Royal Australian Artillery
Historical Company
ENewsletter Edition No 21

August 2016
Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company Newsletter
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RA Tercentenary UBIQUE 300
Did You Know?
Gunners Around the Nation
Featured Article
Artillery Badge Rotating 

RAAHC Library Update
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Dear Gunners (Readers) -

The RAAHC continues to be active with an upcoming Firepower Seminar, the opening of the Cutler Research Centre and continuing appearances from the 18 Pounder Team.

The Firepower Seminar Series continues to proceed successfully. Preparations are in order for the fourth seminar, scheduled for Wed 31 Aug 16. The seminar will address the Western Front: Fromelles/Pozières and beyond preparations .
Previous seminar papers and several occasional papers are steadily being uploaded on the Firepower web pages of the RAAHC website.

Seminar venue:
ADFA Adams Auditorium, CANBERRA ACT

* Pre-Seminar reception: Officers Mess [Building 6]

* Car Parking: Areas 91 and 92

Time: 1700 hours for 1730 hours until 1930 hours

Dress: Neat Casual attire

Admission: Free

Cutler Research Centre (CRC)

A small event to acknowledge the change of name and focus of the RAAHC Library into the  "Sir Roden Cutler VC Artillery Research Centre"  was conducted at North Fort on 20 April. Lady Cutler and the Cutler family, SHFT A/CEO and staff, the Mayor of Manly plus RAAHC volunteers, attended and were pleased with the transition. 

Meanwhile work continues at NF on digitizing and sorting the collection including the Whitelaw papers. The CRC is now blessed with a number of new volunteer staff but anyone interested in assisting should call or email the Honorary Secretary. See RAAHC website for details.

The ANZAC Centennial Gun made a two day visit to Echuca as part of the Steam Rally. The Team lead the parade on both days and made circuits of the main town.

The  Team causes a traffic jam in downtown Echuca

Leading the Steam Rally

              Lots of interest in the static display

Next appearances - Harden and Ariah Park Shows on 10/11 Sept 2016.
Ian Ahearn
Deputy Chair
ratercentenaryRoyal Artillery Tercentenary UBIQUE 300

The Royal Artillery (RA) traces its creation to 26th May 1716 and is celebrating the 3 centuries of existence in May 2016. To celebrate the Tercentenary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Captain-General, has reviewed the Regiment at the Knighton Down Arena, Salisbury Plain, on 26th May 2016.

The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery was represented at the review by the Head of Regiment, Brigadier Craig Furini and Gunner Lachlan Brown from 8/12th Regiment. Gunner Brown was selected from nominations from each of the RAA regiments and funded through the Regimental Fund by a donation from the Melbourne RSL. 

 The photograph above shows the RRAA cotingent at Salisbury (LtoR)
MAJ David Carew - Australian High Commission (UK)
WO2 Shaun Jolley - Instructor Lark hill
BRIG Craig Furini - HOR
CAPT Jeremy Satchel - Instructor Sandhurst
GNR Lochlan Brown - Artillery Command Systems Operator 8/12 Regt, NT

Below are links to The Queen's speech to the Royal Regiment on the occasion of the Royal Artillery Tercentenary parade held on 26th May 2016 and the Captain-General's Tercentennial Review Booklet the occasion.

DidYouKnowDid You Know?
Did You Know:   The Queen's Banner.   The Banner, which is housed in the dining room of the Regimental Officers' Mess, is officially named The Banner of Queen Elizabeth II; however, it is commonly referred to under many names: The Queen's Banner of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery Banner, and The Queen's Banner. The Banner is accorded all the honours and dignity of Colours when it is displayed in public on ceremonial parades, taking second place only to the Regiment's Colours - the guns.  

AroundTheNationGunners Around the Nation

View the latest Newsletters from various Artillery associations around the nation:

Australian Artillery Association - eNewsletter  July 2016

RAA Association Victoria Newsletter - Cascabel

Locating Surveillance and Target Acquisition Association - Newsletter

12th Fd Regt (Vietnam) Association  -  Bulletin No 49 August 2016 

131 Locators Association - Newsletter

A Field Battery Association - Newsletter August 2016