Its primary role is to provide combat support to heavy armour formations. While Thomas’ Army Book contains a lot of useful information, I would need to order his service record from the Ministry of Defence to research his service career in-depth. For the period 1716 to 1877 Battery Records of the Royal Artillery compiled by MES Laws (two volumes: Volume 1, 1716-1859 and Volume 2, 1859-1877, published in 1952 and 1970), is a comprehensive guide to battery stations that also helps navigate the frequent renumberings that took place. Gnr. Gnr. £4.99. If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small 9th Gurkha Rifles (Columns 49 & 94) 2nd Btn. 20230 people in our Post WW2 records. Capt. There were various types of regiment within the Royal Artillery. 00 £30.00 £30.00. (d.26th Jul 1944). Call us now: 07958 293 945. . Home. TA duplicate units were granted their subsidiary titles in February 1942. It was mobilised and at action stations, manning its guns to defend Belfast, before war was declared on 3 September 1939. (d.23rd August 1945), Tudor Thomas Willism. Equipped with the AS90 self-propelled gun, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery is capable of delivering indirect fire support at ranges of up to 24.7 kilometres. Please be aware that the records do not catalogue all soldiers who enlisted. WW2 Royal Artillery Regiment SMALL Beret Cap Badge - BUTTONS LTD Makers Mark £14.99. Their numbers were extrem… Tags. The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery or the Gunners, provides firepower, surveillance and target acquisition for the British Army. Kindle Edition £0.00 £ 0. [1][205], The following anti-aircraft searchlight (S/L) regiments served with the Royal Artillery during the period. At its peak during the Second World War, there were over one million men serving in 960 gunner regiments and at the end of the War, the RA was larger than the Royal Navy. Filter by Surname: Save This Unit Unit Saved Share this Unit The Royal Regiment of Artillery, is generally known as the Royal Artillery and is nicknamed the Gunners. In November 1961 it was re-titled 2nd Airportable Regiment Royal Artillery, and joined 3rd Division in Cyprus equipped with pack Howitzer. E 14638. FREE Delivery by Amazon. Affiliated Organisations. Bedford Horace Charles. The Royal Horse Artillery followed the RFA model of batteries and brigades. 5 out of 5 stars (1) Total ratings 1, £4.95 New. . For members with a direct interest in the Korean War, you might care to know that Pen & Sword Military Books are to publish my memoirs of the two major battles fought in Korea, the Imjin River Battle, 22-26 April 1951, and the Third Hook Battle,28-31 May 1953, the latter battle during my second tour in Korea. 00. World War Two British Army militaria for sell London. The 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve), was founded in the wake of the Munich crisis, and recruited mainly in the spring of 1939 from young men of the City and District of Belfast. The Colours represent pride in the Regiment, so the guns are protected and retained at all costs. Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery. previous. Go to next slide - Best selling. The Royal Horse Artillery was armed with light, mobile, horse-drawn guns that provided firepower in support of the cavalry and in practice supplemented the Royal Field Artillery. For R.A. Battalion 2, Nos. The History of the 7th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery during World War II, 1939-1945 Compiled by J. Royal Artillery Museum. (d.15th March 1944), Gaskarth James Albert. RAHS. Ending 5 Jan at 12:32PM GMT 6d 12h. The History of 11th (Essex) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery; A Short Account of 58 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery (4 Medium Regiment R.A.), 1939-1955; The History of the 61st Medium Regiment R.A. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regiments_of_the_Royal_Artillery_1938–47 please [1][15], Regiments of mobile heavy guns for employment in the field. We would like to obtain digital copies of any documents or photographs relating to WW2 you may have at home. (d.28th Oct 1943), Edmunds Edward P.. Dvr. The Royal Regiment of Artillery is the artillery arm of the British Army and has been in official service since 1716. The Museums. Personalised Recipient Name11ozs Mug & Coaster Set Royal Artillery "the Gunners" £12.50 New. 5th Duke of Wellington's at Regiments.org. To receive free postage and packaging (within the UK) ... All images courtesy of the Royal Artillery Historical Trust - RAHT. next. ROYAL ARTILLERY WW2 ECONOMY / PLASTIC / BAKELITE CAP BADGE . The guns of the Royal Artillery are the Regiment's Colours, in the same way that the flags and guidons of infantry regiments are theirs, leading them into battle. Add to Basket. Despite the name, the unit actually comprises several regiments. (d.3rd November 1943), Hendry James Hall Wilson. These included : - HQ ROYAL ARTILLERY, 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION - 17 (HIGHLAND) FIELD REGIMENT - 23 (HIGHLAND) FIELD REGIMENT - 75 (HIGHLAND) FIELD REGIMENT - 51 (HIGHLAND) ANTI-TANK REGIMENT - 1 ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY … . We are 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. He told my grandfather to try and join the Royal Artillery so at to avoid the horrors he had experienced. (d.13th Oct 1944), Hardstone Abraham. Want to know what life was like during the War? 4th Regiment Royal Artillery exists to provide combat support to both Infantry and Cavalry Regiments. Until the early 18th century, the majority of British regiments were raised for specific campaigns and disbanded on completion. For details of movements and battles, click through to the Divisions concerned. Royal Artillery depots, training and home defence units. This list of regiments of the Royal Artillery covers the period from 1938 ,when the RA adopted the term 'regiment' rather than 'brigade' for a lieutenant-colonel's command comprising two or more batteries, to 1947 when all RA regiments were renumbered in a single sequence. As depot or training units; 2. Gnr. 1-628 Battalion 3, see Miscellaneous 628 and 629. 'S/A' indicates an established Regular or TA unit placed in 'suspended animation' (as opposed to disbandment), Traditionally the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) provided highly mobile light field guns to support cavalry formations. 23/9/1939 to 29/5/1940 length of service 249 days Royal Artillery Home 30/5/1940 to 13/4/1942 length of service 1year 319 days Royal Artillery … Helping people find out more about their relatives wartime experiences since 1999 by (d.16th June 1944), Lofthouse Raymond. 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