July 3, 2017
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is celebrating 100 years since women were legally permitted to serve in the British military.
This July marks the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were formally enrolled in the UK Armed Forces. Back then, women’s roles involved cooking, administration and mechanical work. Today, one hundred years on they stand shoulder to shoulder with their male cou...
June 15, 2017
Pru Ride London and the DNRC
Team DNRC’ will be the largest group of riders in the Pru Ride 100, which takes place on Sunday 30 July and covers a route from central London out to the Surrey Hills and back. It passes very close to Headley Court.
There are approximately 150 riders in Team DNRC including more than 20 Gunners from the Royal Artillery. The Gunner team is a real mix of abilities with riders recovering from injury, some taking on their...
June 14, 2017
Following our season's opener in Denmark we thought we would let you know how we got on. The 1200 mile 3 day road trip was less than ideal preparation however a warm & friendly welcome in the lovely Aalborg, Denmark got us back in the mood and focused on the event. 70k spectators came to the Regatta event with an overwhelming amount of support from the public and local businesses. With the sea front lined with trade stands & beer tents it truly...
June 5, 2017
On Friday 7th July a Bristol Scout biplane will return to the Bristol flying sheds at Larkhill for the first time in 103 years.
The prototype Bristol Scout was test flown at Larkhill in February and March 1914 by test pilot Frank Busteed, and no Bristol Scout has been there since. The sheds, now Grade II listed buildings erected by The British & Colonial Aeroplane Company in 1910 are believed to be the oldest aircraft hangars in Europe.
The Scout Type C, seri...
May 3, 2017
The annual Gunner Sunday parade and service was held in fine weather on Sunday 30th April. A large gathering of serving and retired Gunners and their families joined artillery In-Pensioners at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in an impressive show of support to the Regimental Family.
Royal Artillery Standard Bearers joined pensioners on parade where they were inspected by Maj Gen David Cullen, Controller Royal Artillery; Col Richard Collinge,...