Welcome to the website of the 27 Regiment Royal Artillery Old Comrades Association.
Terry St Pierre writes…
The OCA was formed after a reunion dinner held at The Royal Artillery Sergeants Mess Larkhill in the early 90’s. Lt Gen Sir Edmund Burton KBE approached me after dinner and asked if I would be prepared to run the association. Never one to duck a challenge, I accepted and the rest as they say is history.
The initial web site started about ten years ago and was produced painstakingly with the use of two fingers and a DIY guide. Things progressed nicely as my computer skills improved and we now have between 400-500 members and 6 very successful reunions under our belts with a seventh on track for June 2014. See reunions page for details. There has also been loads of Battery reunions so you can see how important it is to keep the family gathering together.
The original site has now been taken down and Bob Bending has kindly put together this site so that important data such as the histories etc can be put in one place. Over a period of time a gallery may be added but we will see how things go.
As has been said on Facebook it is hard to keep all these different sites going and FB seems to have the largest following. A secretary for the OCA is no longer needed as very little is done by pen and paper these days.
It is with the utmost regret that I have decided to step down from the role but maybe a new lease of life needs injecting into the OCA.
I thank all the members for their support over the years and I do look forward to seeing many of you at the reunion in July.
Regards and best wishes to all who visit the site.
Terry St Pierre