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SSAFA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES
July 3, 2017

SSAFA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is celebrating 100 years since women were legally permitted to serve in the British military.   This July marks the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were formally enrolled in the UK Armed Forces. Back then, women’s roles involved cooking, administration and mechanical work.  Today, one hundred years on they stand shoulder to shoulder with their male cou...

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'The Gunners' take on Pru Ride London on behalf of the DNRC
June 15, 2017

'The Gunners' take on Pru Ride London on behalf of the DNRC

Pru Ride London and the DNRC Team DNRC’ will be the largest group of riders in the Pru Ride 100, which takes place on Sunday 30 July and covers a route from central London out to the Surrey Hills and back.  It passes very close to Headley Court.  There are approximately 150 riders in Team DNRC including more than 20 Gunners from the Royal Artillery. The Gunner team is a real mix of abilities with riders recovering from injury, some taking on their...

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BRITISH TRANS-AMERICAS EXPEDITION 2017 – UPDATE FROM SANTIAGO, CHILE
April 7, 2017

BRITISH TRANS-AMERICAS EXPEDITION 2017 – UPDATE FROM SANTIAGO, CHILE

After 10 days of continuous riding, covering 4810km, the expedition team have enjoyed their first bed and bath since leaving Punta Arenas, courtesy of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile. In the charming surroundings of the Embassy with the Andes as a backdrop, the team have had the opportunity to service their bikes, clean laundry and plan the next leg of the journey. Tomorrow they depart for their next great challenge - a 1000km crossing of the Atacama Desert...

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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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