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Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester
January 27, 2015

Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester

Royal Artillery Charitable Fund Housing - Colchester   A  two bedroomed semi-detached house in Lexden, Colchester is now vacant.  Available to any retired Gunner Warrant Officer and NCO who is in need through financial hardship or illness.  Owing to the type of property it is unsuitable for conversion for those physically disabled.      Anyone interested please call 01980 845895 or email cas.thoburn603@mod.uk 

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LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)
January 23, 2015

LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)

LEWIS NELSON RENSHAW (1918-2015)   It was with great sadness that Newark Branch learnt of the loss of one of Newark's Gunner Veterans, Lewis Renshaw, who passed peacefully away in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre on January 12th where he was being treated following a car accident before Christmas.   Lewis was a very proud Gunner who, like many elderly Veterans, had just “never got around” to joining a Branch and attending Branch meetings.&n...

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Recruiting New Members
January 23, 2015

Recruiting New Members

Recently Artillery House has re-launched two recruiting drives for new members; one through local press agencies and the other over the RAA website.  Both are attracting wide interest from retired Gunners across the British Isles.  In the past month alone we have attracted over 400 new RAA members through the website and our Facebook pages and current figures show that 10% of these new members want to become members of their local branch.   It is im...

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Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community
December 31, 2014

Raymond Walter Cole awarded the BEM for services to the RAA, RBL & Local Community

The late Ray Cole from Letchworth, who died on December 12 from terminal bowel cancer, was given an BEM for services to the Royal Artillery Association, the Royal British Legion and the surrounding community in Letchworth. Ray Cole was the President of the Biggleswade Branch of the Royal Artillery Association and a Standard Bearer for over 50 years.  He attended all of the RAA events at one time or another and paraded the Standard of the Royal Artillery with p...

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LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996
November 21, 2014

LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996

"LT. COL. SAMUEL IRONMONGER DERRY RA 1914 - 1996 "A HERO IN WAR. A LEADER IN PEACE" Last night, Newark Branch RAA were extremely proud and honored to have been invited to attend the unveiling of a portrait of one our Town's most famous sons, Lt. Colonel Sam Derry RA. He was not only a decorated war hero, having been awarded both the MC (Military Cross) and the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) for his exploits and bravery during the Second World War. He was al...

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