October 12, 2015
Armistice Day, held on 11 November every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. After the end of World War I, Armistice Day was marked each year by a two-minute silence at 11am, a chance for people to stop and remember the 20 million who died during the conflict. Now the two-minute silence is more often held on Remembrance Sunday, the Su...
October 2, 2015
On a glorious afternoon on Sunday 20th September at Gosport Marina, Exercise ATLANTIC UBIQUE was officially launched.
At around half past 3 the RAYC flagship St Barbara V, with her crew from 295 Bty RA, slipped her moorings in front of the Boathouse Café and set sail en route to the Canary Islands via Madeira, a journey of over 1,500 nautical miles.
This is the first leg of 17 as St Barabara makes her way around the North Atlantic Ocean, a...
September 15, 2015
Why am I Raising Money For The Royal Marsden?
On Tuesday last week I spent several hours at the Marsden having scans, blood tests and generally being prodded and examined. In the process I spent some time thinking about what an amazing job they've done for me and so many others. Hence this quick tarrididdle as to why I'm raising money for them on Sunday 13 September.
In Nov 2012, I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Being given less than six m...
September 15, 2015
Despite being reasonably successful with fundraising in Norwich, the Branch Secretary, Herbie Slaughter was always looking for ways to enhance the Association’s profile.
After seeing the banners at the Assembly in Blackpool, he asked around about the stands and several stores and colleagues very kindly donated some to him. With the help of Capt. Alan Solly and Sarah, who sent him templates of the various coats of arms he wished to display and with the a...
September 14, 2015
The last 4 months, since the Launch has seen the Captain Generals Baton travel from England to Europe and capture the imagination of the Royal Artillery far and wide. It has visited some great monuments and Battlefields and also been witness to some great events.
One of the great highlights for the Royal Artillery Association was the historic gun salute in Valletta,
the capital of the Mediterranean Island of Malta.
We cannot p...