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Lt Robert Vaughan Gorle VC
October 9, 2018

Lt Robert Vaughan Gorle VC

Robert Vaughan Gorle VC (6 May 1896 – 9 January 1937) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Robert was born in Southsea on 6 May 1896 and educated at Malvern College and Rugby School. Prior to World War 1 he was a farmer in South Africa. Robert was...

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The Royal Regiment of Artillery and World War One...
September 19, 2018

The Royal Regiment of Artillery and World War One...

As we commemorate one hundred years since the end of WW1 we thought it fitting to explore the Royal Regiments role within it. The exhibition at Wellington Arch is open to all and highlights the role we played in history. You can visit the exhibitiion at the Wellington Arch . If you have your Royal Artillery Association membership card you can enter for free.     UBIQUE

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The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps....
August 3, 2018

The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps....

This is the story of the Japanese prisoner of war camps on the island of Taiwan (Formosa) during the Second World War and of the men who were interned in them. It seems that  many people  know about the hardship and suffering of the POW's working on the Death Railway in Thailand and Burma, but few know about the "hell-camps" of Taiwan. We hope to tell the story of the suffering and deprivation endured by the POW's so that all will know - and hopefully nev...

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The Italian Job
July 13, 2018

The Italian Job

On Thursday 21 June a small party comprising Lt Col Philip Shepheard-Walwyn, COS RHQ RA, Allan Solly, RAA Secretary and Philip Garbutt, RAA Standard Bearer departed the UK bound for Italy to take part in the 30th reunion of the National Italian Artillery Association.     Our invitation came by way of a follow up to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last September between the Royal Artillery Association and the artillery associations of It...

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REFLECTIONS ON A VISIT TO COMMEMORATE 5TH BATTERY RFA AT BOIS DES BUTTES
June 8, 2018

REFLECTIONS ON A VISIT TO COMMEMORATE 5TH BATTERY RFA AT BOIS DES BUTTES

Dear Friends of 5 Battery, Ageing Lancastrians are prone to begin boring their younger companions with the preface: “When I were nobut a lad ....”; so here am I, having spent more than three days in your company, remembering a time over sixty years ago when, as a young national serviceman, I came as close as I could to following in my grandfather’s footsteps as a proud member of the Royal Regiment.    I hope I didn’t bore you...

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