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The History section looks like a direct lift from the Royal Artillery's own web site:

I'm going to remove it. Feb. 24, 2006

In actual fact, I wrote most of the history section of our article, so it rather appears that the Royal Artillery have made a direct lift from Wikipedia! I've restored the section. -- Necrothesp 19:11, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Glad you spotted this. Sorry for deleting your stuff. March 3 (though it keeps changing the number)

Ordinal numbers of regiments[edit]

If I remeber rightly from my time in the RA the unit numbers are cardinal and not ordinal numbers. I have changed these after looking at TinyMark 18:42, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Or was the ordinal numbering only for RHA Regts? I decided not to make the changes because I would have to move all the other Regimental pages, and make a lot of redirects! If anyone else wants to - good luck. TinyMark 18:52, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

26 Regt. RA[edit]

I removed this text froom the article:

Among the Territorial Army regiments was the West Riding Artillery.


26th Regiment Royal Artillery Association. In 1993 the association was formed to enable serving and ex serving members of the regiment to meet bi-annually. Since then the association has grown in membership and currently have approximately 500 full members. Hopefully, the associations web site will reach people in all parts of the world that either serve or have served in 26th Regiment Royal Artillery, whatever their cap badge might have been. 26th Regt RA Association

I am moving it to the 26 article. TINYMark (Talk) 16:42, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Royal Regiment of Artillery[edit]

I have recreated the Royal_Regiment_of_Artillery page, and removed redirect to the Royal_Artillery page. Why?? They have two distinct capbadges, and while the history is linked together, they still have there own distinctions. In the British_Army, its ALL known as Royal Artillery, but within the Gunners, its very distinct. QUESTIONS???? --Jezarnold (talk) 21:36, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Images of all Battery emblems[edit]

I would like to place the image of every Battery emblem against each battery page. Is this possible? Or does it go against the rules of Wikipedia:Images --Jezarnold (talk) 18:31, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Miscellaneous Facts[edit]

As a chance reader, I found this section to be highly relevant, very helpful indeed--and not idle trivia as opined by the person who added the trivia template (which I've lifted). The only real trivia was the following, which can already be found in its proper place-- the Spike Milligan article. * During World War II comedian Spike Milligan served as a signaller in the 56th Heavy Regiment, D Battery, as Gunner Milligan, 954024. Bjenks (talk) 04:17, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

lots of different Categories[edit]

Browsing through the [[Category:Royal_Artillery_regiments]] I discovered something that needed amending, which I did. I then discovered more categories.. [[Category:Royal_Artillery_regiments]], [[Category:Units_and_formations_of_the_Royal_Artillery]], [[Category:British_batteries]].. In my opinion, I believe Wikipedia has too many categories. Would it be wise to categorise all these units with just ONE category?? I believe [[Category:Units_and_formations_of_the_Royal_Artillery]] would be the most suitable.. Jez    13:29, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

The issue is over-categorisation. There should be nothing (or little) in Category:Units_and_formations_of_the_Royal_Artillery. All the batteries should be in Category:British_batteries and not in the main Units cat. Kernel Saunters (talk) 15:36, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
The other problem is Category:British_batteries should be called Category:Royal Artillery batteries. I'll get this renamed Kernel Saunters (talk) 15:54, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
Can someone explain why we can tolerate an article like D Battery Royal Horse Artillery which is nowt but a collection of empty subheads? Meanwhile, other articles containing notable events and facts are being speedily deleted! Cheers Bjenks (talk) 16:13, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
Sorry User:Bjenks... I have slowly been creating the batteries for some time, but work and fitting a new kitchen got in the way.. if you could hold out for a few weeks, and I will have all the info there soon. Cheers User:Kernel Saunters for the re-categorisation. As you mentioned the Batteries themselves should really only be [[Category:Royal Artillery Batteries]] and the Regiments [[Category:Royal Artillery Regiments]].. Thanks! Jez    16:36, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Who Commands A Gun?[edit]

Are all guns commanded by Commissioned Officers in the Royal Artillery? User 070 (talk) 16:23, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

No. Gun commanders are usually sergeants. Officers command troops and higher. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:08, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Non-free file problems with File:Royal Artillery Cap Badge.jpg[edit]

File:Royal Artillery Cap Badge.jpg is non-free and has been identified as possibly not being in compliance with the non-free content policy. For specific information on the problems with the file and how they can be fixed, please check the message at File:Royal Artillery Cap Badge.jpg. For further questions and comments, please use the non-free content review page. -- Toshio Yamaguchi 12:55, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Joint Ground Based Air Defence[edit]

The source given in The Future of the Royal Artillery section says "12th and 16th RA will continue to be under the joint Army-RAF unit, Joint Ground Based Air Defence" however the reference only says where the units are and where in the future the units will be based. Please rectify. Gavbadger (talk) 23:32, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Royal Artillery During WW1[edit]

I note this article is lacking badly when it comes to its history during arguably its most formative war IE ww1 ,can someone add a seperate page to the RA during ww1 as to have so little info about it is doing it a dis-service Bullseye30 (talk) 10:54, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Please feel free to go ahead, though it might be better to expand the current article rather than adding a new page / article. Hamish59 (talk) 18:13, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

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