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Royal Artillery motorcyclist attempts world record
February 23, 2017

Royal Artillery motorcyclist attempts world record

Six servicemen from the British Army and Royal Navy are attempting to set a world record to become the first motorcyclists to ride, in one continuous journey, the entire length of the world’s longest road – the Pan-American Highway. The British Trans-Americas Expedition Team will leave Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America on a 20,000-mile motorcycle journey to Prudhoe Bay on the northern coast of Alaska. The route will take them throug...

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Royal Artillery Archive arrives in Larkhill
January 12, 2017

Royal Artillery Archive arrives in Larkhill

The Royal Artillery Museum Archive has now arrived in Larkhill and is back at the heart of the Regiment.  We are delighted to see that 10% of the Archive Collection is not in situ within the Royal School of Artillery with the Regimental Family soon being able to access some of these records historic records.          The main Royal Artillery Archive contains over 5,000 separate military document collections, 3 million photographs an...

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BSM Fox 'Plunges' 10,000ft for the RACF!
October 10, 2016

BSM Fox 'Plunges' 10,000ft for the RACF!

Would you 'Take the Plunge'? Well that is what 14 Regt RA decided to do with a little help from the voting public!   It was fair to say that when Sgt Cavender came into my office and mentioned the ‘The Plunge’ I was excited at this novel fundraising event but also sceptical that anyone would put themselves forward to ‘Plunge’ out of a plane at 10,000ft.        Imagine my surprise when we were given the final...

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Great day out at Oldham celebrating 300 years of the Royal Artillery
August 3, 2016

Great day out at Oldham celebrating 300 years of the Royal Artillery

Royal Artillery Association and Royal British Legion Branches from Oldham, Bolton, Manchester, Central Lancashire, Ashton and Stockport held a Tercentenary parade to celebrate 300 years of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.         Present at the event was the Mayor, Cllr Derek Heffernan, and Mayoress, Di Heffernan, alongside the General Secretary of the RA Association and RA Charitable Fund, Lt Col Vere Nicoll MBE.  The service was led...

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All because of a little white ball!
June 30, 2016

All because of a little white ball!

A recovery through golf I’ve been asked the same question a few times recently, “Why do I play Golf, isn’t it just a good walk spoilt”?  Well apart from being in the open countryside where there is no pollution in the air, getting a great workout and meeting up with good friends who share my love of golf, would be my normal answer!   BUT there is one other reason why.  In 2003 I was told that my breakdown was attributed to my...

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