Thursday, April 1, 2010


Firstly, I must apologise for the long abscence. Business comes before pleasure, I suppose. Speaking of pleasure, it was a delight to drop by and visit 1 Arty and 3 Div Arty HQ. Maj. Ganeson and I thought that it would be a good idea to walk memory lane, once in a while, and why not, since there was an opportunity. The CO of 1 Arty and the Div Arty Comdr were gracious hosts, considering the short notice. Ganeson has history of service as a BC in 1 Arty, but I only was attached there for a few weeks ,prior to my YO's course. Nevertheless, the walkabout brought back instant memories. Changes were evident in many ways but the original form remains the same. I can never forget the excellent view of the Straits of Malacca from the officer's mess dining hall. I noted that the soil erosion from the seaward side is quite conspicious, especially from the mess garden . After the chat with the CO, we met some officers of the regiment at the mess. What struck me most was the "josh"of the airborne regiment. It seems to me that we gunners have indeed come very far from the simple field regiments of yesteryears. Then , it was a quick trip to the Div Arty HQ, where the Div Arty Comdr welcomed us and showed us his pride and joy - THE GALLERY- We were very mesmerised by the sheer creativity of it all. Here was a little nook converted into "A Museum of Achievements". As I had served the HQ before and knew every corner of the buildings, I was indeed impressed with this transformation. When we first moved in, it was a simple single storey, typical office complex. But, now it has character and to a great extent some style- something typical of us gunners. The Div Arty Comdr gave us a thourough brief of the gallery, and walked us through some events recorded in history. Did you know that Gunners now have entered the Malaysian Book of Records? If you do not, then I suggest, as a true blue and red gunner, you should visit this gallery. My sincere congratulations to the Div Arty Comdr and the CO of 1 Arty- Thank you gentlemen, you have indeed kept the Corps spirit with "Pride & Glory".

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ganeson and Rama,

    Next time when you have such visits, please let me know. I'd very much like to join. Thank you and best regards.

    Kapt.(Rtd.) Hussaini Abdul Karim