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Association Patron's Dinner 2017

United Service Club

24 March 2017

A record number of guests, 47, for our Annual Patron's Dinner honouring our Patron, Brig Rod Hamiltom CSM RFD. An excellent night enjoyed by all with an excellent number of Battalion members attending.


LtCol Luke Hughes gave an excellent presentation highlighting the lineage of the Battalion since its inception in 1867.

Some of the images from that presentation can be seen here.

Photo - From the right - Ms Vivienne Waterworth [Association Secretary], LtCol Luke Hughes [CO 9RQR], LtCol Steve Vokes [President 9th Battalions Association], Mrs Anita Vokes, Brig Rod Hamilton [with apologies for just the back of his head].



A better picture - from the right LtCol Steve Vokes Association President with wife Anita, a much better picture of our Patron Brig Rod Hamilton CSM RFD with wife Catherine, Col Chris Austin immediate Past President and Col Mark Plath Chairman of Trustees'



Our Pozieres Gun article has moved.....click here to read the full article.

Vale LtCol Allan Press RFD

With sadness we announce the passing of Alan Press, CO 9RQR 1982 ~ 1985.


A Memorial Service was held at the Chersmside Kedron Community Church on 17 May 2017.




CONTACT magazine and Newsletter


The latest edition of CONTACT magazine is available here

and the Newsletter is available here

CAUTION - these are external link - pls report any errors.

Black on Blue - 9RQR 1948 to 2013

A short history of 9RQR from 1948 to 2013. Memories of various Officers and OR's across these years and the change from CMF to ARes.


Compiled by Brig Rod Hamilton CSM RFD


Contact Pat O'Keeffe pjok1941@gmail.com to purchase a copy.

Pozieres Dinner - Tin Can Bay - 16 Jul 2016

A most successful activity held by the Battalion at the Tin Can Bay Field Fiiring Range - a wet night but a thoroughly enjoyable one.


The sound of live firing punctuated the evening - drizzling rain only added to the ambience and a series of playlets transported us to the battfields of France. An excellen t effort by all involved.


...the full booklet can be seen here

[it's an online copy and may take a few moments to load]

The Fighting Ninth - 2016

Centenary of Pozieres Edition


Printed copies will be available directly from 9RQR in early December.


Click here for the digital edition...

[the file is quite large and may take a few moments to load]


The Centenary Edition from 2015 is here.

Past CO's of 9RQR enjoying a lunch at the United Service Club

Lto R [back row] Brig Rod Hamilton, Brig Trevor Luttrell, Col Chris Austin, Brig Ray McNab, Col Marl Plath

[front row] LtCol Peter Ball, Brig Michael Bond, LtCol Luke Hughes [current CO] Brig David Tomae, Col David O'Hagan

First Ashore Display Volunteers

L to R [back row] Mal Black, Dan Penman, Vivienne Waterworth, Frank Meoni, Phil Hill

[Front Row] Peter Newland, Pat O'Keeffe, Brad Shillig.

Next Meeting:  1730 hrs Wed 14th June 2017  at Victoria Barracks All Ranks Mess


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