Since its creation in 1716, the Royal Artillery has been a cornerstone of the
British Armed Forces, as their motto Ubique, ‘Everywhere’, implies.
In this book Philip Jobson has collated the enormous and complex artillery lexicon which has accumulated since that day, as
dynamic as its subject to keep pace with technical and tactical innovation. The development of indirect fire, counter-battery,
anti-tank and anti-aircraft fire all required a novel vocabulary, as did advances in survey and locating. Changes in communication
from shouts, to flags, to line, to radio, to compressed data transmission all left their mark on the language.