RESIGNATION OF SECRETARY AND
CURATOR OF 4 RAR MUSEUM
It is with a heavy heart that I report that Frank
Angyal has officially resigned as the
of the 4 RAR Museum. Frank has been an integral part of the
running of the museum since its inception and
has helped raise the web page, funding and setup of the museum displays.
As the Web Master I would like to pass
on my sincere thanks for the assistance he has provided.
Frank, please keep in touch.
Appointment of new Col
KIA Afghanistan - 27th April
8240607 / 1811890 LCPL JASON MARKS
The newly renamed 4RAR
History Room Inc. will be relocating to what was the old 4RAR BHQ bldg
in the near future.
Funds have been secured from within the ADF to ensure the ongoing
presence of the museum/history room within the 4RAR precinct and despite
the de-activation of the battalion the incumbent CO has assured us that
our presence within the unit lines will be assured into the foreseeable
It is hoped that the move
into the new site will be completed toward the end of 2009.
The museum/history room has had a somewhat chequered career over its
life of some 6-7 years , much of the turmoil surrounding the museum can
be attributed to the very evident lack of support from within the 4RAR
community, both serving & past members.
This statement should be in no way be construed as criticism of the
family that was & is 4RAR, rather a comment perhaps on the unwillingness
of past management to be more open, inclusive & inviting of all the
battalions family members.
This has led I believe to a belief that everything was going on
swimmingly and that no problems existed; to the contrary if we'd had
more active participation of a larger number of past & present members
in what is after all their history perhaps we would not
find ourselves where we are today.
Our past curator, Frank Angyal, was tireless in his efforts to build and
maintain the museum, some have accused Frank of running a "one man band"
and being something of an "empire builder". It is true that perhaps some
of Frank's efforts may have been misdirected but he could never have
been accused of lacking enthusiasm for the tasks he attempted. I would
personally like to thank Frank Angyal for all that he did in the
establishment of the 4 RAR Museum....thanks Frank!