Master Gunner, St James's Park
The appointment was instituted in 1678 and originally known as Master Gunner of Whitehall & St James's Park. The earlier Master Gunners were responsible for the artillery defence of Whitehall Palace and the Palace of Westminster.
The appointment of Master Gunner, St James's Park is held by a distinguished Royal Artillery Officer selected by the Queen in her capacity as Captain General, on the advice of the Colonels Commandant of the regiment and has honorary status over all other Commonwealth Artilleries.
List of Master Gunners
Whitehall & St. James's Park
|Captain Thomas Silver||1678–1710|
|Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Watson||1710–1741|