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North Germany Branch RAA Celebrate RA300
September 21, 2016

North Germany Branch RAA Celebrate RA300

  This was the RAA in Germany at its best! An excellent opportunity for our members in Germany to celebrate RA300 and they did it in style.  The celebrations began with a families’ afternoon full of fun and games for the children.  During the evening RAA branch certificates for outstanding service were presented to Michael & Elke Bridgeman, Dave & Kath Tyer, Peter Mulholland, Paul & Diana Insul and Alec & Uirike Crip...

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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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Welcome to a snapshot of Gunner magazine!
June 14, 2016

Welcome to a snapshot of Gunner magazine!

Gunner is a monthly magazine that informs readers of what’s happening for the serving and retired members of the Royal Artillery, with the Royal Artillery Association having its own dedicated page in the magazine.               We have reports of Gunners on: exercise, adventure training and sports results. We also have current news items with pictures as well as a section for last posts, reunions and notices.   &...

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Ilkeston-born Ernest Taylor was awarded the Legion of Honour by French government Joins the Nottingham Branch
February 24, 2016

Ilkeston-born Ernest Taylor was awarded the Legion of Honour by French government Joins the Nottingham Branch

Ernest a veteran of the D-Day defied Hitler's armies for two years – but was nearly undone by his love of eggs. His closest brush with death came after he took part in the Normandy Landings and ran up Juno Beach, where 2,000 men were scythed down by German guns the day before.     The 18-year-old learnt very quickly how to build a slit trench and from its relative safety, he ventured out to find eggs to augment his dreary rations one aftern...

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Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain
January 18, 2016

Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain

The President John Marshall, Chairman Michael Backhouse and Secretary Peter Grice of the Lincoln & District paid a visit to a retired Gunner, Sgt Tom Wain who with his wife resides in a home in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.   Tom is 90 years of age and joined the Royal Artillery in 1944 joining 14 Regiment RA.  Tom then went on to serve in India and Korea on the 25 pounders. Tom remembers how deep and cold the snow was in his days in Korea. Tom and h...

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