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Army Newspaper Edition 1409 – 16 November 17

Read it here   http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/ CHARGING IN HONOUR: Check out our in-depth eight-page lift-out for the Battle of Beersheba centenary commemorations from both Israel and Australia.– LIFT-OUT FORCE FOR GOOD: Pacific and Southeast Asian partners combine to stabilise the hypothetical uprooted nation of Becara for Exercise Southern Katipo. – CENTRE COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program improves lives through training and new infrastructure in remote NSW centres. – PAGES 22-27 And in sport ON TRACK: Army cyclists come up against tough competition in the ADF Cycling Championships, but show promise for upcoming competitions. – PAGES 35-36  

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Narratives of War Symposium 17-19 November – Program Now Available

Please see below and attached for details about this year’s Narratives of War Symposium.  The full program has now been published.   You can read the program here 2017 Program Booklet  

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Grants support veterans and their communities

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said veterans around Australia would benefit from more than $799,000 in grant funding provided to ex-service organisations for community projects. Mr Tehan said the latest round of 47 grants under the Veteran and Community Grants program would directly benefit veterans and their families. “These grants will fund a diverse range of projects and equipment that will help improve life for veterans in their communities, including upgrading facilities, improving venue accessibility and social outings,” Mr Tehan said. “As a nation we must never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in the defence of our nation. “The support provided through … Continue reading

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2017 5/7 RAR ASSOCIATION AGM

5th/7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is given that a general meeting of the 5th/7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated will be held on: Date:   Saturday, 9th December 2017  Time:  3pm Location: Grand Central Hotel, 270 Ann Street, Brisbane Central Station, Brisbane It should be noted that at the conclusion of the AGM drinks will be taken followed by a casual dinner within the hotel. A reunion is planned for 1900hrs. Members meals will be subsidised by association funds. The price reduction will be advised at the AGM. For details email :  57rarassociation@gmail.com

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7RAR – Freedom of the City – 8 September 17

Below are a selection of photos of 7RAR’s parade and march through Adelaide.  As ever, click on the photo for improved viewing. 7RAR 2ic Major Scott Golden with Certificate granting Freedom of the City Jump starting an APC Our RARA photographers Carol and Jeff

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Two Items Worth Revisiting

Click on the image for improved viewing, 1967 I think. Join Army

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RARA SA Regimental Dinner 19 Aug 2017

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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Long Tan Day 2017

See a selection of photos taken at the Long Tan Day Service held at the Torrens Parade Ground.  As always, click on the photos for improved viewing and captions.  

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RCB Update

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).

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August 2017 Edition of the Infantryman

Please note on the first page, the important statement concerning the RARA  SA Inc.  Our future has been secured at Linden Park! This is as a result of the massive effort made by Mike von Berg, Rod Graham, Steve Larkins and Patron Laurie Lewis.  The work they have done has also secured the immediate future of the SA Branch of the RSL.  An outstanding achievement by them all. Infantryman August 2017

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Latest Issue of Holdfast for July 2017, Issue No 31

Here is the latest Holdfast.  In this edition, there are numerous excellent articles and photos including one of 5 RAR’s Sergeant Rod Lees after the mine incident in June 1969 – the photo was supplied by Rod. http://tunnelrats.com.au/pdfs/newsletters/Holdfast-31.pdf There is a very interesting article about FSB Andersen during February 1968.  Many of our 3RAR comrades will remember this Operation http://tunnelrats.com.au/pdfs/newsletters/Holdfast-30.pdf Here is the link to the Tunnel Rats Newsletter page http://tunnelrats.com.au/newnewsletters.php

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The Casualty List

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. http://www.thecasualtylist.com/

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Infantryman Editions

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.

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Pocket Book for National Servicemen

Courtesy of the 5RAR website, here is some historical information which may help revive a number of fading memories http://www.5rar.asn.au/history/information-book-for-nashos.pdf

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7RAR Presentation to RARA SA

The RSM and CO of 7RAR presented a flag to the RARA SA on 14 December 2016.  This flag represents one of the 7RAR soldiers Killed In Action and was flown over the 7RAR base in Iraq during September 2016.

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2016 RARA SA Xmas Show

A number of photos to view, as ever, click on the photo to increase the size

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Jock (Robbie) Buchan – a 6RAR Soldier lost but now found

An interesting article concerning Jock Buchan, KIA 11 December 1969, his ashes found in Scotland! You can read it here  Buchan Article ======================== Further to the above article, comments and a link from Paul Jackson, Jock’s Platoon Commander. Hi Fred,  What a special journey. It is hard to believe that after almost 50 years we have finally completed Jock’s story. We have come so far over the past year or so. A little over 12 months ago those involved in the action, Jock’s closest mates, did not even know where his body had gone after watching him being wrapped in a hutchie, tied on to a jungle penetrator and then … Continue reading

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Regimental Dinner Photos (25 June 16) – click on the photo to enlarge

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A Duty Done

Here is the final copy of  A DUTY DONE Addendum   The Addendum describes a number of new operations, including;  three by 1RAR in 1965 (Iron Triangle, New Life and Smash), two by 9RAR in 1969 (Matthew and Hat Dich), one by 5RAR in 1969 (Kings Cross) and the one by 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion on 17/18 August 1969 when the original Long Tan Cross was erected. It is necessary to have a copy of A Duty Done to read the Addendum. And here is a name index to be used in conjunction with the original A Duty Done A Duty Done Index of Names Here is the Price List for A Duty Done and … Continue reading

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RSL Virtual War Memorial – Updated site

If you have not visited this site yet, it is very interesting and has some current members of the RARA SA on it, including the President, Mike von Berg MC OAM and Robert “Dogs”Kearney. https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/

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