March 14, 2018
Five members of the Newbury and District Branch of the Royal Artillery Association have had their hard work on behalf of local Gunner veterans recognized by the award of Royal Artillery Association Certificates of Appreciation – a new national award.
The certificates, awarded to Pam and Dave Soley, Annette and David Griffiths and Bert Gatehouse, were presented during a recent military parade in Larkhill by the Branch’s affiliated regular army uni...
March 7, 2018
Sgt Sam Gowin of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will represent England in the Commonwealth Games 2018. The Gold Coast awaits but in the meantime we caught up with him to talk about how he became an elite sportsman for the Royal Artillery.
The regiment has allowed me the opportunity and the time to be the best I can be. If you grab opportunities and work hard this is what you can achieve!
Why: My motto is Just Do It - why not......
March 1, 2018
“I would like to thank the RACF for their help in acquiring this electric wheelchair for my wife Cheryl. She now has her independence back and we can plan trips and see our family”
David Lock, Royal Artillery Veteran
Cheryl suffers from secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis and over the past few years has lost the ability to move around unaided. Being reliant on David for her independence was a real challenge; even pushing Cheryl around...
January 10, 2018
Happy New Year!
2017 was great year for the Association and the Charitable Fund. We had record numbers at our national & local events and saw the regiment’s challenging themselves with many events, raising over £34,000 for the RACF. We also saw the Association members and families from the wider community taking on challenges and raising money for the Regimental Family. We are really keen to build on this and take it even further in 2018!
We are lo...
December 11, 2017
As the hundredth anniversary of the great sacrifices at Ypres were commemorated at the Menin Gate, we were all reminded of the hardships faced by our grandfathers’ and our great grandfathers’ generations. Coincidentally ,this year, after twenty five years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Her Majesty The Queen, unveiled a memorial in London to mark the sacrifices of all those of our own generation, who had taken part in these t...