Stephen J F Plowman wrote:Chris Green wrote:William Hunt was indeed a Major in the Honourable Artillery Company (and thus an infantryman).
The HAC have a variety of roles/specialities. However, I think they would be mortified to be called mere Infantry. I speak as an Infantry Major (Rtd) who has worked with the Horrible Artillery Company.
For the confused (i.e. most of you) the HAC was founded as long ago as 1537 when the word "artillery" meant any projectile, including for example arrows shot from a bow. During Major Hunt's time most of the HAC served as infantry. Currently the HAC's roles are more closely aligned again with the artillery, though the regiment remains more adept at re-profiling itself than any regular unit.