Natal Carbineers Remembrance day 2014

Lest we forget.

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SADF Documentary

Quite a long video, but a nice reminder of how efficient the SADF was as a fighting force.

 

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A Tribute with a difference

The modern Haka is one of sports great spectacles. Always stirring to watch. But what about a Kiwi military Battalion that pays tribute to 3 of their own who fell in battle. Watch this –

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Dates To Remember

December 2013
5th     Carols Service
7th     Childrens Christmas Tree
Emma Thresh and Royston Shoot
8th     Charity race Day ( The Charity Horse Race Day will be held on the 8 December       13th   Unit HQ Christmas Lunch
20th  PSAP Braai

January 2014
11th    Unit Braai and Medal Parade
14th    OC’s Conference
25th    159th Unit Birthday

February 2014
3rd    First Monday
8th    Training Conference
Unit Forums
OC’s Conference
15th    Annual ladies Lunch
16th    Natal Carbineers Horse Race Day
23rd    Maritzburg Marathon
28th    CANSA Relay for Life

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Dates to remember

November:

8th November   – Bring and share at WO & SGT Mess

9th November – Carbineer Association Golf day @ Victoria Country Club

10th November   – Remembrance Day

23rd November   – Combat Rifle shoot

24th November – Unit shoot

 December:

2nd December – First Monday

5th December – Carols Evening @ WO & SGT Mess

7th December – Kiddies Christmas tree

7th December – Emma Thresh & Royston shoot

8th December – Charity Horse Races @ Scottsville Race course

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Drill Hall News

After an extended break the Drill Hill News is once again out. Should you have any Regimental or sports news please email  peter@dunkirkestate.co.za.

REGIMENTAL NEWS

The WO’s and Sgts Mess was pleased to host Lt Roly Gordon and his family for the first time in nearly 15 years at First Monday.

PERSONAL NOTICES

Sgt Rod Inglis of the band is at Azalea Gardens recovering from a stroke whilst Maj Fred Gouws is ill at home.

The Regiment also extends its congratulations to Lt (SANR) Sonnett de Jager on her recent nuptials.

COURSES

There are currently 22 members on various courses and two members on detached duties with Durban Regiment.

SHOOTING

At the recent NCRA League Shoot at Ladysmith, shottists from the Regiment excelled with WO Archie Smythe, Lt Eben Botha, Cpl Arnold Formann, Lt Martinus Willemse, Maj Edric Pascoe and Sgt Gill Sage filling the first 6 positions. WO Archie Smythe was the first Master, Maj Edric Pascoe and Sgt Gill Sage finishing first and second in the Veterans Category and Sgt Gill Sage also finished 1st in the Ladies Category. Congratulations to all. The Regiment wishes all the shottists attending Nationals a successful National Championships.

VISITS

The regiment hosted the Army Conventional Reserve Forces Forum with 10 Officers Commanding and RSMs attending.

REGIMENTAL SPORTS

A team from the Regiment competed in the Highland Games with some success. Rfn T.O. Ntuli won Gold in the Kilted Mile, Sgt Eric Moorcroft earned silver and bronze in Archery. Rfns B.M. Dlamini and L.S. Mbongwa won Gold in the Colours Relay with the Regimental Team earning an Overall Second in the Games.

SPORTS ASSOCIATION

On Friday 20 September 2013 the 100 Capital Classic a 2 mile lapped course will be staged from the Drill Hall

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

September  
18 – 22 Durban Tattoo
22 Unit Shoot
   
October  
5 Bierfest
6 Music from Scotland at DLI, Greyville
26 NCRA League Shoot

 

Any persons wanting to place news in the newsletter or to give notice of forthcoming events can contact their chairperson, the Orderly Room or Peter van Wijk on 0829586273, Fax No 0866127384 or by email at peter@dunkirkestate.co.za

 

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Some dates to note in January

14 January – Unit birthday braai and medal parade

21 January 2012 – NC hosted Combat Rifle Shoot on . We will need Unit members assistance on the day.  Please Contact Archie or Maj Pascoe.

28 January – Unit Cocktail Party

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