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Postby Chris Green » 13 Sep 2019, 09:31

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. 8-)


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.


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Postby Stephen J F Plowman » 13 Sep 2019, 10:13

The HAC is very good at adapting to survive defence cuts etc..

It is truly a unique organisation. In addition to the active reservist military role (including firing the gun salutes at the Tower of London) it has its own Special Constabulary which works with the City of London Police. Veteran HAC members can serve with the two ceremonial sub units, the Pikemen and Musketeers or the Light Cavalry. The latter does accept veterans from any Service. There are also a whole host of clubs - I was even a member of their Saddle Club for a while. All of the civil affairs is governed by The Court of Assistants similar to the running of a City of London Livery Company.

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Postby Arthur Radburn » 13 Sep 2019, 15:32

And the HAC also has its own achievement of arms :

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Postby Chris Green » 13 Sep 2019, 17:58

And the HAC also has its own achievement of arms


The HAC as a corporation was entitled to a grant of arms. Other British military units are not armigerous. The Royal Army Ordnance Corps had a coat of arms, but it was in fact the legacy arms of the Board of Ordnance, a government department rather than a military unit.

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The RAOC's successor, the Royal Logistics Corps, include the Board of Ordnance arms in their cap badge, but it is not their coat of arms.

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Postby Michael F. McCartney » 15 Sep 2019, 08:04

Interesting history! - Thanks all for sharing!
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