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The Royal Artillery Association in 2017
December 11, 2017

The Royal Artillery Association in 2017

As the hundredth anniversary of the great sacrifices at Ypres were commemorated at the Menin Gate, we were all reminded of the hardships faced by our grandfathers’ and our great grandfathers’ generations. Coincidentally ,this year, after twenty five  years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Her Majesty The Queen, unveiled a memorial in London to mark the sacrifices of all those of our own  generation,  who had taken part  in these t...

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“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”
December 11, 2017

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”, bellowed the Mate (John Johnston) of St Barbara V as he dashed below to alert the off-watch of a disastrous event occurring less than 300m from St Barbara.  He simultaneously notified the local maritime agencies via the VHF radio.   The crew from 29 Cdo Regt partaking in Leg 5 of Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE had been sailing St Barbara V (the Gunner Flagship) all day into a strong Easterly wind whilst on...

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