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Key upcoming events:

  • Gunner's Day, Sunday 26th May 2024.

  • 2024 RNZA Association AGM/Annual Reunion in Hamilton. Fri 18- Sun 20 October 2024.  Click here for details

  • St Barbara's Day, Wednesday 4th December 2024.


Muzzle Flashes

  • 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

  • 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   .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recieved from Graeme Black

  • 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.

  • What is in the North Head Tunnels?

    Ever wondered what is in the hidden tunnels in North Head? What happened to the original Boeing aeroplanes? What was the “Kaskowiski”? Who was “Ali Barber”?

  • Hi All

    Thanks for the visits in hospital by Mike Dakin and Bill Stewart and
    President Tony McLeod and all the other emails etc received from fellow



    Brian Jerry Meyer

  • ANZAC Day Wreaths

  • From Royal New Zealand Artillery Association (INC) Facebook page.

    Hi Gunners.

  •  Reunion Palmerston North 18th to 20th October 2013

    Central Venue
    The central base venue for the weekend will be:

    The Royal NZ Naval Association
    20 Domain Street
    Palmerston north