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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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Capt.Young RA meets his local branch of the RAA
September 4, 2015

Capt.Young RA meets his local branch of the RAA

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...

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Royal Artillery Veteran Meets The Queen at VJ Day
September 4, 2015

Royal Artillery Veteran Meets The Queen at VJ Day

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:   http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/13599053.Queen_to_lead_VJ_Day_anniversary_commemorations/?ref=mr&lp=4     http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/15/vj-day-queen-commemorati...

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Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton
July 28, 2015

Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton

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...

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DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes
July 23, 2015

DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes

Are you a Royal Artillery serving/retired soldier in the Manchester are looking for assitance with housing? Please follow this link for more information: http://www.haighousing.org.uk/ This is a reminder that Haig is seeking applicants for our new housing scheme in Manchester, and I would be grateful if this message could be widely disseminated. We have had some promising candidates apply but could do with more. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please...

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