The field artillery organisation, tactics, gunnery methods and regiments of the Royal Artillery and the artilleries of British Commonwealth

 Welcome to this site

The information here is for those with an interest in 20th century artillery.

You might be:

A war gamer seeking fidelity

A military historian trying to escape the limits of the direct fire horizon (it can be difficult to make this escape)

A modern Gunner interested in some background to the business

A student with a history project

Someone with an interest

A veteran going to tell me where I'm wrong

You're all welcome.


 This site comprises many pages about the field artillery branch of the Royal Artillery, mostly in the first half of the 20th Century and primarily World War 2.  It provides comprehensive and reliable information from reliable sources

The World War 2 information consists of a main account the Royal Artillery's Methods in World War 2 and other linked pages covering many areas in more detail. These are listed on the Directory page.  Most of the information applies to the artilleries of Commonwealth countries, at least until the 1960's,  with little or no change.

Do note that this site uses the artillery terminology of the period, which sometimes differs from modern usage.  Equivalent modern terms are given in the Glossary where appropriate.

This site is the product of extensive research in official documents and publications and a few other reliable sources.   It keeps getting updated and expanded so you'll need to revisit. Don't forget to bookmark. 


 Site history.
This site was first launched in February 2001, with additions and revisions throughout 2001 - 2016.

Copyright 2001 - 2016  Nigel F Evans. All Rights Reserved.

Material from this site may be copied for free distribution providing acknowledgement of this source is given.

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