Annual Gunner Dinner 2017
 

"Monash - Australia's Greatest General "

The 90th Annual Gunner Dinner was held at the Parramatta RSL Club, on Saturday, 12th August 2017. This year was the Centenary of the charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba in Palestine and the formation of the Australian Corps in November 1917. By June 1918, all five Australian Divisions in France has been formed into this Corps under Lieutenant General Sir John Monash KCMG KCB VD, who was the theme of this year's Dinner.

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The Dining President LTCOL Schon G Condon RFD welcomes all to the dinner. L-R MAJ Stephen Rowe, Mrs Debbie Condon, LTCOL John Howells RFD (RETD), President standing, MAJGEN Tim Ford AO, LTCOL Ken Broadhead RFD (RETD), Mrs Margaret Broadhead, MAJ Phil Wong.

 

RAA Association (NSW) Soldier of the Year Awards for 2017

 
BC 7 Lt Bty, MAJ Phil Wong introduces LBDR Jack Snowden to receive his award from MAJGEN Tim Ford AO.
BC 23 Lt Bty , MAJ Stephen Rowe introduces BDR Stephen Richardson to receive his award from MAJGEN Tim Ford AO.
 
Musician Kristern Ross-Munro, from 4/3 Bn RNSWR, accompanied by 1/15 RNSWL Band, entertained the diners.
  LTCOL John Howells delivered a succinct address 'MONASH - Australia's Greatest General'.

Committee Table - L-R, Chris Rae, Ann & Bob Cantwell,Nigel & Carolyn Evans and MAJ Phil Wong.

Committee Table - L-R, Michael & Inese Carrodus, LTCOL Rob Crawford, LTCOL Alain Dunand & Christine, LTCOL Barry Lloyd (RETD) and Jan Fawcett.

 

 

7 Fd Regt participants.
7 Lt Bty and 7 Fd Regt

 

 

Photographs by Vic Rae & Phil Easton

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