I hail from Cape Town, South Africa and while serving in the SA Navy established contact with Kevin Browning, then of the RAA Museum at North Head, to share an interest in Coastal Defences, more specifically 9.2-inch. Since retiring from the SAN I have lost Kevin's contact details and will appreciate being put back in touch, if possible.
In the way of comments. I am impressed by the amount of Military Heritage information that is available from Australian sources, especially the AWM, which I have had the privilege of visiting. The attention to detail and ease of sourcing is fantastic. Ironically, when it comes to Coastal Defences, Australia has the wealth of information while South Africa still has all its WW2 9.2-inch, several 6-inch and a few 12-pounder guns and mountings in their original emplacements. Unfortunately the environment and criminal elements are combining to reduce the metal components.
I was / am looking for information, some of which I have already found, with respect to a Great Uncle Peter Yule 5669 formerly a Gunner with 3FAB AIF (11th Reinforcements) who was Killed in Action 1917 and is now buried in Kandaher Cemetery, Commonwealth Grave. A family member has sent me an image of a postcard that Peter originally sent to his sister, my grandmother prior to departing for fields far from his new home in Melbourne. He emigrated from Kirkcaldy, Fife as a French Polisher sometime after the 1911 Census and arrived in Australia before his attestation in 1915 The information I am lacking is how and when did he arrive in Australia? I am happy to send copies of the 3 photos if it adds to your history. I am in possession of his war medal less the ribbon and also of his Cap Badge.
Kindest regards from one old Retired REME soldier who served predominantly with Royal Artillery Air Defence Regiments in UK 1970 - 1992.
I am a very proud ex-member of 104 Battery, 12 Fd Regt, served in Vietnam attached to 4 RAR in 1971, but always a Gunner.
First attended School of Arty 1952. Last posting to School was as Instructor 1965/66. Many great memories. Will see if I can dig out some Photographs from that time and let the webmaster have them.
Great layout - Will be returning to have a slow stroll through the memories.
Have a Whiskey Flask with "Drop Shorts" badge.
2811074 A Robinson 8/12 Clerk.
Would like to return to members or family.
Up the Grunts.
I found this site thanks to Tony Fagan. Found It very interesting. I hope to attend the next dinner.
Looking for some old mates from the 4fd Regt 1979_1985.they are Nev Miller and Mitch Dom Domanski and Warren Nelms. Any clue about them greatly appreciated. Love this site, only found it this week by pure luck.
Great site. I have just made application to join the association.
During my service I had the pleasure of serving with 15 Field Regiment, 2RTB, 1 Field Regiment, 8 Medium Regiment, 3 Field Regiment, HQ 2TF. I am proud to be a gunner.
This is for the RAA in general. I have observed a number of RAA members not AATTV wearing the ICB since the award of citations to some units. This is illegal and should be promulgated to all. Entitlement is on the POSTED strength of an Infantry Unit for 30 days in the face of the enemy;not ATTACHED. Ubique.
Ex member of Royal Regiment of Artillery in UK and now living in Thailand.
Just come across your website and very impressed by content.
Will be visiting Australia in November. Meeting up with former 29 Commando Regiment guys now living in Oz. Dinner night in Canberra over Remembrance weekend.
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