March 9, 2015
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...
March 9, 2015
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...
February 27, 2015
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...
February 22, 2015
It was with great sadness that the Regimental flag of the Welsh Gunners was lowered for the last time at Albemarle Barracks signalling the disbandment of the Regiment.
Over 300 officers and soldiers from 39 Regiment Royal Artillery, which is known as the Welsh Gunners, were joined by their families and veterans for a parade and flag lowering ceremony at the barracks.
The gunners were joined in their final parade by Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Nor...
February 19, 2015
On Thursday 26th February a ceremony will take place to unveil a Commemorative Paving
Stone to honour Major General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdalc VC KCMG CB, who was awarded the Victoria Cross following action during the Crimean War.
Christopher Teesdale was born in South Africa in 1833 and, like his father, was an officcr in the Royal Artillery. During the Crimean War he took command of a force defending the fortress of Kars against the Russians. Following sev...