December 7, 2021

Seven in Seventy 2nd Edition

An extract from the Nov 2020 Newsletter

The book Seven in Seventy has been reborn courtesy of Karl Metcalf.  Karl has done a significant amount of work with contributions from the membership identifying soldiers that were previously unnamed. 

Karl has added over 80 pages of notes on photographs identifying, in most cases, those pictured. He has also included a Nominal Roll that he has edited in liaison with DVA to ensure its accuracy. Maps have upgraded to include specific areas of operations 

The text and layout has been verifed by several interested members so it will represent a honest copy of the first edition with a lot extra. With all the additions the book is now 350 pages compared with 207 pages in the original.

The book is now a historical record of the Battalion’s second tour rather that just a pictorial record.  The original book was good but this second edition represents a great improvement.

The current thinking is to publish the book in time for ANZAC Day 2021 but this will only happen if we get sufficient funds up front.

To print the second edition we need members to put their hand up AND THEIR OTHER HAND IN THEIR POCKET to make the project worthwhile. 

Each edition will cost $100 plus $20 postage so all up $120.

Money must be deposited into

Name: 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association

Bank: ANZ Penrith

BSB: 012429

Acct: 190140003

You must identify yourself in the transfer details by Association membership number and name.