- Details of Service for Long Tan Day 22/07/2019
- RARA SA in July 12/07/2019
- Army News Edition 1445, 11 July 2019 12/07/2019
- DVA Relocation Adelaide 01/07/2019
- Minister’s Media Releases 30/06/2019
- RSL SA Info _ new info 16/05/2019
- April 2019 Edition of the Infantryman 22/04/2019
- Greek Night 06/04/2019
- 50th Anniversary Battle of Hat Dich Commemoration Service 20/02/2019
- Film posted by John Neervoort 12/02/2019
- Crowd Funding Exercise 01/02/2019
- RARA SA 70th Birthday Party 25/11/2018
Family Friday on Friday 12th. July sees this month’s very enticing jackpot of $175.00, awaiting those who turn up to our main social event for the month, in addition to the 2 consolation prizes of $5.00 also awaiting lucky members. Last month’s consolation winner of 2 bottles of wine was Jeffrey Barrett
Notice is again given of the 2019 Annual General Meeting to be held 11.00 AM Sunday 14th July in the Association’s Clubrooms and the attendance of all members is requested to hear a report of the Association’s past 12 month’s activities in addition to the Statement of Account and election of office bearers for this coming 12 month period. Following the AGM, a barbeque lunch with refreshments will be served.
Advance notice is given of the annual Long Tan Day Commemoration Service to be held at the Association Clubrooms, commencing 11:00 AM on Sunday 18th. August, following which a light Luncheon will be served. Further details to follow and any queries should be directed to the Association’s Ceremonial Officer, Adrian Craig / E: email@example.com
The 2RAR Association will be holding a Chicken and Champagne Comedy Evening on Saturday 27th. July at the Clubrooms commencing at 7.30 PM featuring Comedian Jarryd Goundry (Ex 2RAR Timor Leste) in aid of Seth McKay who has just competed in the Warrior Games, Tampa Convention Centre, Tampa Bay, Florida. Pte McKay, a serving member of 2RAR (AMPHIP) suffered a stroke leaving him with impairment difficulties and a 10 year memory loss. A hard blow for his family including 3 young children. More information to follow.
Wallis Cinemas and the Army Museum of South Australia invite you to attend a preview of the film Danger Close, the Battle of Long Tan. A preview, commemorating 50 years since the battle, will be held on Sunday, 28 July, 2019, at 4.00pm at Wallis Cinema Mitcham. Tickets costing $10.00, can be obtained on-line at www.wallis.com.au/events/danger-close-preview-screening ($1.25 booking fee applies on all tickets) Proceeds to Army Museum SA.
I again remind those who’s membership lapsed on 30th June, their membership renewals are now due, and in conclusion look forward to catching up with you either this Friday or on a following Friday or at the AGM on Sunday 12th.
Greg Dwiar RARA-SA Club Manager
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Attached is a document, with Bio, in support of Colin Johns for RSL SA/NT President
another document posted 16 May.
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Yet again a very successful Greek Night with nearly 90 attendees and everybody enjoying the food and cameradarie.
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On Tuesday 19th February 2019 the RAR Association SA conducted a combined units commemorative service for the Battle of Hat Dich (3 December 1968 to 19 February 1969).
The Service was very well supported by the 1st Armoured Regiment and attended by various members of State Parliament and the Mayor of Burnside Council, Anne Monceaux, who has been very supportive of the RARA SA. The Service was organised by Mr Ceremonial, Adrian Craig, and Russell Campbell was the Master of Ceremonies.
Below are a number of photos of the Service, as always, click on the photo for more detail.
I have posted a number of videos on Youtube of film that I took on 6RAR’s second tour in 1969-70. Each video is about 5 minutes long. There is no commentary, just appropriate sounds of aircraft/guns/armour and background music. I originally did these for the National Vietnam Veterans Museum so they could be used on a free standing TV operated by the viewer alongside the museum item on display (eg, film of guns firing next to a 105mm howitzer).
One special film is when I went on a flight with Jade 8 (between operations) and witnessed an airstrike by Canberra bombers from the air. Years later after contacting Chris in Texas, he said he had taped the cockpit conversations between the Forward Air Controller (himself) and a flight of Canberra bombers on a similar airstrike. I have included that to add to the authenticity. I believe the film of the bombs dropping from the Canberra is unique in that can only be done from the perspective of a Forward Air Controller.
Vietnam War Aussie Armour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FATinuPC4Aw
Vietnam War Aussie Artillery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7mDAMNvPYY
Vietnam War Aussie Airstrike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au0W75-aTOs
Vietnam War Aussie Infantry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9tpxCqskFE
Vietnam War Aussie Hueys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtoTbN3BHhI
Vietnam War Aussie Navy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdS926B_xVU
Vietnam War Aussie R&C Vung Tau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdAe0lZhSnM
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We had a very successful and entertaining party with guests and members enjoying the display provided by Ken Duthie, the jocularity of Rod Graham and historical perspective provided by Fred Fairhead.
Attached is the address given by Fred and a copy of the handout provided for all attendees.
Here is the latest Holdfast.
Yet again, a highly enjoyable and successful Dinner with fabulous food, great friends and wonderful comradeship.
A selection of photos below
Greek Night – 4 May 18.
A highly successful evening with more than 65 guests enjoying a feast provided by Tim, Tas, Con & Sia.
What a great afternoon of eating drinking and generally making merry with wonderful friends along with our two very learned wine experts in William Smidmore and Mike von Berg. Of course without the wonderful team of workers who made it all happen and come together and of course the Caterers who did a fabulous job and making life a little easier for the team – if I mention names then sure as eggs somebody will be left out and we cannot let that happen.
So a great day had by all. Cheers. Mrs. Vice (aka Lynn Graham)
And photos – courtesy of Penelope & Bruce Forster – below, as always, click on photos for better viewing and captions.
Here are a few photos of our highly successful dinner. As always, by selecting a photo you will be able to view a better photo as well as the caption for it.
And some nostalgic memories of our May 2013 Regimental Dinner
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