February 13, 2015
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...
January 27, 2015
Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester
A two bedroomed semi-detached house in Lexden, Colchester is now vacant. Available to any retired Gunner Warrant Officer and NCO who is in need through financial hardship or illness. Owing to the type of property it is unsuitable for conversion for those physically disabled.
Anyone interested please call 01980 845895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 23, 2015
LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)
It was with great sadness that Newark Branch learnt of the loss of one of Newark's Gunner Veterans, Lewis Renshaw, who passed peacefully away in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre on January 12th where he was being treated following a car accident before Christmas.
Lewis was a very proud Gunner who, like many elderly Veterans, had just “never got around” to joining a Branch and attending Branch meetings.&n...
January 23, 2015
Recently Artillery House has re-launched two recruiting drives for new members; one through local press agencies and the other over the RAA website. Both are attracting wide interest from retired Gunners across the British Isles. In the past month alone we have attracted over 400 new RAA members through the website and our Facebook pages and current figures show that 10% of these new members want to become members of their local branch.
It is im...
January 13, 2015
Myself and the RSM 12 Regt RA were really pleased to attend the Christmas Lunch held by the Royal Artillery Association Canterbury Branch. It was a lovely occasion and the food and company were superb. Thank you to John Bishop for the invite - although we didn’t win on the raffle. :)
I was introduced to, amongst others, the new Secretary for the Branch – Mr Dave Tong. You can find his details on the Branches page of the RAA website www...