September 8, 2015
Flags and people united. For the big reunion the members of the Royal Artillery & Royal Signals also attacked corps & Regts, including civilian workers came together as a ‘family’ that was once stationed or worked in the former Churchill barracks in the Südstr. Even the Lippstadt Mayor Christof Sommer did the honours.
"It is a really lovely evening, a lovely Idea, I am delighted“, David Basisto said.
He is one of...
September 4, 2015
The Shoeburyness & Essex branch of the Royal Artillery Association visited a Gunner Veteran on behalf of the Association.
Mr Ron Clifton and his wife Pam attended on the Branches behalf:
‘My wife and I spent a couple of hours with Capt. Young and his family at his rest home in Basildon.
The main reason for the visit was that Andy was too frail at nearly 98 to attend the parades in London and his family wished to mark the day somehow. His dau...
August 12, 2015
I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Royal Artillery Association Grand Draw succeeded in raising the very welcome figure of £1662 for the Royal Artillery Association, and I take this opportunity to thank you all for the efforts in raising funds on our behalf.
As you know our aim in organising the Draw is to reduce to a minimum the call by the Royal Artillery Association on the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund so that every member of the Gunner fam...
August 5, 2015
DE&S ‘Ride To Remember’ Op HERRICK
A team of six military personnel and civil servants from Artillery Systems, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), embarked on a 500km journey from Abbey Wood, Bristol to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), via the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill. The sponsored cycle was to remember the seventeen Gunner Officers and soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice during operations in Afghanistan...
July 28, 2015
On Monday 27th July 2009 WO2 Sean Upton made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province Afghanistan. He died as the result of an explosion whilst on foot patrol.
Sean was serving with 53 Battery RA, part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery at the time.
As a mark of respect to our fellow brother we dedicated a tree to his memory
at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 11th July 2015
This was we...