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222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.
February 13, 2015

222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.

On Monday 2nd February the Chestnut Troop celebrated their 222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.   The all day celebrations started with the Officers and SNCOs waking up the Gunners with traditional ‘Gunfire’, a delicious mix of coffee and rum.   After a hearty breakfast in the HUB, Bdr Hughes ran the traditional 5-a-side football tournament, held in the Garrison super gym. ...

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Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015
February 13, 2015

Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015

I represent a group of WWII Italy Campaign veterans and their families who are bound together by one common goal which is to remind members' of this country that our Armed Forces were involved in Italy, a two year, ardous campaign that commenced in Sicily July 1943 and ended for many in Trieste in April 1945.  We are not associated with any other group, association or society but independently formed.We formed our group of 2010 when I suggested, having met so...

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans
February 13, 2015

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, located at Lakeside, Doncaster has a number of displays on the theme of the Battle of Britain and, in particular, the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940.  Among the Museum’s extensive collection is a 1937 Projector Fortress Mk 8/1 searchlight of a type used by Anti-Aircraft Command during the Second World War.  The Museum staff is keen to improve the display of the searchlight to include, if possible, personal recol...

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Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester
January 27, 2015

Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester

Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester   A  two bedroomed semi-detached house in Lexden, Colchester is now vacant.  Available to any retired Gunner Warrant Officer and NCO who is in need through financial hardship or illness.  Owing to the type of property it is unsuitable for conversion for those physically disabled.      Anyone interested please call 01980 845895 or email cas.thoburn603@mod.uk 

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LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)
January 23, 2015

LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)

LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)   It was with great sadness that Newark Branch learnt of the loss of one of Newark's Gunner Veterans, Lewis Renshaw, who passed peacefully away in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre on January 12th where he was being treated following a car accident before Christmas.   Lewis was a very proud Gunner who, like many elderly Veterans, had just “never got around” to joining a Branch and attending Branch meetings.&n...

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