The Royal Artillery Association - What is it?
It is the Regimental Association of the Royal Artillery. Set up in 1920, the Association provides a network of Branches throughout the country to provide comradeship and look after the needs of Gunners and their families, especially those who fall on hard times, and to provide opportunities for Gunners to meet and have fun. There are some 15,000 plus serving and retired members, and more than 125 Branches and Ladies' Sections. It is at the very heart of the Gunner Family.
The Royal Artillery Association assists our regimental heroes who are in need whether through wounds or distress. We assist all serving Gunner soldiers and their dependants, and those who have now retired and are in need. We help look after the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and have been killed in action.
What are its AIMS?
The AIMS, quite simply, are the promotion of Gunner welfare and comradeship, aims which are as important today as they were back in 1920. Welfare of our friends concerns us all but in the Association; we have Branch Welfare Officers to focus welfare efforts for those who require it. Comradeship is fostered in the Association's Branches and Ladies Sections in the UK and abroad, by the affiliation to other Gunner organisations, by regular contact, meetings, outings, and parties. The Association provides a ready-made network of Gunner friends and useful contacts for those leaving the Army and settling into civilian life.