During the Second World War, over one million service personnel served in the Royal Artillery. There were 960 regiments in action worldwide between 1939-1945.
Gunner George Pentland from Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 20th September 1942 as a result of an accident while serving in wartime England.
Captain John Eyre Gisborne Gordon of Delamont House, Killyleagh, Co. Down died on 1st April 1941 serving in an administrative role with the Royal Artillery.
By 1939, warfare had become more mechanised. Still, the British Army's Royal Horse Artillery served throughout several theatres during the Second World War.
Soldiers with connections to Northern Ireland served in 3rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery who saw action in the Far East during the Second World War.
In 1942, 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment joined XV Corps in Burma. Their long-range firing prowess earned them the nickname 'The 12-Mile Snipers'.
27th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, sometimes known as "The Hampshire Gunners" saw action during the Second World War in both Europe and the Far East.
92nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery served in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East during the Second World War, having seen action at Dunkirk in May 1940.
102nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery saw action in Belfast as the Luftwaffe attacked in April 1941 with the loss of Scottish gunner Peter Jones.