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We are having a fantastic response to Regiments and Associations having their reunions and requiring the RAA reunion pack which consists of:

Wristbands,Car stickers, Beer mats, RAA/RACF leaflets.

Please may we ask that if you require a reunion pack that you advertise this reunion through our website www.theraa.co.uk and the Gunner magazine.  This is a free service and it will only require you to draft the details of the reunions i.e. Contact name, Tel Number, Reunion details & date with venue of where it is to be held.  This can then be emailed to thegunner@artycen.ra.mod.uk    They need 3-4 months’ notice before the reunion takes place and no later than the 15th of each month for the next addition.  

If there is any reason that you cannot advertise in the Gunner  then please contact:

Elly on 01980 84597Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri mornings between 8:30-12:30.  

 

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Can you help in tracing the following officers?

I have been asked to organise a Sandhurst Intake 42 reunion on the 19 of Dec, the 50th Anniversary of Intake 42 marching up the steps of Old College to be commissioned. I am keen to alert as many members of the intake as possible in the hope that we might get a good turnout. To that it would be much appreciated if you could assist me in tracing the following officers who were commissioned into the Royal Artillery on 20 Dec 1968. NJ Blanch, JA Bleakley, RD Boryer, RM Burden, RC Cooke, DR Drinnan, MR Llewellyn, AR Manton, PG Micallef, AP Montgomery, AJ Moore, DG Moulton, CI Peters, IGC Powrie, CH Rodgers, JLK Rooke, M Smythe, RJ Stormouth and RL Styles. Please contact Rupert Litherland Tel: 01296 712904 email: rupertlitherland@gmail.com

38 bty ra Suspended animation 38 (Seringapatam) Bty, RA will be placed into suspended animation from April 2018. The event will be marked by a parade held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle on 22 Mar. Past members of the Tigers are very welcome to attend, please inform us of you intention to do so.  In addition, if any past members would like to reclaim any property donated to the battery please get in contact.  The point of contact for the parade and the property is Captain Simon Woosey on 19RA-38Bty-OpsO@mod.uk.

The 84th Artillery Clerks’ Reunion The 84th Artillery Clerks’ Reunion and Association Dinner will be held in the Royal Artillery Sergeants’ Mess, Larkhill over the weekend of 8-10 Jun. The Reunion weekend and Association Dinner is open to all members of the Artillery Clerks’ Association. Attendance forms are available on the Association web page www.artyclerkassn.org  

56 (Olpherts) Bty RA Reunion 56 (Olpherts) Bty RA will be holding its biennial reunion for all ex-members over the weekend of Easter 30-31 Mar. The venue will be the Ryder Club, 102 Coltman Street, Hull, HU3 2SJ, with a meet and greet on Fri 30 Mar and the reunion on Sat 31 Mar starting at 1900hrs. Cost of the reunion will be £10 per person to cover the cost of the buffet, raffle and disco. Any monies left over will be donated to Help for Heroes. Hotels and B&B’s are located around the local area, it would be advisable to book your rooms as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to attend please contact: Mervyn Chadwick via facebook, messenger, Tel: 07895455577 email: mervynchadwick@hotmail.co.uk.  

25 Regt RA Reunion 25 Regt RA Reunion will be held over the weekend 22-23 June in the Officers’ & Sgts’ Mess of 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery, Kingston Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 2EF. Anyone requiring further information contact Steve Russell email: steve_russell3@btinternet.com or Tel: 07834788356.  

20 Regt RA Reunion The 20 Regt  RA Reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn, Hinckley Road, Coventry, CV2 2HP over the weekend of 3-5 of Aug. For further information please email David Williams on gunner740@hotmail.co.uk or Tel: 01432 769375.  

NWRAA Mini Assembly The North West Mini Assembly will be held at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord St, Southport on 28-30 Sep, further details and booking forms from the Secretary, Jim Baker, 30 Cawood Square, Stockport, SK5 8JS. Tel: 01614949590 or 07591872427. All Gunners in the North West Area welcome.  

17 (Corunna) Bty RA Suspended Animation Parade To all past and present members of 17 (Corunna) Bty RA. To mark the occasion of the battery being placed into suspended animation, 17 (Corunna) Bty RA will hold a parade and evening function on Thu 12 July at Mansergh Barracks, Gutersloh. All past members are most welcome at these events. Full details can be found on the 17 (Corunna) Bty RA Facebook page. Please email: 2Lt Eeles at 26RA-17-MOORES-TP@mod.uk or SSgt Ward at 26RA-17BTY-SNCO-BTO@mod.uk if you have any questions about these events.                

Commando Gunners Officers’ Mess Reunion Last call for returns submitted to the undersigned  NLT 30 March. 29 Cdo Regt RA will be hosting a reunion for all Commando Gunner Officers, both currently serving and retired, who have served in 3 Cdo Bde. We welcome the attendance of all Commando trained Officers from any background or period of service within Gunner Regiments from 29 Codo, 95 Cdo and 20 (Commando) Air Defence Bty etc.  As planned, the date is 9 Jun at The Royal Citadel, Plymouth and will be a black tie dinner with military band on the battlements of the Citadel. Already many have shown interest but please do not wait to get in touch; for further details please contact Capt James Walley RA on jameswalleywork@gmail.com or 3CDOX-29CDO148BTYFSTCMD3@mod.uk. Further dissemination amongst peers, associations, alumni networks etc greatly appreciated.  

22 Regt RA Reunion The next reunion will take place on Sat 18 Aug at The Charnwood Arms Hotel, Leicester. For more information please contact Barry Key on the following email address: barry@key-electrical.com  

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery will be hosting a reunion for all Officers, both currently serving and retired, who have served in 3 Commando Brigade. The planned date is 9 June 2018 at The Royal Citadel, Plymouth; for further details please do not hesitate to contact Captain James Walley RA on:  jameswalleywork@gmail. com or 3CDOX-29CDO148BTYFSTCMD3@mod.uk  Further dissemination amongst peers, associations, networks etc; greatly appreciated.  

16 Regiment Royal Artillery Old Comrades Association Reunion

Date 28 July 18 @ 19:00 hrs. At the Wortley house Hotel , Rowland Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SU

Official 16 Regiment RA , OCA reunion . The cost for this event will be £25 per head , this includes a two course meal and entertainment . The event must be paid for in advance . Payment can made direct to the HSBC 16 Regt OCA Account number 82118726 Sort Code 40-40-24 or by Cheque to the treasurer Guss Goodall , 18 Dunstan Hill , Kirton in Lindsey, DN22 4DU

289 Para/Cdo Bty will be holding an All Ranks Reunion at the Royal Air Force Association Club, 18 Carlton Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5AA on the 21 Oct. The reunion is open to all who have served in 289 Regt/Bty or Troop past and present in any position i.e. Permanent Staff, Regular, Territorial, Reservist and Civilian Staff. Please contact Barry Exley by email: barry.exley@sky  com or tel: 01268 293592.  

7 Para RHA will be holding the Airborne Gunner and 7 RHA Officers‘ Mess reunion dinner in the Royal Artillery Officers‘ Mess, Larkhill, on Fri 3 Nov. Further details can be obtained from Maj Rob Phillips 7rha-i-bc@mod.gov.uk Tel: 01206 815964 or email: Lt Ben Braithwaite, Benjamin. Braithwaite100@mod.gov.uk  Tel: 01206 816010.  

104 REGT RA 50TH ANNIVERSARY 104 Regt RA will hold a 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner at Raglan Barracks Officers’ Mess, on Sat  11 Nov for all serving and retired officers who have served with the regiment. Former officers who would like to attend and who have not received    an invite or details of the dinner by the end of Aug should contact Maj Stephen A Dwyer 2 IC 104 Regt on 01633242652 (mil 94355 3052) or by email 104RA-RHQ-2IC@mod.uk   

53 (LOUISBURG) BTY RA REUNION The next annual reunion will take place over the weekend of Fri 27-28 Oct. All ex members and Serving members are most welcome to attend. Anyone who requires more information please contact: Barry Key on barry@key-electrical.com              

3 RHA OFFICERS’ REUNION DINNER 3 RHA will hold their Officers’ Reunion Dinner at   the RA Mess in Larkhill on Fri 24 Nov. Any former members of the Regiment who would like to  attend, which also includes those officers who  have commissioned since leaving 3  RHA,  and  have not received an invite  should  contact  Maj Rob  Newnham  on  Mil:  94723  3411  Civ:  01912393306.  Email: robert.newnham503@mod.gov.uk    

1 RHA REUNION DINNER The 66th 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Officers’ Mess Reunion Dinner will be held at the RA Mess, Larkhill, on Friday 1 Dec. Former Officers wishing to attend who have not received correspondence relating to the dinner by 1 Oct are kindly requested to make contact with the Dinner Secretary, Lt James McElroy by telephone on: 01980 650802 or by email at 1RHA-RD-SEC@mod.uk                      

94 LOCATING REGT RA REUNION 2018 7-9 Sep, Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn, LL19 7LG. 25 years since the regiment disbanded – Join us, meet old friends and a have great weekend. It promises to be better than ever. Details:      

Nights Price per person

1 - Saturday £65

2 - Sat + 1 £120

3 - Sat + 2 £180

4 - Sat + 3 £220

Extra Nights £55, Single Supplement Charge £10                             

Includes; daily breakfast and evening meal plus the formal dinner and dance on Saturday night. Payment Methods:  details on application form. Bar Prices. Happy hour rates throughout the weekend. For an application form contact: jimmymcclung@hotmail.co.uk  or visit the Facebook page: 94 Locating Regt RA Reunion.