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A/Sgt John C Raynes - VC Winner
October 23, 2015

A/Sgt John C Raynes - VC Winner

Members of the Royal Artillery Association, the Commanding Officer, 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel Sean Grant Royal Artillery and Officers and Soldiers' from 269 (West Riding) Battery in Leeds paraded at Sheffield City Centre, Cenotaph, Barkers Pool. A special plaque was unveiled today in the city centre in honour of Sergeant Major John Crawshaw Raynes who earned a Victoria Cross for his bravery and devotion to duty in World War 1...

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Ubique 300 - Zone 1 -  Update......
September 14, 2015

Ubique 300 - Zone 1 - Update......

The last 4 months, since the Launch has seen the Captain Generals Baton travel from England to Europe and capture the imagination of the Royal Artillery far and wide.  It has visited some great monuments and Battlefields and also been witness to some great events.    One of the great highlights for the Royal Artillery Association was the historic gun salute in Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean Island of Malta.    We cannot p...

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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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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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