Reunion Information

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Click HERE to download the Reunion Accommodation list


Néry and Eagles Reunion News

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George Foster - 4 Measham Close, Norton, Stockton on Tees, Cleveland TS20 1RS                                                   01642 644645 / 07951241870




The twenty ninth reunion for ex members of Nèry and Eagles will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th August 2018.  The venue is the Barnard Castle Rugby Club premises in Birch Road for both nights.  For early arrivals on Friday 24th there will be a pie and pea buffet and background music in the Rugby Club from about 1930.  On the Saturday morning there will be a short walk along the River Tees for those who feel the urge, about three miles to Egglestone Abbey and back along the River. Meet at the Blue Bell pub at the bottom of The Bank at 1000 am. 

Saturday evening from 1930 until midnight dance to Andrew and his disco, buffet and raffle.  Normally we would have an invite to the DLI club on the Sunday night, however as the future of the club is uncertain I'm not sure if this will be available this year

On the reverse is a list of accommodation in the Barnard Castle area and again I would remind you that the town gets busy over the bank holiday period and therefore it is a good idea to book early.  Please note the changes in telephone numbers for some accommodation and as I haven’t been able to check every B&B on the list for this year it’s worth a call to ensure your accommodation is still available. 

Many thanks to those who contribute a raffle prize and donate a little extra which helps to keep the costs down. Also many thanks to Robbie and Margaret for their help and support for the reunions.


This year the web site host have raised the registration and annual fee quite considerably. As a number of friends and colleagues would like to keep the site open we will continue to do so and meet the extra cost from raffle ticket sales at the reunion.  There are a number of visitors to the site from people researching relatives who served at Nery which also makes it worthwhile keeping it going. Any suggestions for improving the web site would be welcome. I am at present trying to create a roll of Battery personnel, starting with Battery Commanders and BSM’s then move on to No’s 1, just fill in the forms on the web site. Thanks.


News is that L(Néry) Battery will move to Northumberland and join 3 RHA in 2018 as part of the Army 2020 Refine. 1RHA will move to Larkhill.


RAA Charitable Fund The welfare secretary is pleased to receive calls for assistance from the serving and retired regiment at any time. If you know of anyone who needs assistance they can contact him on 01980 634309.


Dates for your Diary

February 16th RA Gold Cup/Sandown


March 24th - Hyderabad Day / N Battery (The Eagle Troop)

May 18 - 21st – R A A Assembly Blackpool


This letter may get out too late by post but for those on email notice please remember the 2nd Fd Regt reunion at Scarborough on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th May 2018. Contact Ray Campbell for details  :




Please complete and return the slip for tickets by 20th August 2018 to the address at the top.


Name_____________________________________Please send me __________ tickets @ £5.00 each.     I enclose a cheque made payable to L(Nery) OCA for £_______ and a stamped addressed envelope for the return of my tickets. My e-mail address is -

I will be there for the friday (    ) and Saturday (    ) please tick as appropriate



 Barnard Castle Accommodation List

There have been more changes in the list but it is as up to date as possible, please check if you booked last year. In addition I have not been able to check the accuracy of the list.


The Jersey Farm Hotel, Darlington Road, Barnard Castle                                                        01833 638223*

Gordon House 62 Newgate, Barnard Castle                                                                             01833 690609

Greta House, 89 Galgate, Barnard Castle                                                                                 01833 631193

Crich House, Bed and Breakfast          (No longer trading)- please check                                01833 630357*

Brian & Debra Jukes  Homelands, 85 Galgate, Barnard Castle                                                01833 638757*

Strathmore Lawn East (Mrs Lodge) 81 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                01833 637061*

The Black Horse Newgate Barnard Castle( now only holiday lets on weekend basis 2 night minimum) -              

 Book early through “Cottages For You” or in the last two weeks try 07810873739

The Old Well The Bank Barnard Castle                                                                                      01833 690130*

The Commercial Hotel 12 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                     01833 908142*

The Golden Lion High Street Barnard Castle                                                                              01833 390295*

Baliol House 60 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                                     01833 637965*

The Coach and Horses Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                         01833 690179*

The Cricketers Arms                                                                                                                     01833 630194*

The Red Well Inn Harmire Road Barnard Castle             01833 637002             or                     0844 484 2963

A66 Motel Smallways, Richmond North Yorkshire.                                                                       01833 627334

The Fox & Hounds Inn Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9PF.                     01833 650241

The Rose & Crown Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9EB.                           01833 650213

Brunswick House Guest House, 55 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale                                  01833 640393

Glendale, Cothersone                                                                                                                  01833 650384

The High Force Hotel, Forrest in Teesdale                                                                                  01833 622222

Ancient Unicorn Inn, Bowes                                                                                                         01833 628321

The Coach House, Gret a Bridge                                                                                                 01833 627201

Newgate House 46 Newgate Barnard Castle                                                                               01833 637076

The Three Horse Shoes   Galgate, Barnard Castle                                                                      01833 631777*

 The Coach House, 8 North Green Staindrop DL2 3JN                                                                07885725408




Camp Sites

Bowfield Farm Boldron DL12 8SU – 5 Pitches                                                                       01833 695245

Doe Park Caravan Site Cotherstone DL12 9UQ – 70 Pitches                                       01833650302

Pecknell Farm Caravan Site Nr Cotherstone DL12 9DF – 20 Pitches                           01833638357

Winston Caravan Park The Old Forge Winston DL2 3RH                                           01325 730228

There is also a Caravan Club Site and a Camping and Caravan Club Site both on the lower Middleton in Teesdale road from Barnard Castle, before Cotherstone.


There may be other accommodation through web sites such as BOOKING.COM and LATE ROOMS.COM if you have a problem it may be worth giving Robbie or I a ring.