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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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Ex RA officer with cancer raises money for The Royal Marsden
September 15, 2015

Ex RA officer with cancer raises money for The Royal Marsden

Why am I Raising Money For The Royal Marsden? On Tuesday last week I spent several hours at the Marsden having scans, blood tests and generally being prodded and examined. In the process I spent some time thinking about what an amazing job they've done for me and so many others. Hence this quick tarrididdle as to why I'm raising money for them on Sunday 13 September. In Nov 2012, I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Being given less than six m...

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Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!
September 15, 2015

Norwich Branch RAA - New Banner Looks great!

Despite being reasonably successful with fundraising in Norwich, the Branch Secretary, Herbie Slaughter was always looking for ways to enhance the Association’s profile.  After seeing the banners at the Assembly in Blackpool, he asked around about the stands and several stores and colleagues very kindly donated some to him. With the help of Capt. Alan Solly and Sarah, who sent him templates of the various coats of arms he wished to display and with the a...

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