June 14, 2016
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.
February 24, 2016
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...
January 18, 2016
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...
December 9, 2015
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...
November 20, 2015
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...