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Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community
December 31, 2014

Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community

The late Ray Cole from Letchworth, who died on December 12 from terminal bowel cancer, was given an BEM for services to the Royal Artillery Association, the Royal British Legion and the surrounding community in Letchworth. Ray Cole was the President of the Biggleswade Branch of the Royal Artillery Association and a Standard Bearer for over 50 years.  He attended all of the RAA events at one time or another and paraded the Standard of the Royal Artillery with p...

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UBIQUE 300
December 26, 2014

UBIQUE 300

Raised by Royal Warrant at Woolwich in 1716 the Royal Regiment of Artillery will celebrate its Tercentenary on 26May 2016. In order to mark this historicmilestone, a series of commemorative activities, collectively known as Royal Artillery 300 (RA 300), will take place over the next few years. These activities will occur simultaneously to World War I centenary and Waterloo 200 commemorations. For more information please follow this lin...

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The Village with the Gun
December 26, 2014

The Village with the Gun

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...

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The Centenary of Hartlepool Bombardment
December 23, 2014

The Centenary of Hartlepool Bombardment

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...

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104th Regt RA Wins the Cornwall Cup 2014
December 3, 2014

104th Regt RA Wins the Cornwall Cup 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...

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