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first off I am not infantry I had a friend des penn with you in 65,and another friend jamie plowman in 68/69.I had RAEME friends with you at Coral. D Coy 6 RAR have been honoured with the Gallantry Medal I believe it is your turn,Coral was bigger, went longer, more troops involved, more enemy casualties. I am not sure of yours.The precedent has been set and your Unit deserves recognition as much as 6rar.thanks
# 115 - JACK R TATTIS - 10/16/2011 - 18:52 - City: logan city - State: qld - Country: australia
Served in B coy 1980-1983 with Mark Hill ,D.falkner,Billy.Garret,Ben.Mcenzie ect good times,re-joined 2006 at 44 did four years as a parachute rigger now a gunner with 16 alrgt
(16 air def rgt)-good site!!
# 114 - ANDREW WEIGHTMAN - 10/11/2011 - 20:06 - City: NAIRNE - State: S/A - Country: AUS
Hi ,
I was in the armed forces from 1963 to 1973.
Stationed at Moorebank, NSW a a parachute rigger.
Would like to contact Neville Dummett.
Nev, if you see this get in touch hey.
Rick Orlik
# 113 - Rick Orlik - 10/08/2011 - 17:25 - City: Adelaide - State: SA - Country: Australia
Just went through Townsville brought back a lot of good times 1 RAR 79 to 85 had a couple of beers at the old haunts
# 112 - Denis Glacken - 10/02/2011 - 06:35 - City: Brisbane - State: Qld - Country:
A good interesting read and many memories returned. I first jopined 1 R A R in 1963 and then went to 4 RAR.; but I did return to B Company in 1967;after service with 4R.A R.Ihave MANY very fond memories of my service and the men who served along side me.I also have fond recall of Septimus, who we had to pass on our way back to our lines from theb boozer.
# 111 - Lex Eather - 09/01/2011 - 19:54 - City: Sydney - State: N.S.W. - Country: Australia
I enjoyed the read. Thanks for this magnificent post
# 110 - lolita - 08/31/2011 - 04:49 - City: - State: - Country: United States
I am looking for a member of 1RAR C Coy in Vietnam 1968. Linton was his first name, he was wound in the foot at FSB Coral on the first attack, I think he was an admin clerk and his surname could have been Sammual's. I lost contact with him after returning from Vietnam. His wife was named June and they lived in Ambon rd Holsworthy. Love to make contact with him. Cheers
# 109 - Neville Wortlehock - 08/28/2011 - 17:28 - City: Narrandera - State: NSW - Country: Australia
I served with 8 RAR in 1969/1970 and only recently became aware of the fact that Dal Abbott's sacrifice had not been recognized on the honour roll at the War Memorial. I am shocked at that omission, a sad reflection on the division in the community at that time.

Congratulations on your work to honour your Battalion.

# 108 - John Cooper - 08/22/2011 - 17:57 - City: Melbourne - State: Victoria - Country:
Vietnam '65-'66 - 173D Airborne and 1 RAR (various - mainly A Coy rifleman and sig), Bien Hoa.

Glad Tiny Parker and FIVE others were finally brought home - well done, AUSTMIA (Jim Bourke and crew). YOU are heroes, and this story must NOT be allowed to be forgotten.
# 107 - Colin rayfield - 08/14/2011 - 17:56 - City: Brisbane - State: - Country:
An excellent site for a excellent unit. I was with Recon Platoon 1st Battalion 503rd Abn Inf. from 64 - 66. I will always remember with a great deal of fondness and respect the men of the 1st RAR. I swear you guys could drink more beer then us, and I would have thought that impossible! It was an honor to have fought by your side.
Bob McCarty
# 106 - Robert McCarty - 08/09/2011 - 01:42 - City: Lago Vista - State: Texas - Country: USA
grate web sight keep up the good work
# 105 - TONI VIERITZ - 08/05/2011 - 07:11 - City: brisbane - State: queensland - Country: Australia
Good to see Bravo company again, stumbled across site by chance, Kenny Snell #90 saw your comment, I'm in touch with a few blokes from 1RAR, few have died over the years, So if you read this get in touch at and we'll have a yarn, warmest regards Palms.
# 104 - John Palmer - 07/14/2011 - 11:17 - City: Brisbane - State: Qld - Country: Australia
I noticed the name Ian McDougall on the guestbook page. I was wondering if you are the same Ian who went to Cavendish Road High School in Brisbane and shortly after joined the Army. If so, please contact me at Thanks, Gary Johnson.
# 103 - Gary Johnson - 07/12/2011 - 02:49 - City: Los Angeles - State: CA - Country: USA
I'm looking for information my farther and his unit. His name is David Wilbert Denny of Lismore NSW. Dad passes away a few years ago.

Stories I heard from relatives was that he and his unit crossed the Kokoda Trail.

I would welcome what ever information you can provide.

Peter Denny
A very proud Aussie living in the USA
# 102 - Peter Denny - 06/30/2011 - 03:29 - City: Minneapolis - State: Minnesota - Country: USA
we were recently in Toowoomba, Qld at the Miltary Museum in Milne Bay and in the Vietnam War section they had the names, photos and info on the 521 diggers who died in Vietnam. For a donation you can put a poppy next to the name and photo of a person you would like to.
a number of months ago i asked 1RAR why Dal Abbott's name was not on the Australian War Memorial's list, i was told his family has refused this. remembering this when we saw Dale's name and photo we couldn't help but put a poppy next to it.
hope we haven't offended any of his digger mates but to us it is one of the saddest stories we have heard.
may Dal and all 521 RIP
Lest we forget

bob and dorothy duke
# 101 - bob and dorothy duke - 06/17/2011 - 16:38 - City: narromine - State: nsw - Country: australia
I have just spent a very delightful afternoon with Mike Waldron. Mike very kindly assisted me with information I was seeking on a family member who was in the 24th Infantry East Sydney Regiment who then joined on the 17th August 1914 B Company 3rd Battalion 1st Brigade AIF. Thank you Mike
# 100 - Chris Hodge - 06/16/2011 - 17:59 - City: Wangi Wangi - State: NSW - Country: Australia
Hello Steve Wyatt. 'Doc' Pepper has my email and we have been in touch. I have the details of the reunion in October and it sounds like something that I will be working to get to. The PNG trip well I'm having a laugh about it as I compose this post! Hope to see you and many more in October.
# 99 - Ian McDougall - 06/15/2011 - 11:43 - City: Toowoomba - State: Qld - Country: Australia
looking for any information and photos of Private Lawrence Rodney Sheppard.
He served with 1RAR vietnam and was killed in action 13th May 1968 at the Battle of Coral.
A treasured family friend whom we have been trying to find army photos of for sometime, if anyone can help or has any information we would love to hear from you.
# 98 - andrea sutton - 06/13/2011 - 20:19 - City: sunbury - State: vic - Country: australia
completed iet training in the battalion in 75 got out in 1986
# 97 - TONI RICHARD VIERITZ (BASHER) - 06/11/2011 - 08:32 - City: brisbane - State: qld - Country:
Hi All
Steve Wyatt, C Coy and A Coy 1 RAR from 80-88. Served in 7 Pl and 1 Pl. Good to see some familiar names, Doogs - drop me a line, we can reminisce about the PNG trip :)
Take care, loolk forward to catching up at a reunion some time down the track.
# 96 - Steve Wyatt - 06/07/2011 - 13:12 - City: Canberra - State: ACT - Country: Southern Cross