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Outstanding Service Award for Wally Ruffell

In February 2003, an Outstanding Service Award was presented to Wally Ruffell (artillery historian and stalwart of the New Zealand Permanent Force Old Comrades' Association for decades) by Brigadier Ray Andrews, Colonel Commandant of the RNZA and Patron of the Association.


Images courtesy John Rout

Read some of Wally's work:

The Gun The Mortar Army Schools Trentham
J Force Gunner Disappearing Guns The Armstrong Gun
The Carronade The Story of the 25-Pounder The Light Gun v the 25-pr
Screw Gun Shrapnel Guns Around Waiouru
The New Zealand Permanent Force Gunners' Day Origin of the Red, Blue and Gold
Right of the Line Retreat Saluting
How the RNZA 'lost' their Collar Badges Association History Son of a Gun
Trumpeter Gunner Matross
Bombardier Petardier Lance-bombardier
Master Gunner Master Gunner, St James' Park Colonel Commandant

Wally Ruffell's obituary