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My Girl, a pleasure boat that has been on the water in Weymouth since the 1930s is honoured by the Gunners!
April 11, 2016

My Girl, a pleasure boat that has been on the water in Weymouth since the 1930s is honoured by the Gunners!

My Girl saw service in the Second World War when, in 1939 she was requisitioned by the Royal Artillery to ferry Gunners, ammunition and supplies to the coastal defences.  Her skipper at the time was Mr Ron Hill and together with his brother Bert they manned the small vessel throughout the war, carrying troops from the harbour to the sea forts along Weymouth and Portland.  The little boat was painted grey at the time to camouflage her on these dangerous jou...

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Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain
January 18, 2016

Comarade visit to Sgt Tom Wain

The President John Marshall, Chairman Michael Backhouse and Secretary Peter Grice of the Lincoln & District paid a visit to a retired Gunner, Sgt Tom Wain who with his wife resides in a home in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.   Tom is 90 years of age and joined the Royal Artillery in 1944 joining 14 Regiment RA.  Tom then went on to serve in India and Korea on the 25 pounders. Tom remembers how deep and cold the snow was in his days in Korea. Tom and h...

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Blind Veterans UK supports over 300 former Gunners now living with severe sight loss
December 9, 2015

Blind Veterans UK supports over 300 former Gunners now living with severe sight loss

Blind Veterans UK, a national military charity, is currently supporting just over 300 former Gunners who are now living with severe sight loss. The charity’s free, lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans includes training, rehabilitation, employment advice, emotional support and the opportunity to take part in activities ranging from sports such as archery through to arts and crafts as well as social events.   Blind Veterans UK fo...

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Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!
November 20, 2015

Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!

  The annual Royal Artillery awards have been announced and I am very pleased to say that Tug Wilson has been awarded the RA Gold Medal for his work in support of the RA Association and the support he gives to the general welfare of the retired Gunners in the North East.                The Royal Artillery Medal is awarded annually to any member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery (Regular or Reserve) of any rank, serv...

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The Royal Artillery Hunt raises for the RA Charitable Fund
November 3, 2015

The Royal Artillery Hunt raises for the RA Charitable Fund

    On the 20th June 2015 the Royal Artillery Hunt held a Summer Ball in honour of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. This led to some great funds being raised for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund.       The Regimental Secretary Colonel Rupert Robson receiving a cheque for £2,800 for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund from Phil Hodson of the RA Hunt      

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