January 7, 2015
The Royal Regiment did very well in the New Year’s Honours List. We had many serving soldiers recognised for their Service and some recognised for Acts of Outstanding achievement.
We also had two members of the Royal Artillery Association honoured. Please see the attached list for more details.
December 31, 2014
The late Ray Cole from Letchworth, who died on December 12 from terminal bowel cancer, was given an BEM for services to the Royal Artillery Association, the Royal British Legion and the surrounding community in Letchworth.
Ray Cole was the President of the Biggleswade Branch of the Royal Artillery Association and a Standard Bearer for over 50 years. He attended all of the RAA events at one time or another and paraded the Standard of the Royal Artillery with p...
December 26, 2014
Raised by Royal Warrant at Woolwich in 1716 the Royal Regiment of Artillery will celebrate its Tercentenary on 26May 2016. In order to mark this historicmilestone, a series of commemorative activities, collectively known as Royal Artillery 300 (RA 300), will take place over the next few years. These activities will occur simultaneously to World War I centenary and Waterloo 200 commemorations.
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December 26, 2014
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...
December 23, 2014
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...