Royal Field Artillery
The Royal Field Artillery (RFA) of the British Army provided close artillery support for the infantry. It came into being when created as a distinct arm of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on 1 July 1899, and was re-amalgamated back into the Regiment proper, along with the Royal Garrison Artillery, in 1924. The Royal Field Artillery was the largest arm of the artillery. It was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was reasonably mobile. It was organised into brigades, attached to divisions or higher formations.
- Ernest Wright Alexander, Victoria Cross recipient
- Geoffrey Vesey Holt, 2nd Lt, son of Sir Vesey Holt, of Mount Mascal, Bexley, Kent & Assistant Scout Master for 1st North Cray Scout Group; killed, aged 19 at 3rd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele on 2 September 1917
- Colin Gubbins (1896–1976), prime mover of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
- Arthur G. Hobbs, driver, Distinguished Conduct Medal recipient
- Dar Lyon (1898–1964). first-class cricketer
- Norman Manley (1893–1969), first Premier of Jamaica, serving from 14 August 1959 to 29 April 1962
- Donald McLeod (1882–1917), represented Scotland at football
- Cecil Patteson Nickalls, D.S.O. (1877-1925), champion polo player who took his own life with a gun on April 7, 1925
- Herbert George Robinson, Bombardier, Distinguished Conduct Medal recipient
- Alfred William Saunders (1888–1930), World War I flying ace
- Garth Neville Walford, Victoria Cross recipient
- Francis Wallington, first recipient of the Military Cross four times
- Clarke 2004, p. 4
- Carman 1973, p. 28
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission - 2nd Lt G V Holt, Royal Field Artillery
- David Frith (2011). Silence Of The Heart: Cricket Suicide. p. 55.
Cecil Patteson Nickalls, who won the DSO while serving in the Royal Field Artillery in the Great War ... representing England at polo against the United States in 1902 ...
- Carman, W.Y. (1973). The Royal Artillery. Volume 25 of Man-at-Arms Series. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-140-X.
- Clarke, Dale (2004). British Artillery 1914–19 Field Army Artillery. Volume 94 of New Vanguard Series. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-688-7.
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