The Royal School of Artillery

On Tuesday 17th January, children in Form 9 were treated to a visit to the Royal School of Artillery at Larkhill on the edge of Salisbury plain. The event was planned to support the work they have been doing on the Science of warfare this term and began with a lecture that focussed on the evolution of both weaponry and artillery ammunition over the ages. After lunch, the children visited a ‘circus’ of hands (and feet) on demonstrations of a selection of equipment used by today’s regiments including the 105mm Light gun, the AS90 self-propelled gun, the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), the tracked and shoulder launched Star streak anti-aircraft systems, and the tracked observation post used by Artillery Forward Observation Officers. Each was manned by a serving Bombardier who explained the equipment and answered the many questions before allowing the children to play on and in their ‘giant green climbing frames!”

January 2017