Returning Troops

Today, Esher turned out to welcome back troops from the First Artillery Brigade returning from their latest tour in Afghanistan. There was a fantastic parade through the High Street before the Royal Artillery Gold Cup Day at Sandown Park.  I joined the Mayoress and Master Gunner (General Sir Tim Granville-Chapman) to watch the parade with local […]

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Supporting the Legion Locally

The Royal Legion do a terrific job – nationally and locally – supporting not just our troops, but also their families. I recently met with Surrey’s officer, Canon Peter Bruinvels (pictured below), for an update on what the Legion have been working on, and further plans to strengthen support for active and returning personnel. This […]

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Royal Artillery Parade

This morning, I joined the Mayor, Mayoress, General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman, local dignitaries and many local well-wishers to watch the Royal Artillery Parade through Esher (see below) that precedes the Gold Cup at Sandown Park. As always, it is a marvellous occasion, a chance for residents to show their appreciation for our armed forces, and […]

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Saluting Our Troops

Today, I joined the local throng saluting soldiers from 22 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery and 32 Regiment Royal Artillery, accompanied by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Artillery Band. The troops were marking the end of a 6 month tour of Afghanistan, heading from Esher police station to Sandown Park for the Royal […]

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