Let me introduce myself, I am Tony (oink) Blake former 7RAR (PIGS).
As a member of RAR NSW Association; I am charged as 'coordinator', with
organising the Commemorations for the 60th Birthday of the Royal
To date we have firm Army support as follows.
First 4RAR (Cdo) will support the ANZAC March in Sydney 2008.
Second 3RAR will provide a 100 man Guard for a Service and Parade at
Victoria Barracks on the afternoon of the RAR's 60th Birthday; being
23rd November 2008. Start 16:00hrs sharp!
It is confirmed we will have on hand all 18 COLOURS of the Battalions
of the Regiment; at the Barracks.
This is an important day in the life of the Regiment.
It will be perhaps many years before the Colours are on Parade at the
one location; to mark a milestone in the History of the RAR
Kevin Greenhill 02 49876986
106 Alton St Raymond tce NSW RANG THE 4RAR(Cdo)
guard room and duty officer rang me with veterans details.
Any old mates please contact him also interested in attending reunion. No computer.
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 1:01 PM
Subject: 4RAR museum website [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Dear Mr Angyal,
I recently came across your 4RAR museum website which has your email details as the "curator".
Browsing through the links, etc I noticed some points that I offer in the hope they may be of some assistance.
Mr Wickham's submission in support of Walter Heagney is excellent. Reading through the detail, I do wonder (and hope it may be of assistance if the submission remains extant) the notices found in 4RAR Routine Orders for Oct 66, to whit:
RO No 35 dated 12 Oct 66, para 305:
"Wef 1 Oct 66 all Aust personnel revert from Active to War Service" and RO No 36 dated 19 Oct 66, para 317:
"1. Army Headquarters has advised that as from 1 Oct 66 all units in this theatre ceased to be on active service and on that date reverted to war service. ... (etc.)" AAF RO 92/66 is listed as a reference.
RO No 36 dated 19 Oct 66, para 324:
"With effect 15 Sep 66, personnel in Borneo ceased to be on special duty in a special area."
Note this seems to contradict the Mohr Report and Clarke Reports findings/assumptions, at least in respect to specific dates, and calls into question their "attention to detail".
Also, as an aside, on your list of RCB rotations the May-Aug 77 slot is C Coy, 1RAR, MAJ Bryant being the OC, LT Cosgrove (not the General) being one of the platoon commanders.
I hope this information is of some assistance and I hope you can pass any relevant material on to Mr Wickham. Good work with the web site!
(08) 8393 2741
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: 4RAR
I wish you all luck with your submission nothing gets up my goat more than politicians and petty bureaucrats (including some modern-day senior officers) making decisions with the benefit of hindsight forty years after the event, and ignoring the benefit of the facts from those who were 'on the spot'. Why not have someone who served involved on the various review committees, etc? Frankly I'm astonished at length government will go to in avoiding appropriate benefits to those who served in good faith and with every expectation that they might be called upon at any time. With that example, God help our younger veterans in dealing with DVA (if it still exits!) forty years down-track.
Again, good luck.
My name is Alan Mark Dinnison and I would like to be included on the 2/4 RAR nominal roll. I served in the Battalion between 12 August 1974 to February 1979. I was in Bravo Company and then Signals Platoon, Support Company over this period. I was a L/Cpl when I departed to Intelligence Corps.
Hi, my name is Carlo Webb.
I was told on the grape vine that you are looking for the details of ex 2/4 RAR members. I was a member of 2/4 RAR from 1991 to 1994. I was the Assistant Operations Officer under Major M. Slater from Dec 91 to about Jun 92. Then was the Platoon Commander of 6 PL B Coy under Major W. Jensen from about Jun 92 until Nov 93. Then I was the MLO in Support Company under Major S. Tully from Nov 93 until the elements of the Battalion deployed for Rwanda in 94 when I became the Mortar Platoon Commander until Dec 94. I was posted from the Battalion on promotion to Captain and was sent to Darwin to the 1st Civil Liaison Unit as a Military/Civilian Liaison Officer.
I went on to be an:
I’m now working in security consulting in Asia as a senior consultant.
2/4 RAR was a great Battalion and I really loved my time there. It prepared me for my remaining career in the Army and made me part of the success I am today. Is there a reunion planned as I’d love to come.