February 16, 2020

Vale Colonel John Haynes AM OAM (Ret'd)

It is with great sadness that I pass on news of the passing of our friend colleague and mentor Colonel John Sutherland Haynes AM OAM (Ret'd). John died peacefully at the Prince of Wales' Hospital after a short illness.

John Haynes...

February 6, 2020

Dudley John TUDMAN, passed away on 16 October 2019, aged 82 years

Dudley was born on 11 November 1946 in Goomeri QLD.  He initially undertook National Service Training for three months in 1955 followed by 10 months in the Citizen Military Forces in 1955/56.  Dudley join...

February 5, 2020

Leon Francis KELLY (Ned), passed away on 12 December 2019, aged 64 years

Ned was born on 11 March 1955, joining the Australian Army on 12 July 1972, around four months after he turned 17 years of age.

After the mandatory stint (around 13 weeks) at 1 Recruit Training Batt...

February 4, 2020

Keith Barry BONNEFIN passed away peacefully on Tuesday 8 October 2019 aged 75 years.

Keith was born on 21 August 1944 and joined the Australian Regular Army on 15 February 62 when he was around 17 and a half years of age.  After the normal stint at 1st Recruit Training...

February 1, 2020

On Australia Day, 26 January 2020, Peter Liefman and Vicki Key were honoured to be awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Peter served in South Vietnam with C Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment during 1971 and was a former member of the 1AR Association.  The award was...

January 24, 2020

Geoffrey Vincent COOPER (Coops), passed away on Thursday 16 January 2020, aged 68 years

Coops was born on 14 November 1951 and he joined the Australian Army when he was nineteen and a half years of age on 13 April 1971.

After the normal spell (in those days, around 10 we...

December 6, 2019

Hammersley 2020 Update One

This is an update on the planning for the upcoming Operation Hammersley Commemoration to be held in Canberra, 18 February 2020. This update is based on the latest information. A fully detailed outline of events is to be sent to those attendin...

November 7, 2019

Vale – Kenneth Alfred (Sandy) TOCOCK, MID

Sandy was born on 5 March 1929 in Reading BERKSHIRE ENGLAND.  He enlisted in the British Army on 24 Apr 1947 and served with Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment with the British Army on the Rhine until 4...

October 10, 2019

Gerry was born on 7 November 1946 and joined the Australian Regular Army on 16 March 1964 when he was 17 years of age.  After the normal period at 1RTB Gerry trained as a Centurion driver at Armoured Centre prior to being posted to 1 Forward Delivery Troop (Training St...

September 30, 2019

Robert Barrie WADE, MBE 

Barrie was born on 29 March 1938 and he joined the Australian Army not long after his nineteenth birthday in 1957.

After the normal stint (in those days, almost four months) at 1 RTB, Barrie was posted directly to the 1st Armoured Regiment on 26...

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