The Royal New Zealand Artillery
The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Christchurch, NZ. 13 October 2017. Graham Hutchison holds the dubious honour of being (as far as we know) the South Island's oldest remaining gunner and the world’s record holder of the fastest 100 yard sprint through the dessert with his trousers around his ankles.
We are saddened to advise that Alisoun Masters passed away away on October 23, 2017, at Mayfair Lifecare, Christchurch, aged 80 years.
Updated information on 32 Echo Bty Sesquicentennial (150 years) events 2017, South Island. Christchurch. Dec 1st and 2nd, 2017.
It is with regret I advise that Ray Speden marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky, peacefully on Wednesday 13 September 2017, at Rowena Jackson Village Invercargill, surrounded by his loving family; aged 86 years.
Rest in Peace Ray. Thank you for your service.
It is with regret I advise that Ken Edmonds marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Ken slipped quietly away aged 80 years at Kamo Home on the 22nd of September 2017.
Rest in Peace Ken. Thank you for your service.
It is with regret I advise that Harry Haylock marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky. Harry passed away peacefully in the loving care of his friends at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village in Christchurch on 24th Sep, aged 97.
Rest in Peace Harry. Thank you for your service.
It is with regret I advise that Ivan Goile marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky on the 26th of September, at Waikato hospital. Ivan served for many years as RNZEME LAD Tiffy with 4(G) Mdm Bty and with 3 Fld Regt, and was awarded a BEM in 1978.
Click here for video of the NZACFRS taking part with their restored 6 pdr Armstrong gun and Coehorn mortars in the parade, part of the 150 Year sesquicentennial anniversary commemorations of the NZ Armed Constabulary Force's founding in Oc
Greetings, I'm sure that you'll have a grand time in Linton Camp and I'm disappointed that other commitments prevent me from attending.
Our Royal NZ Artillery Band is taking part. The NZ Police Auckland Choir has since been added to the cast, and the Guest of Honour is the RtHon Sir Don McKinnon ONZ GCMG.
Submitted by Barry Dreyer, for interest and forewarning.
The preview is by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang, a Vietnamese doctor who served with the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.
COMMENTS ON "THE VIETNAM WAR", an 18 EPISODE DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang
It is with regret I inform you that Spencer Morrison has marched out for the last time to the Gunpark in the Sky. Spencer passed away on 13th Sep 2017 at Southland Hospital, Invercargill, aged 85.
Rest in Peace Spencer. Thank you for your Service.
It is with regret I advise that George Pearson marched off to the Gunpark in the Sky on the 12th of Sep. George served as a Arty Sig in SVN
It is with regret I inform you that Jack Bramley has marched out for the last time to the Gunpark in the Sky. Jack passed away suddenly at home on 30th Aug 2017, aged 91.
Rest in Peace Jack. Thank you for your Service.
From Geof Hitchings.
To 3RAR Group Veterans, first tour South Vietnam -BHQ, all companies and attached units/subunits,
From Bob Dabinett [President, 3RAR Corporation] and John Robbins [3RAR member, DVA Coral and Balmoral Consultative Committee]