Annual Gunner Dinner 2018

"Four eras of Gunner Support 1918-2018 "

The 91st Annual Gunner Dinner was held at the Parramatta RSL Club, on Saturday, 4th August 2018. This year was the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of CORAL SVN 1968, which was the theme of this year's, after Dinner address by COL Don Tait, who took part in the battle as a Forward Observer.

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The VIP Party welcome the Royal Australian Artillery Association's Standard. L-R MAJ Stephen Rowe, Mrs Debbie Condon, COL Don Tait OAM, the Dining President LTCOL Schon G Condon RFD, MAJGEN Tim Ford AO, Mrs Christine Dunand, LTCOL Alain Dunand, and MAJ Marcus Jones.

BDR Tristram Johnson 7 Bty, marched in the Standard.

RAA Association (NSW) Soldier of the Year Awards for 2018

BC 7 Lt Bty, MAJ Marcus Jones introduces BDR Tristram Johnson to receive his award from MAJGEN Tim Ford AO.
BC 23 Lt Bty , MAJ Stephen Rowe introduces LBDR Jimmy Hang to receive his award from MAJGEN Tim Ford AO.
4/3 Bn RNSWR Band, featuring vocalist Kristern Ross-Munro, entertained the diners.
LT COL Don Tait OAM gave a moving after dinner speech recounting of the Battle of CORAL, this year being the 50th anniversary of the battle in Vietnam in 1968.

Photographs by Vic Rae & Phil Easton

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