AGM

The AGM is scheduled for Sun 29 Jun at Rod Lyon’s place in Turramurra.

If you can’t attend then send in your proxy vote to Tony.  If he doesn’t get enough proxies then he will have to postphone the AGM for two weeks.

Go to the right hand menu and under Admin click on Form Downloads.  This will enable you to download a proxy form.

Latest Army Newspaper

Army Edition 1327, May 8, 2014

TIME TO REFLECT: Soldiers pause to remember during Anzac Day ceremonies around the world – Anzac Day 2014, pages 2-3

A TREK TO REMEMBER: Adventurous Aussies tackle the Kokoda Track for Anzac Day – feature spread, centrepiece

HIDDEN AND DANGEROUS: Commando snipers hone their stalking skills near Canberra – special forces training, pages 22-23

CHIEF REWARDS SOLDIERS: CA Scholarship recipients travel to Vietnam and France – full details, page 4

LETTERS: Can separated personnel whose children stay for less than 90 days a year keep a DHA house? – letter and response, Page 30

How to read Army News stories online: All stories featured in Army can now be read in a call-out box, rather than zooming in on the page. To read a story, click on the headline above the story. A box will appear with the full body text of the article. To close the story, click anywhere on the screen outside the borders of the call-out box.

Follow this link http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/
PDF version: http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/pasteditions.htm

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?