June 5, 2017
On Friday 7th July a Bristol Scout biplane will return to the Bristol flying sheds at Larkhill for the first time in 103 years.
The prototype Bristol Scout was test flown at Larkhill in February and March 1914 by test pilot Frank Busteed, and no Bristol Scout has been there since. The sheds, now Grade II listed buildings erected by The British & Colonial Aeroplane Company in 1910 are believed to be the oldest aircraft hangars in Europe.
The Scout Type C, seri...
May 3, 2017
The annual Gunner Sunday parade and service was held in fine weather on Sunday 30th April. A large gathering of serving and retired Gunners and their families joined artillery In-Pensioners at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in an impressive show of support to the Regimental Family.
Royal Artillery Standard Bearers joined pensioners on parade where they were inspected by Maj Gen David Cullen, Controller Royal Artillery; Col Richard Collinge,...
April 24, 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017 saw an important date in the history of Royal Artillery Association Leeds Branch. This was the retirement parade for our old circa 1947 RAA standard and the presentation, blessing, and first outing for a brand new Standard.
The history of the RAA Leeds standard dates back to 1947, upon the creation of 269 Regiment RA reverting to Territorial service following the Second World War. Originally the 'Branch' was based upon Fenton Street Barra...
April 7, 2017
After 10 days of continuous riding, covering 4810km, the expedition team have enjoyed their first bed and bath since leaving Punta Arenas, courtesy of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile. In the charming surroundings of the Embassy with the Andes as a backdrop, the team have had the opportunity to service their bikes, clean laundry and plan the next leg of the journey. Tomorrow they depart for their next great challenge - a 1000km crossing of the Atacama Desert...
February 23, 2017
Six servicemen from the British Army and Royal Navy are attempting to set a world record to become the first motorcyclists to ride, in one continuous journey, the entire length of the world’s longest road – the Pan-American Highway.
The British Trans-Americas Expedition Team will leave Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America on a 20,000-mile motorcycle journey to Prudhoe Bay on the northern coast of Alaska.
The route will take them throug...