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Applications are being called for the new
"National Service Medal"
to download an application form in PDF format
to download a printable copy directly to your computer..
File size 800kb.
The group held their 3rd Annual Pinic on the 24th June 2001 and it was a great success with some 80 people turning out. They are planning a similar event next year around the same weekend.
They are working on having more services available with more information on Vietnam and it's effects on the family unit.
Click on the link above to go to the Survey page.
Bob Hall's Book on the 8 RAR History is now available in bookstores.
He advises that there will be 3000 copies in the first printing.
RRP is $29.95
The book may be available through the Association at a reduced rate.
Check 8 Ball magazine
To Contact Bob Hall
The research is being carried out on behalf of the Defence Science and
Technology Organisation (DSTO), with the aim of identifying
the factors which contribute to friendly fire incidents and hopefully reducing the threat to today's infantrymen. I would think
that the majority of potential respondents would be from Arms Corps,
to fill out the form online
THE STORY TELLS OF ONE YEAR'S TOUR IN VIETNAM 1967-68 WITH 2RAR. THE STORY
IS A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF TRACKING TEAM AND THE TWO DOGS. BUT IT TELLS THE STORY OF ALL 11 DOGS WHO WERE IN VIETNAM 1967-71. THE BOOK INCLUDES A SUMMATION OF EACH DOG THAT SERVED WITH EACH BATTLION DURING THE WAR YEARS.
TRACKERS ALSO GIVES SNAPSHOTS OF WAR AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR THE BAGGY-ARSE GRUNT, AS OPPOSED TO THE ACADEMIC WAFFLE OR VIEW FROM THE HIGHER BOUGH.
THE BOOK TOOK TWO YEARS TO WRITE AND INVOLVED CONVERSATION WITH TRACKERS FROM MANY BATTALIONS...ANYWAY, THOSE I COULD LOCATE THROUGH THE 'NETWORK'!
THE PUBLISHER IS NEW HOLLAND, THE BOOK IS PAPERBACK.