The Royal Artillery

The Royal Artillery

Men-at-Arms 25
  • Author: W.Y. Carman
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 25
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1973
  • ISBN: 9780850451405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

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. Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many books for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.


Early History The Royal Regiment of Artillery 1714-83 The Napoleonic Wars Royal Artillery in Two World Wars Post-War Years Growth and Development of the Royal Artillery The Plates

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