April 18, 2018
On the 14th April 2018, almost 100 years on from The Great War soldiers from 16 Regiment Royal Artillery, Standards from the Royal Artillery Association, The Lord Lieutenant of Kent -The Viscount De L’Isle, MBE and The Worshipful Mayor – Cllr Julie Soyke paid Tribute to Major Eric Dougall VC MC and his incredible bravery. The citation reads:
‘For most conspicuous bravery and skilful leadership in the field when in command of his batte...
March 14, 2018
Five members of the Newbury and District Branch of the Royal Artillery Association have had their hard work on behalf of local Gunner veterans recognized by the award of Royal Artillery Association Certificates of Appreciation – a new national award.
The certificates, awarded to Pam and Dave Soley, Annette and David Griffiths and Bert Gatehouse, were presented during a recent military parade in Larkhill by the Branch’s affiliated regular army uni...
March 7, 2018
Sgt Sam Gowin of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will represent England in the Commonwealth Games 2018. The Gold Coast awaits but in the meantime we caught up with him to talk about how he became an elite sportsman for the Royal Artillery.
The regiment has allowed me the opportunity and the time to be the best I can be. If you grab opportunities and work hard this is what you can achieve!
Why: My motto is Just Do It - why not......
March 1, 2018
“I would like to thank the RACF for their help in acquiring this electric wheelchair for my wife Cheryl. She now has her independence back and we can plan trips and see our family”
David Lock, Royal Artillery Veteran
Cheryl suffers from secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis and over the past few years has lost the ability to move around unaided. Being reliant on David for her independence was a real challenge; even pushing Cheryl around...
January 10, 2018
Happy New Year!
2017 was great year for the Association and the Charitable Fund. We had record numbers at our national & local events and saw the regiment’s challenging themselves with many events, raising over £34,000 for the RACF. We also saw the Association members and families from the wider community taking on challenges and raising money for the Regimental Family. We are really keen to build on this and take it even further in 2018!
We are lo...