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Artillery shoulder titles


SFayers

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Hi folks,

Quick question - I understand members of the RGA would have RGA shoulders titles, members of the RFA would have RFA titles, etc., but who would wear the shoulder title RA? Was such a shoulder title worn during the First World War, or did this only come about later when the artillery branches were combined?

cheers

Steve

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Thanks chaps,

So the RA badge would not have been worn by RHA, RFA or RGA personnel?

cheers

Steve

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I have heard RA was post war. Will check it up in Westlakes book.

TT

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I found this reference.

The Royal Artillery was divided into three groups: the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery comprised one group, while the coastal defence, mountain, siege and heavy batteries were split off into another group named the Royal Garrison Artillery. The third group continued to be titled simply Royal Artillery, and was responsible for ammunition storage and supply. Which section a gunner belonged to was indicated by shoulder badges (R.A., R.F.A., R.H.A., or R.G.A.). The RFA and RHA also dressed as mounted men, whereas the RGA dressed like foot soldiers.

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