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The Gunners & a complimentary Sapper successfully completed the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 in support of the DNRC
July 24, 2017

The Gunners & a complimentary Sapper successfully completed the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 in support of the DNRC

A team of 150 riders – ‘Team DNRC’ – took part in the Pru Ride 100 on Sunday 30 July cycling over the 100 mile course to raise money and awareness for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC). It was a hugely successful day with many Team DNRC making good times.          A Very early start to the day for all.  There should only be one 4 o'clock in a day   An early start at 054...

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From Norwich to the Chelsea Hospital
July 19, 2017

From Norwich to the Chelsea Hospital

Norwich Branch has sadly had to say goodbye to one of their staunchest members and supporters, Colin Thackery, as he departed to London to become an In-Pensioner at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Colin, a Korean veteran, who left the Royal Artillery as an AIG (Instructor in Gunnery) made the decision to apply to the RHC, following the passing of his dear wife Joan, last December and after going through the process of application, was accepted there and moved into his...

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SSAFA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES
July 3, 2017

SSAFA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is celebrating 100 years since women were legally permitted to serve in the British military.   This July marks the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were formally enrolled in the UK Armed Forces. Back then, women’s roles involved cooking, administration and mechanical work.  Today, one hundred years on they stand shoulder to shoulder with their male cou...

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The Gunners celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017
June 26, 2017

The Gunners celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017

The Flags were raised at hundreds of locations across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day and celebrate our troops and their commitment to our great nation and beyond.  The Royal Regiment of Artillery, together with our Royal Artillery Association branches came together in their local towns to celebrate the Regimental Family and let the general public see what it is we do so well.  Armed Forces Day is also a great way to encourage the new generati...

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'The Gunners' take on Pru Ride London on behalf of the DNRC
June 15, 2017

'The Gunners' take on Pru Ride London on behalf of the DNRC

Pru Ride London and the DNRC Team DNRC’ will be the largest group of riders in the Pru Ride 100, which takes place on Sunday 30 July and covers a route from central London out to the Surrey Hills and back.  It passes very close to Headley Court.  There are approximately 150 riders in Team DNRC including more than 20 Gunners from the Royal Artillery. The Gunner team is a real mix of abilities with riders recovering from injury, some taking on their...

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