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Honourable Artillery Company

The Honourable Artillery Company is the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior.


The HAC can trace its history as far back as 1296, but it received a Royal Charter from Henry VIII in 1537.

Current Role

The HAC is currently a unit of the Territorial Army. It is part of the NATO rapid reaction corps, supplying a Surveillance and Target Acquisition function - operating small covert reconnaissance patrols gathering intelligence and target information.

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