The Royal Field Artillery (RFA) of the British Army provided artillery support for the British Army. It came into being when the Royal Artillery was divided on 1 July 1899, it was reamalgamated back into the Royal Artillery in 1924.
The Royal Field Artillery was the largest arm of the artillery. It was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was reasonably mobile. It was organised into brigades, attached to divisions or higher formations.
Notable members[edit | edit source]
- Ernest Wright Alexander, Victoria Cross recipient
- Colin Gubbins, (1896–1976) prime mover of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
- Dar Lyon, (1898–1964) first-class cricketer
- Alfred William Saunders, (1888–1930) World War I flying ace
- Garth Neville Walford, Victoria Cross recipient
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