Reserve Forces Day 2010 - Sydney

Sunday 4 July saw Reservists from the three services again gathered on one of Sydney's traditional 'parade grounds', The Domain. This was the tenth year of Reserve Forces Day celebrations and to mark the occasion the Sydney parade was reviewed by the Governor General for the first time.

The Parade

Artillery Association Band performing prior to the parade.

7 Field Regiment Association Banner
23 Field Regiment Association Banner  
18 Light Anti-Aircraft Association Banner

View across the parade.


Left flank of parade.

Army Band Sydney


Ferret Scout Car from 1/15 RNSWL Museum

Arrival of Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of Australia escorted by a detachment of mounted police and Light Horse Re-enactment Troop.  
Governor General speaks with Danny Toplis, member of 7 Fd Regt Assn, RAA(NSW) Assn, RAA Historical Company and volunteer at North Fort.


Gunners march off.



23 Field Regiment Association march off.


Standard Bearers prepare to salute.



Salute with lowered Standards.


The Reunion

After the parade, gunners adjourned to the Rugby Club and once again a big thank you to the Club for providing such a good venue for the post parade reunion.

Peter Merlino with two happy lunchers.
          Barry Willoughby, Vic Willey and friend slake their thirst.
Gunners enjoying the reunion.
Locators corner
          Across the generations


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Reserve Forces Day 2010 - Canberra

A group from the 23 Field Regiment Association Branch of the RAA Association (NSW), travelled by bus to Canberra on the weekend of 26-27 June, to take part in the Reserve Forces Day Parade on the Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning they attended the Australian War Memorial to, participate in the Branch Association's wreath laying ceremony. Photos courtesy of Ron Weewan.

Waiting to march on
      In step
Senator Kate Lundy
    Pastor Wayne Lyons
Flags of the three Services
    The Last Post
Musical accompaniment
      Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
23 Fd Regt Association President Barry Willoughby laying a wreath
      Group farewell photograph in front of the Tomb


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