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Gladys Bak the incident could have been in 2003 at a place called Gleno.
# 95 - Michael (Doc) Pepper - 06/06/2011 - 16:39 - City: Townsville - State: QLD - Country: Australia
Ian Mcdougal I still keep in touch with a few old mates from back then. I was in 10 Pl 83-85 then PNR Pl 86-90. Just email me with your contact details.
# 94 - Michael (Doc) Pepper - 06/06/2011 - 16:35 - City: Townsville - State: QLD - Country: Australia
My father Geoff Buckland served in 1RAR in Vietnam 1965-66. I believe he was an assault pioneer. He passed in 2001 but always spoke about his army days as some of the best days of his life. I'd be happy to hear from anyone who knew him.
# 93 - Linda Howse nee Buckland - 05/16/2011 - 16:53 - City: Canberra - State: ACT - Country: Australia
G'day to all the ex Somalia team great site, takes me back a few years. Served 15 years in total, 91-96 with the big blue
-Duty First
# 92 - Brendan Hughes - 05/03/2011 - 16:22 - City: Perth - State: WA - Country: Australia
Served in 1RAR 1979-1983. 9 Platoon Charlie Company and Pioneer Platoon Support Company. Been reminicing of late and came upon this great web site and plenty of fond memories come flooding back. Had a very tumultuous life since the Army days and would very much like to re-kindle friendships long forgotten from those times. If anybody from those days reads this and remembers me or others from then could you please respond. Never regret the six formative years I had in the Army. Wish I was eighteen again!
# 91 - Ian McDougall - 04/29/2011 - 10:28 - City: Toowoomba - State: Qld - Country: Australia
Great site - brought back a lot of memories, did't think we were that young!
Ken Snell
1RAR 86-94 (Fiji, Somalia)
# 90 - Ken Snell - 04/28/2011 - 22:25 - City: Canberra - State: ACT - Country: Australia
Served with 1RAR 1968-1971, 1972-1978, 1984-1986 great memories and made some great mates
# 89 - Dennis (Shorty) Rawlings - 04/25/2011 - 15:54 - City: Townsville - State: Qld - Country: Australia
my father, pte Roland (ron) Johnson enlisted on 11/6/51 and served in Korea from march '52 until march '53 with the 1st battalion, the royal australian regiment. he was a rifleman in the infantry, and i am looking for any person who served with him or remember him from his time in the army. he was discharged in 1963. his claim to fame from his time in korea was shooting himself in the finger with his own gun. i have not seen him since 1961, and i recently discovered he died on 10/10/2001. any information about him or his time in service would be greatly appreciated, as i have noone to regale me with tales of what he was like. pls email me at if you can help me. thankyou
# 88 - robyn johnson - 04/22/2011 - 13:25 - City: melbourne - State: victoria - Country: australia
Former Op Solace burnout seeks same!
# 87 - Hindle, D.A. - 04/20/2011 - 01:05 - City: - State: Western Australia - Country: Dear Ol' Oz
I like the site and all the coments.

3PL 7Sec A Coy 1965 to 1966
# 86 - Perry(spedy)Mifsud - 04/19/2011 - 14:14 - City: Adelaide - State: S.A - Country: Aust
Very Good website. Served with ASSAULT PIONEERS 1965-1966 1RAR and ASSAULT PIONEERS 1969-1970 8RAR in VIETNAM
# 85 - Ron Goubareff ` Goubs` - 04/17/2011 - 15:24 - City: Devonport - State: Tasmania - Country: Australia
My grandfather William Taylor was AIF 527. With Anzac Day looming, despite the fact he returned home a broken man who NEVER spoke of what the war, after (according to my fathers only discussions with him) seeing his mates decimated in front of him in his first battle, we are honoured and proud to carry his name. I married a decedent of a Gordon Highlander lost in Burma. Our daughter has a proud heritage. LEST WE FORGET.
# 84 - Kylie Patricia Taylor - 04/13/2011 - 21:13 - City: Moree - State: NSW - Country: Australia
Served 1972-1982,great time and mateship.Sad news 24/3/11 Vic Svenson laid to rest today,he was somebody we all looked to for advice.Great to see names from Spt Coy of that era.Contact 0747230485.Hooroo
# 83 - Jock McQuaker - 03/25/2011 - 18:48 - City: Townsville - State: Qld - Country:
My grandfather was a 1st Bn digger
6789 HW Riches.

If any one has any info I would love to recieve a copy of it.

Thanks Ret VV
# 82 - Pete Riches - 02/28/2011 - 23:04 - City: Nanango - State: Qld - Country:
Great site however the third image in the thumbnaled images titled "On board HMAS Tobruk" is actually the flight deck of HMAS Jervis Bay.
# 81 - David Dyer - 02/25/2011 - 11:26 - City: Sydney - State: nsw - Country: Australia
Got your site from one of the mechanics from the 118th Assault Helicopter Co (Thunderbirds). I was the Opns Officer of the 118th from Oct 1965 to Nov 1966. Flew some of you guys back in Nam. I also remember some of the officers visiting the 118th villa on Cong Le street. It was pretty much universal that the T'Birds loved flying missions for you guys.
# 80 - Ted Jambon - 01/25/2011 - 07:29 - City: Baton Rouge - State: Louisiana - Country: USA
G'day all, I served with the Big Blue One from '75 - '80, then again from '88 - '90. A great Bn, and full of great memories. Fond regards all, Nev Dummett
# 79 - Neville Dummett - 01/10/2011 - 15:23 - City: South West Rocks - State: NSW - Country: AUSTRALIA
My uncle George Charles Garlick VX6341 served in the 2/1 battalion and I was wondering if there are any photos of him out there

Thanks Jim
# 78 - james keenan - 01/07/2011 - 11:07 - City: launceston - State: tas - Country: australia
On searching for a friend on Facebook your website came up and I was sad to discover the passing of SGT Grahame Roach. What I am looking for is to make contact with my friend his wife Maree Roach and would dearly love to catch up with her. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

# 77 - Suzanne Johnstone - 01/01/2011 - 00:46 - City: Townsville - State: QLD - Country: Australia
Great site congratulations to all concerned joined 1RAR 70-72 A Coy, went to Conagra and New Guinea best years of my life met great guys like Mark(Stevo)Stephens,Greeny, Rod Shelton, Col Bishop, Glen Barlow, Sgt Thommo,Lt Youll, Capt McCauslen?, Lofty Awage, Hawkshaw,and of course my mentor who put me on the right path of life a great man Sgt Gary Pope, would love to catch up, if anyone can put me in touch or vica versa

# 76 - Rod (Andy) Andrews - 12/18/2010 - 14:39 - City: Melbourne - State: Victoria - Country: Australia