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Key upcoming events:

  • Battles of Coral and Balmoral 50 year anniversary commemorations. Canberra 11-13 May 2018, and Townsville 24-27 May 2018. Click here for more information on the Canberra commemorations .

  • Gunners Day, Saturday 26 May 2018.
    Semi-Formal Dinner Evening of Saturday May 26th 2018. Point Chevalier Memorial RSA, Auckland. Click here for more details and registration.
       -Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Coromandel gunners casual get together and dinner 2pm-7pm, Te Aroha RSA, Saturday May 26th 2018. Click here for more details.
       -Wellington. Service at National War Memorial and casual lunch. Click Here for Details.
       -Chch Gunners Day 2018. "Formal'ish" Dinner (with partners & friends invited) on Sat 26 May. Click here for Details.  
  • The Vietnam Veterans Association Re-union, Queens Birthday weekend 1-4 june 2018 Waiouru Military Camp. Click Here for further information and a downloadable/printable registration form for the reunion.

  • RNZAA 84th Annual Gathering and AGM 2018.  Dunedin. Labour Weekend, 19-21 October 2018. Click here for Draft Program. Click here for Accommodation suggestions.

  • St Barbara's Day Tue 4th December 2018.

Muzzle Flashes

  • The Australian Artillery Association wishes all Kiwi Gunners a memorable ANZAC Day 2013.
    I know that Jim Booth, an old colleague, will be attending the services at Browns Bay as part of 101 Field Battery RAA Assoc. so I feel sure that it will be a grand ANZAC event.

  • Dear Fellow Gunners

  • The Band of the Royal Regiment of NZ Artillery has several activities leading up to and including Anzac day as follows :

    April 24th – Concert and Remembrance Service at Grace Joel Retirement Village.

  • Could you please contact Ken Davie on email
    if intending to attend his Pre  ANZAC performance on Sunday 20th, he
    requires numbers for catering in regards the post concert BBQ. Details are

  • Saturday 20th 
  • I have spoken to Rod today, he is as well as can be expected after suffering his stroke in Sri Lanka. He said at least he can talk and can walk. Phone number is 092983842 and email   .

  • Exercise Ben Cat will be sometime in September to coincide with the KIA of Al Don and Jock White 1965. As details come to hand I will post them. I, and may others, attended last year and 16 Fd Regt put on a show that could compare with Ben Hur.

  • Greetings!
    The RNZA Association will be laying a wreath at the Wellington City
    Citizens Service of Commemoration and Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph,
    Lambton Quay at 10.15am ANZAC Day.
    We would like to invite all serving and former Gunners to attend this

  • Hi,

    I have a photograph titled 82 Heavy Batterty NZA then it says 11 Heavy Regt NZA dated 30 Aug 1944.  However I cant find out anything as NONE of the listings have the 82 Heavy Battery with the 11 Heavy Regiment so not sure what I actually have a photo of? Can you help thanks

  • Yesterday, I represented the Hamilton RSA at the funeral of Michael Terence MOORE who served in the British Army during WWII - 1837097 Sgt 23rd RATR and in the New Zealand Army  36157 Sgt 4th Mdm Regt RNZA.   93 year-old Mike redeployed to the gun-line above on 1st April 2012.

  • Dudley Young is looking for assistance to identify the gunner.  On the left is Junior Manihera.

  • Greetings All,

    Is there anyone out there, Vietnam Vet., who is planning to travel to Vietnam for the ANZAC Day Service at Long Tan ?   This info is required on the chance that there could be a meeting of Vets and crew from the Te MANA, which will be in Ho Chi Minh City for ANZAC Day.

  • Recieved from Graeme Black

  • 16 Fd Regt are planning a Regimental Memorial between RHQ and the Regt parade ground. The Memorial will list those KIA and died whilst on active service for both Korea and Vietnam, and any other active service/warlike operations.

  • The following information has been provided and is promulgated in good faith.

    (1) 38234 Francis George DAVIDSON, RNZEME, ex att.161 Bty  SVN, passed away on 4 June 2011.

    (2) 42753 David Paul ROYAL, RNZA, ex 161 Bty  SVN, passed away on 10 January 2013.