January 13, 2015
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...
January 7, 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.
December 26, 2014
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...
December 3, 2014
The Cornwall Cup is given out to the Regiment that raises the most money throughout the year for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund.
This year the cup has been awarded to 104th Regiment Royal Artillery.
The General Secretary, Lt Col I A Vere Nicoll would like to thank the Regiment for its continued support and for raising much needed funds to help Gunners everywhere. The Royal Regiment as a whole rose over £51,000 for the Charitable Fund. Your...
November 28, 2014
We were asked to review this book for a fellow Gunner. You can buy the book from Amazon and www.ashthebadge.com
'Ashley Topham joined the Royal Artillery in 1981 and served 24 years. Mostly with 40 Regt RA. He left the Army due to family commitments and now runs his own business.'
The Book was read by WO1 (RSM) L Young, 12 Regiment RA. He said:
'A thoroughly enjoyable read about a soldier who reached the top of his game. &n...