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 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...

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

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...

June 21, 2019

Ron was born on 16 November 1941.  Just prior to his 21st birthday he joined the CMF and was posted to 13 Field Regiment LAD (presumably in South Australia).  Eighteen months later Ron enlisted in the Australian Regular Army and after the normal stint at 1 RTB he was p...

May 1, 2019

Ted McPheat was called up (September 1970) in the National Service lottery and was selected for Officer Training. He then transferred to the Regular Army and graduated from the Officer Cadet School Portsea to the RAAC. After Corps Training, he arrived at 1 Armd Regt on...

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