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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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Coleman's Content with Solid Silver Start!
June 14, 2017

Coleman's Content with Solid Silver Start!

  Following our season's opener in Denmark we thought we would let you know how we got on. The 1200 mile 3 day road trip was less than ideal preparation however a warm & friendly welcome in the lovely Aalborg, Denmark got us back in the mood and focused on the event. 70k spectators came to the Regatta event with an overwhelming amount of support from the public and local businesses. With the sea front lined with trade stands & beer tents it truly...

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