The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Whilst we didn’t have 5 Gunners on parade on ANZAC day in Te Aroha we did have 3 and these 3 ex Gunners held the 3 key positions.
1. Mayor Mr Hugh Vercoe Presiding over the Parade
2. Parade Marshall Mr Phillip Legg ex Sgt 4 medium Battery
3. President Te Aroha RSA Myself Russell Smith ex Sgt 161 battery, 4 mdm battery.
Both in the Mayors speech and mine the proud reputation of the gunners got mentioned, As it did in a radio interview I did on ANZAC morning.
So I can assure you all that even though there might only be a few of us in good old Te Aroha we make our mark.
Te Aroha RSA.