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Welcome to the Artillery Clerks' Association website.

The Artillery Clerks' Association was formed at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich Garrison on Saturday 7th March 1998.

Providing a focal point, it is essentially an old comrades association of former Artillery Clerks, either serving or retired, promoting comradeship amongst its members.

Each year the Association holds reunions in the UK and Germany. The last UK reunion was held in the WO's & Sgts' Mess at Larkhill over the weekend 10-12th June 2022.

The next Reunion Dinner is to be held in the Central Sergeants' Mess, Larkhill on Saturday 24th June 2023. The Master Gunner, Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB DL will be our Principal Guest of Honour. Further reunion information can be found on the Reunion Weekend page within this website.

2022 Reunion Dinner group photograph

The Artillery Clerks' Association is affiliated to and is a branch of the Royal Artillery Association (RAA). All members of the Artillery Clerks' Association are granted life membership of the RAA on acceptance.

Association Silver Piece Project

The Association Silver Piece Flier

Preamble

At the last AGM held in June 2022, the members of the Artillery Clerks' Association agreed that a fitting way to honour the service of all the thousands of Artillery Clerks since 1903, regardless of rank, would be to commission a silver centrepiece to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Association in 2023 and 120 years after the conception of the Artillery Clerks' Section in 1903.

Fundraising Initiative

An ambitious fundraising campaign to raise the funds needed was launched immediately after the AGM and a Project Team was given delegated authority by the Association Committee to complete the final design and commission this new silver centrepiece.

Any donations towards the costs of the silver piece are gratefully accepted with thanks. There are two options available for providing a donation:

Post:  By cheque to the Treasurer: 9 Fairfield Road, Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside PR8 3LH, made payable to the ‘Artillery Clerks’ Association’, anotated on the back with "DONSILVER23" or;

Electronic transfer:  Make an electronic bank transfer, using "DONSILVER23" as the reference, to the account details provided below:

  • Acct No: 40945706
  • Sort Code: 20-75-01

Please click the donation button at the top of the page and complete the form to inform the Treasurer accordingly

Design and Specifications

The images shown above reflecting the original vision of the proposed Centrepiece were circulated and can be found via the Association Silver Piece Flier.

A Computer-Aided Design (CAD) can be found via, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WPZ7waoyhqjQ2h0AFZQXVCIzrXibiipX/view

Commissioning

Leading up to commissioning, the Project Team, in consultation with the supplier, agreed on a few changes to the original design. These include the introduction of a single drawer fitted to the bottom plinth housing a silver name plate acknowledging by name all those who have contributed to the Project. Another variation is that the 5mm letters “AC” mounted underneath the silver crossed quills will be gold plated and the three 2” engraved crests RA – RHA – RAA will be infilled with gold.

These variations impacted the overall costs (including Perspex clear cover, wooden storage carry box and VAT) from £8760 to £9980 (a difference of £1220).

The Project Team undertakes to circulate revised images to the members as soon as practical.

The Project Continues...

More information, including a list of all donors so far, can be found on our SILVERPIECE webpage.

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