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Northern Regroup Banyan


The Northern Regroup Banyan took place over the weekend of Fri 28th  - Sun 30th  July 2017 at Brian Haig’s Deluxe camping area.

The Banyan was well attended with lamps swinging and plenty of Beer drank.

Big thanks go to Pete Van Rooyen and Brian Haig for making this possible. Roll on Next Year

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Regroup Dinner Night and Armed Forces Day

Well done to Stan Rendell for organising a well attended Dinner Night and indeed His Picture which was Auctioned and raised £1100 for St Lukes on its own.

Also well done to all those involved in both the Dinner Night and Armed Forces Day.

A Great Day/Night had by all and looking forward to the Next Regroup Function over Armed Forces Weekend 2018 (30th June 2018)

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Drug & alcohol rehab services for the Armed Forces and Veterans

Drug and alcohol abuse does not seem to discriminate by age, sex, nationally and least of all choice of one’s profession. The British Armed Forces has over the years been no stranger to drug and alcohol addictions with-in the ranks.

Link Here: http://www.cassioburycourt.com/armed-forced-drug-alcohol-rehabilitation

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Armed Forces Day Stand Sat 24th June 3017

Jerry has been told by the federation that we cannot sell or raffle/auction anything at our stand on AFD.

We have decided to decline their kind offer of a stand now, as there's little point if we can't make any money.

Thanks for those that offered help.

May I suggest, if anyone was going to make a cake 🎂 or bring something along, we could always raffle or auction it still in the evening at our Dinner night.

From: Randy

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Orthopaedic clinic for Veterans

For all veterans please read and share.

Any dodgy knees and hips out there??

This was posted by the old BSM of 2nd Royal Anglian today.……………………………..

Interesting reading………………………………………………………………………………

As a veteran, you can ask for a referral to a specialist Orthopaedic clinic at The Robert Jones & Edith Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG.

There is a specific Veterans Clinic run by Lt Col Carl Meyer, an Army Reserve consultant surgeon who also works with 202 Field Ambulance and Reserve Hospital.

I applied for a referral on 16 March, this year, and on 3rd May, a week ago, had a hip replacement, a total of just over 6 weeks. Lt Col Meyers specialises in hips and knees.

If you don't mind a few days away from family, I can assure you it's more like an hotel than a hospital, and the foods really good. Having a long wait ahead of you at your local GP and hospital, this might be the way to go to achieve a much quicker result.

What is it? A service for military veterans to have their hip or knee arthritis assessed and, if appropriate, have joint replacement surgery and is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital.

Lt Col Meyer is an Army Reserve officer who has been on three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq.

He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Medical Regiment, 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital.

Contact information Email:

rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk

Fax: 01691 404067

Tel: 01691 404344

Your records at your GP needs to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans, take photocopies of your red discharge book, because he will ask for proof that you're a veteran.

Military medical codes

Any questions? Please feel free to contact me at any time. Lt Col Meyer wants to "do" more operations for veterans, but he has two problems, 1; finding the patients, he knows that we are out here, it's letting us know he's there for us, and 2; getting the money from the NHS, but, the more ops he does the more money they will give him, therefore the more ops he can do. So, come on, I've had 3 enquiries so far, there must be more than us 3. If you are members of other military Facebook sites pleas, please, please copy and paste to these pages and let as many veterans know about this brilliant service that's just for us. It's about time us vets got something back for our years of loyal service.

From: Mick Holland via facebook post

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CO’s update and Future of the Royal Citadel

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Following the announcement of the Better Defence Estate Strategy by SofS today in the House of Commons the following note will appear on RP10 tomorrow:

You will now have seen from the media that the MOD have announced that the Royal Citadel is to be released and 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery will move to a new location in the Plymouth Area. There is still significant work that needs to take place before this can happen and a solution for our new barracks has not yet been decided. To this end we remain focussed on our operational outputs in support of 3rd Commando Brigade Royal Marines and we must cherish the remainder of the time that we have left in the fortress which has been our home since 1960.

Please find attached my final CO’s update in which I talk more about the announcement and our future. Please cascade through your chain of command.

United we conquer!

Jon Cresswell

Lieutenant Colonel J P Cresswell RA | Commanding Officer

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery | The Royal Citadel | PLYMOUTH | PL1 2PD


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Regroup Annual Yomp August Bank Holiday Weekend (27-28th Aug 2016)

Well done to all those who took part in the north to south yomp over the weekend.

Really good to see the messages of support and congratulations on here and elsewhere.

Don't forget the main reasons behind this geriatric lunacy, is to raise money for a worth while cause.

If you haven't had time or inclination to donate, its not too late.

To donate just follow the link below, no donation is too small (or big). If everyone who has put a like or comment on the photos and comments on here about the yomp donated a pound each, we' d have even more to hand over to St Luke's.

Feel free to like and donate 🤔

Thank you all for your time, effort and donations.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Commando-Gunner-Regroup1

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Northern Regroup Banyan (Fri 29th - Sun 31st July 2016)

A Big Well done to Brian Haig and Pete Van Rooyen for another successful Northern Regroup Banyan, Here's to many more.

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REME Reunion Weekend (Fri 15th - sun 17th July 2016)

The REME held there annual Reunion over the weekend of 15th - 17th July a very good turnout as always and a big well done to Joe Jordan for organising another Great Reunion.

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Regroup Newsletter (May 2016)

Click this link for  Newsletter (Word Document)

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RA 300 ROYAL ARTILLERY REGIMENTAL REVIEW Thursday 26th May 2016


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To celebrate the tercentenary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, the RA 300 Regimental Review will take place at the Knighton Down Arena, Salisbury Plain on 26th May 2016.  The tercentenary celebrations will continue into the afternoon with the RA 300 Royal Artillery Tournament and Party on the Plain music festival in the evening.  


The RA 300 Regimental Review and tercentenary celebrations are an opportunity for the Regimental family to gather in celebration of our three hundred years; members of the serving Regiment and the retired Gunner community, the Royal Artillery Association and National Artillery Association are invited to attend with their families.  


See attached Document and download application form HERE


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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO (Feb 2016)

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter (pdf Document)


Contains important info with regards to 7 (Sphinx) Cdo Bty RA

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7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Reunion

7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Reunion took place over the weekend of 29th - 30th April 2016 in Arbroath

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Happy Kirkee Day 5th November

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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO (Oct 2015)

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter (pdf Document)

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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO (Sep 2015)

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter (pdf Document)

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Commando Gunner Regroup Annual Yomp

The Commando Gunner Regroup Annual Yomp was held over the Bank Holiday Weekend 29th  -  30th  Aug 2015.

Well done to all those that took part and in further raising money for this years Charity.

A few pics here

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Draglink - A Driver Recruitment Agency

Draglink are looking for Drivers/General Workers etc.. They are a National Agency Founded in 2000 and incorporated in 2003, Draglink is a growing, independent driver recruitment specialist providing total transport solutions to South West businesses.

If anybody is interested the point of contact is Neil Woodward Tel: 01392 832247 Mob: 08796 867547

Website: http://www.draglinkdrivers.co.uk/

From: Spider Webster

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Northern Regroup Bannyan

The Northern Banyan took place on Thu 23rd to Mon 27th Jul 2015 at Brian Haig’s Deluxe camping area. As usual It was well supported and will be an annual occurrence near the same dates each year.

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REME All Ranks Reunion was held over the Weekend of Fri 3rd - Sun 5th July


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The Regimental Reunion was held over the Weekend of the 26th - 28th June 2015

As always it was a Great Success and a Great turnout from the Old and Bold. Jerry Josee organised a Golf Tournament on Friday Morning and then on Friday Night was spent spinning dits and supping a few Beers at the Noah’s Ark. On Saturday Morning a few marched (well sort of marched) on the Hoe for Armed Forces Day. Then onto the Main Square (Marquee) of the Citadel to finish off the Evening. A Memorial Service was held on the Sunday and then it was straight down to the Mayflower sailing club (which will be our New venue for the meetings from August onwards) to finish off the Weekend. A big Thank you for all those that were involved in the Weekends activities. A few photo’s here.


29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO Jun 2015

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter


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Army v Navy 2015


A very good Day out by all those who went, thanks to Jerry Josee for organising and also Randy and Mo for making it a great success on the Day. The result was a very convincing win by the Army 36 - 18 with a record 81,116 Twickenahm crowd.


However the result gave the RAF the Babcock Inter Services Trophy but for the Army it was (as always) the result on the Day that matters.



Roll on 30th Apr 2016 for next years Army v Navy.

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Bill Pinter (Regional Co-ordinator)

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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO Mar 2015

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter

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VE Day Sat 9th May 2015

I would like to ask if you could put the above event on your notice board.  I am a member of Penistone Royal British Legion in South Yorkshire.  I have been in contact with two of your members Brian Haigh and Pete Vanrooyen who are both Committee members of  Penistone RBL. I am trying to organize a " Victory in Europe " Church service at St Johns the Baptist Church in Penistone on Saturday 9th May at 2.00 pm.  The Northern Commando Regroup have been involved before with events in Penistone especially as Brian Haigh is the Poppy Appeal Organizer for the Penistone Branch.  This will be the last recognized Anniversary of V E Day and any support would be greatly appreciated if any of your members would like to attend.

regards

Joe Pinguey

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Johnny for Plymouth

John Mercer is an Ex 29 Commando Officer and is standing in the General Election in May 2015 as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View.

Here is a link to His website: http://johnnyforplymouth.com/



“Fellow Commando Gunners. During my Service with the Regiment here in Plymouth, one of the most striking things that hit me about the military was how poorly we STILL look after our veterans in this Country. The wars will come and go, and Governments will come and go, but in this country we are still way way behind how we look after our bereaved families and Veterans.

A lot of this is to do with the current calibre of Politicians, who however noble minded simply do not have the military experience to push beyond tokenism at best, and ignorance at worst, in looking after our blokes. In 2012, more of the blokes killed themselves than were killed on operations. This one fact had more of an impact on me than any other in my decision to cross the divide and work in Politics, for it is there that the policies and attitudes are formed.

I have for some time now been campaigning throughout Plymouth for the upcoming election to be the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View against Alison Seabeck. I have nothing bad to say about her - she is nice enough, but I feel she should have done a whole lot more. So instead of prevaricating, I have put myself forward. I am in the Conservative Party but I take no funding from them because I do not intend to take the whip on these matters once elected - my focus is not the Party but the blokes and girls. I want broad cross-party and cross society consensus to turn Plymouth into a Center of Excellence for Veterans Care.

At the recent launch of a book where I addressed 75 bereaved families from the conflict in Afghanistan, I promised to set the record straight on Veterans Care in this Country, and how we look after the families of those who have sacrificed so much on behalf of our Nation. I wrote to the Prime Minister, met him in December and I am with heads of departments and the Minister of State on Monday 26th Jan to discuss the way forward. They seem to listen to me, and I believe I can make changes.

On top of this I am passionate about Plymouth - my adopted home since I arrived at the Citadel in 2003. We have a wonderful City, but are so poorly represented by our politicians, and have been for some time. We are so far behind the national curve on almost all our funding settlements, that  it is in my view immoral. £47 per head on health here, compared to £92 per head in London? The examples I am afraid are endless. But the best part of Plymouth is the military - how we are adopted and taken in by the City perhaps like nowhere else in the UK, and how I would like to make Plymouth a Centre of Excellence for Veterans Care.

So would you be prepared to help me? I do not need hardly anything from you, just some manpower, a decent dose of Commando Spirit, a sense of humour and a commitment that over the week 1-7 May, but particularly the night-time of 6/7 May you would be willing to give me some of your time prior to this crucial election.

I apologise if you feel I am subjugating the group. My reasoning is that I want to do more for not only our veterans of 29, but the Army as a whole, and leaping into Politics was the only way. It is not fun, but I believe in it, and am determined to set some things right. If I can garner enough support, we can make a real change in this City and further afield."

Johnny Mercer

Parliamentary Candidate

Plymouth Moor View

General Election 2015

www.johnnyforplymouth.com  

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Anthony Ball Photography

A link to a ex Army Commando Gunner photography website:

http://www.anthonyballphotography.co.uk/blog/commando-to-cameraman/


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Regroup Xmas 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Disco Night was held on Sat 13th Dec 2014

The Regroup held its Christmas Party on Sat 13th Dec at the Noahs Ark (Spanish Bar)

Again was well attended with many digging out there old wardrobe clothing from that era.

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29 Commando Regiment Christmas Newsletter from the CO

Click this link for CO’s Xmas Newsletter (Word Document)

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The Plymouth Veteran Journal

Click Here for Plymouth Veteran Journal November 2014

Click this link for the Plymouth Veteran (Word Document)

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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO

Click this link for CO’s Newsletter (Word Document)

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Subject: RA Cdo's in Suffolk

email from Dave Cussell:

I'm organising a Veterans Information Event for Suffolk Veterans at Trinity Park (Suffolk Showground) on Friday 14 November 2014 and wondered if you knew of any RA Cdo Gunners in Suffolk/Ipswich?

I've posted the event on RAA Facebook Group and have liaised with Royal Marine Assn East Anglia.  They have an annual event in Felixstowe each year, any Cdo’s are welcome to attend.

The website is: www.suffolkmilitarycovenant.org.uk

kind regards

Jim Brown

ex-32 Regt RA

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29 Commando Regiment Newsletter from the CO

Hopefully these newsletters will be sent out every so often to keep us in touch with the Regiment.

From Lieutenant Colonel J P Cresswell Royal Artillery

The Regimental Family

29RA/01/06/02

2 October 2014

Dear Commando Gunners,

Although we continue to enjoy some fabulous sunny days, the cold nights are drawing in and those of us back in the UK are very envious of 7 Battery in California where they are in the final throes of Exercise BLACK ALLIGATOR. It has been a fantastic exercise with a great deal of quality training achieved. The early stages involved some very high quality field firing range packages with the Battery becoming proficient up to section attacks in complex terrain. They then moved on to the gunnery package which exceeded all expectations with close cooperation with M Battery from 3/11 Batallion USMC allowing bilateral fire planning with 155mm, 105mm, 81mm from both 45 Cdo and 3/7 USMC, a flight of F16s and Cobra attack helicopters. The Gun Group enjoyed a live defence of the gun position day as well as direct fire shoots and an emergency smoke withdrawal. This training culminated in a two “CALFEX” which saw the integration of tanks into 45 Commando Group as well as the use of F16s. 7 Battery were able to demonstrate their capability to 45 Commando which was much appreciated.

Elements of 79 Battery remain on COUGAR with the remainder about to join them for Exercise JEBEL DAGGER in Jordan. On the home front the Workshops performed superbly at Catterick for the “Para 10” and 8 Battery went to Belgium for a battlefield tour.

The Commando Gunner Regroup kindly hosted the RSM and I to dinner at Plymouth Albion Rugby Club last week and it was an important reminder of the hard work and commitment of the wider regimental family for which we are both very grateful. Our youth development work in the Plymouth area continues with a visit from 1st Crownhill Girl Guides (whose capacity for devouring tea and cake would challenge any commando gunner). They enjoyed a tour of the Royal Citadel courtesy of the Quartermaster, Major Gib Barclay and shooting on the range with Mr Sayer and Sgt Price. The following day we were visited by the Lord Mayor who reviewed the Guard and was honoured with a six gun “feu de joie”………….but not before Sgt Kearns had challenged him at the point of the bayonet as he approached the gates to our fortress. HMS Heroes also sent children to take part in the visit from Notre Dame and Eggbuckland Vale.

We would be honoured if you would consider returning to Plymouth for Remembrance Sunday. The Regiment will deploy the traditional marching guard onto Plymouth Hoe and the remainder of the Regiment will pay its respects at the Commando Gunner memorial before moving to the warmth of St Katherine’s. Lunch will then be served.

United we conquer!

Jon Cresswell

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This was our Annual Charity Dinner Night and was held at the Midas Marquee at Plymouth Albion.

As usual It was well attended and lots of money was raised via Raffle and auction for this years Charity: St Luke’s Hospice.

Thanks go to Glynn (Stan) Rendell and everybody else involved for all their effort in organising another Fantastic Dinner Night.

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WW1 Battlefield tour in Belgium - Weekend of the 12th Sep 2014

The Regiment and the Regroup took part in a Battlefield Tour in Belgium as part of the Centenary of the start of World War 1.

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Commando Gunner Regroup Annual Yomp 23rd  - 24th  Aug 2014.

Well done to all who attended this Years Yomp  30+ miles on Dartmoor over the Aug Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Defence Discount Card.

The official Ministry of Defence discount service is available for all members of the Defence Community and you can join for free and start saving £100's a year. The Service is available for the following:

- Serving Armed Forces - Reserve Forces - Spouses/Partners of serving personnel - Forces Veterans - MOD Civil Servants

- Bereaved Family Members - War/Service Widow(er)s - Cadet Forces (over 16) - NATO Personnel in the UK



www.defencediscountservice.co.uk



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Northern Regroup 25th Jul 2014.

The Northern Regroup held a Camping/BBQ and plenty of Beer meeting over the weekend of the 25th Jul 2014 at Brian Haigh’s Paddock.

A big well done to the Organisers Brian, Pete, Des and All involved and also to Everyone who turned up to make it a memorable event.

Also a good turnout for the service at Penistone church on the Sunday 27th Jul for the centenary of WW1.

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145 (Maiwand) Reunion 25th / 27th  July 2014, Forest of Dean.

The third Reunion took place over the weekend of 25th/27th Jul 2014.

I will post any info on how it went and any photos as soon as I get some.

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Fellow Commandos

For those of you in the North, Harry Arbers, just keep in mind that we have a great little history room within the Bty hangar.  You guys are all part of that history, so please come along and take a look when you have time, you will enjoy meeting the young men that are serving in the mighty 7 Bty today.


Pat Patterson Current 7 (SPHINX) Cdo Bty BK.

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Regroup Meetings


It is with regret that I have to inform you all that last nights Regroup meeting will be the last one in the Citadel.

There are a couple of issues that are beyond our control. All the bars will soon be taken over by Sodexo so we would have to pay to use the mess, the other is that the new RSM is concerned about security issues with us being in there.

He has said that we could use the mess on a quarterly basis, however the general feeling was that this would be unworkable as we need continuity of venue so that guys coming on the off chance etc know where we are.

To that end we have secured the use of the top bar in the Noah's Ark pub in the centre of town. Those who used to frequent the place in the past will remember it as the Spanish bar. We had many a ruck in there with Royal, but it should be a little more sedate now as we have the place to ourselves.

It's a shame that we are leaving the Citadel but it's not the first time Regroup has moved and I doubt it will be the last. So from the next next meeting on Friday 1st August we will be in the new venue.

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A statement from the Commanding Officer:

It is with significant regret that I have issued a warning order to 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery to re-group its colours on The Royal Citadel. I had firm hopes that we would be able to spread our resources across the three Batteries in order to deliver a 3:1 FG model which would match the Commando Operational Readiness Mechanism (CORM) of Generate, Operate and Standing Tasks. Detailed modelling has shown that the accumulated frictions of REME Wksp downsizing, a reduction in military chefs, the creation of the App Spec stream combined with the requirement to field a number of “peacetime” outputs through IRE/Black Economy such as our CTW (both staff and potential commandos are held against our liability), the Regimental Servicing Bay and Training Wing means that the 3:1 aspiration cannot be sustained in the medium to longer term.

To this end we have no option but to revert to the planned Army 2020 which will see the full gun group of 12x L118 based in TRC with a Tac Gp in RM Condor (identity – 7 Bty) and the PLF Group in RM Poole (identity – 148 Bty). 7 Bty is currently on the Generate Year of the CORM and therefore it is my intention to retain the colours in RM Condor until FG is complete and then move the gun group south prior to embarkation on COUGAR 15.

As a former member of 7 Battery this decision is particularly difficult but it is the right one in order to ensure that we deliver the Lead Commando Group at operational readiness and have the depth within the Operate and Generate batteries to account for peacetime requirements and normal manning frictions.  We should draw strength from the fact that we have been here before in the 1930s with 25 Field Regiment (our previous identity before the re-numbering of 1947) which combined its guns into two batteries for a short period and also in the early days of 29 and 95 when each regt had two gun batteries and a PLF Battery (7, 8, 20 (FO), 79 and 145 and 148 (FO) batteries making the six sub units of the two regiments).

On a separate tack we are about to raise a Reserve Troop based in Plymouth which will be an exciting new departure which cements our integration within the fabric of the community in the south west.

Both projects will be subject to further work over the next few weeks and further information and clarification will follow in due course.

United we conquer!

Jon Cresswell

Lt Col

CO

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Dragon Boat Race 15th June 2014

St Luke's Hospice hosted a Dragon Boat Race and Family day on Sun 15th June 2014 at Mountbatten, which was well attended by members of the Regroup and their Families. Overall a productive day raising money for St Luke’s (This years Charity) and came 5th out of 16 Teams, which was not bad as we are are all old buggers So a bit of rowing and a bit of drinking… some more rowing, some more drinking etc.. :)

Plymouth Half Marathon  27th April 2014

A few members of the Regroup ran the Plymouth Half Marathon on Sun 27th Apr 2014.

So far nearly £700 as been raised on 2 x justgiving pages for this event alone, Well done to all took part and all who donated. The justgiving page will remain open for anyone else wishing to donate to this Great charity, just click on the St Lukes hospice image below for a direct link to the justgiving page.









95 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery (1964 - 1971)

The 50th  Anniversary of the formation of 95 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery took place on 15th / 16th  March 2014. A Very Good effort by all involved.

The Commando Gunner Regroup charity for 2014

This years charity will be St Luke's Hospice

Click on the image for a link to St Luke’s Homepage for more information.

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St Lukes Hospice Charity Walk

Well done to all those who walked the 8 miles for St Luke’s  Hospice Charity Walk on Sat 1st Feb 2014.

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Marine A (Sgt Blackman RM)

Donations page has been set up for  the support of Sgt Blackman’s family.

If you wish to donate click this link Justgiving Marine A’s Family


Support page: http://supportmarinea.com


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Regroup Database


Those who would like their details kept on the Regroup database please send your information to John Conlon email address at jayc699@icloud.com

Full Name, Regimental Number, Rank,

Home Address, Telephone Number, email address,  

Regiment, Battery(s) served,

Date joined/Left

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Commando Regroup Dinner Night Sat 21st  September 2013

The Regroup Dinner night was held at Plymouth Albion RFC, Hospitality Suite at Brickfields, Plymouth and as always was well attended and a Great success.

£1800 was raised on the night through donations, auctions and the raffle for our current Charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Well done to Stan and Randy and all else involved in making this happen .

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Photo’s

Photo’s taken on the night should be available to view and purchase online from Tuesday 22nd September 2013.

The website is www.pristinephotography.co.uk and also on Facebook Here

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Regroup Golf Day


Well done to all that attended the Golf morning at the China Fleet Club on Sat 21st Sep 2013.

Good Golf and even better Banter by the sounds of the comments on Facebook.

The winners of nearest the pin & longest drive were Kevin Poneskis and Lee van Crugten and the individual Winner was Duncan McReynolds.

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Commando Gunner Regroup annual Yomp


Donations are still being taken if you would like to donate on Justgiving - click link for donations:  HERE


Well done to all who took part in the Yomp this year 24/25th Aug 2013. A sterling effort Yomping 36 miles over the moors and raising money for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Neil Randall, Dean Corbett, Sarah Strong, Lauren Kirkland, Stan Rendell, Brian Tilley, Sam Brown, Brian (Spider) Webster, Mac MacArthur, Al Carruthers, Clive Browning, Callum Browning, Alexander Browning, Jerry Josee, Marc Josee, Doug Tiller, Steve Sutcliffe, Al Timson, Nick (Slim) Limbrick, Isaac Hull, John Conlon, Martyn McBride, Dennis Smith, Des Connelly, Jim Barron, Nick Jones and Kev Langshaw.


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Bodyguard My Life on the Front Line


For all of you that like a good read one of the old boys has written an account of his life as a body guard.


Bodyguard: my life on the front line by Craig Summers

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The first meeting of the north-east group was held in wetherspoons (jamisons) in Sunderland on 2-July-2011 starting at 19.00 hrs.

Here's a run down from Dave in regards to the first meeting:

The first meeting went ok, i have put something on the regroup site but you may want to put something bigger on just to remind everyone.

Anyway as i said the night went ok, we had five members turn up, so that was not a bad start, i am hoping to get another arranged for about a month's time and i will see how it goes from there, i know there are more ex-members around here it is just a case of letting them know.

I will let you know the date i arrange for the next meeting so we can again put it on the website.

Cheers Dave (geordie) miller


Davemillerlake@yahoo.co.uk

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If anyone else is thinking of setting up a regroup in any other areas please drop me a line.

Commandogunner@aol.com

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I am looking for a copy of 7 bty photo between 1985-1990. Can anyone please help. David garriock

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The national malaya & borneo veterans association (nmbva) are taking applications for the

Pingat jasa malaysia medal (pjm), for all those who served in malaysia and borneo.

As most of the 29 & 95 members who have the gsm 1962 (borneo clasp) qualify for the pjm

Perhaps you could put this on the re group web site. Application forms can be got

Of the nmbva web site link: http://www.nmbva.co.uk/home.htm


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