Category: Veteran’s stories

SAS Soldier Responds

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Article written by former SASR trooper in response to recent allegations against the Regiment Thursday, 14 June 2018 The writer wants to remain anonymous, the way the SAS likes things. He served 14 years in the ADF, 9 years as a Royal Australian Regiment infantryman and 5 years with the Special Air Service Regiment. The …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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