October 18, 2018
Best of Route 66 Challenge with Bike Tours For The Wounded
When I was presented with an opportunity to go on the Best of Route 66 Challenge provided by an organisation called Bike Tours For The Wounded - whereby a group of experienced riders, both civilian and veteran, take a number of wounded, sick or injured servicemen/veterans as pillions along a route that starts in Las Vegas, heads down into California, through Arizona and finishes where it started, rid...
September 26, 2018
Former Royal Artillery Gunner Shaun Johnson served almost 12 years before being discharged from the army with a crush injury halfway through an intended 22-year career. He served with 27 Field Regiment RA, The Kings Troop RHA and Garrison HQ, London District. Johnson is a veteran of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, active tours of duty saw him deployed to West Belfast, HMP Maze and County Tyrone.
After struggling with the transitio...
September 19, 2018
As we commemorate one hundred years since the end of WW1 we thought it fitting to explore the Royal Regiments role within it. The exhibition at Wellington Arch is open to all and highlights the role we played in history.
You can visit the exhibitiion at the Wellington Arch . If you have your Royal Artillery Association membership card you can enter for free.
September 5, 2018
2018, the start of a new year and new beginnings. I was on a course in Catterick doing me ILM coaching course with Help for Heroes, unfortunately two days into it I had a phone call from my sister in Orkney, Scotland saying that my mum was unwell. I had to quickly sort myself out and get up to Scotland, Mum had been battling cancer for 15 years and sadly a week after I arrived my mum passed away. This may have been enough to break anybody,...
August 3, 2018
This is the story of the Japanese prisoner of war camps on the island of Taiwan (Formosa) during the Second World War and of the men who were interned in them.
It seems that many people know about the hardship and suffering of the POW's working on the Death Railway in Thailand and Burma, but few know about the "hell-camps" of Taiwan. We hope to tell the story of the suffering and deprivation endured by the POW's so that all will know - and hopefully nev...