About US

The Gunner was formed in 2001 by Ian Durrant, a collector for over 20 years. Ian served in the Territorial Army for about nine years and in a mixture of units; Royal Artillery (Gun 2i/c), HSF, Infantry and Royal Signals. At heart he is still a Gunner (this picture was taken while serving with 201 Field Battery in 1988), and therefore collects RA uniforms and associated items as well as British WW2 homefront. Included in the collection are a number of vehicles.

Ian Age 10 in toy uniform Ian in 201 Battery

Ian Aged 10, fated one wonders? and much later as L/Bdr Ian Durrant, 2 i/c E Sub 201 Field Battery

Ian and brian on Exercise with hsf

Above: Ian (right)and his old mucker Brian (who died age 46) on exercise with E Coy HSF, attached 5th Battalion Royal Anglian Regt.

Right: Ian is married to Mandy, herself a collector of womens uniforms from 1938-1965, and an ex serving member of the Royal Aux. Air Force.
In turn her father was a Radar technician before her in the same service.
Mandy is a Director of the company.

Ian and Light gun

Ian on Exercise, left in photo above .Both of Ian's grandfathers fought in WW1, one with the Royal Garrison Artillery, having joined just after the outbreak of war, he was finally wounded and invalided out of the army in 1918 having suffered various injuries including mustard gas poisoning, the other grandparent served in the Middle East with the Army Service Corp, but little is known of him.
Various other distant relations were in the armed forces including ladies who served in the early WAAF, and the later ATS, Ian's mother and grandmother were in the World War Two ARP
Mandy in RAF
Registered Company Details
Company name: The Gunners Store Ltd
Registered Address:
35-37 Chapelgate
Sutton St James
Lincolnshire
PE12 0EF
UK

Email Address sales@thegunner.net
Telephone Number 01945 440289
Registered as a company in England Registered nomber 4620443