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Royal Australian Artillery
Historical Company
ENewsletter Edition No 23


October 2016
AIRBURST
Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company Newsletter
In This Issue
2016 Annual General Meeting
Australian Artillery Association 2017 National Gunner Dinner
Did You Know?
Gunners Around the Nation
Featured Article
Artillery Badge Rotating 

RAAHC Library Update
 
  
RAAHC Library update by Peter Hartup...
 
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Dear Gunners (Readers) -

WELCOME TO AIRBURST NO 23 - 201
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A short Airburst this edition to principally deliver a final notification of the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 15th October 2016.  For further information and a link to the dedicated AGM webpage please see the article below.
 
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Ian Ahearn
Deputy Chair
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2016 Annual General Meeting
 
The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company will hold its 2016 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 15th October 2016 at the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Headquarters' Board Room, 28 Best Avenue, Georges Heights 2088 commencing at 1030 hours.

Members can also contact the Honorary Secretary to offer apologies, items for the AGM or nominations by emailing raahcoffice@gmail.com
 
Please join us at our AGM.
 
To find out more about the Annual General Meeting and to access the meeting documents, please visit the dedicated webpage on our website.

nationalgunnerdinnerAustralian Artillery Association
2017 National Gunner Dinner

                   

The Australian Artillery Association's 2017 National Gunner Dinner to be held at The Event Centre in Caloundra QLD on Saturday 27 May 2016 continues to gain momentum.
  
The 2017 National Gunner Dinner has been dedicated to 'The Regiments'. 

To date there is a total of 278 registered attendee and that number continues to grow and therefore their aim of achieving a minimum attendance of 400 and hopefully achieve their goal of 600 attendees is most likely.

A Happy Hour will also be held at The Event Centre on Friday 26 May 2017 commencing at 4:00pm and concluding at 9:00pm.  A meal and light entertainment is also available at the Happy Hour.

The RAA Banner will be in attendance at the 2017 National Gunner Dinner as will the Band of the 1st Regiment RAA providing entertainment throughout the evening.

To view the full details of the dinner - Click Here

To view the Registered Attendees list - Click Here

Your more than welcome to join us!
DidYouKnowDid You Know?
 
Did You Know:   The Gunner Officers' Badge.   The Regimental badge worn by Australian Gunner commissioned officers and warrant officers class one contains an extra 'spinning' wheel; this is a tradition carried-on from the Royal Artillery. In the British Army the corps/regimental badges of the above mentioned ranks are worn to differentiate themselves from the other ranks. The Gunner collar badges are also different between the ranks, the commissioned officers and warrant officers class one wear a seven-flamed bursting grenade, whilst the other ranks wear an RAA scroll.

AroundTheNationGunners Around the Nation
 
                                      

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