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The Village with the Gun
December 26, 2014

The Village with the Gun

Remembering the Soldiers of the First World War, 100 years on A nineteenth century cannon sits at the centre of a Pakistani village. Here we take a look at the story of the Dulmial Gun. Dulmial is a village approximately 100 miles south of Islamabad, in the Salt Range region.  A century ago, the area was part of British India, which meant that its inhabitants were drawn into the Great War on the side of the Allies. A settlement steeped in military history, Dul...

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The Centenary of Hartlepool Bombardment
December 23, 2014

The Centenary of Hartlepool Bombardment

Today marks 100 years since the bombardment of Hartlepool by the German Navy in the First World War. 130 civilians and military personnel were killed and more than 500 were wounded when German warships attacked on the morning of 16th December 1914. To commemorate the centenary the town is holding a series of events to honour those who died. A new memorial is also being unveiled in the town, featuring 130 ceramic poppies from the Tower Bridge installation in Londo...

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The Truce Match
December 2, 2014

The Truce Match

I think this one of the nicest stories that came from the WW1.  There were lots of moments that apparent cease fires were held due to holidays and certain times of the year.  The facts are scattered and if some are to be believed then it would be nice to assume that on Christmas Day the allied and enemy forces came together in ‘No Man’s Land’ and played a game of football and tried to remember what Christmas was about.  At the heart...

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LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996
November 21, 2014

LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996

"LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996 "A HERO IN WAR. A LEADER IN PEACE" Last night, Newark Branch RAA were extremely proud and honored to have been invited to attend the unveiling of a portrait of one our Town's most famous sons, Lt. Colonel Sam Derry RA. He was not only a decorated war hero, having been awarded both the MC (Military Cross) and the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) for his exploits and bravery during the Second World War. He was al...

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Tenby Memorial Garden
November 19, 2014

Tenby Memorial Garden

Ex-Gunner and local Tenby man Jeff Thornton has been influential in the restoration of the Gates at Tenby Memorial Garden.  After several years of neglect, Jeff contacted the local council with a plan to have the gates restored to their former glory.  Jeff says “  It has taken a long while for the badges and gates to be completed. Originally, only the badges were going to be renewed by Tenby C.C. but then Pembrokeshire C.C. who cl...

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