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39 Regt, The Welsh Gunners bid Farewell.....
February 22, 2015

39 Regt, The Welsh Gunners bid Farewell.....

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...

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Major General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdalc VC KCMG CB
February 19, 2015

Major General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdalc VC KCMG CB

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...

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AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP
February 16, 2015

AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP

AROUND BRITAIN’S COAST (ABC) MOTORCYCLE TRIP     I plan to motorcycle ride around the coastline of Britain using roads and bye-ways, keeping as close to the coast as possible. The trip will be in aid of three charities. I will be riding a BMW 700 GS.   The ride will take about 3-4 weeks and is between 4-5000 miles. I will be setting off from Poole Quay on the Tuesday 9th June 2015 during the Poole Quay Bike Night and heading clockwise.  ...

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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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