ANZAC Day 2018

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RAA Association (Vic) Inc in conjunction with 2/10 Lt Bty, 9 Regt, invite you to their ANZAC Day gunfire breakfast and ANZAC Day dawn service at Sargood Barracks, 8 Chapel Street, East St Kilda.

The breakfast will commence at 0510 hrs in the drill hall followed by a dawn service to be held at the Gunner’s Memorial Garden within Sargood Barracks at 0545 hrs.  If the weather is inclement, the service will be in the drill hall.

Following the service, the mess will be open until 1000 hrs.  We take this opportunity to remind you to consider alternative transport arrangements home if you remember and toast those no longer with us in excess of prescribed alcoholic limits.

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

Shrine presentation – Australians and Villers-Bretonneux

The immense German onslaught in March 1918 led to Britain’s gravest crisis of World War I. The Australians were rushed to the rescue in this climax of the conflict. The significance of what they did in 1918 is under-recognised today, but they were influencing the destiny of the world more than Australians have done in any other year before or since.

The culmination of their vital contribution in the dramatic defensive phase was the stunning counter-attack at Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918, which was acclaimed by General Monash (who was not involved himself) as ‘the finest thing yet done in the war by Australians or any other troops’.

No one was more pivotal than Pompey Elliott, Australia’s most famous fighting general. To commemorate the centenary of this famous feat, award-winning historian Ross McMullin, whose latest book is Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words, will illuminate the background context and tell the story of the battle.

Presenter: Dr Ross McMullin
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9 Regiment RAA raising the regiment parade

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To mark the establishment of 9 Regt, there will be a raising the regiment parade and other activities on 14 April 2018 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney.

Timings for the event itself would be:
1300 hrs – Guests arrive for event
1300 – 1430 – Victoria barracks museum open
1445 – Guests seated
1500 – Parade commences
1630 – Official function – Officer’s Mess lawn
1800 – Official activities conclude
1900 – Informal activities – Coogee Pavilion

The Association is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to attend and with numbers permitting, the Association plans to hire transport and source 2 nights accommodation.  We have a tight organisational window for this as we need to reply early April. We would like your RSVP (expression of interest) no later than 26 March so we have enough time to source accommodation for those attending.

Due to Australia Posts delays in mail delivery this tight RSVP timing cannot guaranteed delivery in time, so if you know someone who is not on email, please contact them to see if they would like to attend also.  Please return RSVP to Secretary@artilleryvic.org.au   When we register attendance we are also required to quote a government issued photo identification number (ie, drivers licence, passport) which will be used by security staff to gain entry.  Please provide this number with type of ID upon replying.
 
We will confirm numbers on 26 March and contact those interested with associated costs upon accommodation and transport enquiries.

Shrine presentation – Stealth Raiders

In 1918 a few daring low ranking Australian infantrymen, alone among all the armies on the Western Front, initiated stealth raids without orders. Join Lucas Jordan as he examines this distinct but neglected group who killed Germans, captured prisoners and advanced the line, sometimes thousands of yards and almost always without command on either side knowing.

Presenter: Lucas Jordan

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RAA LUNCHEON

Brigadier D. I. Perry OAM RFD ED cordially invites both serving and retired Gunners to the Annual Royal Australian Artillery Luncheon.

This is a great opportunity to catch up and renew friendships with other Gunners and especially to reunite those Gunners that we have not seen for a number of years.

The RAA Luncheon has been very successful over the past few years, so Gunners please bring along another Gunner to the Luncheon.  WW2 Veterans are also welcome to attend at a reduced cost.

RAA Luncheon 2018

Australia Day 2018

Australia Day 2018 at the Shrine of Rememberance.

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