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AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP
February 16, 2015

AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP

AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP     I plan to motorcycle ride around the coastline of Britain using roads and bye-ways, keeping as close to the coast as possible. The trip will be in aid of three charities. I will be riding a BMW 700 GS.   The ride will take about 3-4 weeks and is between 4-5000 miles. I will be setting off from Poole Quay on the Tuesday 9th June 2015 during the Poole Quay Bike Night and heading clockwise.  ...

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RA Gold Cup - Sandown Park
February 16, 2015

RA Gold Cup - Sandown Park

The Duchess of Cornwall met other Royal Artillery Offficers and Soldiers at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey.  The Royal Artillery Gold Cup, is an event that celebrates the bravery and dedication of the British Armed Forces with a day of horse racing.     The Royal Artillery Gold Cup is one of the oldest events in the Racing Calendar, having existed for 150 years.  The inaugural event was held in 1862 at Eltham, although it was not until twel...

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222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.
February 13, 2015

222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.

On Monday 2nd February the Chestnut Troop celebrated their 222nd Battery birthday and the anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Horse Artillery.   The all day celebrations started with the Officers and SNCOs waking up the Gunners with traditional ‘Gunfire’, a delicious mix of coffee and rum.   After a hearty breakfast in the HUB, Bdr Hughes ran the traditional 5-a-side football tournament, held in the Garrison super gym. ...

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Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015
February 13, 2015

Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015

I represent a group of WWII Italy Campaign veterans and their families who are bound together by one common goal which is to remind members' of this country that our Armed Forces were involved in Italy, a two year, ardous campaign that commenced in Sicily July 1943 and ended for many in Trieste in April 1945.  We are not associated with any other group, association or society but independently formed.We formed our group of 2010 when I suggested, having met so...

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans
February 13, 2015

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, located at Lakeside, Doncaster has a number of displays on the theme of the Battle of Britain and, in particular, the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940.  Among the Museum’s extensive collection is a 1937 Projector Fortress Mk 8/1 searchlight of a type used by Anti-Aircraft Command during the Second World War.  The Museum staff is keen to improve the display of the searchlight to include, if possible, personal recol...

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