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( MALAYSIA 1967- 1969 )


(VIETNAM 1969-1970 )


National Service Medal


Australian Defence Medal


Malaysian Government Medal

"8RAR" .. "THE AMBUSH BATTALION" .. "LEFT HANDED COOKS" .. "THE GREY 8" .. "8 BALLERS"

- - -WE ANSWER TO ANYTHING- - - -

The 8th. Battalion was formed in Brisbane on the 8th August 1966 and only 9RAR was to follow later.

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The VIETNAM war was barely 2 years old as far as Australia sending full Battalions to assist South Vietnam and the Government of the day had committed more troops to this war.

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The writer of this page would like to consider himself as a formation member of 8RAR as I joined the battalion in September 1966 before the units actually moved to the new ENOGGERA barracks.

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The Battalion left for MALAYSIA in 1967 and returned in 1969 and then to VIETNAM in late 1969 to late 1970. Later 8RAR & 9RAR combined to form 8/9 BATTALION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT and continued this way untill it was disbanded on 30 JUNE 1997, over 30 years later.

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This page is not meant to be the history of the battalion and may never will be, however, PAGE 3 is dedicated to those of you "WHO REMEMBER".

Anyone who was a member of 8 RAR , 8/9 RAR or who was attached to, or supported the battalion during it's time is invited to submit their memories.

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You guys out there can EMAIL or FAX me on 02 49538341 anything that you can REMEMBER about the Battalion whether it be in
AUSTRALIA-MALAYSIA or VIETNAM.

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ALONG THE WAY THERE ARE SOME PICTURES TO LOOK AT, AS WELL AS AN 8 RAR "ROLL OF HONOUR" FOR THOSE WHO DIED.

THERE IS ALSO A DECORATIONS LISTING OF THE MEDAL RECIPIANTS.

IF YOU WANT TO LOCATE SOME 8 RAR MEMBERS YOU HAVN'T SEEN FOR A LONG TIME, EMAIL ME THE DETAILS AND I WILL INCLUDE IT ON THE "GONE MISSING" PAGE.

CLIVE MITCHELL-TAYLOR HAS PRODUCED A SITE DEPICTING THE BATTALIONS HISTORY AND YOU WILL FIND A LINK BELOW.

YOU WILL ALSO FIND A LINK TO "THE 500 WHO DIED IN VIETNAM" (PAGES BY ERN. MARSHALL) THIS A FULL LISTING TOGETHER WITH PHOTOS.

THE LAST PAGE CONTAINS A LIST OF LINKS WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF THE BATTALIONS OPERATIONS IN VIETNAM.

(THESE ARE DIRECT LINKS TO AUSVETS WEB SITE)

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If any owners of RAR sites would like to be linked from this page ,please Email me and I will do so.

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THE 8 RAR ASSOCIATION NEEDS MORE MEMBERS .
ITS ONLY $20 PER YEAR.

The address is
8 RAR ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED.
PO BOX 202
ZILLMERE. QLD. 4034

THE NEXT ANNUAL BIRTHDAY REUNION IS ONLY DAYS AWAY ,JOIN UP NOW



Click"HERE" to view the Associations Rules


Click"HERE" to download a Membership Form

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THESE   PAGES   WERE   LAST   UPDATED   ON  

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MARCH 2010

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22nd June 2001......More names added to the Contact List & another page of pictures added to the Malayan photo album.


COMMING SOON...8RARs Memorabilia "FOR SALE" page.
Items of interest to members.Caps,Ties,Shirts,etc..
In the meantime click on the For Sale button and post your own add for anything you want to "BUY,SELL or SWAP"

8th March 2001.... More names added to the contact list,also a chat room has been added
You will find the link just below the navigation Buttons


20th January 2001... A few email addresses added to the CONTACT LIST.

20th OCTOBER 2000 ...Picture album updated with a few new pics and new background
(More to come soon)

20th JUNE 2000....Navigation buttons added. Colours changed.

2nd MAY 2000....More names added to theCONTACT LIST

16th APRIL 2000....An "OnLine" Reunion Questionnaire added.

19TH JANUARY 2000....Minor updates and corrections

21ST SEPTEMBER 1999.....View the submission by the association for the AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL

22ND JULY 1999....This Search box added to assist in looking for items on this site, just type in what you want and press the button.

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"ABOUT THE WEBMASTER" OR CLICK ON A PAGE LINK BELOW


CLICK "HERE " TO GO TO THE MEMORIES PAGE
A PAGE OF VISITORS SUBMISSIONS
CLICK"HERE" TO GO TO THE 8 RAR DECORATIONS LISTING
A LIST OF MEDAL RECIPIENTS
CLICK "HERE TO SEE 8 RAR'S UNIT CITATION
AWARDED TO THE BATTALION BY THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT
CLICK"HERE" FOR THE 8 RAR ROLL OF HONOUR
A SMALL TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO DIED
CLICK"HERE" TO GO TO THE LINKS FOR THE BATTALIONS OPERATIONS IN VIETNAM
AN EXCELLENT GROUP OF PAGES DETAILING 8 RAR'S OPS. IN VIETNAM
CLICK "HERE" FOR THE ""GONE MISSING"" PAGE
EX MEMBERS LOOKING FOR LOST FRIENDS
CLICK "HERE" FOR THE 8RAR NEWS PAGE
Read the latest News & Info
CLICK "HERE" FOR THE CONTACT PAGE
A LIST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED THE GUESTBOOK OR HAVE ADDED THEIR MEMORIES TO PAGE 3
SOME PICTURES TO LOOK AT,IF YOU HAVE TIME
HAS ANYONE SOME MORE PICS TO INCLUDE HERE ,SEND THEM IN
THE HISTORY OF THE 8TH BATTALION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT
A SITE ON THE HISTORY OF THE BATTALION BY CLIVE MITCHELL-TAYLOR
CLICK "HERE" FOR 1 RAR
INFO. ON 1RAR EAST TIMOR
CLICK "HERE" FOR 2 RAR
INFO. ON 2 RAR HISTORY and CURRENT EVENTS
CLICK "HERE"FOR 3 RAR
SOME INFO. ON 3 RAR & ASSOCIATION DETAILS
CLICK"HERE" FOR 4 RAR
4 RAR's ASSOCIATION PAGE
CLICK "HERE" FOR 5 RAR
AN INFORMATIVE SITE FOR 5 RAR WITH PAGES FOR 1ST. & 2ND. TOURS
THE 5 RAR ASSOCIATION HOME PAGE
MEMBERS,EX MEMBERS AND SUPPORTING UNITS ARE INVITED TO JOIN
CLICK "HERE" FOR 6 RAR
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BATTALION AND INFO ON IT'S FIRST TOUR OF VIETNAM
CLICK "HERE" FOR 7 RAR
7 RAR ASSOCIATION HOME PAGE
CLICK "HERE" FOR TONY BLAKES 7 RAR PAGE
A PERSONAL 7 RAR HOME PAGE
CLICK "HERE" FOR JOE TURRA's 7 RAR PAGE
MAINLY PICTURES ON THIS PAGE
CLICK "HERE" FOR 8/9 RAR
THE ASSOCIATION PAGE FOR THE 8/9TH BATTALION
CLICK "HERE" FOR 9 RAR
A GOOD PAGE FOR THE 9TH BATTALION.
CLICK "HERE" FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RAR ASSOCIATION
A GOOD PAGE FOR THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BRANCH OF THE RAR ASSOCIATION
PLEASE SIGN THE 8RAR GUESTBOOK
COMMENTS GOOD,BAD,OR UGLY MAY BE LEFT
VIEW THE 8RAR GUESTBOOK
CLICKABLE LINKS TO VISITORS HOME PAGES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES
SUNRAYSIA VIETNAM VETERANS
A "MUST SEE" FOR EVERYONE & A IDEAL RESEARCH SITE FOR STUDENTS
161 Bty RNZA
161 Bty ROYAL NEW ZEALAND ARTILLERY SUPPORTED 8 RAR IN VIETNAM
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT ASSOCIATION (QUEENSLAND)
VISIT THIS SITE FOR INFO ON RAR HISTORY & UP-COMING EVENTS
VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
WELL WORTH A VISIT FOR ALL EX SERVICE PEOPLE
DARRYL WARNERS HOME PAGE
INFO ON DARRYL'S EXPERIENCES WITH 1 RAR,6 RAR & 173 AIRBORNE ,WITH MORE TO FOLLOW
CLICK"HERE" TO SEE THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS
GERRY LYALL'S PAGE - THREE TROOP ,1 FIELD SQUADRON
THE BATTLE FOR LONG TAN---VIETNAM 1966
AS TOLD BY SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE
THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS ASSOCIATION PAGE
This Regiment was at Terendak Garrison at the same time as 8RAR.
THE ORIGINAL 1971 STORY OF OPERATION HAMMERSLEY
TAKEN FROM THE 8 RAR TOUR BOOK "THE GREY EIGHT IN VIETNAM" BY A. CLUNIES-ROSS (This a direct link to Clive Mitchell-Taylor's Site)
OPERATION HAMMERSLEY AS TOLD ALMOST 30 YEARS LATER
TAKEN FROM ISSUE No.23 OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENDER MAGAZINE ( Another direct link to Clive Mitchell-Taylor's Site
THE INTERNATIONAL HALL OF HONOUR
POST A FLAG TO REMEMBER A VETERAN FROM ANY COUNTRY OR ANY CONFLICT
AUSTRALIAN ARMY TRAINING TEAM VIETNAM
A NEW SITE WITH INFO. ON THE AATTV.
AUSTRALIAN TRACKER DOGS
SEE A VERY SHORT STORY ON AUSSIE TRACKING DOGS
THE COMBAT TRACKER TEAMS
AN AMERICAN SITE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL OBJECTIVE TO LINK TRACKING TEAM MEMBERS FROM ALL COUNTRIES. ALL EX. MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR DETAILS FOR THE LIST
NATIONAL SERVICE AND COMBINED FORCES ASSOC. OF AUSTRALIA (Newcastle Branch)
CHECK OUT THE THE SITE FOR INFO & MEMBERSHIP DETAILS
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY LINKS
A LOT OF INTERESTING MILITARY LINKS TO LOOK AT
The "AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL" Submission
Please read this Important Document



WA Nashos
Click on the Icon for the WA Nashos Web Site.


THE BOOZER
Click on the Crock to for something a bit different.
Ex 8 RAR "PEDRO" Perandis has put together some pages worth reading.



The aim of the Pandanus Project it to provide Vietnam Veterans with a suitable outlet which would encourage a self motivated improvement in their existing lifestyle.
It has been well established that the lifestyle of many Vietnam Veterans is at this time cause for concern. Conversely, many veterans have managed to structure a well regulated and balanced lifestyle for themselves.
The Pandanus Project is aimed at providing something of value for all Veterans.


There are TWO major Vietnam War Memorials in Australia.
The National Memorial on ANZAC Parade, in Canberra the Nation's Capital and the
Cherry Tree Walk.

The WALK is at present an on going project and funds are sort in the form of a donation to buy a TREE to be planted on site.

The number of trees to be planted at the WALK will represent all those Australians killed during the Vietnam War.



Weapons Plaques, remember your service with pride.
Full size exact replicas ADF, NATO, and Eastern Block Assault Rifles
mounted on quality plaques, and decorated with your choice of unit badge, decorations, and personal mementos.

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