A Toast to the Guns
By them we live,For them we would die.
Whatever the Mission,We'll give it a try.
We'll serve them with HonorFor they are the ones;
That make us 'Gunners',
So here's to the Guns: TO THE GUNS!!
THERE IS NO JOB IN THE ARTILLERY FOR THE WEAK, THE TIMID OR THE INDECISIVE
As we aim to please, you aim too please. At last, we have a means to get connected and also share thoughts,ideas and rantings. I strongly urge my bretheren at arms to actively participate and lend credibility to this blogsite. We shall endeavour to avoid sensitive issues and remain loyal to the needs of good information and generally entertaining news and views. Being gentlemen, I anticipate a fun site. Thank you.
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.
"HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!".
P.S. Double click on the picture to get a better view and see if you recognise them.
Mej. A R Ramachandran (Retired)