- September Events 09/09/2019
- Army News Edition 1449, 5 September 2019 08/09/2019
- DFRDB Matters 15/08/2019
- Minister’s Media Releases 15/08/2019
- Augustl 2019 Edition of the Infantryman 15/08/2019
- DVA Relocation Adelaide 01/07/2019
- 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
- Regimental Dinner 2018 27/06/2018
SECOND TO NONE: 2RAR victorious at Duke of Gloucester Cup - Centre
ON DISPLAY: Greatest capabilities on show at Demonstration Day - Pages 2-3
PARTNERS IN PARADISE: Pacific allies combine for Exercise Tafakula in Tonga - Pages 4-5
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Yet again a very successful Greek Night with nearly 90 attendees and everybody enjoying the food and cameradarie.
Click on the photos for better viewing.
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.
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
Please view the latest news on the RCB campaign here RCB Update
There is an extensive history to this campaign under the Advocacy tab (above).
The Casualty List has been off line for some time, here it is revived.
Note by clicking on the sub-headings, unit or coy/pl for example, you can then filter your searches.
Here is the April 2017 edition Infantryman April 2017
You can view the November 2016 edition here Infantryman November final 16.11.2016
the August 2016 edition here Infantryman August
and the April 2016 edition here Infantryman+April+2016
There are numerous excellent articles and a list of activities at HQ for the foreseeable future.
Archived Infantryman are under the Infantryman tab.
Courtesy of the 5RAR website, here is some historical information which may help revive a number of fading memories