NEWS FROM THE FRONT

 

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 Curator
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 Commandant


KIA Afghanistan - 27th April 2008

8240607  / 1811890 LCPL JASON MARKS


VALE


Battalion De-Activation


***NEWS***

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 future.

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!