The RAA’s traditional motto of Where Right and Glory Lead encapsulates Defence’s values of Service, Courage, Respect, Integrity and Excellence. It underlines the ever-expanding scope of modern day Artillery combat roles which have greatly expanded over recent decades.
“Since before the Federation of Australia, the story of the Australian Artillery originates on 1 August 1871, when the NSW Colonial Government funded and raised its first permanent battery,” said Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee. “There will be many proud family members and friends today as we recognise the contribution of our Artillery members and enjoy the services taking place across the country in recognition of this significant anniversary.”
The full video here shows ceremonies in Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
A Commemorative Service was held in celebration to honour past and serving members of the Royal Australian Artillery and its forerunners.
Between August and December 2021, the RAA will execute a series of commemorative activities to celebrate and highlight the commencement and ongoing continuous service of the RAA and its various Australian Artillery forebears.