December 26, 2014
Remembering the Soldiers of the First World War, 100 years on
A nineteenth century cannon sits at the centre of a Pakistani village. Here we take a look at the story of the Dulmial Gun. Dulmial is a village approximately 100 miles south of Islamabad, in the Salt Range region. A century ago, the area was part of British India, which meant that its inhabitants were drawn into the Great War on the side of the Allies. A settlement steeped in military history, Dul...
December 23, 2014
Today marks 100 years since the bombardment of Hartlepool by the German Navy in the First World War.
130 civilians and military personnel were killed and more than 500 were wounded when German warships attacked on the morning of 16th December 1914.
To commemorate the centenary the town is holding a series of events to honour those who died.
A new memorial is also being unveiled in the town, featuring 130 ceramic poppies from the Tower Bridge installation in Londo...
December 3, 2014
The Cornwall Cup is given out to the Regiment that raises the most money throughout the year for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund.
This year the cup has been awarded to 104th Regiment Royal Artillery.
The General Secretary, Lt Col I A Vere Nicoll would like to thank the Regiment for its continued support and for raising much needed funds to help Gunners everywhere. The Royal Regiment as a whole rose over £51,000 for the Charitable Fund. Your...
December 2, 2014
I think this one of the nicest stories that came from the WW1. There were lots of moments that apparent cease fires were held due to holidays and certain times of the year. The facts are scattered and if some are to be believed then it would be nice to assume that on Christmas Day the allied and enemy forces came together in ‘No Man’s Land’ and played a game of football and tried to remember what Christmas was about. At the heart...
November 28, 2014
We were asked to review this book for a fellow Gunner. You can buy the book from Amazon and www.ashthebadge.com
'Ashley Topham joined the Royal Artillery in 1981 and served 24 years. Mostly with 40 Regt RA. He left the Army due to family commitments and now runs his own business.'
The Book was read by WO1 (RSM) L Young, 12 Regiment RA. He said:
'A thoroughly enjoyable read about a soldier who reached the top of his game. &n...