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End of an ERA – Decentralisation of 42 (Alem Hamza) AD Sp Bty RA
July 16, 2018

End of an ERA – Decentralisation of 42 (Alem Hamza) AD Sp Bty RA

42 (ALEM HAMZA) Air Defence Support Battery Royal Artillery was established as part of A2020 directing the co-location of Air Defence Artillery Regiments to form the A2020 GBAD structure, conjoined through the establishment of an AD Sp Bty, including a Support Workshop and Stores Troop at Thorney Island.  42 AD Sp Bty RA was established OPCOM Jt GBAD HQ on 1 Aug 14.  Collectively the Unit had a strength of 181, compromising of numerous cap badges (RA, REME...

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The Italian Job
July 13, 2018

The Italian Job

On Thursday 21 June a small party comprising Lt Col Philip Shepheard-Walwyn, COS RHQ RA, Allan Solly, RAA Secretary and Philip Garbutt, RAA Standard Bearer departed the UK bound for Italy to take part in the 30th reunion of the National Italian Artillery Association.     Our invitation came by way of a follow up to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last September between the Royal Artillery Association and the artillery associations of It...

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