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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 held  on Thursday 01 Dec in the Memorial Chapel at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetary.

a short tribute is here

CONTACT Magazine and Newsletter

The latest edition of CONTACT magazine is available here,

and the newsletter is available here.

Black on Blue - 9RQR 1948 to 2013

A short history of 9RQR from 1948 to 2015. Memories of various Officers and OR's across those years and the change from CMF to ARes.

Compiled by Brig Rod Hamilton CSM RFD.

Contact Pat O'Keeffe  to purchase a copy.

Pozieres Dinner - Tin Can Bay

A most successful activity held by the Battalion at the Tin Can Bay Field Firing Range on Sat 16 Jul 2016 - 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 battlefields of France. An excellent effort by all involved.

...the full booklet can be seen here.... 

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

The Fighting Ninth - 2016

Centenary of Pozieres Edition

Full copies will be available 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 available here.

9RQR past CO's enjoying a Lunch at the United Service Club recently.

L to R  LtCol Peter Ball, Brig Rod Hamilton, Brig Michael Bond, Brig Trevor Luttrell, LtCol Luke Hughes, Col Chris Austin, Brig Ray McNab, Brig David Tomae, Col Mark Plath, Col David O'Hagan

Watch for the Gallipoli - First Ashore panels here in early 2017.

Color Patches

An interesting historical document "Australian Army Color Patches and Ribbons of the Second World War" originally published by the Sun Newspaper in Melbourne.

Unfortunately the colours have not translated well but it is still an interesting document. Click here to view.


Volunteers who manned the First Ashore display throughout 2016.

L to R: [back row] Mal Black, Dan Penman, Vivienne Waterworth, Frank meoni, Phill Hill

[front row] Peter Newland, Pat O'Keeffe, Brad Shillig.

Next Meeting:  1730 hrs  Wed 8th Feburary 2017  at Victoria Barracks All Ranks Mess

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