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Royal Artillery Archive arrives in Larkhill
January 12, 2017

Royal Artillery Archive arrives in Larkhill

The Royal Artillery Museum Archive has now arrived in Larkhill and is back at the heart of the Regiment.  We are delighted to see that 10% of the Archive Collection is not in situ within the Royal School of Artillery with the Regimental Family soon being able to access some of these records historic records.          The main Royal Artillery Archive contains over 5,000 separate military document collections, 3 million photographs an...

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De la Légion d'honneur
December 13, 2016

De la Légion d'honneur

The Legion of Honour, full name National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.   We have been aware of two veterans that have been invested with this medal and we felt it only right to honour these occasions.   Mr Frank Yates from the Sheffield branch of the Royal Artillery Association was invested with...

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Our Standard Bearers
November 30, 2016

Our Standard Bearers

Over the years I have come to meet and know a vast number of RAA members who are truly dedicated to upholding and endorsing the values and principles of the Royal Regiment and its association; but none more so than our Standard Bearers. Royal Artillery Assembly 2016   Men and women of all ages and abilities have taken it upon themselves to do that bit extra for the regiment and its veterans and they have become personal friends of those of us who work in y...

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Normandy veteran, Gunner Peter Chesney, 92, receives France’s highest honour
November 15, 2016

Normandy veteran, Gunner Peter Chesney, 92, receives France’s highest honour

AN OLD Hillingdon soldier has received France’s highest honour for his part in the Normandy landings of World War 2, thanks to the efforts of his surgeon.   Peter Chesney, 92, was presented with the Legion d’Honneur at a simple ceremony in Hillingdon Hospital’s Beaconsfield East Ward on Thursday, 3 November.   The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley, pinned the medal on to Mr Chesney’s jacket, watched by Mayoress Diane He...

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Silent Auction in aid of the RACF
October 19, 2016

Silent Auction in aid of the RACF

The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund is holding a silent auction to raise money for the charity.  We are always looking at ways in which we can raise money and the profile of the RA Charitable Fund.  This is turn allows us to assist Gunners, whether serving or retired and their dependants.  We are supported greatly by our regiments and branches and without this support could not help the people that we do. This year we have been kindly donated some lo...

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