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Blind Veterans UK supports over 300 former Gunners now living with severe sight loss
December 9, 2015

Blind Veterans UK supports over 300 former Gunners now living with severe sight loss

Blind Veterans UK, a national military charity, is currently supporting just over 300 former Gunners who are now living with severe sight loss. The charity’s free, lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans includes training, rehabilitation, employment advice, emotional support and the opportunity to take part in activities ranging from sports such as archery through to arts and crafts as well as social events.   Blind Veterans UK fo...

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Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations
December 9, 2015

Capt Leslie Gosling 100th Birthday Celebrations

On the 26th November the Canterbury Branch of The Royal Artillery Association held a surprise 100th birthday party for their President, Captain Leslie Gosling. Leslie had a very distinguished career during WW2, seeing action at El Alemain with J Bty 3 RHA in Italy and Normandy. He was awarded the Legion d'Honeur at a Ceremony at the French Embassy on the 11th November. Canterbury branch are very proud and honoured to have such a remarkable man as their President.&n...

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106 Regt RA wheel out the big guns for 800th Lord Mayor’s Show
November 20, 2015

106 Regt RA wheel out the big guns for 800th Lord Mayor’s Show

Saturday 14 November 2015 marked the 800th London Lord Mayors Show and to mark this 106 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery in conjunction with The Great Dorset Steam Fair and Sussex Steam Restorations presented a poignant reminder of the size and mechanisation of British Artillery by 1915/16.                Following last year’s theme which marked the start of the First World War, any thoughts that the war would...

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Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!
November 20, 2015

Tug Wilson to be awarded the RA Gold Medal!

  The annual Royal Artillery awards have been announced and I am very pleased to say that Tug Wilson has been awarded the RA Gold Medal for his work in support of the RA Association and the support he gives to the general welfare of the retired Gunners in the North East.                The Royal Artillery Medal is awarded annually to any member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery (Regular or Reserve) of any rank, serv...

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Army Reservist raises for the RA Charitable Fund!
November 16, 2015

Army Reservist raises for the RA Charitable Fund!

  On the 28th of November 2015, Army Reserve soldier Staff Sergeant David Cook from Sunderland will complete a 24 hour individual rowing machine marathon, at 205 (3DvA) Battery, Army Reserve Centre in South Shields. His aim is to raise as much money as possible on behalf of Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, Charity Registration No 210202. The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund assists all Royal Artillery officers, soldiers and their dependants, both serving and r...

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