December 9, 2015
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...
September 15, 2015
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...
September 4, 2015
The Shoeburyness & Essex branch of the Royal Artillery Association visited a Gunner Veteran on behalf of the Association.
Mr Ron Clifton and his wife Pam attended on the Branches behalf:
‘My wife and I spent a couple of hours with Capt. Young and his family at his rest home in Basildon.
The main reason for the visit was that Andy was too frail at nearly 98 to attend the parades in London and his family wished to mark the day somehow. His dau...
September 4, 2015
Mr George Reynolds from the Newport Branch of the Royal Artillery Association meets Her Majesty The Queen at St Martin in the Fields. VJ Day 2016 was commemorated all over the country. To see more of this story please follow the links below:
July 28, 2015
On Monday 27th July 2009 WO2 Sean Upton made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province Afghanistan. He died as the result of an explosion whilst on foot patrol.
Sean was serving with 53 Battery RA, part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery at the time.
As a mark of respect to our fellow brother we dedicated a tree to his memory
at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 11th July 2015
This was we...