Trevor Dixon

Dear ESORT members, I am writing to inform you of the recent release of the Government’s Response to the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) Review into the prevention of self-harm and suicide. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel released the Government’s response on 30 June 2017 in Melbourne. The response is available online […]

Please click on these links for your April issue of Tiger Tales and the Committee Page, I hope that you enjoy reading the articles and reports in this issue that include items about the 5th Bn AIF, 2/5th Bn AIF, Vietnam era 5 RAR and the contemporary 5 RAR. If you have any anecdotes or remembrances […]

The Blessing and Dedication of The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial took place on 24th March 2017 at The Royal Australian Regiment Place, Ferguson Park ENOGGERA in Brisbane, it is a public memorial for the people of Brisbane.  It was officially opened by His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). The Regiment’s National Memorial […]

GLENSIDE veteran Colonel Francis (Peter) Scott, 87, hopes to stand in South Korea, and peer through the border to Hill 317 — where he won a striking victory, and lost comrades. The fight for Hill 317 — also known as the Battle of Maryang San, or Operation Commando — was described by official Korean War […]

Click here for the report on our comrade Jock (Robbie) Buchan following his service in South Vietnam where he was Killed-in-Action on 11 December 1969 in a contact on the Nui May Tao during Operation Marsden.

The following photos are from the Presentation of the Butler McDermott Lawyers Kilcoy Diggers Cup with trainer Phyllis Kalinowski, winning jockey Todd Banks, Mr Neil Eiby RAR representative and Kilcoy Race Club President Con Searle.  Soldiers from 6th Battalion Enoggera Brisbane who performed in the ceremony, trophies given to winning connections, trainer, jockey and strapper plus a […]

A very moving parade at Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. 20 Long Tan veterans were in attendance to remember the 18 young Australians, their mates who laid down their lives that day. “Lest we Forget”

Read the latest copy of The Voice from the Korean Veterans Association click here.  

FROM THE COMMAND POST The pace of events, commemorations, capital projects, strategic issues, 7 RAR preparing to deploy, petitions, Defence White Paper and the political landscape at Federal and State level has been mind-blowing at times and there is the danger of something of importance being missed or not being addressed and that is always a worry. read more… click here

Hi All, Can you please share as widely as possible the link for the following web site, it is the internet version of the Australian Family Physician magazine issued to all members of the Australian College of General Practitioners.  This is their March edition principally devoted to the Defence Community and their health care. […]