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Unit History: Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Regiment Royal Horse Artillery The Royal Horse Artillery was formed in 1793 at Goodwood in Sussex. It is part of the Royal Artillery Corps in the British Army. There are four seperate regiments that wear the cypher of the Royal Horse Artillery. These are the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillry, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and 7th (Parachute) Royal Horse Artillery.

A posting in the Royal Horse Artillery is regarded as prestigious and an advancement in a soldier’s career. It has provided the Queen’s Guard on three occasions in 1979, 1989 and 2007. The King’s Troop also provides the Queen’s Life Guard for three weeks in August every summer.

Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

"...3 Rifle Companies, a Mortar Company, a Recce Company and a Headquarter Company. 1 PARA will leave 16 Brigade in 2006 when they take up their new role as the Joint Special Forces Support Group, based at St Athan in South Wales. 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (7 PARA RHA) The role of providing indirect fire support belongs to 7 PARA RHA. It is equipped with the 105mm light gun and is organised into three Batteries of six guns each. The light gun is a versatile and dependable piece..."
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"...in Afghanistan have been forced to draw on troops from other regiments and even foreign armies to make up for widespread troop shortfalls. According to recently disclosed MoD statistics, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery have had to borrow troops from other regiments and armies in order to overcome troop shortfalls and high numbers of un-deployable soldiers. The 3 regiments have taken 260 troops from other battalions including 20 from the..."
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"...of soldiers killed in Afghanistan being returned to the UK. Her daughter Kerry, 38, is a staff sergeant in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal, and her husband David Lewis, 40, is a captain in the regiment. Mrs Callaghan’s son Sean, 40, is in the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. “The soldiers who are out in Afghanistan believe completely in what they are doing there,” said Mrs Callaghan, who has two step-grandsons also in the Army. “When they joined up, they knew there was a possibility they may..."
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"Looking for old members of the Radar Troops that served with 49 Field Regiment RA and 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in the years 1976 - 1995. Reason for the search is to swell the numbers attending the re-union,there are a lot of people out there who could and should get in touch to see how the people they served with have changed or not as the case may be.on. "
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"Looking for old members of the Radar Troops that served with 49 Field Regiment RA and 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in the years 1976 - 1995. Reason for the search is to swell the numbers attending the re-union,there are a lot of people out there who could and should get in touch to see how the people they served with have changed or not as the case may be.on. "
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