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104th Regt RA Wins the Cornwall Cup 2014
December 3, 2014

104th Regt RA Wins the Cornwall Cup 2014

The Cornwall Cup is given out to the Regiment that raises the most money throughout the year for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund.   This year the cup has been awarded to 104th Regiment Royal Artillery. The General Secretary, Lt Col I A Vere Nicoll would like to thank the Regiment for its continued support and for raising much needed funds to help Gunners everywhere. The Royal Regiment as a whole rose over £51,000 for the Charitable Fund.  Your...

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The Truce Match
December 2, 2014

The Truce Match

I think this one of the nicest stories that came from the WW1.  There were lots of moments that apparent cease fires were held due to holidays and certain times of the year.  The facts are scattered and if some are to be believed then it would be nice to assume that on Christmas Day the allied and enemy forces came together in ‘No Man’s Land’ and played a game of football and tried to remember what Christmas was about.  At the heart...

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The Badge - Ashley Topham
November 28, 2014

The Badge - Ashley Topham

We were asked to review this book for a fellow Gunner.  You can buy the book from Amazon and www.ashthebadge.com   'Ashley Topham joined the Royal Artillery in 1981 and served 24 years.  Mostly with 40 Regt RA.  He left the Army due to family commitments and now runs his own business.'   The Book was read by WO1 (RSM) L Young, 12 Regiment RA.  He said: 'A thoroughly enjoyable read about a soldier who reached the top of his game. &n...

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Tenby Memorial Garden
November 19, 2014

Tenby Memorial Garden

Ex-Gunner and local Tenby man Jeff Thornton has been influential in the restoration of the Gates at Tenby Memorial Garden.  After several years of neglect, Jeff contacted the local council with a plan to have the gates restored to their former glory.  Jeff says “  It has taken a long while for the badges and gates to be completed. Originally, only the badges were going to be renewed by Tenby C.C. but then Pembrokeshire C.C. who cl...

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Army, Tattoos & Social Media
October 3, 2014

Army, Tattoos & Social Media

What a week.  The website seems to running really nicely and our members are all visiting it and making use of it.  Twitter is nearly up to 100 followers and the Facebook page has been on fire this week.  firstly.... The British Army is relaxing the rules on neck tattoos.  I can remember seeing a Gunner in short sleeve order and having an armful if tattoos and didnt really think anything of it other than admring his 'Ink'.  But now they are...

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