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  • From Angus Rivers:

    I am sad to advise that Graeme has been suffering for some years from complications in his lungs. Julia reports that . . .

  • From Graeme Black:

    Bevin has now moved back to Matamata, to Pohlen Hospital, 56 Rawhiti Ave, 078819100. I have passed on all previous greetings to Lyn. Please contact her direct, or send Greeting Cards to Pohlen Hospital.

  • Open Letter to CO 16 Field Regt

    Dear Lt Col Weston

    On behalf of the RNZA Association may I thank you and your Officers, Warrant Officers,NCOs and gunners for hosting us on Exercise Ben Cat at Waiouru on Saturday 17 August 2013.

    The day was once again truly memorable; the weather was typically Waiouru, sun shining one minute and rain, wind and cold next . . .

  • From Lin Culhane:

  • KINGI, Whangaroa Haunui Dennis (Kare). F479095. RNZA. Passed away at home, 14 August 2013, aged 65. Kare will lay in state at Waingaro Marae. Service to be held on Saturday 17 August, 11am.

  • From Graeme Black:

    Bevan is a 161 Bty Vet and he was RSM 16 Field Regiment. Bevan has been suffering ill health for a while and the doctors cannot really pin down what it is. Originally suspected as an onset of dementia and Parkinson's Disease, they are now not sure.

  • Chris Turver was there when tragedy struck. Now he looks back on his time with 161 Battery in Vietnam . . .

  • This excellent publication is now available on our site. Go to 16 Field Regiment on the main menu, or click here . . .

  • From John Deazley, President EVSA:

  • RSA Centenary programme - War Pension Act rewrite - RSA image to younger veterans - National events - RSA club failures - 60th Anniversary of the Armistice in Korea - Restructuring National Office

    Delegates of some 15 RSA-affiliated organisations attended this meeting which was hosted by Lt Gen (rtd) Don McIver, National President of RNZRSA. During the meeting, a number of newly appointed staff of the RNZRSA National Office were introduced to the meeting. These people had been appointed following a review and restructuring of the National Office.

    In his opening remarks, Don McIver highlighted a number of events and occasions:

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  • The final amount standing in the account is $2780.00, including a $500 contribution from the Association. These funds have been forwarded to the Funeral Directors and the appeal is closed. Thanks to all those who were able to donate.

  • Video: 21-gun Royal Salute by 16 Field Regiment RNZA, at Point Jerningham, Wellington, NZ, to mark the birth of HRH the Prince of Cambridge.

  • Judy and I went down to Terry's funeral last Monday, and I was privileged to be able to speak. The Regiment was represented by RSM, BSM 163 Bty and a gunner.

  • From Mike Dakin:

    It was a handicap game, played overnight. I started with a 2-0 advantage and, although there are two dogs - Maisie and Chewy - I believed I could stay ahead. Then, somehow, one of them slipped past my guard, as if I were asleep. Perhaps I was.