June 16, 2015
3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery is a Close Support Artillery Regiment, which has been based in Germany for 17 years but is now moving to Albemarle Barracks just outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Regiment consists of 5 Batteries, C, D, J (Sidi Rezegh), M (Headquarters) Battery and N Battery (The Eagle Troop).
The Batteries of the Regiment have existed since 1st November 1793. The modern Regiment, as we see it today, was formed at Abbassia Barracks, Cairo, on the 2...
June 1, 2015
On a cold and wet morning many RAA veterans and serving Gunners attended the annual Gunner Sunday parade at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in the company of our In-Pensioners.
With many families and friends present it was a marvellous coming together of the Regimental Family. Royal Artillery Association Standard Bearers joined pensioners on parade where they were inspected by Col Richard Collinge ADC, the Regimental Colonel accompanied by Col Simon Bate...
April 17, 2015
Just a short note.......
We at the Newport branch have a member in his 97th year who is celebrating 78 years since his enlistment into the R.A .
George Reynolds enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Newport Barracks - now Raglan Barracks - on 08/03/1937 aged 19. After training he served in various parts of the world including the Khyber Pass. He then ended up in Singapore as a bombardier where he became a P.O.W. for the remainder...
March 30, 2015
A major road running through Nottingham has been renamed in honour of the 453 members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan. The campaign had been launched to rename the road, which will now be known as ‘Remembrance Way’. Dougie Pullen from Kimberley in Nottinghamshire was an Army reservist for 30 years and retired in 2008 suggested last October that the road should be renamed.
To allow lo...
February 16, 2015
AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP
I plan to motorcycle ride around the coastline of Britain using roads and bye-ways, keeping as close to the coast as possible. The trip will be in aid of three charities. I will be riding a BMW 700 GS. The ride will take about 3-4 weeks and is between 4-5000 miles. I will be setting off from Poole Quay on the Tuesday 9th June 2015 during the Poole Quay Bike Night and heading clockwise. ...