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Aiming High  & New Beginnings
September 5, 2018

Aiming High & New Beginnings

2018, the start of a new year  and new beginnings.  I was on a course in Catterick doing me ILM coaching course with Help for Heroes, unfortunately two days into it I had a phone call from my sister in Orkney, Scotland saying that my mum was unwell. I had to quickly sort myself out and get up to Scotland, Mum had been battling cancer for 15 years and sadly a week after I arrived my mum passed away. This may have been enough to break anybody,...

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End of an ERA – Decentralisation of 42 (Alem Hamza) AD Sp Bty RA
July 16, 2018

End of an ERA – Decentralisation of 42 (Alem Hamza) AD Sp Bty RA

42 (ALEM HAMZA) Air Defence Support Battery Royal Artillery was established as part of A2020 directing the co-location of Air Defence Artillery Regiments to form the A2020 GBAD structure, conjoined through the establishment of an AD Sp Bty, including a Support Workshop and Stores Troop at Thorney Island.  42 AD Sp Bty RA was established OPCOM Jt GBAD HQ on 1 Aug 14.  Collectively the Unit had a strength of 181, compromising of numerous cap badges (RA, REME...

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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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Gunner Sunday – Another Great Regimental Family Gathering
May 4, 2018

Gunner Sunday – Another Great Regimental Family Gathering

The annual Gunner Sunday parade and service was held on Sunday 29th April. The slightly unseasonal weather did not stop the largest gathering of serving and retired Gunners and their families since the event came into being, joining our artillery In-Pensioners at the Royal Hospital.  It was an impressive show of support to the Regimental Family.        Our Royal Artillery Standard Bearers joined pensioners on parade where they were inspect...

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They braved the heat to raise for the #RACF
April 26, 2018

They braved the heat to raise for the #RACF

The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund would like to convey our huge congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Jude & Ewan for raising over £1600 for the RACF. Running the London Marathon is a challenge in itself but to cover 26.2 miles in 24°C brings its own challenges and the mental battle can only be imagined.  However, they both finished with great times and were still standing at the end.  We now wish them some much deserved rest and recupera...

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