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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 johnppalmer@hotmail.com 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 gj@rockaway.com 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.
Steve
# 96 - Steve Wyatt - 06/07/2011 - 13:12 - City: Canberra - State: ACT - Country: Southern Cross
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. linda.howse@gmail.com
# 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!
Regards,
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 robbiemayd@gmail.com 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