103 Medium Battery 1975
Laurie Skinner in Vietnam
3.7 inch Mark 3 Heavy Anti Aircraft Gun - Live Firing North Head Manly
No 53 of 1974 Gun Course - School of Artillery 1974
Anti Aircraft Radar No 3 Mark 7
25 Pounder New Guinea 1944
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10 MEDIUM REGIMENT ASSOCIATION
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.

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RAA ASSOCIATION NSW
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.

Location: City of Parramatta Returned Ex-Servicemen's Club Macquarie St., Parramatta

Time: 1900 hrs for 1930 hrs

Cost: $70.00 per head

Enquiries: Contact Barry Willoughby Home Number: (02) 9533 3215 or Mobile: 0417 400 902 or visit the RAA Association NSW website.

MEMBERSHIP
NOW EXCEEDS

"
900"

On Wednesday 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.

SPONSORSHIP OF
44 PLATOON
1 RTB

The Australian Artillery Association has been invited to sponsor 44 Platoon a recently created platoon at 1 RTB Kapooka.

The Officer Commanding 44 Platoon has requested we adorn their corridors with photographs of Artillery past and present.

For a comprehensive overview of what is involved and proposed please:

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GUNNER DINNER
CRUISE

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 something similar.

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 in attending.

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.

The cruise 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

The RAA 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.

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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 Long Tan.

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 GUNNER OWNED OR OPERATED
BUSINESSES PROVIDING DISCOUNTS TO FELLOW GUNNERS

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 Traditions image.

THE BIG
GUN HUNT
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.

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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?   Read more...
 
 
Feature of the Month
AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION
ATTENDANCE AT THE
RNZA ASSOCIATION
2015 ANNUAL GUNNER DINNER

8 members of the Australian Artillery Association ventured over the ditch to New Zealand during the period 5 November to 16 November to attend the Royal New Zealand Artillery Associaiton's 2015 Annual Gunner Dinner held at Christchurch on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The above slideshow / video is a brief 3 minutes of our adventure from the southern most tip of the south island in New Zealand (Bluff) to Queenstown, Arrowtown, Timaru then onto Christchurch.

To view many more photographs and short videos of our trip use the link below.

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PRESERVE YOUR PHOTOS & VIDEOS
FOR OUR HISTORY

Many of us have photographs of our time in the Army serving in Artillery.   Why not both preserve and share you photographs and videos.   The Australian Artillery Association maintains an online professional Photo Gallery and you are invited to deposit a copy of your photos or videos with 1080p quality in a Photo Album dedicated to your photographs.  

It could not be easier, simply upload your photographs direct from your computer to the dedicated Photo Album.  There is no limit to the number of photographs you upload with a massive limit of 50mb per individual photograph and 20 minutes per video with 1080p quality.

All photos are protected from "Right Click" then copy and can be Watermarked upon request for further protection.

For further information on this free service provided by the Australian Artillery Association please contact the Webmaster

 
AFFILIATION



ROYAL CANADIAN
ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION

The Australian Artillery Association has now become affiliated with the Royal Canadian Artillery Association (RCAA). 

We welcome all members of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association and in fact all members of the Royal Canadian Artillery as a whole to the Australian Artillery Association's website.   We hope to one day meet with you and share a story or 2 over a quiet drink.

The RCAA also publish an eNewsletter a link to which will be provided within our own eNewsletter on each occasion it becomes available.   Additional information will also follow on potential visits.

To visit the RCAA website use the link provided in the Useful Links webpage.

 
VETERANS OFF THE STREET
AUSTRALIA

VOTSA is a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on contributions from the public, business and industry to facilitate our work. If you are able to donate any amount we will ensure you gift provides needed services in our community.

To assist homeless Veterans and ex-service personnel in finding crisis, temporary and permanent accommodation. To act as a concierge service for Veteran and ex-service personnel families who are looking for accommodation related assistance.

Our aims are to provide Awareness - Support - Access.

To visit the VOSTA website click on the image above or follow them on Facebook.

 
AUSTRALIA'S MEMORIAL WALK
A NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE WALKWAY
NORTH HEAD SYDNEY, NSW
Memorial Walk

The paved pathway links five monuments erected to remember different conflict periods in Australia’s history. These are: Colonial, World War I, World War II, Post WWII and Peacekeeping. Funding for construction of the site commenced with a grant from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs with the majority of the funds being donated from the public and organisations whose contributions are recognized with an engraved paver containing words of their choosing. To date some 4000 individual pavers and 65 Centrepiece pavers have been laid and the available space for the Memorial Walk is filling fast. A dedication of the site is planned for December 2012 after which the site expansion will be limited. It is recommended that any of the Australian Artillery Association members seeking to have a memorial paver laid in the Walk before its dedication later this year should initiate their request now.

For further information on the Memorial Walk visit the RAAHC website.

View correspondence from the Chairman of the RAAHC Board, Major General Tim Ford, AO (Retired), dated 27 April 2012.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
       
A Field Battery in Vietnam - Gunner Tiffy
Sergeants from the No. 1 Queensland Volunteer Artillery
Artillery In Action At Heilly France - Circa 1918
Members of 102 (Coral) Battery in Vietnam
Gunner Claude Rubin Winduss (Second from Left) in World War 1

   
         

         

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