Category: Veteran’s stories

Dec 08 2017

Bad Moon Rising

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Bad moon rising – how Australians avoided a massacre at Nui Le by Greg Dodds In the battle of Nui Le the North Vietnamese 33rd Regiment came within a whisker of destroying an entire Australian infantry company. If they’d been successful it would have been the greatest loss for the Australian army since World War 2. …

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Oct 02 2017

Hero Left us with Fond Memories

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Hero Andrew Anderson died 100 years ago Aged just 23, days before the battle now commemorated as Polygon Wood Andrew, this hero has left us a legacy of fond memories ANDREW Anderson packed some adventure into his short life Born in Bundaberg on April 9, 1895 to Scottish immigrants Andrew and Christina, he attended Barolin …

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Apr 18 2017

The ANZAC Legacy

HOW THE ANZACS DESTROYED THE OTTOMAN CALIPHATE All Australians know about our ANZACS. But very few know that the ANZAC’S caused the collapse of the Ottoman Empire; the same Ottoman Empire that islam is trying to revive today. Ottoman Empire History Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the leader of ISIS, styled himself after the first caliph, …

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Jan 10 2017

Kampong Australia

Kampong Australia Mathew Radcliffe The Royal Australian Air Force base at Butterworth was Australia’s largest and most enduring overseas military garrison in post-war Southeast Asia. Home to the majority of Australian air power for over three decades, Butterworth was also home to a vibrant Australian community. From 1955 until 1988, spanning the end of the …

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Oct 19 2016

Bunfight at Long Tan 2016

This is a report on the Long Tan commemoration tour 2016. Click here to download and read. BunfightAtLongTan2016.pdf You will need a PDF reader to view the file. If you do not have one you can download it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/ ——————————————————–  

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Jul 25 2016

Butterworth Service

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Service at Butterworth Air Base 1970 – 1989 in Context [ Thanks to Ken (Swampy) Marsh for this enlightening article first published here: http://kenswampymarsh1.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/service-at-butterworth-air-base-1970.html ] Prepared in Support of the RCB Claim for Recognition of Service Introduction In many ways Butterworth in the 1970s and 80s was an ideal posting. It offered air force families …

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May 30 2016

ANZAC March Appeal

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I called up Mr Dick Payne OAM, a delightful Digger over 90 years old, to ask his permission to publish his letter decrying the decision to stop our ANZAC Diggers marching past the Cenotaph in Sydney’s Martin Place forever. Dick served in North Africa and then returned home to fight in New Guinea against the …

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Apr 05 2013

Bargara Vietnam Veteran awarded OAM

THIS is the story of a war veteran who led an heroic charge against a superior force in the infamous Battle of Long Tan and fought on with only a bayonet when his ammunition was spent. It’s also the story of a journalist who helped unearth vital information that forced a Royal Commission and led …

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Jul 10 2012

Wannabes now exposed

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  We have all been following the saga of the Hines brothers…the imposters who have been photographed marching in at least one ANZAC day march with a chestful of medals. Now we are delighted to say that they have been exposed for the imposters they are. The article at this website ANZMI (click on this …

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Mar 22 2012

The Battle of Long Tan – Video

  A tribute to those raw young Nasho’s who left Australia for a war unlike any other in history. A war that left so many of our soldiers broken and unloved when they returned home. It has taken years for Australians and the government to recognise those brave men and women. This video is a …

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