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Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle
July 23, 2015

Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle

The Tyneside Scottish Branch recently attended a Beating of Retreat at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland as the guests of Northumbria Army Cadet Force. The Branch have been active in assisting the ACF, raising over £10,000 and taking them on trips to the WW1 Battlefields, Normandy and the Imperial War Museum in London. After a marching display by the Casino Band of Northumbria ACF, the Castle echoed to the skirl of the pipes.       The mas...

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57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visit RAA Ramsgate
July 17, 2015

57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visit RAA Ramsgate

On 16th July a team comprising of Sgt Craig Neill, Bdr Tanya Parry and Bdr Shane Gascoigne of 57 (Bhurtpore) Bty RA visited their RAA affiliated branch in Ramsgate and put on a stirring presentation on past and present life in their battery, including operational tours and current equipment.     The presentation was so professional it inspired many questions from the audience, most of which were answered over a drink and curry buffet!   ...

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New RAA Branch for Livingston
July 9, 2015

New RAA Branch for Livingston

  The Royal Artillery Association has a new branch – Livingstone Branch RAA had their first meeting this week. We are very happy to welcome you to the Association and know that it has taken an awful lot of organisation but you have finally got there.  The great support from the surrounding branches in the area has been second to none.  We wish you every success and hope that the branch grows and you all enjoy the fantastic comradeship that com...

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Bastion Wall Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
June 16, 2015

Bastion Wall Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

In one of his final acts as a regular officer, Prince Harry unveiled the Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 11 June 2015.  The Memorial (a wall originally constructed at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province to honour British Service personnel who died on operations in Afghanistan) was repatriated to UK in late 2014.  The reconstructed Bastion Memorial is based on the same design and a Service of Dedication took place to remember thos...

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47 Regt Support the RAA
April 21, 2015

47 Regt Support the RAA

We at the RAA would like to thank Abraham Day from 47 Regt RA for raising funds for the Royal Artillery Assocation.  It was an epic challenge and in Abe's own words he would like to thank you all that dontaed:-   'thanks to everyone who donated, I completed the CTS Exmoor 10k, which ended up 7.1 miles, with again the worse hills I've ever had to run up. It was really tough with the 16kg weight, I did have to question my sanity for returning to Exmoor f...

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