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RECENTLY DECEASED – Brian Angus, David “Hughie” Spark, Alan Johnston

With great sadness and remembrance of our Mateship with the passing of:

Brian Angus, veteran of Korea and Malaya, and Life Member of the Association recently passed away to the Big Gunpark in early May 2024. Brian had been living South of Freemantle WA.

David “Hughie” Spark, a twice Life Member of the Association and Battery Guide (BG) in Vietnam 2nd Tour, passed to the Big Gunpark on 23 June 2024. He had been living in Mildura Vic.

Alan Johnston, a Life Member and 2nd tour Vietnam mate who had been living at Ballina, passed to the big Gun Park on 28th June 2024. Alan was an FO Sig in the D Coy 5RAR FO Party in Vietnam 1969-70 where he was wounded in a mine incident at Dat Do.

Rest-in-Peace Brian, Hughie, and Alan.


The original 2005 version of A Concise History has been updated and published as a PDF on this website. See the page Books and References

Merchandise Updated

You can find out what merchandise is available from the 105th Bty RAA Association by going to the Merchandise Page

NOTICE – 2nd Tour Vietnam 105 Field Battery Members – CGWP Unit Citation Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD OF the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Galantry with Palm Unit Citation

All members of 105th Field Battery (a sub-unit of 1st Field Regiment RAA) who served in Vietnam from 25th February 1969 to 10th May 1970 are expected to be eligible for the award of the CGWP Unit Citation.

Go to the EVENTS Page to obtain details

The 105th Battery Museum & Historical Collection relocated to Fort Lytton

The 105th Battery RAA Association Historical collection and museum displays the history of the 105th Battery Royal Australian Artillery from World War 1 to Afghanistan.

Unfortunately accessibility to the Museum & Historical Collection was constrained by security, and the availability of space in the Gallipoli Barracks Defence precinct. was be relocated to the Fort Lytton National Park as part of the military history collections of Fort Lytton Artillery Collection, and the Queensland Military Historical Society.  Fort Lytton is open to the public of designated days.  Check the Fort Lytton Historical Association website (CLICK HERE) for times and dates.  

2023 Reunion Photos

The 2023 Reunion Conference and AGM was at Tweed Heads 5-7 October 2023.  Images are in the Gallery.

This Reunion AGM resolved to cancel the  incorporation status of the Association wef 31 July 2024; but to continue the association as an unincorporated body.  Further details in Tiger Rag Issue TR61 published January 2024.  Any future planned reunions will be notified by email to members who have registered their email address.  Please contact the Secretary for further information, contact link is on the Home Page.


Tiger Rag Ed 63 (TR63) contributions Open

Tiger Rag edition 62 (TR62) contributions are CLOSED. This is the last printed format of the Tiger Rag Newsletter.  TR63 and beyond editions will be circulated by email in a electronic (PDF) file, and published on this website.

Please make sure the Secretary has your current email address.

Tiger Rag electronic Edition 63 (TRe63) is now open. Contributions of information, articles, stories, images, nostalgia, or other material of interest to gunners and former gunners should be sent to the TR Editor

Should you have any queries regarding this notice, please contact the Secretary

Anzac Day Around Australia

For details of your 105 Battery RAA Association camaraderie in localities around Australia, See Events on the website.

Re-establish your friendships and get together as a 105 Battery Association Group or with fellow gunners and veterans on Anzac Day for the Parade and after-march activities.

Any photos from ANZAC Day activities can be sent to the Tiger Rag Editor – see home page footer for the link