Cascabel

cas·ca·bel (ksk-bl) n. 1. A rounded projection behind the breech of a muzzleloading cannon. Spanish origin.

Artillery use. After 1800 AD, it became adjustable. The breech is closed in large calibres by a CASCABEL(E) screw, which is a solid block of forged wrought iron, screwed into the breech coil until it pressed against the end of the steel tube.

The Publication. The Association publishes a journal each quarter. It is distributed in colour to members via Australia Post, and also uploaded here as a PDF file. The name ‘CASCABEL’ was put forward by the first editor, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Gaw, and accepted because of its unique and obvious Artillery connection.

Quick Links

For those times when you want to track down an article that you’ve read in Cascabel but can’t remember which issue it’s in, the Editor has compiled a reference document containing the website links to many of the articles in Cascabel back to and including issue 107. This document will be updated on a regular basis. To access the document click here.

The Editions

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The editions are listed below. Click on the icon to the right of the issue to download the document.

No.DateTitleClick to Download
6Feb 18Newsletter No. 6RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 6
5Jul 17Newsletter No. 5RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 5
4Feb 17Newsletter No. 4RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 4
3Nov 16
Newsletter No. 3RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 3
2
Sep 16
Newsletter No. 2RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 2
1Jul 16
Newsletter No. 1RAA Assoc Newsletter Number 1
126
Apr 16
The BearIssue126 – Apr 2016
125
Jan 16
Russian 6 inch 35 Calibre naval gun 1877Issue125 – Jan 2016
124
Oct 15
The K-300P (or Bastion-P) Russian missile systemIssue124 – Oct 2015
123
Jul 15
The Future Soldier?Issue123 – Jul 2015
122
Apr 15
Last Blast for HamelsIssue122 – Apr 2015
121
Oct 14
A Look Back In TimeIssue121 – Oct 2014
120
Jul 14
The Gun Park, 1943, Rollingstone Army CampIssue120 – Jul 2014
119
Apr 14
Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird VC, MGIssue119 – Apr 2014
118
Jan 14
The GunsIssue118 – Jan 2014
117
Oct 13
The Christmas Edition for all our Defence Force PersonnelIssue117 – Oct 2013
116
Jul 13
30th Anniversary EditionIssue116 – Jul 2013
115
Apr 13
Homeward Bound – Next Stop, AustraliaIssue115 – Apr 2013
114
Jan 13
Medal of Gallantry recipient – Bdr David RobertsonIssue114 – Jan 2013
113
Oct 12
We may get one of these one day – don’t hold your breathIssue113 – Oct 2012
112
Jul 12
Flying at its very best – AfghanistanIssue112 – Jul 2012
111
Apr 12
Lest We ForgetIssue111 – Apr 2012
110
Jan 12
New Uniform Revealed!Issue110 – Jan 2012
109
Nov 11
Afghanistan 2011- another never ending battle!Issue109 – Nov 2011
108
Aug 11
New Guns! The M777A2 arrives!Issue108 – Aug 2011
107
May 11
Honoring the FallenIssue107 – May 2011
106
Feb 11
The Artillery Training Team – Kabul (ATT-K)Issue106 – Feb 2011
105
Nov 10
The Christmas EditionIssue105 – Nov 2010
104
Aug 10
A Trench Mortar. (German Minenwerfer)Issue104 – Aug 2010
103
Jun10
81 mm Mortar in actionIssue103 – Jun 2010
102
Mar 10
‘A’ Battery “Digging In”Issue102 – Mar 2010
101
Nov 09
Battery Observation Post – Seymour 1939Issue101 – Nov 2009
100
Jul 09
The Tsar Pushka, showing its massive bore and cannonballs.Issue100 – Jul 2009
99
Apr 09
A RAAF Caribou at Port Moresby, 2007Issue99 – Apr 2009
98
Jan 09
Major Hamer presenting the Association PlaqueIssue98 – Jan 2009
97
Oct 08
At the Gunner DinnerIssue97 – Oct 2008
96
Jul 08
Hawain, Wewak Area, New Guinea. 8 May 1945Issue96 – Jul 2008
95
Apr 08
RAA Association Church Parade 10 Feb 2008Issue95 – Apr 2008
94
Jan 08
2nd Australian Mountain BatteryIssue94 – Jan 2008
93
Oct 07
Exmouth Gulf, WA. 12 Oct 1943Issue93 – Oct 2007
92
Jul 07
The Sunbury GunIssue92 – Jul 2007
91
Apr 07
Presentation by Major General Jim BarryIssue91 – Apr 2007
90
Jan 07
8th Geelong Artillery, 1913Issue90 – Jan 2007
89
Oct 06
8th G. A. (Geelong Artillery)Issue89 – Oct 2006
88
Jul 06
Unveiling of the Assoc’n plaqueIssue88 – Jul 2006
87
Apr 06
The Cenotaph at ClunesIssue87 – Apr 2006
86
Jan 06
1956 Queen’s Birthday Salute, 2 Fd Regt 
85
Oct 05
75 mm Pack How, 106 Tk Atk Regt, Lae, 1943Issue85 – Oct 2005
84
Jul 05
17 pdr from 3 RAR AT Pl, KoreaIssue84 – Jul 2005
83
Apr 05
Demo of new guns, Fort GellibrandIssue83 – Apr 2005
82
Jan 05
A Bygone EraIssue82 – Jan 2005
81
Oct 04
The Kangaroo Court, Gunner DinnerIssue81 – Oct 2004
80
Jul 04
18 pdrs of 11 Fd Bty, 4 Fd Regt, 1941/42Issue80 – Jul 2004