Norman Leonard (Len) Allen passed away 10th March 2019

Norman Leonard (Len) Allen passed away 10th March 2019 Len Allen joined the Australian Army on 4 November 1957 and after four months at Recruit Training (1RTB) was posted to the 1st Armoured Regiment on 26 March 1958. Len was trained as a Crewman Gunner/Signaller and ultimately moved into the Crew Commanders seat. On 20 June 1966 Len was posted to 2RTB (Puckapunyal) as an instructor and no doubt helped many young soldiers in their transformation from civilian to soldier. In October 1967 Len was posted to C Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment. He served with C Squadron in Vietnam from 12 February 1968 to 11 February 1969. During the action at Fire Support Base Balmoral Len was the Troop Sergea

Gregory Andrew SUMMERS passed away February 2019

Greg Summers joined the Australian Army in 1971 after a short stint with 4/19 PWLH in 1969/70. Greg was initially trained and employed as a Centurion Driver in both C and B Squadrons. Greg was the inaugural recipient of the ‘Soldier of the Year’ award in 1972 – the award was the initiative of Lt Col Doc Kepper but was presented by Lt Col Bird after Doc Kepper suffered a sudden illness. After a number of years, Greg realised his true potential when employed in the Intelligence Office at Regiment Headquarters of 1st Armoured Regiment; he performed in this capacity until 1978 or so when he corps transferred to the Intelligence Corps (RA Int) after successfully completing an Intelligence Operato

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