Bob McMaster is looking for Ron Albert, 7 Pl 1st Tour. Ron is a Victorian and lives somewhere in Melbourne. Anyone knowing Ron should phone Bob on 0488 680 749. A friend of theirs from C Coy is travelling badly and wants to talk to Ron before he leaves us
4:00 pm Saturday 3 June, 2017 at Legacy House, Geil Street DEAKIN, ACT
HI ALL!!! AS TODAY IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT AND SUBMISSION OF PROXY AUTHORITY FOR THE MEETING PLEASE REMIND ALL YOUR MEMBERS TO SUBMIT ANY NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE AND ALSO THEIR PROXY VOTES.
7th Battalions Shrine Pilgrimage –
Sunday 7 August Lone Pine has always been of special significance to the 7th Bn – being remembered as a desperate and very costly battle, and for the awarding of VCs to four members of the battalion. In making this pilgrimage to The Shrine we are continuing the tradition started by 7th Battalion AIF shortly after World War One and observed by all the 7th battalions since then. This year is the 101st anniversary of the entry of the original 7th Bn into the battle at Lone Pine, on 8 August 1915.
Suoi Chau Pha – 106 Fd Bty: The date coincides with the anniversary of the Battle Suoi Chau Pha on 6 August 1967 and we’ve always used the Lone Pine ceremony to remember that battle too. So we are fortunate this year to be joined by veterans of 106 Field Battery – the gunners whose support was absolutely vital to the survival of our “A” Company at Suoi Chau Pha. 106 Fd Bty will be with us as part of their commemorations before the launch of the book about their service in Vietnam in 1967–68. They will be laying a wreath in honour of our fallen and they have invited us to join them for their book launch.
Timings: We’ll muster at 10:45am near the eternal flame for a start at 11am. And we should be away by about 11:20am. Those interested can lunch afterwards at Bells Hotel (our post-march venue on ANZAC Day this year) or can join our comrades of 106 Fd Bty at the Mail Exchange Hotel (corner of Burke & Spencer Sts, Melbourne). Neville “Nobby” Clark MC OAM will be launching their new book at that pub at 1pm.
Please let your mates know that this event is happening on 7 August – our email list is far from complete, so we rely on you to pass the word on to your mates. We hope to see lots of you (with your mates) at The Shrine.
WO1 Reginald A. Bandy, MBE is a former RSM of 7 RAR, and a veteran of three wars. To this day he remains an outstanding example of soldiering to all members of the Battalion, and indeed the Army.
#7RAR recently established a Rehabilitation & Human Performance Centre within Horseshoe Lines in order to enhance and facilitate the rehabilitation of wounded, ill or injured soldiers, and enhance the ongoing physical performance of our soldiers.
The Centre has been named in honour of WO1 Reginald A. Bandy, MBE, and today we see current members of #7RAR conducting Physical Training in the facility.
For more information on WO1 Reginald A. Bandy, MBE, please follow this link: http://7rar.asn.au/wp/?page_id=1109.
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