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Welcome to a snapshot of Gunner magazine!
June 14, 2016

Welcome to a snapshot of Gunner magazine!

Gunner is a monthly magazine that informs readers of what’s happening for the serving and retired members of the Royal Artillery, with the Royal Artillery Association having its own dedicated page in the magazine.               We have reports of Gunners on: exercise, adventure training and sports results. We also have current news items with pictures as well as a section for last posts, reunions and notices.   &...

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ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE STAMPS CELEBRATE 300 YEARS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
May 5, 2016

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE STAMPS CELEBRATE 300 YEARS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

Isle of Man Post Office in association with the Royal Artillery is pleased to present a set of six stamps celebrating 300 years of The Royal Regiment of Artillery and its remarkable achievements. The stamps are due for release on 9th May 2016.   The £2.44p stamp and the supporting material, features Major Kate Philp, a hero of modern warfare, who lost her leg in a mortar attack in Afghanistan. After her recovery Major Philp went on to train soldiers for...

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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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