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RAA Canterbury Branch - New Website
January 13, 2015

RAA Canterbury Branch - New Website

Myself and the RSM 12 Regt RA were really pleased to attend the Christmas Lunch held by the Royal Artillery Association Canterbury Branch.  It was a lovely occasion and the food and company were superb.  Thank you to John Bishop for the invite - although we didn’t win on the raffle. :) I was introduced to, amongst others, the new Secretary for the Branch – Mr Dave Tong.  You can find his details on the Branches page of the RAA website www...

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Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community
December 31, 2014

Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community

The late Ray Cole from Letchworth, who died on December 12 from terminal bowel cancer, was given an BEM for services to the Royal Artillery Association, the Royal British Legion and the surrounding community in Letchworth. Ray Cole was the President of the Biggleswade Branch of the Royal Artillery Association and a Standard Bearer for over 50 years.  He attended all of the RAA events at one time or another and paraded the Standard of the Royal Artillery with p...

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LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996
November 21, 2014

LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996

"LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996 "A HERO IN WAR. A LEADER IN PEACE" Last night, Newark Branch RAA were extremely proud and honored to have been invited to attend the unveiling of a portrait of one our Town's most famous sons, Lt. Colonel Sam Derry RA. He was not only a decorated war hero, having been awarded both the MC (Military Cross) and the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) for his exploits and bravery during the Second World War. He was al...

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Glasgow Branch enter the Website Arena
November 21, 2014

Glasgow Branch enter the Website Arena

It was great this week to see the Galsgow Branch of the RAA post on facebook that they have a new webiste - http://raa-glasgow.weebly.com/.  There is no doubt that the Internet and the Social Media machine is the way forward.  You can contact and advertise for free and hopefully attract new members.  To some of our Branches the internet and webiste area can be a little daunting but there is no doubt that it works and can be easier than we all thi...

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RAA Branches pay their respects at their Services of Remembrance
November 13, 2014

RAA Branches pay their respects at their Services of Remembrance

Many of The Royal Artillery Association branches around the country remembered in their own way.  Below are some reports from these branches and a link to the photoes we have been able to upload.  We really are UBIQUE Members of Livingston Branch RAA leading the Festival of Remembrance in West-Lothian and the Remembrance Day parade. Although we're not yet complete as an affiliated branch, today was an extremely proud day to be a member of the Gunner famil...

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