July 9, 2015
The Royal Artillery Association has a new branch – Livingstone Branch RAA had their first meeting this week. We are very happy to welcome you to the Association and know that it has taken an awful lot of organisation but you have finally got there.
The great support from the surrounding branches in the area has been second to none. We wish you every success and hope that the branch grows and you all enjoy the fantastic comradeship that com...
June 16, 2015
In one of his final acts as a regular officer, Prince Harry unveiled the Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 11 June 2015. The Memorial (a wall originally constructed at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province to honour British Service personnel who died on operations in Afghanistan) was repatriated to UK in late 2014. The reconstructed Bastion Memorial is based on the same design and a Service of Dedication took place to remember thos...
April 21, 2015
We at the RAA would like to thank Abraham Day from 47 Regt RA for raising funds for the Royal Artillery Assocation. It was an epic challenge and in Abe's own words he would like to thank you all that dontaed:-
'thanks to everyone who donated, I completed the CTS Exmoor 10k, which ended up 7.1 miles, with again the worse hills I've ever had to run up.
It was really tough with the 16kg weight, I did have to question my sanity for returning to Exmoor f...
April 17, 2015
Just a short note.......
We at the Newport branch have a member in his 97th year who is celebrating 78 years since his enlistment into the R.A .
George Reynolds enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Newport Barracks - now Raglan Barracks - on 08/03/1937 aged 19. After training he served in various parts of the world including the Khyber Pass. He then ended up in Singapore as a bombardier where he became a P.O.W. for the remainder...
March 30, 2015
A major road running through Nottingham has been renamed in honour of the 453 members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan. The campaign had been launched to rename the road, which will now be known as ‘Remembrance Way’. Dougie Pullen from Kimberley in Nottinghamshire was an Army reservist for 30 years and retired in 2008 suggested last October that the road should be renamed.
To allow lo...