BATTLE OF AMIENS, 6th August 1918,
The Royal Garrison Artillery,
2 Crew Resting (2pcs) US$78
The Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) was an arm of the Royal Artillery
that was originally tasked with manning the guns of the British Empire's forts and fortresses,
including coastal artillery batteries,
the heavy gun batteries attached to each infantry division,
and the guns of the siege artillery.
In the quagmire of trench warfare,
it was finally realised that it was not the place for the artillery to be in the infantry line.
Henceforth the artillery would be positioned well behind the infantry battle line,
firing at unseen targets,
at co-ordinates on a map calculated with geometry and mathematics.
As the war developed, the heavy artillery and the techniques of long-range artillery were massively developed.
The RGA was often supported by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) who had devised a system where pilots
could use wireless telegraphy to help the artillery hit specific targets.
From 1914 the RGA grew into a very large component
of the British forces on the battlefield, being armed with heavy,
large-calibre guns and howitzers that were positioned some way
behind the front line and had immense destructive power.
The corps name was discontinued in 1924,
when the RGA was re-amalgamated into the Royal Artillery Ammunition supply to the Royal Field Artillery (RFA)
and other field artillery units was normally the role of the Royal Artillery:
that part of the Royal Regiment of Artillery which retained the Royal Artillery (RA) shoulder badges.
However during the war the RGA,
which had large numbers of men idling in fortified batteries around the World with little chance of seeing action,
provided a draft of sub-units to the Western Front to assist with ammunition supply in the field,
and the operation of supply dumps
Several of these Artillery crew sets, can also be used with the Supply tank and Trucks.
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