December 13, 2016
The Legion of Honour, full name National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.
We have been aware of two veterans that have been invested with this medal and we felt it only right to honour these occasions.
Mr Frank Yates from the Sheffield branch of the Royal Artillery Association was invested with...
November 30, 2016
Over the years I have come to meet and know a vast number of RAA members who are truly dedicated to upholding and endorsing the values and principles of the Royal Regiment and its association; but none more so than our Standard Bearers.
Royal Artillery Assembly 2016
Men and women of all ages and abilities have taken it upon themselves to do that bit extra for the regiment and its veterans and they have become personal friends of those of us who work in y...
November 15, 2016
AN OLD Hillingdon soldier has received France’s highest honour for his part in the Normandy landings of World War 2, thanks to the efforts of his surgeon.
Peter Chesney, 92, was presented with the Legion d’Honneur at a simple ceremony in Hillingdon Hospital’s Beaconsfield East Ward on Thursday, 3 November.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley, pinned the medal on to Mr Chesney’s jacket, watched by Mayoress Diane He...
October 19, 2016
The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund is holding a silent auction to raise money for the charity. We are always looking at ways in which we can raise money and the profile of the RA Charitable Fund. This is turn allows us to assist Gunners, whether serving or retired and their dependants. We are supported greatly by our regiments and branches and without this support could not help the people that we do.
This year we have been kindly donated some lo...
October 10, 2016
Would you 'Take the Plunge'? Well that is what 14 Regt RA decided to do with a little help from the voting public!
It was fair to say that when Sgt Cavender came into my office and mentioned the ‘The Plunge’ I was excited at this novel fundraising event but also sceptical that anyone would put themselves forward to ‘Plunge’ out of a plane at 10,000ft.
Imagine my surprise when we were given the final...