Muzzle Flashes

  • Graeme Black has been tasked with contacting all 161 Bty personnel with a view to holding a 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Report "Single Gun Ready".

    This Reunion will be held as close to 15 July 2015 so it will be the weekend before or after 15/7.

  • Tim Walsh is attempting to establish travel plans of any NZ Veterans that will be travelling to Vietnam around ANZAC Day this year so that we might consider how we could engage with them and appropriately recognise them.

  • We regret to tell you that Brig Harry Honnor is ill and in Auckland Hospital, where he had a leg amputated above the knee due to some problems in the lower leg.

    He is recovering sufficiently that he will go back to Whangarei Hosp in the next couple of days.

  • We understand Jeff is in Middlemore Hospital and we wish him well.

  • We have just learnt that Tom Wagstaff passed away in Northland on Sunday 20 Jan 2013 aged 94 years.

  • From DominionPost  28 December 2012

  • Greetings and best wishes for the festive season and for 2013.

  • The December 2012 issue (156) of The New Zealand Gunner is now available on line.

  • Here is the text of the President's Annual Report for 2012, presented by President Tony McLeod at the AGM on 10 November 2012.

  • From DominionPost 18 Dec 2012:

  • SINCOCK Lawrence Robert MBE, Regt No F920696, WO RNZA, passed away peacefully on 28 November 2012, at Hamilton. aged 80 years.

  • Three active members, Graeme Henderson, Spencer Morrisson and James Horn and wives, (Joan, Rona and Aileen), met and enjoyed drinks and dinner at 228 Spey St Invercargill.

    The Queen and the Regiment were duly toasted.

  • A group of Gunners gathered at the Thistle Inn on Monday afternoon to celebrate St Barbara's Day (albeit 24 hours early!) and to meet up with John Tulloch on his first visit to NZ in almost 40 years - John served in the RNZA (161 Bty 1968-69 Section Comd and FO, and 16 Fd Regt Adjt) before joinin

  • Harry Honnor is a lot brighter and more coherent today, but he said he may not return to his apartment. Pat had confirmed this earlier that he is being assessed for the Rest Home facility at Jan Mander.

  • Dedication Service and unveiling of a memorial to commemorate those who had served in the Armed Forces was held at Whenua Tapu Cemetery on Armistice Day this year.   There were about 150 personnel in pouring rain attended, with veterans from Porirua, Titahi Bay, Pukerua Bay, Johnsonville and Tawa