Friday, December 25, 2009


T'was a soft launch in many ways, but a milestone in the history of the Malaysian Artillery. The Gunners Club was officially launched on 19th December 2009 at the Dewan Serbaguna Masjid Muadz bin Jabal in Kuala Lumpur. If you were not there, you missed a piece of history. About 200 hardcore gunners witnessed the event. As the patron, Lt. Gen. Dato'Jaafar Mohamad (Retired), had the honour to launch the Club.It was nostalgia all the way. Past Gunners and some invited senior present Gunners had the opportunity to simply get together. The most memorable moment for me was to meet my old troops going back from my GPO days. Yes, we have all aged, but, the twinkle in our eyes said it all. As this post's title implies, I believe that this small event shall culminate one day to be a great organisation. The follow through to this event shall be the AGM next year. Our membership drive is ongoing, so sign up soon to stand and be counted among the elite.

This blog was set up to be the information link for Gunners and to a small extent some tales told were really unrecorded history and I thank the contributors especially Col. Allan Lai. I seek the indulgence of my fellow Gunners in the readership to tinker away on your PCs and let us read your thoughts and experiences. The next generation of Gunners should not be denied the richness of our past exploits. Towards this end, starting January 2010, I shall run a series of posts titled "Jottings of a Gunner General". Yes, you guessed it, it will be from the proverbial horses'mouth covering unheard of historical facts based on our Gunner ancestry. Keep a look out for this.


P.S. Double click on the picture to get a better view and see if you recognise them.


  1. i am so proud to see this..all my sifu where there.....

  2. Congratulations to a successful launch. All best wishes for all members.

    Allen Lai

  3. Congratulations!

    A well organised event and something that all present surely valued the moments.

    One more for the memories.

    Best regards.

    Capt. (Rtd.) Hussaini Abdul Karim