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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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Bolton Wanderers Go to War.....
July 24, 2015

Bolton Wanderers Go to War.....

War is about to be declared and as the story goes……………………… ‘In front of a 23,000 strong crowd at Burnden Park, the Bolton Wanderers' captain, Harry Goslin, gives a rousing speech before leading the entire team to the local Territorial Army drill hall where they all sign up. For the next six years, as gunners in the 53rd Field Regiment of the Bolton Artillery, they face some of the heaviest fightin...

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The RA Service of Remembrance - NMA
July 7, 2015

The RA Service of Remembrance - NMA

      It was another hugely successful day at the NMA for the Royal Artillery Service of Remembrance.    The Royal Artillery Association were joined by over 550 Veterans and serving Soldiers from the Royal Regiment who came to pay their respects to those that have gone before. As with every year, the weather permitted us to enjoy the sunshine and the wonderful setting that is the Arboretum.           ...

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Bastion Wall Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
June 16, 2015

Bastion Wall Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

In one of his final acts as a regular officer, Prince Harry unveiled the Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 11 June 2015.  The Memorial (a wall originally constructed at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province to honour British Service personnel who died on operations in Afghanistan) was repatriated to UK in late 2014.  The reconstructed Bastion Memorial is based on the same design and a Service of Dedication took place to remember thos...

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