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Army Reservist raises for the RA Charitable Fund!
November 16, 2015

Army Reservist raises for the RA Charitable Fund!

  On the 28th of November 2015, Army Reserve soldier Staff Sergeant David Cook from Sunderland will complete a 24 hour individual rowing machine marathon, at 205 (3DvA) Battery, Army Reserve Centre in South Shields. His aim is to raise as much money as possible on behalf of Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, Charity Registration No 210202. The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund assists all Royal Artillery officers, soldiers and their dependants, both serving and r...

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Remembrance Day abroad
November 16, 2015

Remembrance Day abroad

  Second World War Gunner Remembered in Tanzania Wreath-laying ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this year included a visit to the grave of Lance Bombardier Reginald Fever of 5 Coast Bty RA. Reginald, from Lower Halsow in Kent. He died on 20 April 1945 in the port city of the former British protectorate. He left a wife, Maud. Paul Fuller (Parachute Regiment Association) led a group of ex-Servicemen from the in...

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Field of Remembrance
November 6, 2015

Field of Remembrance

Prince Harry joined his grandfather Prince Philip and other dignitaries, serving soldiers and veterans to pay tribute to the fallen at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance. Prince Philip and Prince Harry placed crosses to add to 100,000 planted by the Royal British Legion to mark remembrance week.             WO1 Matt Norman from the Royal Regiment of Artillery was joined by Lt Col (Retd) I A Vere Nicoll MBE of the Royal Artil...

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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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