Regimental News and Sport
Bury St Edmunds Branch of the Royal Artillery Association recently visited the Rougham Tower Aviation Museum.
The evening began with a group photograph in front of the Propeller Memorial and a welcome and opening introduction from Mr David Harvey. The tour guides for the evening were Mike and Clifford and they expertly steered the two groups through the various display rooms in the old Control Tower Museum and the restored Nissen Huts. No questions went unanswered and were often expanded upon.
The Museum holds an extremely large collection of memorabilia and artefacts both donated and collected from various parts of the world. The tour also included an interesting and informative slide show delivered by Cliff. His intimate knowledge of the individual names of the American Air Crews must be second to none!
As an organised group visit we were finally treated to a wonderful and unexpected buffet which really was the icing on the cake to a most memorable visit!
The Museum is open to the public every Sunday from May to the end of October from 10am to 4 pm. Entry is free and donations are most welcome. The Rougham Tower Aviation Museum is a Registered Charity.
Community Project - Thorney Island
Kier Construction have been working with the team at Thorney Island station to refurbish the Sussex Arms. The Sussex Arms is a multi-purpose area which comprises a games room and main family room, with a small bar connecting the two. It is the largest venue on the camp to host briefings and welfare presentations. They often use the area to host gatherings and hold social events for the families. It is currently in a state of disrepair. As a considerate contractor, Kier are always keen to encourage community engagement and collaboration with their clients. All refurbishment works were funded by donations, fundraising events and donation of time from both Kier staff and 12 regiment Royal Artillery. After eight weeks of hard work from all parties, the Sussex Arms was handed over to the station QM Major Ian Battersby in June, accompanied by tea and cake!
YORK NORMANDY VETERANS PLAY – ‘BOMB HAPPY’
Bomb Happy will be touring venues in Yorkshire this autumn…and the Veterans are touring with us!
About the play
“I haven’t seen anybody dead before and we’re in the water wading to the shore and we’re literally brushing against…. bodies rolling in the surf – people that we know…eighteen, nineteen year olds –they’re people that we know…”
Evocatively built from the verbatim testimonies of the last remaining York Normandy Veterans by playwright Helena Fox, this important new play immerses you with surging immediacy into the lives of five ordinary young conscripts as they set out for Normandy, allowing you to experience through their eyes events of D-Day to VE Day, events that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Yorkshire Tour Dates 2017
6th October Helmsley Arts Centre 7.30pm
13th October Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond 7.30pm
26th October Pocklington Arts Centre 7.30pm
10th November Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax 7pm
16th November Junction, Goole 2.30pm
24th November Otley Courthouse, Leeds 7.30pm
Sgt Cavender, Bdr Dales and Bdr Rigby from 1st Battery "The Blazers" conducted a 1.5 mile gruelling burpee challenge on Armed Forces Day in Salisbury.
The event took place to raise money for the RA Charitable Fund.
Outstanding achievement gentlemen!
Fantastic result today for the Regimental golf team in the Holloway Trophy against 5 Regt RA, after 18 holes it was 2 1/2 to 2 1/2, the Regiment won it on the 1st hole in a play-off.
Well done to everyone involved.