September 15, 2015
Why am I Raising Money For The Royal Marsden?
On Tuesday last week I spent several hours at the Marsden having scans, blood tests and generally being prodded and examined. In the process I spent some time thinking about what an amazing job they've done for me and so many others. Hence this quick tarrididdle as to why I'm raising money for them on Sunday 13 September.
In Nov 2012, I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Being given less than six m...
September 14, 2015
The last 4 months, since the Launch has seen the Captain Generals Baton travel from England to Europe and capture the imagination of the Royal Artillery far and wide. It has visited some great monuments and Battlefields and also been witness to some great events.
One of the great highlights for the Royal Artillery Association was the historic gun salute in Valletta,
the capital of the Mediterranean Island of Malta.
We cannot p...
August 12, 2015
I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Royal Artillery Association Grand Draw succeeded in raising the very welcome figure of £1662 for the Royal Artillery Association, and I take this opportunity to thank you all for the efforts in raising funds on our behalf.
As you know our aim in organising the Draw is to reduce to a minimum the call by the Royal Artillery Association on the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund so that every member of the Gunner fam...
August 5, 2015
DE&S ‘Ride To Remember’ Op HERRICK
A team of six military personnel and civil servants from Artillery Systems, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), embarked on a 500km journey from Abbey Wood, Bristol to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), via the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill. The sponsored cycle was to remember the seventeen Gunner Officers and soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice during operations in Afghanistan...
July 28, 2015
On Monday 27th July 2009 WO2 Sean Upton made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province Afghanistan. He died as the result of an explosion whilst on foot patrol.
Sean was serving with 53 Battery RA, part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery at the time.
As a mark of respect to our fellow brother we dedicated a tree to his memory
at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 11th July 2015
This was we...