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December 2018 Edition of the Infantryman

This is the current issue of the Infantryman 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 2017 Dec 4 Below is the August … Continue reading

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2019 Major Events

Members and Friends of the RARA SA. On Friday 5 April 2019, we will commence our Major Events with yet another successful Greek Night!  Courtesy of Tim Karasoulos and family.  

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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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A Duty Done 2nd edition – as of 16 Nov 18

Here is a copy of the 2nd edition of A Duty Done; A Duty Done 2nd Ed

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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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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

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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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RARA SA Regimental Dinner – 25 June 16

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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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Vietnam War: new book on D445 and the Battle of Long Tan

Chamberlain, Ernest: The Viet Cong D445 Battalion: Their Story (and the Battle of Long Tan). Vietnam Veteran and linguist Ernie Chamberlain has recently written and privately-published a book that would certainly interest all who served in Phuoc Tuy province during … Continue reading

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Australia and the Vietnam War

A very informative website with an interactive Roll of Honour Image Gallery that provides background information on the serviceman. http://vietnam-war.commemoration.gov.au/honour-roll/profiles.php#listing  

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