Royal Artillery Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

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The definitive guide to the language and fire discipline terms used by the Royal Artillery.

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.

  • The only available glossary of Royal Artillery terms
  • Includes illustrations and photos
  • Tracks the changes in the language of calculation and fire orders

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