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Herald Sun   -July 17, 2012 PUB bars over the years have been infested with sad, lonely men who dishonestly lay claim to military service, hoping for some form of social acceptance. ARTHUR ‘REX’ CRANE WAS OUTED BY A MILITARY HISTORIAN WHO REALISED HIS CLAIMS WERE RIDICULOUS. PICTURE: NEWS LTD HWT IMAGE LIBRARY   They […]

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Hi Team,   You may have heard that the Government is considering some form of lottery for attendance at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015.   Just a few facts in case it comes up.   The absolute capacity of the site is 10,500 and this can’t be increased.   Allowance will have to be made for […]

Family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Garrison Church in the Rocks, Sydney today to commemorate the life of Wally Thompson, the Australian Army’s first Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A). Wally’s life was celebrated in a heartfelt and dignified service by those who both loved and respected him and his work the […]

Prime 7 Wagga coverage of the KW MIA Ceremony at Cootamundra Friday 18 May 2012. Speakers on. Interviews > Ian Saunders, Alby Schultz Federal MP and Colonel Daehee Ahn ROK Defence Attache. Only one error, Dad was not a local. Major General spoke of various aspects of our AMF’s involvement in the Korean […]

An Essential Medical Equipment Payment – an annual payment of $140 to support those with higher than average energy costs because they rely on essential medical equipment at home. Persons holding a Commonwealth Government concession card or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card; and who use certain essential medical equipment, or have […]

All Commanders and RSMs: I am writing to advise you of the measures announced last night in the Federal Budget affecting Army.  Defence, like many other departments and agencies, has made a significant contribution to achieving the Government’s economic agenda. It is important that you understand the scale of the ADF’s budgetary reductions to help […]

Hi Team,   Accompanied by a Kapyong and Maryang San veteran, Joe Vezgoff, I attended the opening of Kapyong Lines in Townsville on 24 April, followed by a Ceremonial Beating of Retreat and a recital by the Townsville Orchestra and 1 RAR Band, which included a rendition of the 1812 Overture complete with guns from 4 Field […]

Dear Association members, I thought Id take a moment to thank you all for your ongoing support to 8/9 RAR, MTF 4 and  our families while we are away, particularly over ANZAC Day. I hope that you all had a terrific day and managed to catch up with friends and family.   Where we could we ceased […]

April 23, 2012 A new pin will recognise the role family members make when Australian military personnel serve overseas, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says. Ms Gillard said at the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore that Australian soldiers make an honourable contribution to the nation while serving overseas but their families also made significant sacrifices. “This […]