The Regiment was originally formed at Woolwich in March 1900 as 28th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
and comprised 122, 123 and 124 Batteries.
After a period of service in both England and Ireland it sailed for
France as part of 5th Division in August 1914. The Brigade took part in virtually every major battle on the Western Front
during the four years of the Great War, including Mons, the Somme offensive of 1916 and Ypres.
On the conclusion
of hostilities in 1918, the Brigade spent a short period in Germany as part of the Rhine Army before returning to the United
Kingdom in 1919. By the end of 1919 the Brigade departed once more for service overseas, on this occasion to Asiatic Turkey.
It returned to Woolwich in 1921 and, as part of the massive reorganisation of the time, was temporarily disbanded.
The Brigade number (but not the original batteries) was reactivated in November 1922 when
37th Brigade, with 1st, 3rd and 5th Batterys became the new 28th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. By the end of 1924 the title
had changed once more to 28th Field Brigade Royal Artillery. 28th Brigade spent the inter war years in various stations, both
at home and abroad including Aldershot and Shorncliffe in England, as well as Meerut and Ferozepore in Northern India until
it was re-titled 28th Field Regiment RA at Jubbulpore in India in 1938.
The Regiment was finally mechanised at Jubbulpore in September of that year when it exchanged
its horses for rather ancient Albion lorries. The 18 pounders were refitted with small, solid wheels with pneumatic tyres.
At the same time the batterys were linked to become 1/5 Battery with 18 pounders and 3/57 Battery armed with the 4.5 inch
The Regiment departed India in August 1940, embarking on HMT Nevassa at Bombay on the 24th
of the month for service in the Middle East. It arrived at Port Sudan with 5th Indian Division some four weeks later. Once
disembarked it was despatched to Eritrea where it was involved in countless battles and actions against the Italians, the
most famous perhaps being that of Keren in 1941. From 1941 to May 1943 the Regiment fought with 5 Indian Division throughout
the campaign in the Western Desert. It took part in many of the principle actions of the period, including Gazala and the
Cauldron in 1942. In July 1943 the Regiment returned once again to India. It was re-titled 28 Jungle Field Regiment and spent
the remainder of the war in action against the Japanese. From the end of the war in 1945 until early 1947 the Regiment carried
out a period of garrison duties in India. They returned briefly to England, where in March 1947 they were retitled 14th Field
Regiment. By the end of the year the Regiment was once again overseas, this time in Hong Kong where it remained until moving
for service in Korea in 1951. Here it fought with the Commonwealth Division until the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Between 1953 and 1971 the Regiment continued to serve worldwide in places as far afield as
Malaya, Hong Kong, Germany and the United Kingdom. As part of yet another Defence Review in the late 1960s, 14th Regiment
was placed in suspended animation in 1971. The Batterys however, survived this fate and were posted to other Regiments. 14
Field Regiment was reformed at Larkhill in December 1984 as the support Regiment for the Royal School of Artillery.
Initially it comprised 1st, 132nd (The Bengal Rocket Troop) and 176th (Abu Klea) Batterys.
Today, as a result of further reorganisation, the Regiment comprises 1st (HQ) Battery, 24 (Irish) Battery and 34 (Seringapatam)