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Royal Artillery Association Grand Draw 2015
August 12, 2015

Royal Artillery Association Grand Draw 2015

I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Royal Artillery Association Grand Draw succeeded in raising the very welcome figure of £1662 for the Royal Artillery Association, and I take this opportunity to thank you all for the efforts in raising funds on our behalf.  As you know our aim in organising the Draw is to reduce to a minimum the call by the Royal Artillery Association on the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund so that every member of the Gunner fam...

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Ride to Remember
August 5, 2015

Ride to Remember

DE&S ‘Ride To Remember’ Op HERRICK   A team of six military personnel and civil servants from Artillery Systems, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), embarked on a 500km journey from Abbey Wood, Bristol to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), via the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill.  The sponsored cycle was to remember the seventeen Gunner Officers and soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice during operations in Afghanistan...

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Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton
July 28, 2015

Tree Dedication to WO2 Sean Upton

On Monday 27th July 2009 WO2 Sean Upton made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province Afghanistan. He died as the result of an explosion whilst on foot patrol. Sean was serving with 53 Battery RA, part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery at the time.     As a mark of respect to our fellow brother we dedicated a tree to his memory at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 11th July 2015   This was we...

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Bolton Wanderers Go to War.....
July 24, 2015

Bolton Wanderers Go to War.....

War is about to be declared and as the story goes……………………… ‘In front of a 23,000 strong crowd at Burnden Park, the Bolton Wanderers' captain, Harry Goslin, gives a rousing speech before leading the entire team to the local Territorial Army drill hall where they all sign up. For the next six years, as gunners in the 53rd Field Regiment of the Bolton Artillery, they face some of the heaviest fightin...

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DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes
July 23, 2015

DIY SOS - Big Build - Walking with the Wounded & Haig Homes

Are you a Royal Artillery serving/retired soldier in the Manchester are looking for assitance with housing? Please follow this link for more information: http://www.haighousing.org.uk/ This is a reminder that Haig is seeking applicants for our new housing scheme in Manchester, and I would be grateful if this message could be widely disseminated. We have had some promising candidates apply but could do with more. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please...

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