VALE – Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO

VALE – Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO

The following Vale notice has been received from the SO2 HOR and will be of interest to all Gunners serving and retired:

You may already be aware through diplomatic channels; but I regret to inform you that Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO sadly died on Sat 8 Sep 18. The Field Marshal is the last Gunner Field Marshal and was Master Gunner St James’s Park from 1996 – 2000.

PS12 at M.O.D London, have circulated notification of the death at diplomatic level, in line with protocol and taking into account the wishes of the family. This notification can now be circulated to those serving and retired members of your regiments, who may have had the opportunity to meet or serve with the Field Marshal during their service.

The funeral will be held at 1200hrs, Fri 28 Sep 18 and is a family funeral. There will be a memorial service at a later date, the details of which have yet to be confirmed. RHQRA will inform you of this as a matter of courtesy and PS12 will inform your respective Embassies in London.

I have spoken with the Field Marshal’s son, Colonel Mark Vincent, regarding letters of condolence. He requests that all correspondence is sent through him and he and his sister (Mrs Amanda Matthews), will pass the letters to their mother, The Lady Vincent.

If anyone wishes to write, correspondence should be addressed to:

The Lady Vincent
c/o Colonel The Hon M A F Vincent MBE
Baytree House
Dauntsey Road
Great Somerford
Wiltshire
United Kingdom
SN15 5HR

 –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Vincent,_Baron_Vincent_of_Coleshill

Other RAA events by kindred organisations

The Association is often asked to relay events happening in the gunner community around Australia. Below are some of the events you may be interested in if you are travelling interstate:

 

April 2019 –

Gunners are organising a 8/12 Reunion for ANZAC Day 2019 in Sydney.  Details can be found:

 

August 2019 –                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

Australian Artillery Association – National Gunner Dinner  August 24, 2019 to be held Caloundra on the Sunshine coast.  Happy Hour will be Friday 23 August with the main dinner being Saturday 24 August 2019.

For FULL details, costs and activities etc, please refer to the Aust Artillery Assoc webpage.

http://www.australianartilleryassociation.com/2019_national_gunner_dinner/2019_national_gunner_dinner.htm   

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS

October 2018 – 

RAA Assoc (S.A) are holding their AGM on Monday 15th October at Griffins Hotel, Hindmarsh Square East, Adelaide.  Timings are:   Assemble 1730 hrs, meeting commences at 1800 hrs  with dinner served approx 1900hrs. Dinner and refreshments at members own cost.  Dress:  Neat casual. 

RSVP: President  Geoff Laurie –  email:  laurie.geoff45@gmail.com    or mobile  0418 852 661      Further agenda items to be sent to the Secretary, mobile 0411 446 656  by Wednesday 10th October.

RAA Assoc (NSW) are holding their AGM on Sunday 21st October at Parramatta RSL Club, cnr Macquarie & O’Connell streets, commencing 1100 hours.  After the AGM there will be a meeting of the new committee to finalise St Barbara’s Day activity.  Members and friends can adjourn to the Treetops Cafe Parramatta RSL Bistro and enjoy a light lunch.

September 2018 –                                                                                                                                                             

RAA Association (S.A)  Gunner Dinner Thurs 6th September – RSVP’s have closed.