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Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015
February 13, 2015

Italy Star Commemoration - 19th April 2015

I represent a group of WWII Italy Campaign veterans and their families who are bound together by one common goal which is to remind members' of this country that our Armed Forces were involved in Italy, a two year, ardous campaign that commenced in Sicily July 1943 and ended for many in Trieste in April 1945.  We are not associated with any other group, association or society but independently formed.We formed our group of 2010 when I suggested, having met so...

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans
February 13, 2015

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Call to RA Veterans

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, located at Lakeside, Doncaster has a number of displays on the theme of the Battle of Britain and, in particular, the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940.  Among the Museum’s extensive collection is a 1937 Projector Fortress Mk 8/1 searchlight of a type used by Anti-Aircraft Command during the Second World War.  The Museum staff is keen to improve the display of the searchlight to include, if possible, personal recol...

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RAA Canterbury Branch - New Website
January 13, 2015

RAA Canterbury Branch - New Website

Myself and the RSM 12 Regt RA were really pleased to attend the Christmas Lunch held by the Royal Artillery Association Canterbury Branch.  It was a lovely occasion and the food and company were superb.  Thank you to John Bishop for the invite - although we didn’t win on the raffle. :) I was introduced to, amongst others, the new Secretary for the Branch – Mr Dave Tong.  You can find his details on the Branches page of the RAA website www...

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'Gunners' do very well in the New Years Honours List 2015
January 7, 2015

'Gunners' do very well in the New Years Honours List 2015

The Royal Regiment did very well in the New Year’s Honours List.  We had many serving soldiers recognised for their Service and some recognised for Acts of Outstanding achievement. We also had two members of the Royal Artillery Association honoured.  Please see the attached list for more details.

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The Village with the Gun
December 26, 2014

The Village with the Gun

Remembering the Soldiers of the First World War, 100 years on A nineteenth century cannon sits at the centre of a Pakistani village. Here we take a look at the story of the Dulmial Gun. Dulmial is a village approximately 100 miles south of Islamabad, in the Salt Range region.  A century ago, the area was part of British India, which meant that its inhabitants were drawn into the Great War on the side of the Allies. A settlement steeped in military history, Dul...

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