St Barbara's Day 2016

Gunners' Service Remembered

Held at the Memorial Park, within the RSL Club at Ingleburn, on Sunday 4th December 2016.

Banner For the second successive year the Association held the St Barbara's Day Gathering at the Ingleburn RSL. The Gunner turnout from 23 Lt Bty was again led by MAJ Il-Kwon Jeong.

The attendees were welcomed on behalf of the Committee by Bob Cantwell, who handed over to LTCOL Schon Condon to read out the Head of Regiment's St Barbara's Day Message.

LTCOL Alain Dunand, then recounted the story of St Barbara. Chaplain Kuchel led prayers prior to marking the service in war and peace by gunners.

Wreaths were laid then COL Don Tait led the assembly in the The ODE which was followed by the Last Post and Rouse, played by LCDR Ross Griffiths.

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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Assembly from the right including serving members of 23 Lt Bty.
Assembly from the left with LTCOL Alain Dunand presenting.
Alain Dunand gave an account of the St.Barbara's Day Tradition.
Wreath Laying by - LTCOL Schon Condon - President RAAA(NSW)

Mr Geoff Brand - Presdient Windsor RSL Sub-Branch


MAJ Il-Kwon Jeong, BC 23 Lt Bty - on behalf of the Light Batteries and serving gunners.
COL Don Tait (Ret'd)
Last Post - LCDR Ross Griffiths
General Salute
Chaplain Kim Kuchel
Final Salute
March Off

Photos courtesy of Vic Rae.

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