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A Truly Inspirational Day with Purple Warriors
June 4, 2018

A Truly Inspirational Day with Purple Warriors

As part of the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund I have been to many events involving the armed forces and their families but never have I been so humbled and seen such true grit and determination first hand. It was a great pleasure to be invited to their families day and present Nigel with a cheque for £1800 from the Charitable Fund and to spend the day seeing how it all works.      Purple Warriors is a tri service charity that enables anyone t...

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Royal Artillery Rapid Fire
March 7, 2018

Royal Artillery Rapid Fire

Sgt Sam Gowin of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will represent England in the Commonwealth Games 2018.  The Gold Coast awaits but in the meantime we caught up with him to talk about how he became an elite sportsman for the Royal Artillery.   The regiment has allowed me the opportunity and the time to be the best I can be.  If you grab opportunities and work hard this is what you can achieve!   Why: My motto is Just Do It - why not......   Sp...

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“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”
December 11, 2017

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”, bellowed the Mate (John Johnston) of St Barbara V as he dashed below to alert the off-watch of a disastrous event occurring less than 300m from St Barbara.  He simultaneously notified the local maritime agencies via the VHF radio.   The crew from 29 Cdo Regt partaking in Leg 5 of Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE had been sailing St Barbara V (the Gunner Flagship) all day into a strong Easterly wind whilst on...

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Blood, Sweat & Gears
November 28, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Between the months of April and September there is a small ‘war’ occurring between cyclists across the Army; it’s called the Army Cycling Road Race Series. Packed together in a group known as a ‘peleton’ it moves at speeds in excess of 30mph, constantly accelerating and flexing depending on the tactics being applied. Your heart rate is rarely below 85% of its maximum limit and over the space of 1 hour you are pushed to the very limits o...

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Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders
November 21, 2017

Children from Pembroke House, Kenya commemorate Lieutenant Thomas Sanders

Children from Pembroke House, a Prep School in the Rift Valley of Kenya, visited the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Gilgil on Remembrance Day. They held a ceremony by the grave of Lieutenant Thomas Sanders, Royal Artillery. The last post was played and the School Chaplain read a short prayer. Thomas Sanders was 22 when he died of fever whilst serving with an East African unit in 1943. He had attended Blundells School in Devon and according to his local newspa...

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