Reunion To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of The Closure Of The Australian Army Apprentice Scheme

The Reunion to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Australian Army Apprentice Scheme will be held in the Albury/Wodonga area over the weekend of 23 – 25 October 2015. The Reunion Friday and Saturday events have been specifically centralized on the Albury CBD so that those attendees choosing accommodation in the Albury CBD will not have to drive anywhere, except to Latchford Barracks.

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Doing it for the Troops - Fundraiser

Please support our returned Veterans by purchasing a copy of Doin’ It For The Troops.

This DVD is only $24.95 + postage which is great value.  Every single cent raised goes towards helping our returned Veterans who suffer from PTSD and their families nationally.  I’ve put the play list below for you to have a look at so you can see how many wonderful artists came on board for this project.  The DVD was completely made from sponsorship money and donor money which is how we are able to give back 100% to our returned Veterans.

RAEME personnel Army Aviation inc Vietnam


I am rebuilding ex-Army Cessna A98-063 to configuration / markings as used during its 3 tours in SVN. I'm very eager to contact any ex-RAEME maintainers who may have had contact with the type either in Vietnam or Australia.

I have been in touch with MAAF at Oakey who have been very helpful and also the 161 Recce Assn. There remain considerable gaps in the detail and I'd like to cast the information net further. I have an appeal burst detailing what I'm after. As I can't attach it to this email, if you could email me I can send it to you for a bulk re-transmit to your members.

Any assistance appreciated.

Darryl Hill

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Coral and Balmoral, Battle of Fire Support Bases

For those interested in such things. A documentary on the battle at Fire Base Balmoral will be aired shortly on the ABC. The doco “The Crater” will be shown nationally on ABC TV at 2130 on the 3rd of April 2015 for those interested.

Coral and Balmoral, Battle of Fire Support Bases

During the "Mini-Tet" offensive mounted by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in May 1968, the 1st Australian Task Force deployed two battalions to an area 20 kilometres north of Bien Hoa city to intercept and disrupt enemy forces withdrawing from the capital, Saigon, and the Bien Hoa–Long Binh base complex. Several fire support bases (FSB) were established to provide defended firing points for artillery and mortars which would cover foot patrols to be sent out by the battalions (1RAR and 3RAR). One of these FSBs was dubbed "Coral", situated 7 kilometres.....

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