Having been around a bit now, I am a bit disappointed with the level of shared knowledge of Gunner History. Before the passing of Gen Farndale, the history was flourishing (including the excellent location for the RA Museum in Woolwich - and don't forget the DLR is now running to Woolwich ARRSEnal) - now it may be being forgotten about (less for Bty Historical Returns). I am not sure it has helped by amalgamations. I think that more needs to be done across the board. Btys need to continue to educate their soldiers in their history (on arrival and on Bty birthdays etc); more work (subbie task) needs to be done to update and add value to histories - it can be done at Firepower!, Larkhill and on the internet. I know there are Regts who have boxes of history which is not displayed. Maybe digitisation is the way forward so it can be shared, displayed easily and it's in a medium the soldiers and officers can easily absorb - this is a mandrolic task though... and who will provide the equipment? We cannot forget out history - we are doing some fantastic things on Ops but we should never forget our past! We are busy but if we don't do it, then it will get forgotten. A slightly more high-brow piece for you to consider. I would welcome any experience/ thoughts that are constructive. GBTD Edited due to dodgy fingerwork!