22nd Battalion 2NZEF
"Vrai et Fort"
Reunions and Gatherings - 1947 to 2010
The 22 Battalion held its first national reunion in 1947, followed by other national and regional reunions at regular intervals. The 50th, and last, national reunion was held at Trentham in May 1990. Following the last reunion, local branches continued with annual meetings or Christmas dinners until only the Katikati Christmas Dinner remained on the calendar. The 2010 dinner was the last.
This page is the start of a collection of material from those annual reunions and the more recent dinners. If you have copies of any material - photos, programmes etc - please contact me.
The 22nd was stationed in Hollingbourne, Kent, in the Winter of 1940/41, where they endeared themselves to the locals. A 70th commemoration was held in Hollingbourne in 2010, for which a booklet of memories was produced.
National reunions were held at regular intervals. There is material from some of these reunions here, including the 1990 Reunion Booklet.
Christmas Dinners at Katikati
For several years, the Bay of Plenty Branch of the 22 Battalion Association held a Christmas Dinner at the RSA in Katikati. Here is a selection of photographs of the participants. The final Dinner, in 2010, was recorded by TVNZ and featured on the TV1 Evening News on Sunday 5 December. There is a link to the newsclip.Christmas Dinners at Katikati
Last updated: 07 January 2022