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Happy New Year!
January 10, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2017 was great year for the Association and the Charitable Fund. We had record numbers at our national & local events and saw the regiment’s challenging themselves with many events, raising over £34,000 for the RACF. We also saw the Association members and families from the wider community taking on challenges and raising money for the Regimental Family. We are really keen to build on this and take it even further in 2018! We are lo...

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The Royal Artillery Association in 2017
December 11, 2017

The Royal Artillery Association in 2017

As the hundredth anniversary of the great sacrifices at Ypres were commemorated at the Menin Gate, we were all reminded of the hardships faced by our grandfathers’ and our great grandfathers’ generations. Coincidentally ,this year, after twenty five  years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Her Majesty The Queen, unveiled a memorial in London to mark the sacrifices of all those of our own  generation,  who had taken part  in these t...

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“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”
December 11, 2017

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

“ALL HANDS ON DECK, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”, bellowed the Mate (John Johnston) of St Barbara V as he dashed below to alert the off-watch of a disastrous event occurring less than 300m from St Barbara.  He simultaneously notified the local maritime agencies via the VHF radio.   The crew from 29 Cdo Regt partaking in Leg 5 of Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE had been sailing St Barbara V (the Gunner Flagship) all day into a strong Easterly wind whilst on...

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Blood, Sweat & Gears
November 28, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Between the months of April and September there is a small ‘war’ occurring between cyclists across the Army; it’s called the Army Cycling Road Race Series. Packed together in a group known as a ‘peleton’ it moves at speeds in excess of 30mph, constantly accelerating and flexing depending on the tactics being applied. Your heart rate is rarely below 85% of its maximum limit and over the space of 1 hour you are pushed to the very limits o...

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Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?
November 7, 2017

Ex ICE MAIDEN - Can they be the first?

Ex ICE MAIDEN aims to be the first all female team to ski coast to coast across Antarctica using muscle power alone.  We will cover 1,700km, pulling sledges of approximately 75kg and battling temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds of over 60mph during our three-month journey.  With only two resupply points along the route, we will carry all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time.          &...

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