Royal Artillery

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to make changes to the Royal Artillery as part of the development of the Army's new warfighting concepts.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Following the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, the Army is reconfiguring to be capable of fighting at the divisional level as its primary role. The core purpose of the Royal Artillery remains unchanged and regiments will reorganise to support the modernised warfighting division. A summary of the roles of each regiment is included below:

Unit

Current Role

Future Role

1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Support to armoured infantry brigade

Support to armoured infantry brigade

3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Support to Adaptable Force brigade

Support to Strike brigade

7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Support to air assault brigade

Support to air assault brigade

4th Regiment Royal Artillery

Support to Adaptable Force brigade

Support to Strike brigade

5th Regiment Royal Artillery

Surveillance and target acquisition

Surveillance and target acquisition

12th Regiment Royal Artillery

Ground based air defence

Ground based air defence

16th Regiment Royal Artillery

Ground based air defence

Ground based air defence

19th Regiment Royal Artillery

Support to armoured infantry brigade

Support to armoured infantry brigade

26th Regiment Royal Artillery

Support to armoured infantry brigade

Divisional support

29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery

Support to Commando brigade

Support to Commando brigade

32nd Regiment Royal Artillery

Unmanned aerial system

Disband in 2021

47th Regiment Royal Artillery

Unmanned aerial system

Unmanned aerial system

The Honourable Artillery Company

Reserve surveillance and target acquisition

Reserve surveillance and target acquisition

101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery

Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

Reserve divisional support

103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery

Light gun

Reserve support to Strike brigade

104th Regiment Royal Artillery

Unmanned aerial system

Reserve support to armoured infantry brigade

105th Regiment Royal Artillery

Light gun

Reserve support to armoured infantry brigade

106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery

Ground based air defence

To be determined

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