BRITISH FOOT ARTILLERY "Napoleonic Wars 1797-1815"
The Royal Regiment of Artillery originated in early 1700s to ensure that a regular force of gunners was readily available.
The Regiment expanded rapidly and has seen service in campaigns worldwide. By 1771 there were 32 companies of artillery formed in four battalions, as well as 2 Invalid Companies employed in garrison duties. In 1793, four troops of Royal Horse Artillery were raised to provide fire support for the cavalry. The Royal Irish Artillery was absorbed in 1801.
The British artillery of the Napoleonic Wars was well trained, efficient and motivated. Ther officers were very much educated professionals. They did not, could not, buy their commissions or promotions. However, the effects of all this excellent training and schooling was often negated by the small size of the artillery corps and the fact that promotion was by seniority rather than by merit.
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