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The Royal Artillery Today

The Royal Artillery is equipped with a variety of equipment and performs a wide range of roles, including:

  • Surveillance and Target Acquisition
  • Commando and Airborne artillery
  • Self Propelled Artillery
  • Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
  • Air defence

The Captain General of the regiment is Queen Elizabeth II. The post was previously known as Colonel-in-Chief until King George VI expressed the desire to be known as Captain General. The head of the regiment is the Master Gunner, St. James's Park.

The Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises both Regular (full-time) and Territorial (part-time) units. The current regiments of the Royal Artillery are:

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