CLOSE SUPPORT AIR DEFENCE
We specialise in delivering vital Close Support Air Defence to the UK’s manoeuvre forces, providing protection to critical assets from a range of airborne threats.
Specialist trade areas:
We are also the premier sporting regiment within the Royal Artillery.
Estonia: Deployed to provide Close Support Air Defence to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics.
Canada: Supporting operational brigades as they conduct large scale manoeuvre training.
USA: Working with US partners to provide Close Range Air Defence in a coalition environment.
Hungary: Working with NATO allies to develop joint Close Range Air Defence tactics and techniques.
Kenya: Supporting light-role operational brigades as they conduct dismounted infantry training.
Past deployments: 12th Regiment Royal Artillery has been involved in every major operational deployment, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and every major exercise for the past 20 years.
Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire
The jewel in the crown of Royal Artillery locations, Thorney Island is located on the South coast of England and forms part of the beautiful Chichester harbour. Only 10 miles East along the coast from Portsmouth city centre, it is the only Royal Artillery camp to boast its own sandy beach!