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The Badge - Ashley Topham
November 28, 2014

The Badge - Ashley Topham

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...

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LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996
November 21, 2014

LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996

"LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996 "A HERO IN WAR. A LEADER IN PEACE" Last night, Newark Branch RAA were extremely proud and honored to have been invited to attend the unveiling of a portrait of one our Town's most famous sons, Lt. Colonel Sam Derry RA. He was not only a decorated war hero, having been awarded both the MC (Military Cross) and the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) for his exploits and bravery during the Second World War. He was al...

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Glasgow Branch enter the Website Arena
November 21, 2014

Glasgow Branch enter the Website Arena

It was great this week to see the Galsgow Branch of the RAA post on facebook that they have a new webiste - http://raa-glasgow.weebly.com/.  There is no doubt that the Internet and the Social Media machine is the way forward.  You can contact and advertise for free and hopefully attract new members.  To some of our Branches the internet and webiste area can be a little daunting but there is no doubt that it works and can be easier than we all thi...

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Tenby Memorial Garden
November 19, 2014

Tenby Memorial Garden

Ex-Gunner and local Tenby man Jeff Thornton has been influential in the restoration of the Gates at Tenby Memorial Garden.  After several years of neglect, Jeff contacted the local council with a plan to have the gates restored to their former glory.  Jeff says “  It has taken a long while for the badges and gates to be completed. Originally, only the badges were going to be renewed by Tenby C.C. but then Pembrokeshire C.C. who cl...

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RAA Branches pay their respects at their Services of Remembrance
November 13, 2014

RAA Branches pay their respects at their Services of Remembrance

Many of The Royal Artillery Association branches around the country remembered in their own way.  Below are some reports from these branches and a link to the photoes we have been able to upload.  We really are UBIQUE Members of Livingston Branch RAA leading the Festival of Remembrance in West-Lothian and the Remembrance Day parade. Although we're not yet complete as an affiliated branch, today was an extremely proud day to be a member of the Gunner famil...

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