From the West

Bob Wood on the right presenting a cheque to Legaicies John Burridge

Busselton RSL Sub Branch President Bob Wood, (ex 7RAR) on the right, presents a cheque for $500 to Legacy’s John Burridge at the Legacy’s annual Legacy Wards’ camp in Busselton on January 4 this year.  Busselton RSL had previously donated another $500 sum to Legacy.  The total of $1000 was raised at the Busselton RSL’s ANZAC Day function in 2013 to be used for the betterment of the wards of Legacy.

83 children between the age of 5 years and 17 years are attending the 14 day camp this year with 21 coming from interstate and 11 being Police Legacy wards.  The wards are all the children of defence force or police personnel who have lost their lives.  The Busselton RSL Sub Branch is proud to support such a worthy cause and looks forward to an ongoing close relationship with Legacy in the Busselton region.

Looking for WW2 photos

Received this email from Glen Kuschert;

G’day Sir,
I am a current serving Officer, I served with the 7th Battalion in Afghanistan and remain a member of the 7th Battalion Association. I found your email address on the association website as the Historian I thought you may be able to assist me.

I want to produce a single framed series of photos to be auctioned off at the next 7 RAR reunion in Adelaide 2015. My idea is to use four images depicting the 7th Battalion service in the First and Second World War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

There is a image of members of the 7th Battalion in captured trench at Lone Pine that you may be familiar with. For Vietnam I am planning on using the iconic B Company image and I have several images from Afghanistan to select from. My issue is finding a suitable image from the Second World War. I have searched on the net with no real luck.

I am hoping you may be able to point me in the right direction. Could you recommend a suitable image of the 2/7th.

Once complete, the four photos will be framed with maroon back ground and entitled “7th Battalion – 100 Years of Service to Australia” with the proceeds going to the association to do with as they see fit. I plan to complete this next year so an image of it can be displayed on the Porky Seven website.

I will greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.

If anyone can help then email Glen on glen.kuschert@defence.gov.au or directly to me at kev@7rar.asn.au  

Asscn Bank details change

From Tony Keech;

THE ASSOCIATION BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS HAVE CHANGED.  THE CHANGE HAS BEEN OCCASIONED BY THE BANK OFFERING A NEW BUSINESS ONLINE ACCOUNT WHICH PAYS A HIGH DEGREE OF INTEREST ON THE ACCOUNT.  THE DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BANK:  ANZ  BSB: 012 429  (NO CHANGE)  ACCOUNT NUMBER 3849  58583 (THIS IS THE CHANGE)

THIS CHANGE TAKES EFFECT AS OF TODAY 1 AUG 2013.

 

Colour Patch ID?

A mate of mine gave me this shoulder patch because it had a pig on it and I’m wondering if any one knows of it’s origin.He picked it up in Singapore in 1971 when he was in the British commandos but he doesn’t know if it’s British, European or Asian,so if anyone knows please get back to me.

Regards

Bob Brett

If you have any knowledge email Bob on rbr59255@bigpond.net.au

Horseshoe 2013

This pic in from Flappers Reid

 

Can’t see my bunker – can you?

AGM Notice

7RAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL  GENERAL  MEETING

TO BE HELD AT

45  CORNWALL  AVENUE, TURRAMURRA NSW

ON SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013 AT 1300hrs

AGENDA

 

  1. 1.      MEETING OPENED BY THE PRESIDENT.
  2. 2.      APOLOGIES.
  3. 3.      A SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE 2012 AGM.
  4. 4.      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
  5. 5.      ANNUAL REPORTS FROM:-

(a)        President;

(b)       Secretary/Webmaster;

(d)       Treasurer; and

(e)        Executive officer.

  1. 6.      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE REPORTS.
  2. 7.      COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT ELECTION.
  3. 8.      PRESIDENT ADDRESSES THE MEETING.
  4. 9.      GENERAL BUSINESS:-

(a)        Update on Reunion;

(b)       Clear message that our (3 yearly)  Reunions are run by State branches for National body, and that the general preparations for the conduct of the reunion should be spelled out/made very clear  to the “organising state”.;  Discuss Don Cruden’s email re distribution of profit.

(c)        Purchase of New Gonfalons for the States; and

            (e)        Other business.

(1)        Life Membership, (parameters/process/reason for LM/how nominated & 2nd/in writing to Nat Executive.

(2)        Website, (recognition of efforts & latest updates/additional input, (CSM’s & others/ Nat Exec to follow up).

(3)        ANZAC Day -  Sydney

            (i)        Garrison Church Service  Cancel?

            (ii)       The March;

            (iv)      Breakfast Venue after Dawn Service; and

            (v)       Lunch Venue.         

                        (4)        Red Support our Troops Badges;

                        (5)        Gurkha Support;

                        (6)        ANMC petition push;

                        (7)        2/7th men still standing; and

(8)`      7RAR members who may benefit from our (moral)        support.

      10              ODE.

11             MEETING  CLOSURE.

Server Change

The website is being relocated to a Sydney server.  The missing pics will turn up tomorrow.