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The Royal Artillery

A to Z Member List
24 Missile Nominal Roll
24 Missile Photo Albums
Making of 24 Missile
24th Missile Regiment Reunions
Woolwich Ceasefire
B.C's of 24th Missile Regiment RA
Something about 24 Missile Regiment
Battle of Kabul 1842
The Last Live Fire Of The Honest John Missile 1977
Movies of Missiles
24 Medium Regt
The H.J Missile Regiment 's Links
Honest-John Live Missile
Corporal Missile
Nuclear Fallout
Camp's , Officers & R.S.M's of 24 Missile Regt
Battery History's
What is a Battery
Honest John Missile
Training Regiments
51 Kabul Battery
Ireland (Trng) 51 Kabul Bty
Disbandment of 24 Missile Regt
The Original 3 Missile Regiments
Regiments & battalions of the British Army
The Royal Artillery
Artillery uniforms, clothing & wives
Historical Info & War.
The American Support
Amalgamation. Lance, what could have been 50 Missile
Military Academy & Monarchy
British and Proud
The Downfall Of Hitler
Bty Bar Songs
Rank Recognition
W.W ll Posters
39 Regiment RA
Last Post
How The Last Post Became
Ex 24 / 2 Heavy Bty Website

      Royal Regiment of Artillery

          Master Gunners                

List of Master Gunners

Whitehall & St. James's Park

Captain Thomas Silver


Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Watson


St James's Park

Lieutenant Colonel James Deal


Captain Joseph Brome


Held by an NCO


Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Walton


Lieutenant General Sir John McLeod GCH


Major General Sir Alexander Dixon KCH


General Sir Robert Gardiner GCB KCH


Field Marshal Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross GCB


General William Wylde CB


General Sir John Bloomfield GCB


General Poole Valency England


General Sir John St. George GCB


General Sir Collingwood Dickson VC GCB


Field Marshal The Earl Roberts VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE


General Sir Robert Biddulph GCB GCMG


Major General Sir Francis William Ward CB


General Sir Edward Francis Chapman KCB


General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG


Field Marshal The Lord Milne GCB GCMG DSO


Field Marshal The Viscount Alanbrooke KG GCB OM GCVO DSO


General Sir Cameron Nicholson GCB KBE DSO MC


General Sir Robert Mansergh GCB KBE MC


Field Marshal Sir Geoffrey Baker GCB CMG CBE MC


General Sir Harry Tuzo GCB OBE MC


General Sir Thomas Morony KCB OBE


General Sir Martin Farndale KCB


Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO


General Sir Alex Harley KBE CB


The above information is correct and was sent to me by..
Alix Baker,  His Father been
Field Marshal Sir Geoffrey Baker .
Alix Baker is a Artist Painter....

                         The Royal Artillery

   By Royal Warrant of King George I in 1716, two companies of Artillery were formed at Woolwich. In April of 1722 these joined with Companies in
      Gibraltar and the island of Minorca to form the Royal Regiment of
      Artillery. By 1757 there were 24 Companies divided into 2 Battalions. The
      Regiment continued to grow so that by 1771 there were 4 Battalions on
      In the year of 1793 the Royal Horse Artillery was formed.
      In 1833, by the Royal Warrant of King William IV, the Battle honours and
      motto:- UBIQUE (Everywhere) followed by
      (Whither Right and Glory Lead) were granted to the Regiment.
      By 1861 the regiments strength consisted of 29 Batteries of Royal Horse
      Artillery, 73 Field Batteries and 88 Garrison Batteries.
      In 1899, by Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria, the Royal Garrison Artillery
      was established as a separate corps, although in 1924 it was reunited with
      the Field Regiments to become the Royal Artillery.
      During the Great War (1914-1918) approximately 900,000 men, a quarter of
      the whole Army. In 1947 all Batteries except those of the Royal Horse
      Artillery were placed on a single roll. Since the end of the Second World
      War, major reorganisation has resulted in the Coast Artillery being
      disbanded, the Anti Tank role being discontinued and the Anti Aircraft
      Command abolished.

Traditions of the Royal Artillery
 The Royal Horse Artillery,
when on parade with its guns, takes precedence over all other Regiments and Corps of the British Army.  Otherwise the precedence is LG and RHG/D, RHA, RAC, RA followed by other Arms and Services.
The Colours of the Royal Regiment of Artillery are its Guns or Guided Weapons.  When on parade on Ceremonial occasions the Guns and Guided Weapons are to be accorded the same compliments as the Standards, Guidons and Colours of the Cavalry and Infantry.
Mottoes and Arms. 
The Regimental Mottoes and Arms were granted by King William IV in 1832.
Ubique - Everywhere,
Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt - Where Right and Glory lead.
A general Regimental Order was published in 1833 which stated that the word 'Ubique' was to be substituted in lieu of all other terms of distinction hitherto borne on any part of the Dress of Appointments, throughout the whole Regiment.  The motto 'Ubique' thus took the place of all battle honours conferred on the Regiment prior to that date and all which have been earned by the regiment since then.  The Regiment proudly refers to 'Ubique' as its Battle Honour.
The Coat of Arms of the Regiment is the Royal Arms and Supporters over a gun with the mottoes Ubique and Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt on scrolls above and below the gun.
The Regimental Tie is a zigzag red line on a blue background.  The line represents the lightning which, according to legend, killed Dioscorus in retribution for beheading his daughter Barbara for refusing to marry a heathen suitor.  Before her death she turned to Christianity and was later canonized.  In the early ages St Barbara was frequently invoked to grant safety during thunderstorms and on the advent of artillery, became the Patron Saint of Gunners.
Regimental Marches. 
The Following Regimental marches may be played at concerts, guest nights 'At Homes' and similar occasions in the order given. 
When only one Regimental march is played the Royal Artillery Slow March is to be used.
The Royal Artillery Quick March (from 1983 to date) - an arrangement of the British Grenadier and the Voice of the Guns.

The Regimental Trot Past - The Keel Row.

The Regimental Gallop Past - Bonnie Dundee.

The Royal Artillery Slow March (from c.1836 to date).
The Royal Artillery Standard (Approved in 1947) is for ceremonial use only, and is flown by RA Headquarters and formations, units and sub units during visits by Royalty and the Master Gunner, the representative Colonel Commandant and the DRA.  When flown at a Regimental Headquarters the Regimental Number is inserted in white Arabic numerals in the lower portion.
Regimental Flag. 
The Regimental Flag is flown for day-to-day use at Headquarters but is not carried on parade.
Trumpet Calls. 
The following trumpet calls are authorised for the Royal Artillery:
The RA Regimental Call
The RHA Regimental Call
The King's Troop RHA Call
Honour Titles. 
Honour Titles may be granted to individual batteries to commemorate exceptional acts of service by the unit or a major part thereof.  they are not to be confused with Battle Honours such as are conferred on cavalry and infantry regiments.
Affiliations and Bonds of Friendship.  The Royal Regiment of Artillery has alliances with the Artilleries of other nations and affiliations with other regiments and naval ships.  Some batteries are able to wear honorary distinctions in recognition of services in the field.
The Royal Artillery Collect. 
 The Royal Artillery Collect may be used on occastions when appropriate.
Lord Jesus Christ, who dost everywhere lead Thy people in the way of righteousness, vouchsafe so to lead the Royal Regiment of Artillery that wherever we serve, on land or sea or in the air, we may win the glory of doing Thy will.
Gun salutes are fired at set saluting stations as laid down in Queen's Regulations for the Army.  On other appropriate occasions a Feu-de-Joie may be fired when authorised.
The Royal Artillery Prayer. 
O Lord Jesus Christ,
Who dost everywhere lead thy people in the way of righteousness,
Vouchsafe so as to lead the Royal Regiment of Artillery,
That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in the air,
We may win the glory of doing thy will