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Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders
November 21, 2017

Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders

Children from Pembroke House, a Prep School in the Rift Valley of Kenya, visited the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Gilgil on Remembrance Day. They held a ceremony by the grave of Lieutenant Thomas Sanders, Royal Artillery. The last post was played and the School Chaplain read a short prayer. Thomas Sanders was 22 when he died of fever whilst serving with an East African unit in 1943. He had attended Blundells School in Devon and according to his local newspa...

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Ride To The Wall 2017
October 10, 2017

Ride To The Wall 2017

‘Ride To The Wall’ is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.   The RTTW event sees veterans and civilian bikers, ride from across 11 different starting points around the country as well as Europe parti...

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The Association extends its Regimental Family to France & Italy
September 27, 2017

The Association extends its Regimental Family to France & Italy

Following some friendly and productive discussions between Brigadier General Rocco Viglietta, President of the Italian Artillery Association and Lt Col Ian Vere Nicoll, Regimental Secretary, an agreement has been reached to sign a joint ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between the two artillery associations.  While this was being arranged Major General Jean-Pierre Mayer, President of the French Artillery Association, subsequently also approached to ha...

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The New & The Retired at Leeds Branch
April 24, 2017

The New & The Retired at Leeds Branch

Saturday 22nd April 2017 saw an important date in the history of Royal Artillery Association Leeds Branch. This was the retirement parade for our old circa 1947 RAA standard and the presentation, blessing, and first outing for a brand new Standard. The history of the RAA Leeds standard dates back to 1947, upon the creation of 269 Regiment RA reverting to Territorial service following the Second World War. Originally the 'Branch' was based upon Fenton Street Barra...

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De la Légion d'honneur
December 13, 2016

De la Légion d'honneur

The Legion of Honour, full name National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.   We have been aware of two veterans that have been invested with this medal and we felt it only right to honour these occasions.   Mr Frank Yates from the Sheffield branch of the Royal Artillery Association was invested with...

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