Our Pozieres Gun
...not so rare?...
An article in the Australian War Memorial Blog has a lengthy dissertation about the Pozieres guns including photographs of 'our' gun when it was up in the old Museum location. Interesting reading.
The barrel of the gun was originally placed upside down and it took considerable effort, and the help of a mobile crane, to correct. The gun has since been painted a better shade of grey and the original Brisbane City Council plaque has been restored and will be placed on a small concrete plinth in the near future.
Vale LtCol Noel Williams
With sadness we announce the passing of Noel Williams, CO 9RQR 1975 ~ 1979.
Noel's funeral was hel at the Pinaroo Lawn Cemetary on Thursday 1 Dec 2016 attended by representatives of the Association, the CO and members of 9RQR and 8RAR.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and online copy and may take a few moments to load]