Today, 26 May 2016 The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA) celebrates its 300th Anniversary with a Review before Her Majesty The Queen, the Captain General, at Larkhill, Wiltshire.
Since the end of the 2nd World War the Royal Artillery has played an important role in Nordic skiing and later also in Biathlon. On the occasion of their Tercentenary (“Ubique 300”) the BBU is proud to acknowledge the achievements of the 24 Gunner athletes who have represented Great Britain in twelve Olympic Winter Games since 1956. We also congratulate the nine different Gunner Regimental Teams who have won the Army Nordic Championships, and are grateful for the continuing support we receive from the Royal Regiment.
For a record of the RA Olympians, current and past athletes & BBU Staff and the names and dates of the Championship winning teams, please click:
Historical note: Guns were first used by the English in the early fourteenth century, but it was almost four hundred years before a permanent force of artillery was formed. On 26 May 1716 the first two permanent companies of Royal Artillery were formed by Royal Warrant in the reign of George I. The two companies numbered 100 men each.