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Remembrance
October 30, 2014

Remembrance

It is that time of year again when we all remember why we have the freedom we do.  We think about the 8000 men and women that bravely gave their lives to ensure our current way of life.  I know that we at the Royal Artillery Association and the Royal Regiment will all remember with pride and that during Remembrance week our soldiers from all the Royal Regiments will be all over the country, from Blackpool to Plymouth remembering and holding ceremonies to c...

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UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time....
October 29, 2014

UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time....

UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time, handing the base over to 215 Corps of the Afghan National Army. British troops and United States Marine Corps personnel who had been serving under the International Security Assistance Force’s (ISAF) Regional Command (Southwest) redeployed to Kandahar after formally marking the end of combat operations at a ceremony. Helicopters and aircraft from the UK and US moved personnel to Kandahar Airfield in pr...

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24 (Irish) Battery - Larkhill Families Day
October 29, 2014

24 (Irish) Battery - Larkhill Families Day

24 (Irish) Battery who are based at Larkhill Garrison - the home of the Royal Regiment - held a Display Day on the 25th October.  It was a great day, great displays from the Young Gunners and a warm welcome from Battery Staff.  Please see head to our Gallery

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The Welsh Gunners bid Farewell
October 29, 2014

The Welsh Gunners bid Farewell

Soldiers from 39th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Welsh Gunners) exercised the honour of the Freedom of Hexham for the last time before it disbands early next year.  History was made when 39th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Welsh Gunners) exercised the honour of the Freedom of Hexham for the last time before it disbands early next year. The Welsh Gunners have been based at Albemarle Barracks, Harlow Hill, since 1995 and during that time strong connections have b...

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The Watch
October 24, 2014

The Watch

A vigil running from sunrise to sunset has opened this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph. A century on from the outbreak of World War One, the British Legion is calling for a focus on the "future of the living" and the "memory of the fallen". The event was inspired by images from the repatriation of the Unknown Warrior in 1920, when guards kept vigil by the coffin from France to England. It was a very moving occasion and gave the public a real sense of why we c...

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