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Key upcoming events:

  • 2023 RNZA Association AGM/Annual Reunion at Trentham Military Camp, Wellington. Fri 27- Sun 29 Nov 2023.  Click here for details and to register online

  • St Barbara's Day, Monday 4th December 2023.
  • Gunner's Day, Sunday 26th May 2024.


Muzzle Flashes

  • Hi Colin

  • Whilst we didn’t have 5 Gunners on parade on ANZAC day in Te Aroha we did have 3 and these 3 ex Gunners held the 3 key positions.
    1.       Mayor Mr Hugh Vercoe Presiding over the Parade

    2.       Parade Marshall Mr Phillip Legg ex Sgt 4 medium Battery

  • From Dom Post 22 April 2013

  • One of our number, Guy Bransby, in the UK would love to get his hands on an RNZA Cloth or brass beret badge.
    We used to get the gilt woven RA badge but I was not aware of an RNZA one until Roger Newth showed me his on skype.

  • The Australian Artillery Association wishes all Kiwi Gunners a memorable ANZAC Day 2013.
    I know that Jim Booth, an old colleague, will be attending the services at Browns Bay as part of 101 Field Battery RAA Assoc. so I feel sure that it will be a grand ANZAC event.

  • Dear Fellow Gunners

  • The Band of the Royal Regiment of NZ Artillery has several activities leading up to and including Anzac day as follows :

    April 24th – Concert and Remembrance Service at Grace Joel Retirement Village.

  • Could you please contact Ken Davie on email
    if intending to attend his Pre  ANZAC performance on Sunday 20th, he
    requires numbers for catering in regards the post concert BBQ. Details are

  • Saturday 20th 
  • I have spoken to Rod today, he is as well as can be expected after suffering his stroke in Sri Lanka. He said at least he can talk and can walk. Phone number is 092983842 and email   .

  • Exercise Ben Cat will be sometime in September to coincide with the KIA of Al Don and Jock White 1965. As details come to hand I will post them. I, and may others, attended last year and 16 Fd Regt put on a show that could compare with Ben Hur.

  • Greetings!
    The RNZA Association will be laying a wreath at the Wellington City
    Citizens Service of Commemoration and Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph,
    Lambton Quay at 10.15am ANZAC Day.
    We would like to invite all serving and former Gunners to attend this

  • Hi,

    I have a photograph titled 82 Heavy Batterty NZA then it says 11 Heavy Regt NZA dated 30 Aug 1944.  However I cant find out anything as NONE of the listings have the 82 Heavy Battery with the 11 Heavy Regiment so not sure what I actually have a photo of? Can you help thanks

  • Yesterday, I represented the Hamilton RSA at the funeral of Michael Terence MOORE who served in the British Army during WWII - 1837097 Sgt 23rd RATR and in the New Zealand Army  36157 Sgt 4th Mdm Regt RNZA.   93 year-old Mike redeployed to the gun-line above on 1st April 2012.

  • Dudley Young is looking for assistance to identify the gunner.  On the left is Junior Manihera.