eNewsletter September 2017

RAA LIAISON LETTER Autumn Edition 2017 Incorporating the Australian Gunner Magazine CONTENTS Editor’s Comment 1 Letters to the Editor 3 Regimental 5 Professional Papers 17 Around the Regiment 27 Rest 39 Personnel 45 Associations & Organisations 55 Publication information Front Cover: The Mount Schanck Trophy; RMC-A, RAA Prize; Ewan and Mattner Awards’ honour board; Head of Regiment presenting Bombardier Aaron Bamford, 20th Surveillance & Target Acquisition Regiment, the Ewan Award for RAA JNCO for 2016. B&W photograph is of Ewan & Mattner circa 1941. Front Cover Theme by: Major DT (Terry) Brennan, Staff Officer to Head of Regiment Compiled and Edited by: Major DT (Terry) Brennan, Staff Officer to Head of Regiment Published by: Brigadier Craig Furini AM, CSC, Head of Regiment Desktop Publishing: Major DT (Terry) Brennan & Assisted by Michelle Ray Front Cover & Graphic Design: DT (Terry) Brennan Printed by: Defence Publishing Service – Victoria Distribution: For issues relating to content or distribution contact the Editor on email: terry.brennan59@yahoo.com.au or terry.brennan@defence.gov.au Contributors are urged to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in their articles. The Royal Australian Artillery, Deputy Head of Regiment and the RAA Liaison Letter editor accept no responsibility for errors of fact. The views expressed in the Royal Australian Artillery Liaison Letter are the contributors and not necessarily those of the Royal Australian Artillery, Australian Army or Department of Defence. The Commonwealth of Australia will not be legally responsible in contract, tort or otherwise for any statement made in this publication.. NEXT EDITION DEADLINE Contributions for the RAA Liaison Letter 2017 – Spring Edition should be forwarded to the Editor by no later than Friday 23 rd October 2017 . Liaison Letter on-line The Liaison Letter is on the DRN and can be found on the Head of Regiment - Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (RRAA) Share Point Page: http://drnet/Army/RRAA/PublicationsOrders/Pa ges/Publications.aspx Unit Content Managers are requested to add this to their links. It is also on the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company (RAAHC) website.