October 23, 2015
Members of the Royal Artillery Association, the Commanding Officer, 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel Sean Grant Royal Artillery and Officers and Soldiers' from 269 (West Riding) Battery in Leeds paraded at Sheffield City Centre, Cenotaph, Barkers Pool.
A special plaque was unveiled today in the city centre in honour of Sergeant Major John Crawshaw Raynes who earned a Victoria Cross for his bravery and devotion to duty in World War 1...
October 22, 2015
'The Gunner Cycling Team at the Inter Corps Road Race Series Championships in Redbridge London. The team achieved two top twenty places on the day, placed second overall as a team for the 2015 race season and Gnr Theron (32 Regt) was awarded runner up best rider for the 2015 series. Overall a great result for the Gunners and plenty to build on for the 2016 race season'.
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...