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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.

Also known as the Gunners, the Royal Artillery are everywhere across the battlefield, providing the British Army with its eyes, ears and firepower. Using high-tech surveillance devices and un-crewed aircraft, we find the enemy and monitor them before striking decisively. We do this by co-ordinated use of our guns, rockets and missiles, the Army’s attack helicopters and other weapons, including fast jets, and even the guns of Royal Navy ships.

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

The Royal Artillery has 14 Regular and seven Reserve regiments. Go to their specific pages to learn more about them individually, as well as the diversity and scale of the Royal Artillery (the links are at the top of this page).

Current Deployment

The Royal Artillery motto is Ubique - meaning Everywhere. This reflects that the Gunners have been in every British Army battle and deployment for over 300 years - and we still are.  The British Army will never deploy without its Royal Artillery.

Current deployments:

  • Poland
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Cyprus
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Falkland Islands

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.

The Royal Artillery has 14 Regular and seven Reserve regiments. Go to their specific pages to learn more about them individually, as well as the diversity and scale of the Royal Artillery (the links are at the top of this page).

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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Over the Bank Holiday Weekend (May 4-May 6), the Royal Artillery were pleased to host Exercise Ubique Hunter 24, our annual Army Cadets UK competition at Larkhill.

The cadets rotated through stands representing trades and skills from across the Gunners across the three days - well done to Army Cadets from Isle Of Man for coming top overall.


Royal Artillery Gunner Magazine

Royal Artillery Gunner Magazine is a bi-monthly edition, the editor is Miss Cheryl Bolla.

You can contact her on 01980 845652 or there is a subscriptions number 01980 634204. Alternatively you can email [email protected]

In Gunner you will find the latest news and articles about the wide range of activities that our serving and retired family get up to. The magazine is hosted through the RAA website. There is also an interactive version hosted on Defence Gateway.

Link to Magazine via RAA

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Royal Artillery Journal

Royal Artillery Journal

The Journal is a quarterly magazine, the editor is Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Nigel Cooke.

You can contact him via Telephone on 01980 845241
or Email [email protected]

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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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Lance Bombardier Abbie Robinson Wyss

She began her career as a King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) Mounted Gunner, and is celebrating after passing her apprenticeship exams and specialising as a KTRHA Military Farrier.

Lance Bombardier Robinson Wyss, aged 28 from Portland Street, Whitwell said: “I was just so focused on passing and put a lot of pressure on myself to do the best I could but to then realise I had made history by becoming the first female farrier in the British Army was mega, I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet, it’s surreal.

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The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery thrill crowds at the London International Horse Show

For the first time since 2008, The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery performed for crowds at the 2023 London International Horse Show.

The archer artillery system fires against a snowy backdrop

British Gunners take aim and fire Swedish Archer for the first time

British Gunners take aim and fire Swedish Archer for the first time.