December 2, 2014
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...
November 28, 2014
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...
November 19, 2014
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...
October 3, 2014
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...
September 26, 2014
So launch week is nearly at a close and we at the Royal Artillery Association are thrilled with the result. A huge thank you to www.giantpeachdesign.com for an absolute sterling job! We have had a great response to all the features and according to all it is 'Top Notch'. It has been an exciting week and, if I'm honest, I will have a big glass of wine this evening and relax!
We are using all the social media sites to make everyone aware of this new...