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  • The RNZAA Annual Accounts are attached for the AGM on 20 Oct 2013.

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  • The Royal New Zealand Artillery Association (Inc)

    Annual General Meeting

    Sunday 20 October 2013 at 10.30am - Masonic Hotel, Palmerston North


  • Hi all, good news re Rion. He has just returned home from major surgery of his right carotid artery. He was going to have both done but complications on the right stopped that. Four hours surgery and sent home too early. Re-admitted to intensive care again but now home.

  • Among the matters covered by the Executive Committee meeting:

  • Sunday 1 December

    Picnic and tour of Godley Head

  • From Julia Flavel:
    Graeme's health has taken a turn for the worse sadly so I am trying to update everyone on a regular basis.

  • From Graeme Black:

    Strangely enough there were very few group photos taken of 161 Bty personnel in Vietnam. If anyone out there has any could you please email them to me.

  • Three years in the making, Great Guns by Peter Cooke and Ian Maxwell is now available.

  • Suddenly on the 14th September 2013, aged 59 years. Dearly loved husband of Nicki, Son of the late Valmae and Geoffrey. Friend of Graeme. Much loved Father and Father in-law of Joshua and Jane, Jason and Isabelle, and Daniel. Beloved brother of Cheryl, Kaylene and the late Doug. Loved by all his grand children, nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Peter's life will be held on Friday 20th September 2013 at 2pm at Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel, 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe.

  • Greetings from Vietnam and a welcome to anyone passing through Vung Tau, just give me an email and happy to meet in either Ho Chi Minh City or Vung Tau. 

    Regards to all, Mayne MANSON, 161 Bty RNZA.

  • If you are registered to attend the Reunion and AGM in Palmerston North and wish to have a Vegetarian option at the Formal dinner, please let the Secretary know ASAP on

  • 478684 Russell Graham LALICH ex 161 Bty  SVN, passed away at Middlemore Hospital , Auckland , on Monday 2 September 2013, aged 67.

    A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Anne’s Catholic Church, 126 Russell Road, Manurewa, Auckland on Thursday 5 September 2013.

    • 1st event: On the last Friday of the month - 27 Sep 13Presentation on Gulf War 1, by a former USA Marine Officer
      •         At Arch Hill, 6:30pm for drinks, 7:00pm to hear about Gulf War 1
    • 2nd event: Wednesday 2 October - CRO Regimental Memorial Formal Dinner - $45pp
      •         Dress is Semi Formal, Mess Kit & Medals or SDAR & medals, Suit Jacket & Tie, Ladies Equivalent
  • Thank you for a very interesting Home Page. Gunners are a special kind of people. The two great Russian authors Leo Tolstoy and A Solsjenytsin were both captains in the artillery.

    Johan Tengroth