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...

September 27, 2019

V514565 VX146185 11177 WO1 Ivan Paul Maher

27 March 1928 - 19 September 2019

Ivan Paul Maher was born in Dubbo, New South Wales on 27 March 1928. On leaving school he worked on a cattle station Nanylco in the corner country of outback South Australia. Joining the CMF on...

September 16, 2019

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 September 1957.  He rema...

August 29, 2019

John David HAMILTON passed away 10 July 2019

John joined the Australian Regular Army on 11 September 1968 and was discharged on 10 September 1974.

After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion Kapooka), John was posted to the Armoured Centre at Pucka...

August 29, 2019

Stan (Bruce) Weaver passed away 27th August 2019 aged 61

 Bruce (Stan) joined the Australian Regular Army on 19 July 1978 and was discharged on 18 July 1984.

After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion Kapooka, Bruce was posted to the Armoured Cent...

August 29, 2019

Michele (Mick) FRANCETICH passed away 19 May 2019

Mick joined the Australian Regular Army on 4 July 1966 and was discharged on 3 July 1972.

After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion, Mick was posted to RAEME Training Centre at Bandiana and was tr...

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