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...
July 17, 2015
On 16th July a team comprising of Sgt Craig Neill, Bdr Tanya Parry and Bdr Shane Gascoigne of 57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visited their RAA affiliated branch in Ramsgate and put on a stirring presentation on past and present life in their battery, including operational tours and current equipment.
The presentation was so professional it inspired many questions from the audience, most of which
were answered over a drink and curry buffet!
July 17, 2015
The 10K British London run took place in London on the 12th July. The event was again well attended by the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund had teams from 16 Regt RA, 14 Regt RA, 12 Regt RA, 26 Regt RA and 1 RHA. The event itself was a huge success and we are very grateful to all our Regiments for taking the time out of their weekends to raise money for the Charitable Fund.
All the money raised goes to Gunner Veter...