Unit History: 7 Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery

7 Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
The Airborne Gunners
We deploy alongside the Parachute Regiment; our elite soldiers are trained to parachute into battle with their guns. 7 Para RHA the Armys only parachute light gun regiment, the Airborne Gunners primary role is to provide artillery support to 16 Air Assault Brigade. This demands a high level of training, agility and readiness to deploy on operations. We are organised into Fire Support Teams (FSTs) to find the enemy and our gun batteries provide the firepower for the strike.  Our FSTs use portable gps-lasers, thermal and night vision sights, once the FST has identified the enemy location, our airborne gunners provide the punch where needed across the battlefield.  Guns, mortars, attack helicopters and fast jets are all coordinated by the FST to deliver a devastating strike. We have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Our Batteries
F (Sphinx) Parachute Battery
G Parachute Battery (Mercers Troop)
H Parachute/Headquarters Battery (Ramsays Troop)
I Parachute Battery (Bulls Troop)
V Parachute Battery

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