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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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Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations
December 9, 2015

Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations

On the 26th November the Canterbury Branch of The Royal Artillery Association held a surprise 100th birthday party for their President, Captain Leslie Gosling. Leslie had a very distinguished career during WW2, seeing action at El Alemain with J Bty 3 RHA in Italy and Normandy. He was awarded the Legion d'Honeur at a Ceremony at the French Embassy on the 11th November. Canterbury branch are very proud and honoured to have such a remarkable man as their President.&n...

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Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!
November 20, 2015

Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!

  The annual Royal Artillery awards have been announced and I am very pleased to say that Tug Wilson has been awarded the RA Gold Medal for his work in support of the RA Association and the support he gives to the general welfare of the retired Gunners in the North East.                The Royal Artillery Medal is awarded annually to any member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery (Regular or Reserve) of any rank, serv...

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Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!
September 15, 2015

Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!

Despite being reasonably successful with fundraising in Norwich, the Branch Secretary, Herbie Slaughter was always looking for ways to enhance the Association’s profile.  After seeing the banners at the Assembly in Blackpool, he asked around about the stands and several stores and colleagues very kindly donated some to him. With the help of Capt. Alan Solly and Sarah, who sent him templates of the various coats of arms he wished to display and with the a...

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