Tony Keech will be unavailable via email from Wed 23 Dec till Thu 31 Dec. Please hold off on non-essential contacts during this period.
Colonel Eric Smith, Co 1st Tour, turns 90 today. Have a good one Sir.
Our mate Graham Cornes and 7RAR in the news
Graham Cornes OAM (born 31 March 1948 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach, as well as a media personality. Graham Cornes is also a Vietnam veteran, having served in Vietnam as a soldier with the 7th Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment in 1968. An annual football match is been played between 7 RAR and 16 ALR for the Graham Cornes trophy, in recognition of his service to the Battalion, AFL, and the nation
Greg Carter at Cockatoo Rise Retreat, a veterans retreat in Victoria, sent me this email
One of your members is visiting Cockatoo Rise Retreat with his wife ( Greg and Linda Masters ) they have been with us for about a month now and their help has been invaluable around the place . Greg and Linda had nurseries in the past and their knowledge and experience in helping us to present the retreat in a much better manner has been wonderful .Greg and Linda Masters.
A bit about the retreat from their website
Cockatoo Rise Retreat
Annie and Greg Carter welcome ex and serving defence personnel and their partners to their Retreat situated 5.75 klms from Bairnsdale in the Gippsland Lakes area, Victoria.
With great views, a relaxed atmosphere, our own 9 hole golf course, close proximity to snow fields, beaches, great fishing and wonderful touring, Cockatoo Rise is a great place to spend some time.
Due to the unique nature of Cockatoo Rise, bookings are essential. We regret that we are unable to cater for children and pets.
Received these pics from Gary Seton taken on Remembrance Day at Coolum Beach, We surprised Jim, as he didn’t know that we were visiting there. The comments are by Gary.
(Not too many people get to surprise Jim…Webmaster)
A reunion for ex D Coy 2nd tour members is planned to be held at Taree NSW on the October long weekend 2014. For details contact Graham Nix firstname.lastname@example.org
Some pics from ANZAC Day in Paradise
Photos by Joe Turra
A short video on Steve's time in Vietnam Hi All,
Graham Edwards asked me to do this and with some excellent editing by
Melissa it turned out OK.
Some nice shots of FSB Anne in March 1970 and ANZAC Day 2014.
Steve See it here
Follow the link to the AWM and download the video to your computer.