This newsletter will concentrate on the reunion. ( I apologize for the size of this newsletter Editor ) Mainly the newsletter will consist of photos as these best tell the story. Thanks must go to the committee, QAMR, colour parties from QAMR and 4’O South Battalion Group, the Hornby Working Men’s Club, and Tanks for Everything and the magnificent weather. The reunion went without a hitch and was enjoyed by all. There certainly was a lot of talking going on. A very special thank you to all who attended and made the reunion such an enjoyable occasion. This was your reunion and you made it a great one. Thank you.
Some at the reunion hadn’t seen each other for 26 years so there was a lot to catch on with and time to make up. Talk about a happy noisy lot. It was great.
The visit to QAMR at Burnham was brilliant. Those who wanted a ride in the NZLAV (wagon) were not disappointed with the experience. All enjoyed talking to their crews and learning about the vehicle’s capabilities and what the crew really appreciated about its abilities. Discussing NZLAV operations in Afghanistan with returned soldiers was a highlight. Thank you QAMR – you were wonderful hosts and did us proud.
The “drive” prize winners did themselves proud as well. And the winners were: Saretta Feary, Ferret Scout Car; Sally McHardy, FV432 APC; and Lenny Haynes, Centurion Tank. What a magnificent display of driving ability. The afternoon at “Tanks for Everything” was enjoyed by everyone.
It was also a most enjoyable experience when, at the end of the formal dinner Mr Vice, 2nd Lt Dunningham from QAMR, proceeded to conduct a dob session. The majority of the dobs related to an exercise the Squadron had just completed and for those in attendance of a more mature age and with military experience the dob session was a delight to be part of and brought back many memories. Some things don’t change.
Answer : Thanks for Everything!, although I would suggest that some of those people in front of the Centurion would have like to have driven it home. Petrol supplied of course.
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