Regimental Marches :-

The following Regimental marches may be played at concerts, guest nights "at Homes" and similar occasions in the order given.
When only one Regimental march is played the Royal Artillery Slow march is to be used.

The Royal Artillery Quick march (from 1983 to date) an arrangement of the British Grenadier and the voice of the Guns.
The Regimental Trot Past - The Keel Row
The regimental Gallop Past - Bonnie Dundee
The Royal Artillery Slow March (from c 1836 to date)
Standard :-

The Royal Artillery Standard (approved in 1947) is for ceremomial use only, and is flown by RA Headquaters and formations, units and sub units during visits by Royalty and the Master Gunner, the representative Colonel Commandant and the DRA.
When flown at a Regimental Headquaters the Regimental Number is inserted in White Arabic numerals in the lower portion.
Regimental Flag :-

The Regimental flag is flown for day to day use at Headquaters but is not carried on parade.
Trumpet Calls :-

The following trumpet calls are authorised for the Royal Artillery
The RA Regimental Call
The RHA Regimental Call
The Kings Troop RHA Call
Honour Titles :-

Honour Titles may be granted to individual Batteries to commemorate exceptional acts of service by the unit or a major part thereof. They are not to be confused with Battle Honours such as conferred on Cavalry and Infantry Regiments
Salutes :-

Gun Salutes are fired at set saluting stations as laid down in Queens Regulations for the Army.
On other appropriate occasions a Feu-de-Joie may be fired when authorised.
The Royal Artillery Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ
Who dost everywhere lead the people in the way of righteousness
Vouchsafe so as to lead the Royal Regiment of Artillery
That wherever we serve, on Land or Sea or in the Air
We may win the glory of doing thy will

Precedence :-

The Royal Horse Artillery, when on parade with its guns, takes precedence over all other Regiments and Corps of the British Army.
Otherwise the precedence is LG and RHG/D,RHA,RAC. RA followed by other Arms and Services.
Colours :-

The Colours of the Royal Regiment of Artillery are its Guns or Guided Weapons.
When on parade on Ceremonial occassions the Guns and Guided Weapons are to be accorded the same compliment as the Standards, Guidions and Colours of the Cavalry and Infantry.
Mottoes :-

UBIQUE = Everywhere
QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT = Where Right and Glory Lead

A general Regimental Order was published in 1833 which stated that the word "UBIQUE" was to be submitted in Lieu of all other terms of distincion hithreto borne on any part of the Dress of Appointments, throughout the whole Regiment.
The motto "UBIQUE" thus took the place of all Battle Honours conferred on the Regiment prior to that date and all which have been earned by the Regiment since then.
The Regiment proudly refers to "UBIQUE" as its Battle Honour.
Arms :-

The coat of Arms of the Regiment is the Royal Arms and Supporters over a Gun with the Mottoes
Ubique and Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt on scrolls above and below the Gun.

Tie :-

The Regimental Tie is a Zigzag Red line on a Blue background. The line represents the lighning which, according to legend, killed Dioscorus in retribution for Beheading his Daughter Barbara for refusing to marry a Heathen Suiter.
Before her death she truned to Christianity and was later canonized.
In early ages St Barbara was frequently invoked to grant safety during Thunderstorms and on the advent of Artillery she became the Patron Saint of the GUNNERS.

Traditions of the Royal Artillery


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