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. ...
January 27, 2015
Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester
A two bedroomed semi-detached house in Lexden, Colchester is now vacant. Available to any retired Gunner Warrant Officer and NCO who is in need through financial hardship or illness. Owing to the type of property it is unsuitable for conversion for those physically disabled.
Anyone interested please call 01980 845895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 23, 2015
LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)
It was with great sadness that Newark Branch learnt of the loss of one of Newark's Gunner Veterans, Lewis Renshaw, who passed peacefully away in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre on January 12th where he was being treated following a car accident before Christmas.
Lewis was a very proud Gunner who, like many elderly Veterans, had just “never got around” to joining a Branch and attending Branch meetings.&n...