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Why are you referred to as "the Regiment"?
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2004, 22:23:20 »
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2004, 22:44:10 »
It's very similar to the way in which all great organizations are referred:

"the Yankees"
"the Bulls"
"the Maple Leafs"

and of course - the Regiment
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2004, 22:49:08 »
I thought the "Regiment" was the SAS?
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2004, 22:53:31 »
Man, how many times are we going to have to go through this:

Untrained soldiers belong to a Battalion...trained soldiers belong to a Regiment!

Ok, that was pretty weak wasn't it?   ::)
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004, 08:20:19 »
I've spent 2 hours reading and searching but no answer, I've got timelines but nothing else. This sounds like one for the historians in the"question of the hour" thread.

1716.05.26 two permanent companies of artillery formed at Woolwich   
 
1722 Royal Regiment of Artillery
original coys regimented with Gibraltar and Minorca coys
 
 1793.02.01 two troops Royal Horse Artillery raised for support of cavalry as part of Royal Regiment of Artillery
   
 1794.03.07  Corps of Captains Commissaries and Drivers
 1801.04.01 absorbed Royal Irish Artillery Corps of Gunner Drivers
 1806  Royal Artillery Drivers
 1822  disbanded
 1858.07.03 absorbed 48 batteries from Honorable East India Company
 1899.06.01 split into two branches:
   Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery (while preserving separate identity of Royal Horse Artillery)
Royal Garrison Artillery
 
1924.06.01 Royal Regiment of Artillery
branches reunited under one name

 1942.02.24 Air Observation squadrons placed under control of Army Air Corps
 
 
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2004, 21:16:00 »
 Right of line (nuff said)
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004, 12:16:30 »
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2004, 15:13:25 »
Our Branch is The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (why we have a common hat badge), whereas for example, the Infantry Bn/Regt belong to the Infantry Corps. This has been perpetuated from the RA and I think it is by Royal Decree. Unlike other branches, Artillery are perpetuated by Batteries not Regts. Therefore at one time most artillery were independent batteries, falling under "one regiment" But I don't have references so this is just speculation on my part. However it proof is out there somewhere.

 As to the Right of the Line, RCHA holds the postion (precedence) in the Land Field Force if they have their guns. (CFP200). If not then RMC cadets then the RCHA.
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2004, 18:48:34 »
QUOTE,
However it proof is out there somewhere.

Well its well hidden.......wheres Skully and Mulder?
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2004, 21:08:45 »
Thanks RCA.
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Re: A question for the gunners in Shilo
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2004, 19:03:55 »
I asked around in the good ol' C bty lines today and got this as my answer.  As a quote from the 1RCHA site  "The First Regiment of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery is the senior unit of the regular component of the Canadian Forces. The Regiment traces its origin to 20 October 1871, when the first units of Canada's Permanent Force, A and B Batteries of Garrison Artillery, were authorized by Militia General Order No. 24. Stationed at Kingston and Quebec respectively, the batteries also functioned as Schools of Gunnery for Militia field batteries."

http://www.army.dnd.ca/1rcha/history.htm#  Regimental%20History

So being the senior regiment being the first, the finest, we call have always call it "THE Regiment"

My 2 cents...
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