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Poppy Appeal Launch - Salisbury Branch RAA
November 5, 2014

Poppy Appeal Launch - Salisbury Branch RAA

The Salisbury branch of the Royal Artillery Association were in Salisbury this weekend launching the Poppy Appeal.  There was great support from the local Royal Artillery Regiment who were looking very smart with the Salisbury Standard Bearer Mr Phillip Garbutt.  The Chairman on the Salisbury Branch was also there, Mr Colin Nelson and his wife Cindy who runs the Poppy Appeal for the Salisbury area.  It is great to see the Regiment and the veterans sup...

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General Secretary visits 1st Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery
November 4, 2014

General Secretary visits 1st Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery

General Secretary Col Vere Nicoll visited the 1st Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery Association Branch on the 21st October 2014.  A delightful evening was had by all with drinks and a three course meal.  Colonel Middleton introduced the evening followed by a speech from Col Vere Nicoll about the RAA and RA Charitable Fund.  The Northumberland Cadet band played very well.  After speeches there was a 'Roll Call' where every member's name was called out...

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General Secretary Visits Birmingham Branch
November 4, 2014

General Secretary Visits Birmingham Branch

The General Secretary, Col Vere Nicoll visited the Birmingham Branch of the Royal Artillery Association on the 25th October 2014. This event was a well organised evening with a nice meal and wine.  It was attended by the Conservative Leader of the council and a previous labour mayor.  Encouraged both to have the 26 Regiment Royal Artillery exercising the4 Freedom of Birmingham in 2016.   Col Vere Nicoll gave a speech about the RAA and RA Charitable F...

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Remembrance
October 30, 2014

Remembrance

It is that time of year again when we all remember why we have the freedom we do.  We think about the 8000 men and women that bravely gave their lives to ensure our current way of life.  I know that we at the Royal Artillery Association and the Royal Regiment will all remember with pride and that during Remembrance week our soldiers from all the Royal Regiments will be all over the country, from Blackpool to Plymouth remembering and holding ceremonies to c...

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UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time....
October 29, 2014

UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time....

UK Armed Forces have left Camp Bastion for the last time, handing the base over to 215 Corps of the Afghan National Army. British troops and United States Marine Corps personnel who had been serving under the International Security Assistance Force’s (ISAF) Regional Command (Southwest) redeployed to Kandahar after formally marking the end of combat operations at a ceremony. Helicopters and aircraft from the UK and US moved personnel to Kandahar Airfield in pr...

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