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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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A/Sgt John C Raynes - VC Winner
October 23, 2015

A/Sgt John C Raynes - VC Winner

Members of the Royal Artillery Association, the Commanding Officer, 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel Sean Grant Royal Artillery and Officers and Soldiers' from 269 (West Riding) Battery in Leeds paraded at Sheffield City Centre, Cenotaph, Barkers Pool. A special plaque was unveiled today in the city centre in honour of Sergeant Major John Crawshaw Raynes who earned a Victoria Cross for his bravery and devotion to duty in World War 1...

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BFPS Issues Armistice Day Cover in Remembrance
October 12, 2015

BFPS Issues Armistice Day Cover in Remembrance

Armistice Day, held on 11 November every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. After the end of World War I, Armistice Day was marked each year by a two-minute silence at 11am, a chance for people to stop and remember the 20 million who died during the conflict. Now the two-minute silence is more often held on Remembrance Sunday, the Su...

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