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 16 June 1973”.
He served with 1st Armd Regt (A Sqn) from 1973 to December 1975 when he was posted to 4 Cavalry Regiment. Ted served for various periods with HQ 11 Field Force Group, 2 Cavalry Regiment, 3/4 Cavalry Regiment, HQ 1 Military District, 1/15 Royal New South Wales Lancers and 1 Training Group.
Ted had overseas service in the United States of America (1976) and New Zealand (1985).
After his retirement in 1992, Ted was on the Inactive Army Reserve for five years.
Ted was described by one of his peers as, ‘One of the most like-able people you could ever meet.’
Ted was a highly respected member of the Armoured Corps.
May he rest in peace in the Greenfields beyond.
Russ James, Secretary 1st Armd Regt Assoc