April 21, 2015
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...
April 17, 2015
Just a short note.......
We at the Newport branch have a member in his 97th year who is celebrating 78 years since his enlistment into the R.A .
George Reynolds enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Newport Barracks - now Raglan Barracks - on 08/03/1937 aged 19. After training he served in various parts of the world including the Khyber Pass. He then ended up in Singapore as a bombardier where he became a P.O.W. for the remainder...
April 9, 2015
The Edinburgh Tattoo is a must see event held in the walls of Edinburgh Castle.
It draws thousands of people to the event each year from across the world. The Tattoo is performed within Edinburgh Castle, the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland.
One of the ways that you can attend this event is through National Holidays who are a coach company that organise many holidays to different destinations. This year they are again se...
April 8, 2015
Supporting Gunners............this is what we do at the RA Charitable Fund and the RA Association. In fact it is the bedrock that holds the Regimental Family together. Comradeship and support on all levels. The RAA Facebook page has now been running for some time and we have over 5000 members comprising of Gunners and supporters of the Royal Regiment and its Veterans.
It is an amazing forum and I do love to sit and go through it and...
March 30, 2015
A major road running through Nottingham has been renamed in honour of the 453 members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan. The campaign had been launched to rename the road, which will now be known as ‘Remembrance Way’. Dougie Pullen from Kimberley in Nottinghamshire was an Army reservist for 30 years and retired in 2008 suggested last October that the road should be renamed.
To allow lo...