2016 ANNUAL DINNER
The 10 Medium Regiment
Association Inc will hold its 2016 Gunner
Dinner at the Geelong VIC RSL on Saturday
30th July 2016.
Invitations are extended to all members of
the 10 Medium Regiment Association Inc.
89TH ANNUAL GUNNER DINNER
The RAA Association NSW
will hold it's 89th Annual Gunner Dinner on
Saturday 30th July 2016 and is open to
gunners, their partners, relatives and
descendents and participants from
corps which gunners support or that
supported gunners. Organise a
table and come along.
City of Parramatta Returned
Ex-Servicemen's Club Macquarie St.,
Time: 1900 hrs for 1930
Cost: $70.00 per head
Barry Willoughby Home Number:
(02) 9533 3215 or Mobile: 0417 400 902 or
visit the RAA Association NSW
20 April 2016 the Australian Artillery
Association welcomed it's 900th member. This
is an amazing achievement and one we are
very proud of.
We now hope to
achieve 1000 members by the 2017 National
Gunner Dinner to be held on 27th May 2017.
At the time of publishing this article on
24th April 2016 our membership has already
risen to 908 so we are well on our way to
achieving our goal.
Remember membership is FREE.
Artillery Association has been invited to
sponsor 44 Platoon a recently created
platoon at 1 RTB Kapooka.
Commanding 44 Platoon has requested we adorn
their corridors with photographs of
Artillery past and present.
comprehensive overview of what is involved
and proposed please:
As part of the
organising of both the 2014 and 2017
National Gunner Dinners we have had
suggestions that we should consider holding
a Gunner Dinner on board one of the cruise
ships that visit or is permanently based in
Australia such as P&O Cruises.
By far the
majority of the suggestions that the cruise
should only be for a short duration of 3 to
4 days for example Brisbane to Whitsundays
return or Melbourne to Brisbane return or
Whilst in New
Zealand attending the Royal New Zealand
Artillery Association 2015 Annual Gunner
Dinner we discussed the possibility amongst
thier members and received a very positive
response from around 20 members interested
Such a cruise
would only occur approximately half way
between the larger National Gunner Dinners
however the concept of holding a Gunner
Dinner on board is exciting and achievable
as is being around your close friends for a
period longer than a quick weekend.
In fact, we could have a Gunner Dinner every
night we are on board.
would not be limited to just you and your
spouse/partner but would also be extended to
family and friends who would like to
experience a Gunner Dinner on board a cruise
ship as well.
So if you are
interested in a short cruise on which we
would hold a Gunner Dinner please
contact me with your expression of
interest and I will put you on the "to be
kept informed" list.
RAA REGIMENTAL SHOP
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Regimental Shop is now available online for
the purchase of a wide range of items from
Corps ties, socks, scarfs and cuff links to
sporting and field equipment.
BATTLE OF LONG TAN
18 AUGUST 1966
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Peter Manucci has put together a 50th
Anniversary Tour of Vietnam to commemorate
the Battle of Long Tan in 2016.
The tour is one of the most comprehensive
held to date and will be of significant
interest to those involved in the Battle of
View trip details
OWNED OR OPERATED
BUSINESSES PROVIDING DISCOUNTS TO FELLOW
As a direct
result of the generosity of Mr Kevin Woods
the owner of Darra Tyres who provided
sponsorship by way of a $1000 worth of tyres
to be given away at the 2014 National Gunner
Dinner, we at the Australian Artillery
Association have decided to create a webpage
where fellow Gunners who own or operate a
business and are prepared to provide a
discount to serving and retired Gunners may
now advertise their business.
To access the Business webpage use the
permanent link provided to the left of this
column immediately under the Customs and
OK guys (girls too), it's well and truly on
- the big GUN HUNT. We
need your help to locate, identify,
photograph and record our history.
To find out more about the big GUN HUNT
I Was Only 19
We all know what a great song "I Was Only
19" by the Australian band Redgum was and
how much it became the anthem of the Vietnam
conflict. However have you ever
wondered why and how it was written?