The Royal Artillery
Publication Date: June 15, 1973
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The Royal Regiment of Artillery originated in 1716, when two companies of artillery were formed to ensure that a regular force of gunners was readily available. The Regiment expanded rapidly in the 18th century and, since then, has seen service in campaigns worldwide, from the Boer and Crimean wars of the 19th century, to World Wars I and II. Today the Regiment forms a powerful and complex branch of the Army - the only section that has employed nuclear weapons. This book outlines the history, development and uniforms of the Royal Regiment of Artillery up to the late 1960s.
W.Y. Carman, F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., is well known as a military historian and collector of militaria. Among the books and articles he has written on uniforms and weapons are The History of Firearms, British Miitary Uniforms from Contemporary Prints, Indian Army Uniforms (2 vols.) and Headresses of the British Army (2 vols.), as well as contributions to History of the British Army. He has been associated with the Imperial War Museum and National Army Museum for over 20 years, and is a Council Member of the Army Historical Research Society.