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Veterans pay their respects at Afghanistan Service
March 17, 2015

Veterans pay their respects at Afghanistan Service

A service to mark 13 years of UK military operations in Afghanistan took place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 13th March 2015.  This Service was to honour the 453 Servicemen and women who lost their lives during the campaign.  It was also a chance for the wider military community and the next of kin to pay their respects and show their support.   The General Secretary of the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Lt Col Ian Vere Nicoll and Cas Thobur...

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How the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Helps you......
March 9, 2015

How the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Helps you......

The RA Charitable Fund is the Gunner Charity.  This is what we stand for:    The RA Charitable Fund financially supports all officers and soldiers and their dependants whether serving or retired,widowed or divorced who are in need.   In February alone the Charitable Fund has assisted in over 120 cases with total grants reaching over £51,000.  A total of 24 of these cases were serving soldiers. These are the top items that we assi...

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Local Gunner to Run the Jurassic Coastline for the RAA...
March 9, 2015

Local Gunner to Run the Jurassic Coastline for the RAA...

My name is Abraham Day and I'm a bombardier from 47th Regt RA, I have served for 7 years so far and completed 3 tours of Afghanistan. I joined the RA in my father’s footsteps and also my grandmothers. My father was a gunner in 50 RA and I believe my grandmother was an aircraft spotter during WW2.        I have decided to run my next challenge for the RAA as it is a charity and organisation close to my heart and home. I'm running 8 mile...

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The Royal Regiment has been busy...
February 27, 2015

The Royal Regiment has been busy...

It has been a very busy period for the Royal Regiment.  A disbandment parade with the Welsh Gunners – 39 Regt RA – going into suspended animation.     Also, 19th Regiment Royal Artillery has marked a significant change to its structure with the placement of 52 (Niagara) Battery in to suspended animation with a parade at Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth.   Lieutenant Colonel John Oldroyd, Commanding Officer, 19 Regt RA, said: &l...

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Royal Artillery Band recruits the next generation...
February 27, 2015

Royal Artillery Band recruits the next generation...

The Royal Artillery Band has had a very busy couple of years with many concert’s and commemorations to attend.   This week it threw open its doors to budding musicians from around the country.  These young people then took part in a day of musical activities designed to give them an insight in to life as an Army Musician. The day started with rehearsals in the band room where they played with Army mentor musicians under the direction of Sgt Keith Be...

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