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ROYAL REGIMENT OF AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY

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The role of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (RAA) is to maximise the Australian Defence Forces' combat power through the provision of offensive support coordination and indirect firepower, surveillance and target acquisition and ground based air defence.

Artillery influences the battlefield by providing indirect fire support, systematic surveillance, accurate target acquisition and subsequent destruction. It defeats or weakens enemy combat power, utilising:

* 155mm guns to provide intimate indirect fire support to the battlefield, in support of Combat Team operations;
   
* RBS 70 missile systems and Portable Search and Target Acquisition Radars  (PSTAR ) Extended Range radars to provide air defence against enemy combat air power and the surveillance capacity to provide data to the air combat picture; and
   
* Weapon locating radars, ground surveillance detachments and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to provide real time surveillance and target acquisition to enable development of the intelligence picture and subsequent target engagement. 
   

On the 19th September 1962 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted the Royal Australian Artillery, the title of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery. Thus all Australian gunners are considered members of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Upon the Royal Australian Artillery being granted to title "Royal Regiment" the Queen then became the Captain General of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery.


The Corps motto is 'Quo fas et gloria ducunt', which is Latin for ‘Where right and glory lead’. In 1832 the Royal Artillery was granted this motto along with the Battle Honour ‘Ubique’ Latin for ‘Everywhere’. The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery was granted the battle honour ‘Ubique’ by King George VI in January 1950.

Main source:http://www.army.gov.au/Who-we-are/Corps

The Today’s Gunline section of the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company’s website is dedicated to the present day and provides an overview of existing units and the structures in place to bridge the gap between those currently serving and those no longer serving, inclusive of individuals and the various Artillery Associations throughout Australia.   Today’s Gunline offers a wide variety of information including the ability to view online or download the widely popular Royal Australian Artillery Liaison Letter published quarterly.  

Over time we hope to evolve the Today’s Gunline to be more inclusive utilising more technologies to stay in touch, keep you better informed and enabling you to be more participative in the life of a Gunner on Today’s Gunline incorporating all forms of service, ranks, trades and units.

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