June 8, 2018
Dear Friends of 5 Battery,
Ageing Lancastrians are prone to begin boring their younger companions with the preface: “When I were nobut a lad ....”; so here am I, having spent more than three days in your company, remembering a time over sixty years ago when, as a young national serviceman, I came as close as I could to following in my grandfather’s footsteps as a proud member of the Royal Regiment. I hope I didn’t bore you...
May 4, 2018
The annual Gunner Sunday parade and service was held on Sunday 29th April. The slightly unseasonal weather did not stop the largest gathering of serving and retired Gunners and their families since the event came into being, joining our artillery In-Pensioners at the Royal Hospital. It was an impressive show of support to the Regimental Family.
Our Royal Artillery Standard Bearers joined pensioners on parade where they were inspect...
March 14, 2018
Five members of the Newbury and District Branch of the Royal Artillery Association have had their hard work on behalf of local Gunner veterans recognized by the award of Royal Artillery Association Certificates of Appreciation – a new national award.
The certificates, awarded to Pam and Dave Soley, Annette and David Griffiths and Bert Gatehouse, were presented during a recent military parade in Larkhill by the Branch’s affiliated regular army uni...
January 10, 2018
Happy New Year!
2017 was great year for the Association and the Charitable Fund. We had record numbers at our national & local events and saw the regiment’s challenging themselves with many events, raising over £34,000 for the RACF. We also saw the Association members and families from the wider community taking on challenges and raising money for the Regimental Family. We are really keen to build on this and take it even further in 2018!
We are lo...