St Barbara's Day 2017

Gunners' Service Remembered

Held at the Memorial Park, within the RSL Club at Ingleburn, on Sunday 3rd December 2017.

Banner For the third successive year the Association held the St Barbara's Day Gathering at the Ingleburn RSL. The Gunner turnout from 23 Lt Bty was led by MAJ Stephen Rowe.

The attendees were welcomed on behalf of the Committee by Bob Cantwell, who handed over to the President LTCOL Schon Condon for the formal introduction and welcome.

Vice-President LTCOL Alain Dunand, then recounted the story of St Barbara, before handing back to Schon Condon, who read the Head of Regiments St Barbara's Day Message. Chaplain Kim Kuchel then led prayers prior to marking the service in war and peace by gunners.

Wreaths were then laid and the assembly was led in the the ODE, which was followed by the Last Post and Rouse, played by bugler, LCPL Tim Dain, 4/3 Bn RNSWR Band.

Chaplain Kuchel led the Benediction and the assembly then sang the National Anthem.

The President congratulated 7 & 23 Lt Btys on a successful year.

Following the formal service, atendees adjourned to the Club's restaurant for lunch and a catchup before Christmas. Once again many thanks to Peter Burgess and 23 Fd Regt Assn for their efforts in coordinating and setting up the venue. As well thanks go to CO 4/3 Bn RNSWR for the Band and their participation.

Our appreciation is also expressed to Ingleburn RSL Sub-Branch for the use of the Memorial Garden.

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Bob Cantwell welcomed everyone and handed over to the Committee President
LTCOL Schon Condon welcomed guests and handed over to VP Operations.
LTCOL Alain Dunand gave an account of the St.Barbara's Day Tradition.
Chaplain Kim Kuchel asks the assembly to join in prayer.

Wreath Laying by - LTCOL Schon Condon - President RAAA(NSW)


MAJ Stephen Rowe, BC 23 Lt Bty - on behalf of the Light Batteries and serving gunners.
Dave Benton, on behalf of 23 Fd Regt Association.
Mr Geoff Brand, on behalf of Windsor RSL Sub-branch
National Anthem
Catafalque Party stood down.
4/3 Bn RNSWR Band

Photos courtesy of Vic Rae.

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