In early 2016
The Australian Artillery Association was invited to
sponsor a newly created platoon at the 1st Recruit
Training Battalion, Kapooka. On the 21st
September 2016, with the financial assistance of a
number of Artillery Associations and donations from
the wider Artillery community, we presented at total
of 12 framed Artillery photographs to the 44th
Platoon in their lines at Kapooka.
On Friday 23rd
September 2016 we attended the 44th Platoon's first
March Our. With weeks of rain leading up to
the parade the sun shined through for a glorious day
and the men and women of the 44th Platoon executed
their drill with perfection putting on a parade that
would satisfy any Regimental Sergeant Major but most
importantly they were sure to have impressed their
respective mothers, father, relatives and friends
that attended the parade.
The total cost to have 12 photographs enlarged to
A3 size and framed was $1364.00 of which we raised
$1,248.30 with the Australian Artillery Association
funding the difference of $115.70.
There are still a number of other items that we
wish to purchase for the 44th Platoon such as 2 Pull
Up banners and a vinyl banner therefore should you
wish to donate towards the sponsorship of the 44th
Platoon please contact the
Webmaster direct via
email for information on how to donate.
The Australian Artillery Association wishes to
thank all those involved in donating monies and/or
photographs to make this project achievable and
successful. A Full list of both monetary
donors and photograph donors can be viewed below.
To view all the photographs of the presentation
and parade along with a photograph of the framed
pictures please visit our Photo Gallery.