Class Action for Mine Casualties

Received this from Dave Kibbey

The most recent VVAA Debrief Newsletter referred to a class action for mine casualties and gave (contact Graham Cook) on email; trevorlawrence2@bigpond.com as the POC.

Some of ours might like the opportunity to say yea or ney to an involvement!!

Click on the link to email.

 

A Coy get together

A Coy 2nd tour pigs… and any other pigs who want to turn up…. Afternoon drinks with Father (Major Chris Thomson) and dinner that night at the Mullumbimby NSW RSL … those who have indicated attending…
Ian Dunne, Ian McNee, Rod Lyons, John Readdy, Graham Bellette, Peter Farrell, Arthur Holzhauser, Bob Murdoch, Roo Dowley, Lee Christie, Jess Mertens and Kenny Page…

Date – 24 October

Remember Gary Cashion?

I received this email from Laurie Carroll,ex 5RAR

During my tour I was a gunner with “A” Company and my number two was a little tasmanian bloke- Gary Cashion. Gary remained in country at the completion of our tour and joined you blokes , whilst on Ops with 7RAR he was struck and killed by lightening !.

Some years after I became aware of a photo in the Aus War Memorial of both myself and Gary however they had the names wrong and Gary was’nt mentioned. I have just had the pleasure of being advised by the AWM that they have corrected this situation and Gary is now correctly identified with a note of his death with 7RAR within the caption.

If any of your members who may have known Gary (“Crew”) Cashion and wish to view the AWM Photograph it’s id is WAR/70/0100/VN…Just log onto AWM photographs and enter the id.
Best Regards, Laurie Carroll

Go here to view the picture

Gary Seton sings our praises

Gary Seton 2nd Tour sings about 7RAR using his own composed lyrics and based on the tune The Green Berets

 

SEVEN  RAR


Brave young men all bound for war

all young and proud of the badge they wore

Crossed rifles and a kangaroo

the pride and honor of what they do

A combat badge upon their chest

these are men Australia’s best

Men who fight for what they have

but only they wear the combat badge


Dressed in green in jungle deep

trained to live and die for peace

Men who saved the world we have

just to wear that skippy badge

A combat badge upon their chest

these are men Australia’s best

Men who stand alone and far

the brave men of Seven RAR


Back at home a family waits

for the news of his  fate

But he’s gone to a foreign land

and he’ll win and tall he’ll stand

A combat badge upon their chest

these are men Australia’s best

Men who fight for what they have

men who wear the combat badge