January 23, 2015
Recently Artillery House has re-launched two recruiting drives for new members; one through local press agencies and the other over the RAA website. Both are attracting wide interest from retired Gunners across the British Isles. In the past month alone we have attracted over 400 new RAA members through the website and our Facebook pages and current figures show that 10% of these new members want to become members of their local branch.
It is im...
January 13, 2015
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...
December 31, 2014
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...
November 21, 2014
"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...
November 21, 2014
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...