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Ride to Remember
August 5, 2015

Ride to Remember

DE&S ‘Ride To Remember’ Op HERRICK   A team of six military personnel and civil servants from Artillery Systems, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), embarked on a 500km journey from Abbey Wood, Bristol to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), via the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill.  The sponsored cycle was to remember the seventeen Gunner Officers and soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice during operations in Afghanistan...

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Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton
July 28, 2015

Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton

On Monday 27th July 2009 WO2 Sean Upton made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province Afghanistan. He died as the result of an explosion whilst on foot patrol. Sean was serving with 53 Battery RA, part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery at the time.     As a mark of respect to our fellow brother we dedicated a tree to his memory at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 11th July 2015   This was we...

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DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes
July 23, 2015

DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes

Are you a Royal Artillery serving/retired soldier in the Manchester are looking for assitance with housing? Please follow this link for more information: http://www.haighousing.org.uk/ This is a reminder that Haig is seeking applicants for our new housing scheme in Manchester, and I would be grateful if this message could be widely disseminated. We have had some promising candidates apply but could do with more. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please...

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Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle
July 23, 2015

Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle

The Tyneside Scottish Branch recently attended a Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland as the guests of Northumbria Army Cadet Force. The Branch have been active in assisting the ACF, raising over £10,000 and taking them on trips to the WW1 Battlefields, Normandy and the Imperial War Museum in London. After a marching display by the Casino Band of Northumbria ACF, the Castle echoed to the skirl of the pipes.       The mas...

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57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visit RAA Ramsgate
July 17, 2015

57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visit RAA Ramsgate

On 16th July a team comprising of Sgt Craig Neill, Bdr Tanya Parry and Bdr Shane Gascoigne of 57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visited their RAA affiliated branch in Ramsgate and put on a stirring presentation on past and present life in their battery, including operational tours and current equipment.     The presentation was so professional it inspired many questions from the audience, most of which were answered over a drink and curry buffet!   ...

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