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All because of a little white ball!
June 30, 2016

All because of a little white ball!

A recovery through golf I’ve been asked the same question a few times recently, “Why do I play Golf, isn’t it just a good walk spoilt”?  Well apart from being in the open countryside where there is no pollution in the air, getting a great workout and meeting up with good friends who share my love of golf, would be my normal answer!   BUT there is one other reason why.  In 2003 I was told that my breakdown was attributed to my...

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My Girl, a pleasure boat that has been on the water in Weymouth since the 1930s is honoured by the Gunners!
April 11, 2016

My Girl, a pleasure boat that has been on the water in Weymouth since the 1930s is honoured by the Gunners!

My Girl saw service in the Second World War when, in 1939 she was requisitioned by the Royal Artillery to ferry Gunners, ammunition and supplies to the coastal defences.  Her skipper at the time was Mr Ron Hill and together with his brother Bert they manned the small vessel throughout the war, carrying troops from the harbour to the sea forts along Weymouth and Portland.  The little boat was painted grey at the time to camouflage her on these dangerous jou...

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Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain
January 18, 2016

Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain

The President John Marshall, Chairman Michael Backhouse and Secretary Peter Grice of the Lincoln & District paid a visit to a retired Gunner, Sgt Tom Wain who with his wife resides in a home in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.   Tom is 90 years of age and joined the Royal Artillery in 1944 joining 14 Regiment RA.  Tom then went on to serve in India and Korea on the 25 pounders. Tom remembers how deep and cold the snow was in his days in Korea. Tom and h...

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Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations
December 9, 2015

Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations

On the 26th November the Canterbury Branch of The Royal Artillery Association held a surprise 100th birthday party for their President, Captain Leslie Gosling. Leslie had a very distinguished career during WW2, seeing action at El Alemain with J Bty 3 RHA in Italy and Normandy. He was awarded the Legion d'Honeur at a Ceremony at the French Embassy on the 11th November. Canterbury branch are very proud and honoured to have such a remarkable man as their President.&n...

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Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!
September 15, 2015

Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!

Despite being reasonably successful with fundraising in Norwich, the Branch Secretary, Herbie Slaughter was always looking for ways to enhance the Association’s profile.  After seeing the banners at the Assembly in Blackpool, he asked around about the stands and several stores and colleagues very kindly donated some to him. With the help of Capt. Alan Solly and Sarah, who sent him templates of the various coats of arms he wished to display and with the a...

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