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...
March 27, 2015
The ‘Stormers’ aka 12 Regiment Royal Artillery rugby team have secured the Army Cup Finals 2015 in style!
Stormers BIG Three!! It's all about the Base!!
They beat The 1st Royal Welsh 27-17 in a convincing show of strength and teamwork. They are a great example of the team ethos that the Army as a whole advocate and we at The Royal Artillery Association salute you.