February 27, 2015
It has been a very busy period for the Royal Regiment.
A disbandment parade with the Welsh Gunners – 39 Regt RA – going into suspended animation.
Also, 19th Regiment Royal Artillery has marked a significant change to its structure with the placement of 52 (Niagara) Battery in to suspended animation with a parade at Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth.
Lieutenant Colonel John Oldroyd, Commanding Officer, 19 Regt RA, said:
February 27, 2015
The Royal Artillery Band has had a very busy couple of years with many concert’s and commemorations to attend. This week it threw open its doors to budding musicians from around the country.
These young people then took part in a day of musical activities designed to give them an insight in to life as an Army Musician. The day started with rehearsals in the band room where they played with Army mentor musicians under the direction of Sgt Keith Be...
February 22, 2015
It was with great sadness that the Regimental flag of the Welsh Gunners was lowered for the last time at Albemarle Barracks signalling the disbandment of the Regiment.
Over 300 officers and soldiers from 39 Regiment Royal Artillery, which is known as the Welsh Gunners, were joined by their families and veterans for a parade and flag lowering ceremony at the barracks.
The gunners were joined in their final parade by Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Nor...
February 19, 2015
On Thursday 26th February a ceremony will take place to unveil a Commemorative Paving
Stone to honour Major General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdalc VC KCMG CB, who was awarded the Victoria Cross following action during the Crimean War.
Christopher Teesdale was born in South Africa in 1833 and, like his father, was an officcr in the Royal Artillery. During the Crimean War he took command of a force defending the fortress of Kars against the Russians. Following sev...
February 16, 2015
AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP
I plan to motorcycle ride around the coastline of Britain using roads and bye-ways, keeping as close to the coast as possible. The trip will be in aid of three charities. I will be riding a BMW 700 GS. The ride will take about 3-4 weeks and is between 4-5000 miles. I will be setting off from Poole Quay on the Tuesday 9th June 2015 during the Poole Quay Bike Night and heading clockwise. ...