GENERAL   This Part provides details of publications and other materials generated by individuals, telling their own or others’ factual stories without official backing to do so. They differ from Part 2 mainly on the basis that the individual author/s are responsible for their product, not the organisation from which they came or write about. […]

        The 2017 AGM was held yesterday at the Belmont RSL and a new Executive Committee was voted in: President – Peter James Heeney V. President – Derek Parsons Secretary – John Babbage (Jack) Treasurer – Duncan Warren Committee Members (to assist the Secretary and Treasurer): Terry Ohalloran (Irish) Derek Parsons Patron: […]

Are We Burning Our Bridges? History is the soul of any proud nation Deeds in a never ending journey via many stations  A reminder of who we were and what we are now A legacy from those who strived with shovel, pick, horse and plough Recorded are the rights and wrongs and lessons to be […]

Following a recent CONTACT  article that suggested 2 RAR would ‘cease to exist as an infantry battalion’, new details have emerged. In an article in ARMY newspaper today, the commanding officer of 2RAR referred repeatedly to his unit as 2 RAR (Amphib) and suggested the unit would be reduced to a headquarters and three sub-units. […]

THE aim of close order drill, it was said, was to instil into the individual soldier a sense of instinctive obedience required of him at all times. This was critical in those days when male troops marched to combat in formation, then deployed in predetermined, practised tactical postures to engage an enemy. Whether they faced […]

Dear Korea Veterans, Families and Friends, I attach the newsletter of Association of QLD Korea Veterans. Thank you and Kind regards,     Yang Kim, Secretary AQKV Mobile 0419 919 034 Email [email protected]   President: John Fry    Phone: 07 5534 6089   Email: [email protected] Secretary: Yang Kim   Phone: 0419 919 034   Email: [email protected]  

Dear ESORT Members, As requested at the meeting held on 11 August 2017, please find attached the fact sheets discussed for the ACCC – Hearing aids and devices and the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.   Kind regards,   Sharyn Gaffney Senior Secretariat Officer Commissions, Committees, Enterprise Reporting and Appointments Department of Veterans’ Affairs

      GENERAL – ALL PERIODS Royal Australian Regiment (The) – Regimental Standing Orders 1977 Regimental Headquarters, Canberra, 1977 ISBN: Nil Currently A4 assembled document of 13 chapters; approx 200 pages. This is the 1977 edition of RAR Standing Orders. It contains General Information on the RAR, details of the Colonel Commandant function, Regimental Colonel […]

GENERAL   This Part provides for printed materials produced by authors on behalf of the Regiment itself, or its battalions and sub-units, or other formal military records such as staffing lists that include RAR members eg officer graduation lists. Considerably more local productions are likely to be located by contacting each battalion regimental historian. In […]

This Part lists audio-visual sources that require a VHS, ¾” Umatic or Beta tape player to review. Audio–only may be recorded on audiocassette or even reel to reel. Some of these products may also be digitised (playable on any DVD player/computer), as such products are increasingly being converted due to the obsolescence of the machines […]

Warriors, We need your help to promote the RARA WA to all our RAR warriors and their families’ resident in WA. Please circulate this invitation to your WA mates and encourage them to attend. It will be an opportunity to renew friendships with those who served with you in the Regiment For further details call Big […]

GENERAL   This Part contains sources of reference to the RAR by other Australian Defence Force Services, non-Infantry Corps of the Australian Army, and non-military eg Police, Border Security and others. Foreign (non-Australian) sources are contained in Part 5.   ALLSOP, Nigel – Australian War Dogs: The Story of Four-legged Diggers New Holland Publishers, Sydney, […]