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Royal Artillery Rapid Fire
March 7, 2018

Royal Artillery Rapid Fire

Sgt Sam Gowin of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will represent England in the Commonwealth Games 2018.  The Gold Coast awaits but in the meantime we caught up with him to talk about how he became an elite sportsman for the Royal Artillery.   The regiment has allowed me the opportunity and the time to be the best I can be.  If you grab opportunities and work hard this is what you can achieve!   Why: My motto is Just Do It - why not......   Sp...

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Happy New Year!
January 10, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2017 was great year for the Association and the Charitable Fund. We had record numbers at our national & local events and saw the regiment’s challenging themselves with many events, raising over £34,000 for the RACF. We also saw the Association members and families from the wider community taking on challenges and raising money for the Regimental Family. We are really keen to build on this and take it even further in 2018! We are lo...

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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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Blood, Sweat & Gears
November 28, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Between the months of April and September there is a small ‘war’ occurring between cyclists across the Army; it’s called the Army Cycling Road Race Series. Packed together in a group known as a ‘peleton’ it moves at speeds in excess of 30mph, constantly accelerating and flexing depending on the tactics being applied. Your heart rate is rarely below 85% of its maximum limit and over the space of 1 hour you are pushed to the very limits o...

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Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?
November 7, 2017

Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?

Ex ICE MAIDEN aims to be the first all female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using muscle power alone.  We will cover 1,700km, pulling sledges of approximately 75kg and battling temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds of over 60mph during our three-month journey.  With only two resupply points along the route, we will carry all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time.          &...

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