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    The Royal Horse Artillery in training.

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    Royal horse artillery in training. Location of events unknown.

    Royal Artillery. Series of title frames w/o footage. Then CU Drill leader shouting orders. Men march in yard. CU more shouting. More marching. Pan on troops standing; to CU giving lesson in field gun (very clean!). 3 horses make quick stop from a gallop. Several teams of horses pulling guns across park. Troops set up guns; other teams of horses bring caissons w/ shells. Then masses of horse artillery ride off to left; like making advance.

    LS artillery charge toward camera; from distance. Artillery ride through arch in brick building into courtyard. Form row; dismount. CU soldier checking tack (bridle; saddle strap; etc). Men lead horses to water trough. Truck bringing new double barrelled field gun. Stops next to another w/ same sort of gun. Men unload guns. MS swivelling gun on base. CU soldier looks through sights.

    MS team learns loading gun. Packing up truck quickly ? MS gun carriage; team drill at setting up gun w/ speed; big building in BG. Closer shot loading gun; adjusting angle. pulling string Horse artillery on road in line 1 team wide. Next; a team approaching cam; turning right off muddy road; w/ long gun. Men setting up gun. Pan on area; others doing same in BG. Again; munitions dropped off by another horse team. LS guns firing. Crew drops to ground as their gun fires; crouch behind markers. Moving guns to rt. men run after; Finally; pan on men posing sitting on guns. Military; weapons.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:17:00 / 02:04:21:00
    ON 245 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    Have just watched this film and tears fall from my eyes xx
    My Grandfather William Thomas Davis joined the RHA in 1909 in Woolwich and to think this is what he did is absolutely amazing !!! He served throughout WW1 and was one of the lucky ones who survived, returned home and served until 1921 .
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to see on film these brave men in training xxxx

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