
  • And lots more….

Read more here

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The Royal School of Artillery

The Royal School of Artillery is an international Centre of Excellence for Artillery Training. The staff is made up of highly qualified Instructors from the Royal Artillery (RA), several overseas artillery instructors and Civil Servants.

click here for more on the Royal School of Artillery

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Army Training Centre Pirbright

ATC Pirbright delivers the 14-week training course known as the Common Military Syllabus which is completed by all adult recruits (age 17+) when they join the Army. The course is designed to develop individual and team skills in a progressive manner, preparing recruits for their Initial Trade Training, where they learn the specific skills for their chosen Army trade.

click here for more on ATC Pirbright

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


    Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London SE18 4BB

  • 101 Regt RA

    Napier Armoury, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 4HX

  • 101 Regt RA (203 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Cowpen Road, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 5TA

  • 101 Regt RA (204 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Airport Industrial Estate, Beaminster Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 2EF

  • 101 Regt RA (205 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Northfield Gardens , South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE34 6HH

  • 101 Regt RA (205 Battery - Catterick Troop)

    Marne Barracks, Catterick, North Yorkshire DL10 7NP

  • 101 Regt RA (269 Battery)

    Carlton Barracks, Carlton Gate, Leeds LS7 1HE

  • 101 Regt RA (269 Battery - 71 Troop)

    Army Reserve Centre, Manor Top, Hurlfield Road, Sheffield S12 2AN

  • 103 Regt RA (208 Battery)

    The Brigadier Philip Toosey Barracks, Aigburth Road, Liverpool L17 9PH

  • 103 Regt RA (210 Battery)

    Wolseley House, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton WV10 9QR

  • 103 Regt RA (210 Battery - C Troop)

    Army Reserve Centre, Hucknall Lane, Nottingham NG6 8AQ

  • 103 Regt RA (209 Battery HQ Troop)

    Jubilee Barracks, Croppers Hill, St Helens, Saint Helens WA10 3UB

  • 103 Regt RA (209 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Belle Vue Street, Manchester M12 5PW

  • 103 Regt RA (216 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Nelson Street, Bolton BL3 2RW

  • 104 Regt RA (Regt HQ and 217 Battery)

    Raglan Barracks, Allt yr yn View, Newport, NP20 5XE

  • 104 Regt RA (211 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Cwm Cottage Road, Abertillery NP13 1AT

  • 104 Regt RA (211 Battery C Troop)

    Army Reserve Centre, Tŷ Llewellyn, Cardiff CF10 4FG

  • 104 Regt RA (214 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Dancox House, Worcester WR2 5DZ

  • 104 Regt RA (266 Battery)

    The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Avon, Bristol BS8 2LG

  • 104 Regt RA (266 Battery 289 Troop)

    Royal Citadel Plymouth, Lambhay Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PD

  • 105 Regt RA (Regt HQ and 278 Battery, I Troop)

    Artillery House, Redford Barracks, 301 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0LA

  • 105 Regt RA (206 Battery)

    Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, County Down BT23 4EA

  • 105 Regt RA (206 Battery B Troop)

    Army Reserve Centre, Artillery Road, Coleraine BT52 1QL

  • 105 Regt RA (207 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, 369 Crow Road, Glasgow G11 7DG

  • 105 Regt RA (212 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Montrose Road, Arbroath DD11 5JS

  • 105 Regt RA (212 Battery - F Troop)

    Army Reserve Centre, 48 Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 2NH

  • 105 Regt RA (212 Battery - G Troop)

    Fort Charlotte, Lerwick, Fort Charlotte ZE1 0JN

  • 105 Regt RA (278 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Beveridge Square, Livingston EH54 6QF

  • 106 Regt RA (Regt HQ and 265 Battery)

    Napier House, 251 Baring Road, Grove Park, London SE12 0BH

  • 106 Regt RA (295 Battery)

    Army Reserve Centre, Peronne Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth PO3 5LE

  • 106 Regt RA (457 Battery)

    Blighmont Barracks, Millbrook Road West, Southampton SO15 0AJ

Training to lead: Airborne gunners are put through their paces


16 Regiment Royal Artillery welcomes Sky Sabre as their new Regimental Colours

16 Regiment, Royal Artillery received their new colours at a special parade full of pomp and ceremony at Baker Barracks on Thorney Island befitting any regiment accepting new colours into their charge.


Young Gunner takes part in first overseas exercise

A soldier from Warrington in Cheshire has recently taken part in her first overseas exercise since joining the British Army less than a year ago.

Public Duties

Changing of the Guard