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Normandy veteran, Gunner Peter Chesney, 92, receives France’s highest honour
November 15, 2016

Normandy veteran, Gunner Peter Chesney, 92, receives France’s highest honour

AN OLD Hillingdon soldier has received France’s highest honour for his part in the Normandy landings of World War 2, thanks to the efforts of his surgeon.   Peter Chesney, 92, was presented with the Legion d’Honneur at a simple ceremony in Hillingdon Hospital’s Beaconsfield East Ward on Thursday, 3 November.   The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley, pinned the medal on to Mr Chesney’s jacket, watched by Mayoress Diane He...

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Great day out at Oldham celebrating 300 years of the Royal Artillery
August 3, 2016

Great day out at Oldham celebrating 300 years of the Royal Artillery

Royal Artillery Association and Royal British Legion Branches from Oldham, Bolton, Manchester, Central Lancashire, Ashton and Stockport held a Tercentenary parade to celebrate 300 years of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.         Present at the event was the Mayor, Cllr Derek Heffernan, and Mayoress, Di Heffernan, alongside the General Secretary of the RA Association and RA Charitable Fund, Lt Col Vere Nicoll MBE.  The service was led...

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Dragon  Days
July 22, 2016

Dragon Days

21 July is commemorated by  P and 127 Batteries,  two of the four Gunner batteries with “Dragon” as an honour title. 21 July is the anniversary of the battle of Chinkiang, fought between British and Chinese forces in Chinkiang (Zhenjiang), Kiangsu Province, China, on 21 July 1842 during the First Opium War.      The battle of  Chinkiang is modern day  Zhenjiang   75 years ago in 1942, P battery had returned fro...

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ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE STAMPS CELEBRATE 300 YEARS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
May 5, 2016

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE STAMPS CELEBRATE 300 YEARS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

Isle of Man Post Office in association with the Royal Artillery is pleased to present a set of six stamps celebrating 300 years of The Royal Regiment of Artillery and its remarkable achievements. The stamps are due for release on 9th May 2016.   The £2.44p stamp and the supporting material, features Major Kate Philp, a hero of modern warfare, who lost her leg in a mortar attack in Afghanistan. After her recovery Major Philp went on to train soldiers for...

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Remembrance Day abroad
November 16, 2015

Remembrance Day abroad

  Second World War Gunner Remembered in Tanzania Wreath-laying ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this year included a visit to the grave of Lance Bombardier Reginald Fever of 5 Coast Bty RA. Reginald, from Lower Halsow in Kent. He died on 20 April 1945 in the port city of the former British protectorate. He left a wife, Maud. Paul Fuller (Parachute Regiment Association) led a group of ex-Servicemen from the in...

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