The Royal New Zealand Artillery
The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Dear fellow Gunners,
Happy New Year to you all.
It is with regret I advise that Eric Sorenson has marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Eric passed away peacefully at Marire Rest Home, Stratford, on Tuesday 16th January 2018. Aged 97 years.
Rest in Peace Eric. Thank you for your service.
It is with regret I advise that Bob McFarland has marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Bob passed away peacefully at Bryant House, Taradale, on December 20 2017, aged 95.
Rest in Peace Bob. Thank you for your service.
Christmas Greetings to all fellow Gunners,
A very Merry Christmas to all fellow Gunners and their families from all of us on the RNZA Association Committee.
Wherever you may be celebrating this season ensure that you keep yourself, your families and your mates safe.
Are any Wellington based members able to help with this request, below, that the RNZA Association has received from a visiting British gunner?
It is with regret I advise that Laurie O'Connor has marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Laurie passed away peacefully at Ngaio Marsh Hospital, Christchurch, on Wednesday November 29 2017, aged 93.
Rest in Peace Laurie. Thank you for your service.
With the shut down last week of all Vodafone NZ email addresses, which affects all email addresses ending with the suffixes in the list below, the Royal NZ Artillery Association is concerned that we could potentially lose contact with some members who have been using those addresses, so this is a
All Gunners on St Barbara’s Day - Greetings - from Colonel Matt Beattie your Colonel Commandant and the Gunners of the Royal Regiments of Artillery, Australian Artillery and Canadian Artillery.
May you enjoy your Patron Saint Day together.
Wellington St Barbara's day event. Monday December 4 - Foxglove Bar on the waterfront - from 1700.
All Wellington Gunners are invited to the St Barbara's Day drinks at Foxglove Bar on the Waterfront (near the Days Bay Ferry) from 1700.
We are having a casual get together and lunch to mark St Barbara's Day, on Monday 4th December at the Waihi Beach RSA “Gunners View” Restaurant for all BOP/Coromandel gunners and their wives, husbands, and partners.
All Auckland based Gunners and wives, husbands, partners. St Barbara's Day. Patron Saint of Gunners. Monday Dec 4th.
It is with regret I advise that Norm Olsen has marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Norm passed away peacefully at Thames Hospital, on 22nd November, 2017, aged 92 years.
Rest in Peace Norm. Thank you for your service.
It is with regret I advise that Gary Cornish has marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Gary passed away on November 19, 2017, at home after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Rest in Peace Gary. Thank you for your service.
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele was marked on the 11th November 2017 by a 100 gun salute, fired at Fort de Seclin near Lille France with WW1 era Ordnance QF 18 pounders. One of the guns was manned by ex RNZA personnel, along with people from other artilleries.
It is with regret I advise that Dennis Schofield, former Director of Music of The Band of The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky.