Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery

The young 'Gunners' at Bramcote

The Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery came to occupy Gamecock Barracks near the village of Bramcote, Nuneaton in April 1959 and were disbanded in 1993. The regiment was the army training establishment for the future non-commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery.

Parades through the borough

They were granted the Freedom of the Borough on 8th December 1971, but the Freedom of the Borough parade was delayed until 21st May 1972, this was so that new recruits had time to train for the parade.

The Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery was also granted the ‘Right to Bear Arms’, this allowed them to march through the town with bayonets attached to their rifles, and this actually occurred in a parade through the centre of Nuneaton in October 1987


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