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2019 REUNION CONFERENCE and AGM – October 2019 – Hobart Tasmania

The 2019 reunion in Hobart is now fully planned for 18-20th October 2019, and only awaits your commitment and attendance.

See the Information Sheet, click here.

Venue for functions and accommodation is Wrest Point Casino.  There are three options on accommodation, all reasonably priced

Please note the Information Sheet request for early advice of your intentions.  Notification to Vice-President Paul Stevens by email or Mobile SMS or call 0417 028 321

Here is a chance to attend the Reunion and build around it some tourism activities in the Apple Isle at a great time of the year.  Take it from the Webmaster – 2 weeks is even not enough!


Afghanistan 105th Battery Troop Commemoration

A Commemoration of the 105th Battery Troop deployment as 105 Troop RA/RAA will be held in Brisbane on 13th April 2019 at 12:30 hrs at the 105th battery RAA Museum, Gallipoli Barracks Enoggera,  and afterwards lunch in the Brisbane CBD.

This commemoration is the 1st operational round fired in Combat by the Battery/ Troop since the Vietnam War, and 2019 is the 10th Anniversary of the event.

All Members and friends are invited to attend.  To register your attendance and to facilitate access to Gallipoli Barracks, contact the Association Asst. Membership Representative, MAJ Khalid El Khaligi.

Date: Sat 13 Apr 19
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 105 Bty Museum, Gallipoli  Barracks (in the Guard Room Building)
Dress: Coat and Tie with Medals 
Sequence of events:
1200:  105 Troop and 105 Bty Association vets start to turn up to Gallipoli Barracks (1 Regt Guard Room members will assist with entry/sign in)
1230: Commemorative activity in 105 Bty museum – Afghanistan Room (led by MAJ Elkhaligi)
1300: Meet and greet with association members (105 Bty will run mobile boozer at the museum, so good idea to bring some coins/cash)
1330: Head into Brisbane CBD
1400: Late lunch and drinks at “the Bavarian” on eagle street pier” (optional)


ANZAC Day 2019 – Show your true ‘colours’

Members can re-establish their 105th Battery RAA camaraderie  and friendships on Anzac day around Australia by contacting their local 105 Battery Association representative in the following locations.  Click on the name below of your area organiser:
Brisbane – Greg West – tel 07 3300 5303
……….0430 – 0540h Dawn Service at 1st Regiment RAA Enoggera plus Gunfire and BBQ Breakfast.
……….1000 March starts. FUP Cnr Charlotte Street and George Street.  March behind the WW2 & Malaya 25Pr Flag Gun and Gun tractor.
……….1230 hrs Join the Post-march camraderie on the boat cruise on Brisbane Star with drinks and BBQ.  See TR51 for the registration Form or Click Here.  For more information, contact the Organiser (Greg West) for details.

Sydney – Dave White – tel 02 95206885
……….1030 FUP O’Connell Street between Bent & Hunter Streets under the RAA Regimental Banner . Post-march assembly at Coronation Hotel, Park Street between Pitt & George Streets.

Canberra/ACT – Bruce Stark – tel 02 6282 3629.
……….0830 Memorial Service – Assemble RAA National Memorial, Mt Pleasant summit, Duntroon for 09:00-10:00 Service.
……….1030 ANZAC Day Parade/March, ANZAC Pde, Reid, ACT – RAA FUP and timings for assembly to be advised. No formal post-march luncheon has been arranged, but contact Bruce Stark with interest in a post-march group get-together.

Melbourne – Ray Howe – tel 03 03 97638832
……….1120 FUP Collins Street East (City Square Side), assemble with RAA Units – 1st, 4th, & 12th Field Regts RAA.

Adelaide – Graham Newstead – tel 08 88524428
……….0930 FUP South side of Rundle Street (East from Pulteney Street to Frome Street) under RAA Vietnam banner (maybe the 105 Bty Banner will be there)

Perth – Ross Bradley – tel 08 93417065
……….0600 Dawn Service at State War Memorial, followed by 0700 Gunfire Breakfast at Stirling Gardens, St Georges Terrace.
……….0930 March. All details of FUP and post-march arrangements, contact Ross Bradley 08 9341 7065

Townsville – Paddy Durnford – tel 07 47551005


Binh Ba Battle 50th Anniversary Commemoration 6th June 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba, a highly significant event in the history of the battery’s second tour.  Planning is underway for a commemorative event in Canberra, details are:

  • Date: Thursday 6 June 19.
  • A commemorative service at the Vietnam memorial commencing at 14:00hrs.
  • An afternoon tea following the service in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.
  • A Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial at 16:40hrs honouring PTE Wayne Teeling, KIA at Binh Ba.
  • An all Corps dinner for veterans, partners and friends at the Canberra Rex Hotel at 18:45 for 19:00hrs.

The colours of 5RAR will be paraded at the commemorative service, which might also include a march past of veterans.

The colours will also be paraded at the Last Post Ceremony, at which representatives of 5RAR, B Sqn 1 Armd Regt, B Sqn 3 Cav Regt, and 105th Field Battery will lay wreaths.

The outline arrangements for the dinner are:

a.  Cost: $96/head for a 2 course dinner and a 3 hour drink package.  

b.  Start Time: 18:45 for a 19:00hrs; drinks available from 19:00hrs.

c.  Entree served from 19:30hrs.

d.  Main course will be alternate table drop.

e.  Drinks will be available on the tables, from staff circulating taking orders, or from the bar in the function room.  A range of beer, red and white wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks and tea and coffee will be supplied.

f.  Dress: collar and tie/suits and medals for men, evening dress for ladies.

g.  Payment details can be obtained from Vice President Paul Stevens, contact link below.

The Canberra organizing Committee has arranged special rates for accommodation at the Canberra Rex Hotel.  Contact the hotel for details.

There is a need to assemble a list of potential attendees at the Canberra commemorations as quickly as possible.  Any Association member wishing to attend, please, without delay, send Name, Email Address, Telephone, and Postal Address to Association Vice-President, Paul Stevens at Contact here

For those unable to attend the Canberra service, the Association will be holding its traditional annual commemoration in Brisbane on 6 June.  Members planning to attend this commemoration should notify Ted Robinson at Contact here

If you know of others who may not see this notice, please pass it on