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The Association extends its Regimental Family to France & Italy
September 27, 2017

The Association extends its Regimental Family to France & Italy

Following some friendly and productive discussions between Brigadier General Rocco Viglietta, President of the Italian Artillery Association and Lt Col Ian Vere Nicoll, Regimental Secretary, an agreement has been reached to sign a joint ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between the two artillery associations.  While this was being arranged Major General Jean-Pierre Mayer, President of the French Artillery Association, subsequently also approached to ha...

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The Regimental Family has had a busy Summer....
September 8, 2017

The Regimental Family has had a busy Summer....

It has been a great summer (apart from the weather) for the Regimental Family. We have been following our social and from all the great posts it seems that you have all been very busy and making the most of your holidays!  There have been reunions, events and some epic fundraising challenges from both the regiments and individuals.  The Royal Regiment might have been stood down for most of August but our veterans and their families certainly kept themselv...

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203 Elswick Bty - Blyth to Larkhill
August 22, 2017

203 Elswick Bty - Blyth to Larkhill

  Army Veteran, Kevin O' Brien completed his 375 mile Charity Bike Ride, Blyth to Larkhill in 3 days.     Local Royal Artillery Branch members supporting Kevin on his way down to Larkhill Kevin said " I have only gone and done it, arrived to a great reception by the staff at The Royal Artillery, Headquarters. My right knee is mashed, but, not to be outdone I pedalled the last few miles with my left leg" His wife Sarah who supported him thr...

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The Gunners celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017
June 26, 2017

The Gunners celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017

The Flags were raised at hundreds of locations across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day and celebrate our troops and their commitment to our great nation and beyond.  The Royal Regiment of Artillery, together with our Royal Artillery Association branches came together in their local towns to celebrate the Regimental Family and let the general public see what it is we do so well.  Armed Forces Day is also a great way to encourage the new generati...

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The New & The Retired at Leeds Branch
April 24, 2017

The New & The Retired at Leeds Branch

Saturday 22nd April 2017 saw an important date in the history of Royal Artillery Association Leeds Branch. This was the retirement parade for our old circa 1947 RAA standard and the presentation, blessing, and first outing for a brand new Standard. The history of the RAA Leeds standard dates back to 1947, upon the creation of 269 Regiment RA reverting to Territorial service following the Second World War. Originally the 'Branch' was based upon Fenton Street Barra...

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