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1 Regt RHA

1 Regt RHA

PROVIDE ARMOURED ARTILLERY SUPPORT 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery is an armoured artillery regiment.  Its primary role is to provide combat... read more

3 Regt RHA

3 Regt RHA

THE LIGHT GUN Equipped with 105mm Light Gun, 3rd Regiment RHA provide agile, mobile and quick artillery support as part of the adaptive force. The L... read more

4 Regt RA

4 Regt RA

REGIMENTAL LIFE 4th Regiment Royal Artillery exists to provide combat support to both Infantry and Cavalry Regiments. We have a proud and successful... read more

5 Regt RA

5 Regt RA

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7 Para RHA

7 Para RHA

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12 Regt RA

12 Regt RA

CLOSE SUPPORT AIR DEFENCE We specialise in delivering vital Close Support Air Defence to the UK’s manoeuvre forces, providing protection to cri... read more

14 Regt RA

14 Regt RA

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16 Regt RA

16 Regt RA

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19 Regt RA

19 Regt RA

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26 Regt RA

26 Regt RA

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29 Cdo RA

29 Cdo RA

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32 Regt RA

32 Regt RA

ACTIVE FROM - 1939 ROLE - REACTIVE FORCE SPECIALISM - FIND-TRACK read more

47 Regt RA

47 Regt RA

THE ARMY'S TACTICAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (TUAS) REGIMENT 47th Regiment Royal Artillery is the Army’s only Regiment able to fly the Watchkeep... read more

101 Regt RA

101 Regt RA

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103 Regt RA

103 Regt RA

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Kings Tp, RHA

Kings Tp, RHA

MOUNTED CEREMONIAL BATTERY As Her Majesty’s Mounted Ceremonial Battery, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery role includes the firing o... read more

Honourable Artillery Company

Honourable Artillery Company

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106 Regt RA

106 Regt RA

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105 Regt RA

105 Regt RA

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104 Regt RA

104 Regt RA

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Batteries

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19/12

Niagara Day

Original Title: Godwin's Company, Royal Artillery
Present Title: 52 (Niagara) Battery, Royal Artillery
Status: SA
Date: 1779
The company deployed to Canada in 1790 they distinguished themselves particularly on two occasions: the capture of Fort Niagara and the fierce engagement of Lundy’s Lane. Fort Niagara was a turning point in a victorious campaign resulting in the company being granted the honour ‘Niagara’ The battery cipher depicts the Strong House, which was the main building and area of stiffest resistance within Fort Niagara. Though Fort Niagara was ceded to the United States after the Treaty of Paris ended the American War of Independence in 1783, the region remained effectively under British control for thirteen years. Only after signing of the Jay Treaty did American forces occupy the fort in 1796. In the interim, United Empire Loyalists fleeing persecution in the new USA were given land grants, typically 200 acres (81 ha) per inhabitant in Upper Canada, and some were sustained in the early years partly by aid from the military stores of the fort. During the War of 1812 the fort's guns sank the Provincial Marine schooner Seneca on 21 November 1812. British forces captured the fort on the night of 19 December 1813 in retaliation for the burning of Niagara nine days earlier. The British held the fort for the remainder of the war until they relinquished it under the terms of the Treaty of Ghent. It has remained in US custody ever since.

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Great Gunners

Lt Col Harry Schofield VC

As BK 66 Battery RFA, Capt Harry Schofield was in the wagon lines, which were in dead ground 400 metres behind the gun lines.  When the exposed gun line was neutralised by a Boer infantry attack, he along with Capt Walter Congreve RB and Lt Frederick Roberts RB decided to recover the guns. Capt Harry Schofield took part in the first attempt and helped to recover two of the guns. [He was originally awarded a DSO but, 18 months later, when serving as an ADC, it was upgraded to VC.] As a driver, Cpl George Nurse was in the wagon lines which were in dead ground 400 metres behind the gun lines. When the exposed gun line was neutralised by devastating Boer shell and small arms fire, he assisted Capt Harry Schofield RA, Capt Walter Congreve RB and Lt Frederick Roberts RB prepare a limber team in attempt to recover some guns. When Lt Frederick Roberts, the son of FM Lord Roberts, fell badly wounded; Cpl George Nurse, although wounded, dashed out and carried Lt Frederick Roberts back to the safety of the wagon lines.
Year: 1899
Rank/Regt: 66 Battery RFA, now 159 (Colenso) Battery RA