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2020 REUNION CONFERENCE and AGM – Fri 16th to Sun 18th October 2020 – (tentatively Brisbane or SEQld) details TBA

The 2020 reunion program is expected to include:

  • Welcome Drinks – Meet & Greet on Friday evening 16th October 2020
  • Bus trip to Enoggera 1st Regiment, Saturday 17th October 2020
  • Saturday late PM to include the AGM and Ladies Cocktails
  • Saturday evening Reunion Dinner
  • Sunday 18th October – River Boat Cruise.

Details will be published on this website and in Tiger Rag as they develop.

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2019 REUNION CONFERENCE and AGM – October 2019 – Hobart Tasmania

The 2019 reunion in Hobart took place 18-20th October 2019.

Photo images for the Gallery are now available from 28th January 2020.

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2020 AFGHANISTAN DAY – Brisbane Saturday 4th April 2020

The commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan deployment of 105th Troop RAA will be held in Brisbane on Saturday 4th April 2020.

The event marks the anniversary of the first combat rounds fired by the 105th Gunners in Afghanistan in Operation Herrick. 

To commemorate this milestone, all 105th Battery Afghanistan veterans and Association members are encouraged to attend.  The program is:

  • a short ceremony at 12.30pm, Saturday  04 April 2020 at the Gunners Club, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera.  Dress is coat and tie with Medals.
  • A BBQ Lunch and drinks at the Gunners Club.
  • A Commemoration at the 105 Battery Museum. 
  • Afterwards attendees are invited head into the Brisbane CBD for drinks at the Pig & Whistle, Riverside, Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Members requiring a pass to enter the Gallipoli barracks, and to notify your attendance, contact by email- Khalid Elkhaligi or 0416 110 883.

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ANZAC Day 2020 – 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 Sausage Sizzle BBQ, departing City View Wharf Southbank.  Cost is $35.00 per Adult, $25 per child; and cost includes BBQ and first drink free.  See Tiger Rag for the Registration Form and payment details.  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

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2020 Binh Ba Battle 51st Commoration – 6th June 2020 

The 2020 51st commemoration of the Battle of Binh Ba for the 105th Field Battery RAA will be held again on 6th June 2020 at the Vietnamese Garden Restaurant, 190 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane 4101 at 12:30 pm.

ALL members of 105th Field Battery on posted strength of the Battery in 1969 are welcome to attend (not just FO parties, Command Post and BC staff, but ALL Battery members).

Lunch will be a Vietnamese Buffet at nominal cost.  BYO or otherwise the Restaurant is licensed.

Notify the Secretary by 1 June 2020 if you are attending.

Also see Tiger Rag for information

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