- 2018 Major Events 23/03/2018
- Coral/Balmoral Exhibit 22/03/2018
- Army Newspaper Edition 1415 – 22 March 18 21/03/2018
- Psych Comments in Cyber Space 03/03/2018
- Vietnam remembers 50 years after Tet Offensive 02/02/2018
- Decimation of the Engineer Patrol 30/01/2018
- Members 2017 Xmas Party 20/12/2017
- December 2017 Edition of the Infantryman 05/12/2017
- 7RAR – Freedom of the City – 8 September 17 09/09/2017
- Two Items Worth Revisiting 03/09/2017
- RARA SA Regimental Dinner 19 Aug 2017 20/08/2017
- Long Tan Day 2017 19/08/2017
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 Addendum
To order this excellent book, please view this A Duty Done Order_Form_Sep
If paying by EFT, please ensure you place your initials and surname as the reference. If you have a specific book number, also please insert that ,e.g. VX Smith 591
You can also read the original A Duty Done here.
Please note the erratum for A Duty Done A Duty Done Erratum
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.
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 the Vietnam War. The core of the work is a translation of D445 Battalion’s history - as written by Vietnamese historians in 2004. In order to provide context – and to analyse and comment upon the Vietnamese writings, the book is comprehensively referenced. The comments cite a large number of captured NVA/VC documents – many not previously translated or available to researchers. Additionally, signals intelligence (SIGINT) material related to the Battle of Long Tan – that was only declassified and released to the author in February 2016, is also included. The work also has 18 annexes covering aspects such as VC personalities, an analysis of casualties at Long Tan, SIGINT, the 275 VC Regiment etc. While the book is not available commercially, the text of the book has been placed on the Internet as –
Perhaps the sections of most interest to veterans include the Viet Cong’s version of the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966 – including the first available VC sketch map of the Battle, and SIGINT aspects.
A very informative website with an interactive Roll of Honour Image Gallery that provides background information on the serviceman.
Please take the time to read this article which is primarily about Michael McKernan’s book, “When This Thing Happened”. The title defers to Michael Stawyskyj’s constant reference to the moment in Vietnam in 1969 – “When this thing happened”. Michael Stawyskyj is the father of Joe Stawyskyj. a 5RAR digger serously wounded in 1969.
A picture and a link to show what we have been up to at Emu Park.
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/photos/emu-park-anzac-memorial/30824/#/8 The image on the Digi-glass panel is taken from a painting of Australian diggers landing at Gallipoli. By matching up the horizons you can visualize the troops coming ashore.This shot is taken at sunrise and silhouettes the figures in the glass. The morning bulletin link has a series of pictures of the memorial precinct. regards Jack Parr.
Behind the Wire is an exhibition about Vietnam veterans, their jobs and their experiences, in their words. You can view the website here http://www.behindthewire.com.au/