October 19, 2016
The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund is holding a silent auction to raise money for the charity. We are always looking at ways in which we can raise money and the profile of the RA Charitable Fund. This is turn allows us to assist Gunners, whether serving or retired and their dependants. We are supported greatly by our regiments and branches and without this support could not help the people that we do.
This year we have been kindly donated some lo...
October 10, 2016
Would you 'Take the Plunge'? Well that is what 14 Regt RA decided to do with a little help from the voting public!
It was fair to say that when Sgt Cavender came into my office and mentioned the ‘The Plunge’ I was excited at this novel fundraising event but also sceptical that anyone would put themselves forward to ‘Plunge’ out of a plane at 10,000ft.
Imagine my surprise when we were given the final...
September 21, 2016
This was the RAA in Germany at its best! An excellent opportunity for our members in Germany to celebrate RA300 and they did it in style. The celebrations began with a families’ afternoon full of fun and games for the children.
During the evening RAA branch certificates for outstanding service were presented to Michael & Elke Bridgeman, Dave & Kath Tyer, Peter Mulholland, Paul & Diana Insul and Alec & Uirike Crip...
August 3, 2016
Royal Artillery Association and Royal British Legion Branches from Oldham, Bolton, Manchester, Central Lancashire, Ashton and Stockport held a Tercentenary parade to celebrate 300 years of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Present at the event was the Mayor, Cllr Derek Heffernan, and Mayoress, Di Heffernan, alongside the General Secretary of the RA Association and RA Charitable Fund, Lt Col Vere Nicoll MBE. The service was led...
July 22, 2016
21 July is commemorated by P and 127 Batteries, two of the four Gunner batteries with “Dragon” as an honour title. 21 July is the anniversary of the battle of Chinkiang, fought between British and Chinese forces in Chinkiang (Zhenjiang), Kiangsu Province, China, on 21 July 1842 during the First Opium War.
The battle of Chinkiang is modern day Zhenjiang
75 years ago in 1942, P battery had returned fro...