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Army News Edition 1442, May 18, 2019:

http://armynews.realviewdigital.com/#folio=1 FIREPOWER: Joint combined-arms capability on display at Chong Ju – Centre COMMUNITY: Pacific engagement hits high note. - Pages 6-7 STRATEGY: We break down the Battle of Winterfell with a tactical analysis. - Page 20 And in sport: BEST FOOT FORWARD: Soldiers take to the waves at … Continue reading

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RSL SA Info _ new info

Attached is a document, with Bio,  in support of Colin Johns for RSL SA/NT President Dear Presidents another document posted 16 May. Dear President 2  

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DVA 2019 Client Satisfaction Survey

‘DVA surveyed over 3000 veterans and clients last year, with results helping to lead the way to improved services for veterans and their families’ Dear ESORT Members, The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is currently preparing for 2019 Client Satisfaction … Continue reading

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April 2019 Edition of the Infantryman

This is the current issue of the Infantryman Infantryman April 2019 Below for December 2018 Infantryman December 2018 FINAL Below for August 2018 Infantryman August Below for March 2018 Infantryman final 2 March 2018 Below is December 2017 Infantryman December … Continue reading

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Greek Night

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.

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50th Anniversary Battle of Hat Dich Commemoration Service

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 … Continue reading

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Film posted by John Neervoort

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 … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Exercise

There are strong reasons to support this campaign. https://chuffed.org/project/protecting-the-rar Duty First

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RARA SA 70th Birthday Party

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 … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of Holdfast for August 2018, Issue No 32

Here is the latest Holdfast.     http://tunnelrats.com.au/pdfs/newsletters/Holdfast-32.pdf

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Regimental Dinner 2018

Yet again, a highly enjoyable and successful Dinner with fabulous food, great friends and wonderful comradeship. A selection of photos below  

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Latest Photos from the RARA SA

Greek Night – 4 May 18. A highly successful evening with more than 65 guests enjoying a feast provided by Tim, Tas, Con & Sia. a

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RARA SA Wine Tasting 25 March 2018

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Two Items Worth Revisiting

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

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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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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,  … Continue reading

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