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1 Company, The Royal Australian Regiment, 71 1/503 (US) Battalion, 210 100 (A) Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, 119 101 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, 288, 304, 332, 335, 336, 347, 348, 349, 354, 355, 360, 367, 411 102 Field Battery Royal Australian Artillery, 193 103 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, 238, 251, 307, 309, 367 104 Signal Squadron, Nui Dat, 395, 397 105 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, 88, 210, 215, 238, 247, 257, 258, 259, 335 10th Light Horse, 78 113th Australian General Hospital, Concord, NSW, 25 115 Supply Depot Platoon, RAASC, 144 11th Armoured Cavalry Regiment, US Army, 374, 381 Photo, 381 11th Australian Infantry Division, 69, 413 11th National Service Training Battalion Band, Intake 3/55 (10 Platoon C Company) Photo, 91 11th National Service Training Battalion, Wacol, Queensland, 91 12th (US) Army Group, 27 12th National Service Training Battalion, 46 Photo, 15 Platoon, D Company, 48 131 Divisional Locating Battery, 251, 259 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company, US Army, 241, 386 14th (British/Indian) Army, 136 14th National Service Training Battalion, 67, 68, 81 15/19th The King's Royal Hussars, 107, 114 Photo, 106 15th (Anglo/US) Army Group, 27 161 Field Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery, 210, 219, 233, 238, 239, 257, 258, 259, 303, 314, 316, 324, 326, 329, 335, 347, 348, 350, 411 in difficulties, 238 161 Reconnaissance Flight, 176, 220, 280, 300, 314, 336, 379 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), US Army, 193, 207, 210, 222, 246, 250, 252, 367, 399 17th Australian Infantry Brigade, 145 17th Gurkha Division, 111, 114, 345 17th Parallel, 85 199th Light Infantry Brigade, US Army, 335 19th Australian Infantry Brigade, 78 1ATF Defence and Employment Platoon (D&E Platoon), 309, 310 1PIR, 174, 179, 180, 191, 193 1RAR, 69, 70, 71, 82, 86, 118, 123, 124, 125, 126, 193, 197, 202, 206, 207, 210, 211, 220, 250, 254, 259, 263, 267, 272, 339, 341, 344, 361, 394, 413, 414, 415 leads The Regiment to Vietnam, 193 1SAS Company, 151 1SAS Squadron, raised, 193 1st (Anglo/US) Army, 25 1st Armoured Division, 78 1st Armoured Regiment, 63, 72, 74, 177 1st Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF), 13 1st Australian Logistic Support Group, Vung Tau, 208, 299, 300, 382 Photo, 207 1st Australian Psychological Operations Unit, 397 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit (1ARU), 208, 215, 233, 234, 249, 278, 377, 395, 396, 397 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF), 210, 211, 213, 215, 222, 229, 230, 233, 246, 277, 292, 297, 311, 367, 385, 399 Map, Layout of Base, 215 1st Battalion The Royal New South Wales Regiment (Commando), 383 1st Battalion, 11th Artillery Regiment, US Army, 364 1st Camp Hospital, Brisbane, 127 1st Federal Division, Malaya, 101, 109, 111 1st Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, 219, 234, 251, 257, 259, 260, 274, 307, 309, 310
1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, 223, 235, 281, 314, 321 1st Infantry Brigade, 66, 72, 78, 122, 124 1st Infantry Division, US Army, 211 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Kapooka, NSW see Kapooka, 63, 64, 65, 66 1st Signals Regiment, 166 1st Special Air Service Company, Perth, WA, 145, 152 1st Special Air Service Regiment, 198 2 Camp Hospital, Ingleburn, NSW, 288, 382 admitted, 175 2 Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, 252 Photo, 319, 320 2/11th Infantry Battalion, 135, 229 2/20th Australian Infantry Brigade, 30 2/2nd Infantry Battalion, 135 2/3rd Commando Squadron, 89 2/3rd Independent Company (Commando), 151, 229 2/47th Mechanised Infantry Battalion, 364 2/4RAR, 413, 414, 415 2/5th Infantry Battalion, 145 2/6th Gurkha Rifles, 160, 165, 189 21st (Anglo/Canadian) Army Group, 27 21st Independent Mixed Brigade, Japanese Army, 21 22nd Australian Infantry Brigade, 18 26th Province of Indonesia West New Guinea, (now Papua), 147 274 Viet Cong Regiment, 216, 222, 229, 232, 262, 281, 295, 313, 335, 336 275 Viet Cong Regiment, 222, 229, 232, 252, 261, 262, 268, 281, 313, 374 27th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, 70, 71 27th British Infantry Brigade rushed from Hong Kong to Korea, 70 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, 66, 71, 88, 101, 108, 125 2AR, 353, 413 2nd Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF), 13, 17, 69, 102, 135 2nd Battalion, The New Guinea Infantry Battalion (2NGIB), 145, 151 2nd Battalion, The Rhodesian African Rifles (2RhAR), 111, 152 2nd New Zealand Infantry Division, 17 2nd Recruit Training Battalion (2RTB) Kapooka, NSW, 64 2nd/2nd Independent Company (Commando), 151 2nd/3rd Independent Company (Commando), 151 2PIR, 193 2PIR, soon to be raised, 173 2RAR, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 79, 81, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 104, 108, 111, 114, 115, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 145, 152, 165, 173, 175, 176, 177, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 202, 204, 252, 267, 345, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 386, 399, 405, 413, 414, 415, 417 2RhAR, 2nd Battalion, The Rhodesian African Rifles 111, 152 3/43 ARVN (Vietnamese regular army) Battalion, 353 30th Australian Infantry Battalion, 28 32nd Small Ships Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, 377 33rd Pursuit Squadron, USAF, Kittyhawks, defend Darwin, 19 34th Australian Infantry Brigade, 69, 413 35 Cadet Battalion, Papua New Guinea, 144 36 Squadron RAAF (Hercules), 157 36th US Evacuation Hospital, Vung Tau, 226, 249, 287, 350, 368, 419 3RAR, 53, 70, 71, 79, 118, 119, 120, 135, 165, 172, 173, 193, 197, 252, 257, 376, 398, 399, 413, 414, 415 awarded the US Presidential Citation, 71 gallant and heroic stand at Kapyong, Korea, 71 to Borneo, 165 3rd Australian Infantry Division, 69, 413 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, US Army, 294
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3rd Special Air Service Squadron, 229 3rd United States Marine Division, 192 3rd US Army, 27 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion, 28 45th Infantry Battalion, 317 47th Mechanised Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, US Army, 364 49th Fighter Group, USAF, defends Darwin, 20 4RAR, 71, 118, 190, 193, 339, 345, 399, 414, 415 reraised in SA, 193 4th Battalion The Royal New South Wales Regiment, 317 4th US Transportation Command, Vung Tau Sub-Port, 382 5/7RAR, 414, 415 53rd Evaluation Detachment, US Army, 241 547 Signal Troop, Royal Australian Signals, 252, 296 5RAR, 190, 193, 208, 210, 215, 216, 222, 227, 229, 230, 238, 247, 248, 249, 250, 257, 263, 267, 268, 280, 282, 293, 294, 295, 296, 304, 307, 308, 309, 310, 313, 314, 335, 336, 340, 343, 350, 353, 367, 368, 370, 373, 378, 381, 382, 383, 395, 414, 415, 419 raised, 193 5RAR, C Company, 340 5RAR, 'What's new Pussycat?', 304 5th (Anglo/US) Army, 27 5th Australian Infantry Division, 69, 78, 413 5th Field Regiment, 45 5th Task Force, Millers Point, Sydney, NSW, 402 5th Viet Cong Division, 229, 252, 253, 257, 297, 313, 341, 356, 357, 370, 371, 378 615th Regional Force Company, 353 65th Infantry Battalion, 69 66th Infantry Battalion, 413 67th Infantry Battalion, 69, 257, 413 68th Assault Helicopter Company, US Army, 209, 213 6RAR, 193, 195, 196, 414 farewell parade at Enoggera Photo, 205 passim, 197 6RAR, C Company, I take command, 198 6RAR/NZ(ANZAC), 393 6th Australian Infantry Division, 17, 69, 413 7 Platoon, C Company 6RAR Photo, 328 7 Section, 9 Platoon, tent lines, Nui Dat Photo, 370 7RAR, 339, 381, 382, 398, 399, 405, 414, 415 raised, 193 7th (US) Army, 27 7th Australian Infantry Division, 69, 413 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles (7 DEO/GR), 160 7th Field Squadron Royal Australian Engineers, 172 7th Fleet, 385 7th Infantry Brigade, 126 7th Infantry Brigade, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 124 7th Marine Corps Regiment, US, 71 8/9RAR, 414, 415 8RAR, 118, 339, 396, 405, 414, 415 8th Army, 13, 17, 24, 25, 27 advances 2,250 kilometres, 25 8th Australian Infantry Division, 19 overwhelmed, 18 9 Platoon C Company 2RAR Malaya, 102 9 Squadron, RAAF, Vietnam, 267, 334 9RAR, 405, 414, 415 9th Australian Infantry Division, 17, 24, 69, 102, 413 9th Infantry Battalion The Moreton Regiment, 124, 125, 126, 132, 146, 197 9th Infantry Division, US Army, 336, 364, 374 3 inch mortar, 62 8 inch US Army self-propelled howitzers, 215, 273, 274, 354 17 Pounder anti-tank guns, 63 25 Pounder artillery howitzer, 62 81 mm mortar, 62
84 mm Carl Gustav rocket launchers/recoilless rifles, ammunition supply cut off, 221 90 mm Recoilless Rifle replaces Carl Gustav, 221 155 mm US Army self-propelled howitzers, 215, 246, 260, 262, 273, 307, 314, 354 Photo, 215, 246, 260, 272, 306, 307, 314 175 mm US Army self-propelled howitzers, 215, 273, 274, 354 Photo, 275, 354, 355 17 Pounder Anti-Tank gun course, 62 25 KVA trailer-mounted generators, 55 37th Parallel, 70 38th Parallel, 70 A big win for the Viet Cong, 374 A blond of twenty or so summers, 44 A custard boiled is a custard spoiled, 190 Great `protective'minefield, 373 A game we had to win, or pay the ultimate price, 331 A great white pooh-bah in a primitive land, 183 A hard lesson which I will never forget, 47 A high degree of tidiness, pedantry, and time wasting activity, 67 A move to Queensland, 86 A situation of general chaos, 71 A stranger, in a white tropical suit and Panama hat comes to the rescue, 98 A strike by the phantom bottom biter, 398 A Thousand and One Nights, 99 A thousand courtesies, 74 ABC, wartime news broadcasts, 22 Ablution blocks, no partitions, cubicles, doors, 36 Aboriginal, 148, 339 Aboriginal people, agreement to assimilate, 52 Aborigine, 347 Aborigines, 3, 47, 134, 138 Aborigines given the vote in Western Australia, 52 Aborigines, Malayan, 105, 113 Absolute inter-dependence necessary for survival, 74 Abyssinia, Africa, 17 Accommodation for troops appalling, 76 Achilles, J.W. (John), 411 Photo, 336 Ackland, G.J. (Graham), 176, 356, 357 Adams, R.H. (Russell), 407 Adams, WOI W.T. (Bill), RSM OCS Portsea, 54, 60, 87 Adamson, C.J. (Colin), 187, 193, 194 Addis Ababa, Africa, 17 Addison Road Marrickville, NSW, 45, 52, 53 Adelaide, South Australia, 63, 131 Adjutant, duties of, 87 Administration Company, 6RAR, Vietnam, 231, 249, 254, 261, 322, 376 Advance Australia Fair, adopted as anthem, 50 Agnew, S.S. (Simon), 135 Photo, 141 Air hostesses, friendly with, 127 Air raid siren, Arncliffe, NSW, 23 Air Raid Wardens, 16 Airborne Platoon,The Royal Australian Regiment, 151 Airmobile assault, 348, 354 Aitape, PNG, 158 Aitken, R.J. (Bob), 208 Photo, 61 Aja anak Jemut, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Akell, W.A. (Yank), 260, 270 Alamein Company, The Corps of Staff Cadets, 134 Alaska Barge and Transportation Company, 213, 300, 382, 386 Albert Park Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria, 77 Albury, NSW, 53, 63 ALC50, army landing craft, 182, 183 Photo, 184 Alcorta, Francis Xavier, 265, 322, 326, 356, 384
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Alexander, British General Harold, 27 Alien, white-faced infantry in a foreign land, 104 All our fears about the minefield did in fact come to fruition, 374 Allan, Corporal J.N., 98 Allawah, NSW, 2 Allen, David, 103 Photo, 99 Allen, P.R. (Patrick), 407 Allender, F.B.J. (Billy), 281, 407 Allies and Mates, book by Gordon L. Steinbrook, 271, 335, 383, 419 Allmark, C.J. (Christopher), 407 Allwright, M.A. (Michael), 411 Alpha Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 350, 354, 358, 370, 399 Alus anak Ujom, Corporal, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Amanab, PNG, 163 Ambulance Service, NSW Railways, 1 Ambunti, Sepik River, PNG, 172 America, 3, 13, 14, 17, 20, 50, 52, 84, 148, 271, 336, 399 American and Australian casualties in PNG, 22 An electric fan blowing cool air up the clacker, 155 An old Viet Cong trouper in our hospital Photo, 320 Anderson, J.S. (Hans), 122 Andrew, Barbara Ellen Photo, 94 Andrews, E.J. (Eric), 198, 200, 204, 217, 233, 239, 243, 252, 281, 315, 319, 327, 331, 338, 375, 376, 383, 404, 407 Photo, 199, 205, 273, 276 Anglican Church tower, Arncliffe, NSW, 23 Anglo/Irish heritage, 50 Angoram, Sepik River, PNG, 182 Ansett Airlines, 123 Ansett Short-Skyvan aircraft crashes into Mt Giluwe, PNG, 186 Ansett-ANA Airlines, 143 Ansett-MAL, airline in PNG, 157, 158, 166, 184 Anstey, Beryce, marries John Merrick, 57, 88 Anstey, D.B. (Don), 152 Photo, 99 Antarctic, 55, 132, 133 Antarctic winds freeze us, 55 Anthoney, R.L. (Richard), 368 Anti Tank Platoon, 5RAR, 294 Anti-Comintern Pact of 1936, 17 Anti-mite fluid, clothing soaked in, 118 Antipodes, 171 Anti-Tank Platoon, 1RAR, Enoggera, 125 Anti-Tank Platoon, 2RAR, Malaya, 99 Anti-Tank Platoon, 5RAR, Vietnam, 294 Anti-Tank Platoon, 6RAR, Vietnam, 213, 350, 376 ANZAC Day, 13, 64 1964, 170 Anzac Mounted Division, 78 ANZAC Park, Kure, Japan, 69 ANZUS Pact, 52, 84 ANZUS Treaty, 84, 148 APCs, clapped out, lacked gun shields, 263 Approach in sewerage drains prevented the village dogs detecting our scent, 105 AR-15 (M-16) Armalite 5.56 mm automatic assault rifles purchased, 302 Arabian Peninsula, 133 Arabic, language, 133 Arafura Sea, 33 Arbuthnot, C.J. (Colin), 411 Photo, 379 Archer-Warren, W.E. (William). See Warren, W.E. Area Command Papua New Guinea, 144 Argus, newspaper, 84 Arkfeld, Leo, Bishop of Wewak, 158 Armagh, Ireland, 3
Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk Virginia, USA, 180 Armidale, NSW, 24, 128 Armoured car of 15/19th The King's Royal Hussars Photo, 107 Armoured personnel carrier driver at work Photo, 329 Armoured School, 63, 72 Armson, Mr R.B. (Reg), 135 Photo, 141 Army given no funds for equipment, 109 Army Headquarters, 81, 95, 124, 137, 188, 192, 198, 272, 365 Army Landing Ship Medium (LSM) AV Vernon Sturdee at Vung Tau Photo, 213, 214 Arncliffe, NSW, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 45, 51, 88, 229, 317 Arnold, G.R. Photo, 137 Around the back for a good hiding, 81 Arseholes, National, 365 Arseholes, State, 394 Artillery candelabra in full array, 49 Artillerymen, gentlemanly demeanour, 46 Artis, W.R. (Bill), 402 ARVN (Army of the Republic of South Vietnam), 289 Ashford, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 Ashton, W.J. (William `Johnny'), 357, 380 Ashworth, Flight Lieutenant Norman, RAAF, 133 Askin, Robin, 'Run over the bastards', 339 Aslan, R.F. (Ronald), 407 Ass, a rifle company's, 210 Ass, Charlie is on yours, 209 Ass, none blown off or up, 215 Ass, ours exposed, 210 Ass, pilots' protected, 210 Assault Pioneer Platoon, 2RAR, Malaya, 99 Assault Pioneer Platoon, 5RAR, Vietnam, 294, 295 Assault Pioneer Platoon, 6RAR, Vietnam, 99, 146, 192, 213, 233, 321, 326, 327, 376 Assault Pioneer Platoon, PIR, PNG, 146, 154, 174, 178, 192 Assistant adjutant, duties of, 87 Assistant adjutant, my first assignment in Malaya, 99 Astrolabe Bay, Madang, PNG, 157 Atkins, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 70 Atomic Bomb, to end war, 29 Atomic Bombs, tested in Australia, 79 Atomic Reactor, Lucas Heights, NSW, work commenced, 92 Attention, defaulters, dress will be..., 56 Attrition had started in earnest, 249 Auckland, New Zealand, 23, 195 Aussie equipment, US opinion of, 272 Auster light aircraft, 111 Austin car, 6, 26, 39, 42, 51, 79, 106, 127 collided with my motorcycle, 127 Photo, 26 Austin, Maurice (Bunny), 71, 95, 124 Australia, under direct attack, 13 Australia's wartime industrial base, inadequate, 25 Australian (Army) Staff College, Queenscliff, Victoria, 132, 173, 192, 198, 206, 307, 345, 351, 381, 393, 395 Australian (Rules) Football, 136, 137, 140 Australian and ethnic immigrant dissidents, 104 Australian armed services preparedness for involvement in Vietnam, 267 Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam (AATTV), 152, 198 Australian Citizen and a British Subject, 41 Australian demobilisation commences, 1942, 25 Australian Embassy, Washington, USA, 180
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Australian families, at Wewak, PNG, 191 Australian Government on the world stage, 109 Australian Intelligence Corps, 297 Australian National Airlines (ANA), 57, 123 Australian National University, 139 Australian Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1948, 40 Australian navy, 29 Australian R&C Centre, Vung Tau, 246 Australian Regular Army (ARA), 69, 391 Australian school-cadet instructors in PNG five killed in RAAF air crash, 186 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), 84 Australian Sentinel (Cruiser) Tank, 14 Australian State Railway Czars, 28 Australian troops with no cold/wet weather (CWW) clothing, 69 Australian(Rules) Football Photo, 137 Australians at the cocktail party level, 238 Australians will not face the facts on logistic support, 216 Author Photo, 2, 5, 12, 15, 16, 22, 24, 26, 37, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 68, 71, 76, 81, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 97, 101, 102, 103, 107, 108, 110, 114, 115, 123, 127, 129, 131, 137, 141, 161, 175, 199, 204, 205, 211, 224, 231, 232, 253, 273, 287, 288, 337, 346, 351, 390, 403, 404, 405 Avoca Beach, NSW, 8 Avro Anson, aircraft, 18 AWA Tower, Sydney, NSW, 1 A-Waltzing Matilda with the USA, 297 Away all boats, for fishing Photo, 390 Awful punishment, 55 Awful uniform, designed by a committee, 55 Ayok anak Mangai, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Ayres, M.W. (Marvin), 407 B-17 Flying Fortress, 20 B-25 Mitchell bombers, 20 Photo, 20 B29 Superfortress bombers, 29, 31 B52 Stratofortress bomber, 282 B52 strike 'Arc Light', 281, 282, 283, 286, 289, 292, 316, 367 Ba Ria, 213, 214, 223 Back Beach, Vung Tau, South Vietnam, 208 Photo, 207 Backsides, being heaved up, 74 Backsides, exposed to fire, 285 Backsides, kicked, 23 Backsides, naked, lined up for jabs, 297 Bad officers, 64 Bailed up at Salak Bahru new village, 106 Baker, Frank, POW, 30 Baker, Gunner 'Blue', 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Baker, N.E. (Neil 'Pop'), 224, 270, 304, 407 Photo, 303, 340, 344 Baker, 'Nona', RAN Signals Photo, 131 Balikpapan, Borneo, 413 Ball, G.E. (George), 53, 417 Photo, 57 Bampton, V.G. (Vic), RMO 6RAR, 205, 287, 376 Band of Mothers, 233 Bangkok, Thailand, 86, 109, 121, 331, 401 Banka Island, nurses massacred, 19 Banksia, NSW, 4 Bankstown, NSW, 9, 46 Banshee, wailing in the night, 38 Photo (of the place, not the Banshee), 38 Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam, 85 Bardia, North Africa, 17, 78
Baria (also Ba Ria or Phuoc Le), Phuoc Tuy Province Capital, 210, 213, 214, 221, 222, 229, 269, 280, 303, 304, 330, 335, 336, 354 Barlow, J.S. (John), legal officer, 234 Barnes, R.A. (Ray), 240, 241, 269, 287, 316, 407 Barnes, WOII Alan, 159 Barracks totally deficient, 77 Barrett, J.J. (Jim), 250, 344, 407 Photo, 243, 244, 347 Barrington, Gunner John, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47, 49 Bartle, Stuart, 93 Bartrim, John, 217, 224, 241, 242, 244, 245, 251, 253, 257, 282, 407 Photo, 224, 232 Bartsch, B.K. (`Bluey'), 362 Bartsch, B.K. ('Bluey'), 361 Bass Strait, 16, 55, 58 Bataan Peninsula, 20 Bates, T.R. (Terry), 135 Photo, 141 Battery A, 1st Battalion, 83rd Artillery Regiment, US Army, 274, 354, 362 Photo, 354, 355 Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Artillery Regiment, US Army, 246, 260, 271, 274, 277, 285, 292, 307, 314, 335, 354, 411 Photo, 246 Battle inoculation, 200, 395 Battle of Midway, 21 Battle of the Coral Sea, 76, 79 Battlefield illumination, 374 Bay of Pigs, 138 Bay Street Rockdale, NSW, 10 Baya Lepas Airport at Kalang, Singapore, 97 Bayliss, C.R. (Cecil), 286, 407 Photo, 276, 351 BBC, wartime news broadcasts, 22 Beale piano, 4 Beasley, D.L. (David), 176, 377, 378, 379, 380, 407 Photo, 377, 380 Beaufighter, aircraft, 31 Beaumont, Sergeant Sir George Francis, Baronet, 75, 76, 79, 80, 420 Photo, 76 Becker, Tim, 396 Bedouin soldier keeping watch, 403 Photo, 403 Beer cockatoos, 48 Beer, severe drought in 1951, 48 Beggars can't be choosers, 91 Begging, borrowing and stealing equipment, 109 Beginning of the end of civilisation, caused by women, 44 Behrend, K.D. (Klaus), 407 Bell AH-1 HueyCobra helicopter gun-ships, 209 Bell Sioux 'Possum' army helicopter, 184, 220, 277, 300, 310, 314, 333, 336, 354, 379, 399 Photo, 219, 336, 357 Bell, D.H. (David), 126 Bell, H.L. (Harry), 54 Bell, M.J. (Max), 407 Photo, 254 Bellamy, Gunner John, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47, 49 Bellamy, Gunner John, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Beltier, Frank, US Artillery, 271, 281, 411 Photo, 271 Beluchistani troops, 404 Bendall, S.T. (Stan), 135 Photo, 141 Benghazi, North Africa, 17, 94 Bennett, Gunner Keith, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 49, 50 Photo, 47
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Bennett, Lieutenant general Gordon Henry. See Gordon Bennett, Henry Bennett, P.H. (Phil), 62 Bensley, E.O. (Rick), 230, 245, 318, 327, 341, 407 Photo, 301, 306, 307, 308, 318, 341, 385, 405 Benson, K.R. (Ken), 368 Bent, Lance Bombardier, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 Ber after work, 44 Bergin, N.R. (Neville), 395, 397 Berlin Airlift, 41 Berlin Wall, construction begins, 138 Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis, rot sets in, 27 Berry, Private Lou, 80 Best, B.E. (Brian), 396, 397 Betong, Thai/Malay Border region, 117 Bexley, NSW, 1, 4, 6, 9, 15, 28, 35, 135 Bibulousness, of national servicemen, 49 Bicycle, my first (and last), 35 Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 193, 206, 207, 209, 210, 214, 220, 222, 229, 238, 246, 250, 252, 259, 263, 267, 271, 280, 293, 294, 335, 339, 361, 399 Bikini swimsuits banned, 52 Binnie, A.J. (John) 7RAR, 381 Birchell, Michael 'Mick', 296, 297 Bismarck Sea, 157, 191 Black Hand Gang, 149, 177 Black, A.R. Photo, 137 Black, M.A. (Mal), 243, 245, 247, 327, 334, 377, 378, 407 Photo, 241, 245, 306, 347, 405 Blackbird spy plane, 132 Blackout, 15, 16 Blair, G.D. (Graeme), 317, 407 Photo, 317 Blamey, General T.A. (Tom), 17, 21, 33 Blawan anak Agit, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Blond in the restaurant affair, 45 Blue Mountains, NSW, 7, 18, 37 Bodies, enemy Photos, 364 Bombs and rockets exploded in the street, 335 Bond, B.A. (Bernie), best mate, 39, 42, 45 Photo, 45, 52 Bond, B.A. (Bruce), 159 Photo, 167 Bondi Beach, 42 Booby traps, 243, 268, 294, 295, 318, 325, 327, 328, 350, 368, 381 Booby-trapped bodies left on tracks, 227 Boomerang fighter plane, 25 Booze, none at my 21st birthday party, 83 Borneo, 30, 35, 102, 114, 118, 148, 160, 165, 172, 173, 190, 193, 229, 252, 267, 339, 373, 376, 413, 414, 419 Boss, a term for real officers, 206 Boss, L.J. (leonard), 407 Botany Bay, NSW, 1, 4, 16, 26 Botany, NSW, 1, 2, 10 Bottom Pub, Port Moresby, PNG, 170 Photo, 171 Bottoms waggling tautly behind us, 64 Bougainville, PNG, 172 Bourke, J.R. (Jim), 202 Bourne, D.M. (Don), 350, 351 Photo, 61 Bouwe Pawa (Don) RSM Understudy 2PIR Wewak, 191 Bowral, NSW, 2, 9, 285 Bracegirdle, G.J. (Greg), 407 Photo, 244 Bradbury, Mark, 74 Bradley, US General Omar, 27 Brady, K.J. ('Butch'), 237, 359, 360 Breen, Rev Father, Parish Priest Penshurst, NSW, 2 Bren Gun Carrier, 62
Photo, 62 Bretherton, Sergeant Arthur Photo, 136 Brett, Gunner Allan, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Brett, R.H. (Ron), 357 Bridgford, C.J. (Colin), 407 Photo, 244 Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW, 26 Brisbane Airport, 127 Brisbane Limited Express, 86 Brisbane, Queensland, 2, 4, 41, 60, 70, 71, 86, 87, 89, 91, 93, 98, 119, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 132, 143, 144, 146, 151, 155, 170, 175, 178, 179, 184, 188, 193, 196, 390, 391, 414 first sight of a shock, 86 passim, 197 Britain, 3, 5, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 30, 40, 41, 50, 69, 84, 109, 113, 148, 171, 320, 349, 365, 384 Britain, alone against the Nazis, 50 Britain, stands alone, 20 British Army, 4, 88, 93, 98, 102, 107, 108, 109, 110, 114, 118, 119, 134, 135, 152, 160, 171, 267, 303, 304, 375, 393, 397 Moral Leadership course at Malacca, 109 British Army Jungle Warfare Training Centre, Ulu Tiram, Johore, Malaya, 114 British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Japan, 4, 69, 70, 109 British Empire, 1, 19, 121 British field ration pack, 108 British General Service Medal with clasp `Malaya', 100 British Home Guard, 16 British Military Hospital (BMH), Cameron Highlands, Malaya, 117, 118 British Military Hospital (BMH), Kamunting, Malaya, 117, 118 British Pacific Fleet, 29, 69 British Subjects, 40 National service, 70 Britons, young, my first meeting with, 50 Broke, and the worse for wear, 74 Brooks, Gunner Frank, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 49 Broome, WA, 20 Broomhall, M.N. (Murray), NZ Artillery, 259 Brothels, in the centre of the city of Brisbane, 87 Brother Dunstan, Marist brother, 29 Brother Xavier, Marist Brother, 27 Brown Job, 164, 185 Brown Jobs, 187 Brown River, PNG, 171 Brown, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Brown, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 Brown, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Brown, Ian, Corporal, Provost Corps, 223 Brown, W.R. (Walter), 407 Brownout, 14, 16 Brumfield, I.R.W. (Lou), 135, 138, 139, 141, 193 Brunei, 147 Brunton, Corporal, British Army Photo, 115 Brutal and bruising business we were involved in, 331 Brutal and licentious footsoldiers riddled with the pox, 100 Bryant, J.A. (John), 407 Bryant Street Rockdale, NSW, 4 Bryceson, T.J. (Terry), 407 Photo, 247, 369, 370 Buckingham Palace, London, UK, 2 Buckler, Lieutenant Colonel Ben, 67, 68, 81 Buckley, P.T.R. (Paul), 123 Buckley, T.J. (Tom) Photo, 123 Buffalo boys and diggers taking a dip Photo, 338
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Buick car, 6, 8, 37, 121, 124, 126, 127 Buick R.S. (Bob), 257, 258, 261, 268, 270, 420 Buick, 1937 model, my first car, 79 Photo, 80 Buick, 1939 model, my first car, 86 Photo, 82 building materials, in short supply, 28 Bulow, Alan, Sergeant Photo, 118 Buna, PNG, 21, 152 Bundanoon, NSW, 9, 286 Bunger, 81, 82 Burge, M.E.P. (Mick), 307 Burgess, F.P. (Pat) journalist, 398 Burma, 19, 25, 30, 69, 72, 136 Burma Railway, 25, 30, 72 Burns Philp, Port Moresby, PNG, 170 Burns, Heather, 187, 193 Burns, J.W. (John), 177, 178, 179, 180, 187, 189, 190, 191, 193 Burrows, W.O.C. (Wally), 217, 254, 407 Burton, Brigadier General, Commander 173rd Brigade, 399 Burton, Brigadier General, Commander 173rd Brigade, 399 Burton, R.J. (Ron `Doc'), 362 Bush Picnic St Columba's College Springwood Photo, 39 Butler, D.M. (David), 145, 393 Photo, 405 Butterworth, Malaya, 88, 89, 98, 117 Buttigieg, P.P. (Phil), 317 Buying weapons systems from unreliable sources, 221 Keeping up appearances, 30 C 32 class locomotives, `P class', 29 C 36 class locomotives, 29 C 38 class locomotives, 29 C Company 2RAR Vietnam, 1967-68, 339 C Company 6RAR Association, 405 C Company headquarters in the field Photo, 286, 287 C Company patrol Photo, 379 C Company patrol in Nui Dat Photo, 350 C Company position, Nui Dat Photo, 293 C Rations, 275, 290 C Rations, US Army, 289 C'mon boss, give us your hand, 74 C123 Fairchild Provider transport aircraft, 207, 215, 313 Photo, 207 C130 Locheed Hercules transport aircraft, 132, 157, 159, 163, 164, 165, 167, 173, 185, 202, 207, 208, 215, 401 Photo, 159 C47 Dakota (Douglas DC3) aircraft, 18, 132, 133, 157, 185, 321 Cadet Company Sergeant Major, 57 Cahill, I.J. (Ivan), 187, 191 The Gention Violet Wedding Gear affair, 191 to Vietnam with the US Marines, 192 Cain, R.M. (Rod) Photo, 363 Caldwell, Arthur, 147 Callaghan, US Admiral at Guadalcanal, 25 Callaway, Ian, 395, 396 Callander, R.N. (Ron), my room-mate at OCS, 55, 57, 60, 61, 63, 72 in his jockey briefs, 56 Photo, 55, 60 Calvert, R.J. (Ron), 62, 87 Photo, 61, 99 Cambodia, 70, 79, 84, 86, 293, 323, 324 Camden, NSW, 5 Camp Alpha, Saigon, 377 Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, Perth, WA, 152
Campbell, A.W. (Wally), 98 Photo, 99 Campbell, B.J. (Barry), 308 Campbell, D.E. (Don), 407 Photo, 332, 337 Campbell, I.L.G. (Ian 'Digger'), 108, 114, 146, 175, 192, 193, 206 Photo, 61, 62 Campbell, Patty, 193 Campsie, NSW, 2 Canberra tennis-party set, 352 Canberra, ACT, 37, 83, 84, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 155, 186, 188, 210, 272, 273, 303, 319, 353, 365, 374, 385, 389, 394, 395, 397, 400, 417, 419 Canberra, Government nervous, 21 Cannibalism, Japanese, 21 Cannin, Christopher, 407 Photo, 392 Canteen tent established, 250 Canterbury High School, Sydney, NSW, 8 Cape Boram, PNG, 158 Cape Moem, PNG Photo, 182 Cape Moem, Wewak, PNG, 145, 158, 173, 177, 178 Cape, T.F. (Tim), 77, 78, 179, 181, 190, 390, 419 Capitol Hotel, Saigon, 305 Captured rice Photo, 324 Captured rice cache Photo, 321 Car engines, maintenance in wartime, 26 Carey, R.W. (Robert), 407 Caribou, De Havilland transport aircraft, 132, 183, 184, 185, 186, 208, 215, 305, 334, 372, 377, 384 Photo, 372 Caroline Islands, 21 Carroll, Father Noel, 38 Carroll, O.M. (Max), 310, 354, 368 Photo, 368 Carruthers, John, 308, 367, 368 Carruthers, P.G. (Peter), 135 Photo, 141 Carry the mail, 204 Carter, C.J. (Christopher), 407 Carter, John, 265 Cartilage, Cyril, 16 Casey, Father D.B. (Dermott), 257 Casey, R.G., 85 Casey, Richard, Aust Foreign Affairs Minister, 100 Casualties through lack of good planning on our own side, 215 Vanimo, PNG, 147 Catholic Transport Guild, awarded high school bursary, 28 Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO), 42 Catholic Youth Organisation, CYO, 42, 51 Catterall, Corporal Stan, 121 Celebes, 18, 19 Censor, mail, 3 Central Flying TraininG School, Werribee, Victoria, 131 Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN), 229 Central Office for South Vietnam, COSVN, 293 Centurion tanks, 63, 365 Cessna `Bird Dog', USAF forward observation aircraft, 240, 241, 314, 315, 336, 353, 380 Photo, 239 Cessna light aircraft, 158, 162, 163, 184, 185 Photo, 162 Cessna, army fixed wing aircraft, 163, 215, 300 Photo, 163 CH-47 Boeing Vertol Chinook helicopter, 243, 244, 245, 260, 273, 277, 290, 311, 314, 322, 324, 325, 379, 381, 382, 384, 386, 387, 388 Photo, 324, 325, 386 CH-47 Boeing Vertol Chinook helicopter gun-ships, 209, 241, 243, 244, 245, 246, 321
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Chai! we would command, 102 Chairman Mao Zedong of China, 339 Chairman of the NZ joint chiefs of staff, 139 Chambers, L.C. (Laurie), 99, 102, 103, 108, 213, 382 Photo, 103 Changi POW Camp, 30 Chant, B.E. (Brian `Blue'), 407 Chant, B.E. (Brian 'Blue') Photo, 344 Chapel Street Bankstown, NSW, 9 Chapman, G.K. (Graham) Photo, 123 Charlesworth, N.R. (`Chic'), 145, 149, 384 Charlesworth, N.R. ('Chic'), 135 Charlie, VC, Victor Charlie, shortened to 'Charlie', 209 Charlie's on your ass man, 209 Charlies, Cheap (Australians), 209 Charwallah, 101 Charwallah boys, 102 Chase, Major Paul, 71, 72, 74, 79, 121 Photo, 76 Chater, Gordon, 204 Chattel of England, 50 Chau Duc District Commission, 281, 289, 290, 297 Cheap Charlies, Australians, 209 Chevrolet Blitz Wagon, 79 Chevrolet car, 2, 4, 39, 46, 49, 51, 59, 75, 196 Chiang Kai-Shek, Generalissimo, of China, 22, 35 Chicken Pox, 117 Chickenpox, caught, 75 Chifley, Prime Minister J.B. (Ben), 41, 171 Died, 52 China, 6, 20, 21, 22, 35, 70, 84, 85, 122, 147, 216, 339 Chinese boys at school, 42 Chinese brothel on a pay night, 105 Chinese market gardeners, 42 Chinese Nationalist Government, 222 Chinn, D.A. (David), 88 Photo, 99 Chinn, WOI G.E. (George), Regimental Sergeant Major, 6RAR, 197, 262, 345, 378 Photo, 198, 378 Chipman, G.E. (Geoff), 229 Photo, 228 Chisolm, H.J. (Henry), 359 Cholon, Saigon, 217, 305, 334 Choppers ­choppers, choppers everywhere! Bringing in the Grunts Photo, 356 Choppers arriving in waves to take us out Photo, 367 Choppers over the battlefield Photo, 237 Chou En-Lai, 85 Christmas lunch 1966, in Vietnam, was great fun, 339 Christmas lunch at the Australian hospital at Vung Tau Photo, 341 Chronical shortage of officers and NCOs, 72 Chullora, NSW, 7, 14, 15 Church, J.M. (John), 62, 399 Churchill, Winston, 19, 22 CIA, 132, 138 Circular Quay East, 1957 Photo, 120 Citizen Military Forces, 16, 45, 66, 83, 93, 144, 151, 239, 317, 321 visit to Vanimo, PNG, 166 Citizen Military Forces (CMF), 45, 46, 54, 122, 124, 125, 126, 128, 132, 178, 345, 402 Citizen Military Forces, (CMF), 122 City of Perth Regiment, 345 Civilian/police/military committees in Malaya, 104 Clandestine entry into quarters, 65 Clark Field, Philippines, 377 Clark, US General Mark, 27 Clarke, S.B. (Sheila) WRAAC, 135
Claymore type mines, 200, 276, 317, 318, 321, 323, 328, 329, 374, 376 Cleanliness is next to Godliness, 199 Cleland, Brigadier Sir Donald, 154 Photo, 155 Clement, R.J. (Bob), 135 Photo, 141 Clements, P.E. (Peter), 265, 268 Clerical robes, sashaying about in, 40 Cliff, R.W. (Richard), 350 Clothing begged, borrowed, or stolen, from the British or Americans, 69 Clothing to be folded to the size of standing orders, 54 Coates, H.J. (Henry, John), 395, 396, 397 Coats, P.H. (Peter), 396 Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 13, 58 Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Japanese fly over, 22 Cogswell, C.J. (Colin), 294 Cohen, G.F. (Geoff), 95, 152, 153, 175 Photo, 95, 99, 153 Col Joye and the Joye Boys under fire at Nui Dat, 254, 255, 260, 261, 271 Cole, P.G. (Peter), 135, 145, 157, 173, 308 Colebrook, Drum Major, 11NS Trg Bn 1955, 92 Photo, 91 Coleman, S.T.G., 202, 203 Collier, WOII D.A. (Dave), 92 Collins Street Alexandria, NSW, 1 Collins, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Collins, Bill, Corporal, Provost Corporal, 223 Collins, Eleanor (Nellie), (nee Cook), 1 Collins, P.J. (Peter), 89 Collins, Uncle Joe, 1 Colombo, Ceylon, 23 Colossus, computer, 13 Columbo Plan, 52 Colvin, Colonel E. (George), 393 Command and control ship, 352, 354, 399 Commander Australian Force Vietnam, 374 Commander, 5th Viet Cong Division sighted, 370 Commandos, role, 151 Commer one-tonne truck, 98 Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs, 46 Commonwealth Industrial Gasses, 2 Communal crapping all in a row was still the go, 231 Communist Party of Australia (CPA), 17, 52, 85 Communist Party, Cambodia, 79 Communist Party, China, 17 Communist Party, Indonesia, 160 Communist Party, Malaya, 35 Communist Party, South Vietnam, 229, 278 Village Committee, 229 Communist Party, Vietnam, 222, 227 Company commander's office pelted with rocks, 72 Company kitchen and dixie-bashing area, Vietnam Photo, 344 Conducting bogus reconnaissance, 109 Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), 133 Connors, Michael 'Chuck', 331, 407 Photo, 276 Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, 4 Constant and nagging denigration of Australia's own officers and men, 398 Constant, G.R. (Graeme), 407 Photo, 233 Convict convoy, 2 Cook, Frank, 202 Cook, James Frederick, 2 Cook, Kate Augusta (nee Seymour), 2 Cook, Peter, 393 Coolangatta Hotel on Greenmount Beach the great shortage of sausages affair, 89 Coolangatta, Queensland, 89, 90, 109, 202 Coral Sea, 21, 194 Coral Sea, Battle of, 21 Corinda, Queensland, 2, 197
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Correspondents with us, 292 Corregidor Island, 20 Cosgrove, Brian, 281, 331, 407 Costello, Emmett, SJ, 396 Cotterell, Corporal instructor, 11 NS Training Battalion, 92 Photo, 91 Count, M.A. (Malcolm), 395 Country Party, 41 Couper, Captain John, 64 Cowper Wharf Road Sydney, NSW, 51 Cox, Rodney, 225, 281, 407 Cox, W.A. (Bill), 407 Photo, 233 Crabb, G.J.B. RAN, Captain, HMAS Sydney fears Malaria at Wewak, PNG, 190 Crack-banana-thump sound, 90 Crash of the mess hut affair, Ted Daly's shame, 371 Crawford, Professor Sir John, 139 Cremorne Point, NSW, 23 Creswell, C.O. (Charles), 407 Crete, 17 Crew, Allen, 7, 8 Crew, Don, 8 Crew, Tom, 7, 8, 9 Cringe, Colonial, 50 Crocheting, 11 Croft, C.R. (Ray), 245, 407 Photo, 243, 279, 314 Croft, Colin, actor, 7 Cronulla, NSW, 1, 42, 45, 52, 93, 134, 175, 195 Crooks, E.G. (Ernie), 376 Cross, F.J. (Frank), 172 Crossed lances of the Armoured Corps, 49 Crossingham, P.A. (Phil), 217, 245, 286, 317, 327, 333, 377, 407 Photo, 202, 230, 306, 308, 343 Crotch rot, 153, 155, 166, 189, 191, 205, 249, 293 Crouch, Joan, nursing sister, RAANC, 120 Cruickshank, J.A. ('Jock'), 177, 190, 191, 193 Photo, 405 Cruickshank, Mavis, 193 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Photo, 405 Crutch rot, 278 Crutch rub, US term for crutch rot, 291, 293 CS Gas, 303 CSR, 8 Cubis, R.M.C. (Richard 'Dick'), 309, 310 Cullabatamba Pub, Nui Dat, Vietnam, 218, 345, 384 Photo, 345, 346, 347, 351 Cultural Revolution, China, 339 Cunningham, G.R. (Gary), 407 Currey VC, MLA, visits school, 28 Curtin, John, 21, 50 Curtis, R.G. (Rod), 140 Photo, 137 Custerson, Private Brian, Infantry Corps, 132 Photo, 131 Cuthbert, Lieutenant Photo, 27 CYO plays and musical comedies, 42 Cyrenaica, North Africa, 17 D Company 2RAR, Watsonia, 86 D Company, 1RAR, Puckapunyal, Victoria, 71 D445 Viet Cong Battalion, 222, 225, 229, 232, 236, 239, 245, 262, 265, 268, 270, 271, 274, 313, 314, 318, 325, 328, 341, 347, 350, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 364, 370, 374, 379 Da Nang, Vietnam, 192 Dachs, M.G. (Matt), 395 Dad's Army, 16 Dakin, M.F. (Mike) NZ Artillery, 217, 220, 221, 235, 236, 255, 277, 411 Photo, 244 Daly, E.H. (Ted), 254, 298, 300, 302, 304, 344, 371, 407
Photo, 371, 385 Daly, T.J. (Tom, later Sir Thomas), 71, 125, 126, 127, 145, 146, 154, 374 Photo, 302 Damita, Lili, French actress, 323 Dangerous enterprise, 204 Darwin road convoys, wartime, 26 Darwin, NT, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31, 83, 97, 389 Darwin, NT, Japanese assault on, 19 Davidson, Keith, 205 Photo, 123, 136 Davie, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Davies, N.L. (Norm) Photo, 99 Davies, WOII Bill, 135 Photo, 136 Davis Cup, 138, 175 Davis, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Davis, William, 'Pommy', 347, 407 DCO, again, 372 De Havilland Sea Venom jet fighters, 117 De L'Isle, Lord, last British Governor General, 136 De Soto cars, 51 Deak, M.G.J. (Michael), 294, 368, 374 Dean-Butcher, J.H. (John), 176 Death and despair of both Australian and United States soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, 374 Decolonialisation of PNG, Australia drags the chain, 146 Dedman, Mr, MHR, visits school, 28 Deeran, P.F. (Paul), 407 Defeatism in Australia, 20 Defence Department, Canberra, 365 Democratic Labor Party, 84, 85 Democratic People's Republic of Korea formed, 70 Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), 173 Demonstration Platoon, JTC Canungra, 90 Department of Civil Aviation, Wewak, PNG, 185 Depression, The Great, 2, 6, 8, 17, 20, 34, 36, 39, 51, 88 Derby, WA, 20 Descended from helicopters by knotted ropes, 116 Detailed room inspections, 56 Devonleigh Guest House, Bundanoon, NSW, 9 Diem, Ngo Dinh. See Ngo Dinh Diem Diem, President, South Vietnam, 122, 165 Dien Bien Phu, 251, 270 Dien Bien Phu, French disaster at, 85 Diesel, diesel-electric, and electric locomotives introduced to NSW, 29 Digger with kids Photo, 307 Diggers enjoying a day at the beach, Malaya Photo, 111 Diggers like a bunch of coolies, 249 Dimpi anak Panyu, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Dinah Lee from New Zealand, turning the troops on at Nui Dat Photo, 372 Dinah Lee, entertainer, Vietnam, 371 Dinham, P.M. (Peter), 322, 326, 327, 356 Dinner at the Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong. Bliss!, 373 Director General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, 68 Director of Infantry, 125 Director of Military Intelligence, 68, 353 Directorate of Infantry, 174 Directorate of Military Intelligence, Canberra, ACT, 252 Diro, T.R. (Ted), PIR, 191 Discipline gone badly astray, 76 Discretion, the better part of valour, 394 Disgraceful propaganda war in America and Australia, 399 Disruption caused by crossing state boundaries, 394 Disruption to schooling due to frequent repostings, 394 Dissent in the ranks, 69 Dixie-bashers, 49
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Djawi Script, 133 Dodge car, 6, 26, 42, 44, 51 Dohle, C.M. (Cliff) RAAF, 262 Donald, G.R. (Graham), 407 Donoghue, J.J. (John), 407 Photo, 385 Doolittle, James H., US Army Air Force, 20, 21 Doolittle, James H., USAF, 20 Doorman, Dutch Admiral, Carl, 19 Dornier cargo aircraft, Wewak, PNG, 184 Double Bay, Sydney, NSW, 198, 221 Douglas DC3, aircraft, 177 Douglas DC6B aircraft, 143 Douglas DC-6B aircraft Photo, 171 Douglas DC6B, aircraft, 157, 177 Douglas Park, NSW, 7 Douglas, T.R. (Tom), 284 Dowdy, Lieutenant Colonel V.E. (Vince), 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 79, 102, 139, 175, 352, 377 Dowdy, Mrs, rolled her own, 67 Downey, H.R. (Bob), 87 Doyle, L.G. (Laurie) Photo, 56 Doyle, L.J. (Laurie), 284 Photo, 386 Draft cards burnt, 256 Drain, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Dreaded standing orders, 56 Dressmaking, 11 Drill Competition, Singleton, NSW, 1951 Photo, 48 Drinkwater, Lawrence, 407 Photo, 325, 343, 345 Driven sand and freezing mud, 46 Dublin, Ireland, 3, 40 Duc, Captain, District Chief, Xuyen Moc, 313 Ducie, R.A. (Ron) Photo, 171 Duncan, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Dunkirk, withdrawal of British Expeditionary Force, 13 Dunlea, Father Thomas, of Boys' Town, 2, 7 Dunn, Monsignor Charles, 38 Dunrossil, Viscount, 136 Dunstan, D.B. (Don), 393 Dutch East Indies, 6, 19, 24, 41, 122 Duus, G.M. (Glen), 176 Dye, Bruce, 408 Photo, 247, 346 Earle, R.M. (Rod), 140, 395 Photo, 137 Earlwood, NSW, 57 Eastern Command Personnel Depot, Marrickville, NSW, 52, 53 Ebert, D.W. (Darryl), 408 Edwards, A.W. (Alan), 408 Eglinton, R.M., 270 Eisenhower, US General Dwight D., 25, 27, 28, 84, 134 El Alamein, (Second) Battle of, North Africa, 25 El Alamein, North Africa, 13, 24, 25 Eldridge, R.T. (Ralph), 146 Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Training Centre, Bandiana, Victoria, 173 Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 43, 135, 159, 172 Elizabeth Street Waterloo, NSW, 6 Elliott, Brigadier C.M., 78 Ellis, Geoffrey, 408 Elton, C.T. (Colin), 408 Emerson, Roy, 138 Emperor Bao Dai, 41 Empire Air Training Scheme, 13 Emu Creek public school, Queensland, 128 Emu, SA, 79 Enders, K.R. (Ken), 408 Photo, 318 Enemies lurking in Canberra and Washington, 259
Enemy bodies, 245 buried that day, 269 Enemy! In company headquarters!, 353 Engor Quarry, Malaya, 103, 213 ambushed at, 102 Enigma Code, 13 Enlisted in CMF, Artillery, 45 Enlisted in the regular army, 53 Enlistment effort in the United Kingdom, 70 Ennis, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Enoggera camp, Brisbane, Queensland Photo, 198 Enoggera, Queensland, 70, 71, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 98, 101, 124, 193, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 202, 204, 205, 207, 220, 279, 381, 390, 393, 414 Enoggera, Queensland, officers'mess, 197 Enoggera, Queensland, Officers'Mess Photo, 86 Epping, NSW, 128 Equipment, begged, borrowed or stolen from the Americans, 210 Erave, PNG, 185 Escapee officers from Canberra, in Sydney, 394 Esmonde, E.P.M. (Eugene), 397 Essex-Clark, John, 111, 152 Europe, 13, 14, 17, 20, 27, 28, 29, 35, 41, 42, 43, 47, 122, 124, 139, 148, 171, 175, 190, 195, 196, 400, 404 European refugees arrive as migrants to Australia, 1947, 37 Europeans attacked in courtroom, defended by accused., 146 Evacuated our bowels all in a line like birds on a fence, 203 Evatt, Dr H.V. visits our school, 28 Evatt, Dr H.V. (Herbert), 52, 70, 84, 92, 122 Eve Street Arncliffe, NSW, 16 Eveleigh Workshops, NSW Railways, 6 Everyman, 208, 376 Ewan, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Exercise Foxhole, 202 Exercise Long Hop, PNG, 1963, 145, 150, 151, 153 Exotic and colourful formation signs, 66 Explosive devices, being thrown at school cadets, 45 Explosive packs to blast LZs, 113 Exposure to a wider stage, Australians in UK, 50 Extra drills, 55 F-100 Super Sabre fighter aircraft, 237, 240, 245 F111, bomber, purchase of, 165 F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft, 240, 244 Fairhall, Sapper A.J. (Allen), 299 Fairhead, M.F. (Fred), 140, 183, 184 Photo, 137 Falk, Private A.E.R., 98 False teeth, no laughing matter, 27 Fanciful thoughts shattered, 54 Far East Land Forces Training Centre, Johore, 118 Farmer, Sammy, Corporal, 2RAR Photo, 116, 118 Farrar Street Arncliffe, NSW, 8, 16 Fashionable lunches on Sundays in Nui Dat, 396 Fawlty Towers, 402 Fay, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 FC-47, now AC-47, gun and flare-ship see Puff the Magic Dragon, 321 Fearnhead, W.H. (Bill), 408 Fears that the bullet of the Armalite tumbled in flight!, 303 Female wage increased from 54 to 75% of the male wage, 43 Ferguson, I.B. (Bruce), 135, 137, 138 goes prawn fishing, 138 Fernhead, W.H. (Bill) Photo, 370 Finlay, Major General C.H., 138 Photo, 141 Finlayson, W.J. (Bill), 124, 125, 197
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Fire Brigade auxiliaries, women recruited, 15 Fire Brigade, NSW, 1, 8, 10, 15, 16, 22, 121 Fire Brigades horses, 10 Fire engine, horse-drawn Photo, 2, 11 Fire engines on lend-lease, Le France, 15 Fire engines, motorised Dennis Ace, 15 foam-motor, 16 Le France, 16 Photo, 11 Fire engines, motorised, Garford Photo, 15 Fire stations, 1, 5, 10, 15, 16 Arncliffe, NSW Photo, 1 Botany, 10 Kogarah, 10 Rockdale, 10 Fire support bases Anderson, Coral and Balmoral, 246 Fire Support Control Centre (FSCC), 251 First colour TV broadcast in USA, 52 First direct TV broadcast in Australia, 128 National service, 70 First twinge of apprehension at my mission in Malaya, 98 Fischer, Peter, 255, 276, 285, 298, 334, 408 Fisher, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 Fitzgerald, Captain G.F., 92, 93 Fitzsimmons, P.W. (Phil), 408 Photo, 347 Flare ships, 353 Fleming, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Fletcher, Gerald, 196 Fletcher, Jack, of the Rural Bank, 196 Fletcher, R.J. (Bob), 173 Photo, 99, 174 Fletcher, Therese ('Terry'), 196 Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, 58, 59 Flint, G.F. (Dick), 92 Flower, Bede, POW, 31 Flower, Julian, soldier, 31 Flower, Mr J.E. of Bexley, NSW, letter from POW son, Bede, 31 Flower, Richard, soldier, 31 Fly Ansett and Chance It, 57 Fly River, PNG, 172 Flynn, Sean, war photographer (son of Errol Flynn), 297, 321, 323, 324 Photo, 321 Foot rot, 36, 166 Forbes, NSW, 5 Ford Blitz Wagon, 79 Ford car, 6, 44, 51, 119, 140 Ford Fairlane 500, my eighth car, 395 Ford Falcon XK, with automatic transmission, my fourth car, 138, 140, 143 Ford Falcon XL, my seventh car, 195, 197, 207 Ford V8 Custom sedan, `Single Spinner', my second car, 92, 93 Photo, 92 Ford V8 Customline, `Twin-Spinner', 93 Ford V8 engine, 62 Ford, N.E. (Noel), 224, 236, 237, 247, 252, 253, 255, 263, 265, 328, 345 Forest Road Arncliffe, No 135 Photo, 1 Forest Road Arncliffe, NSW, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 18, 23, 32, 35, 36, 46, 88 Photo, 44 Formal dinner at Wewak at short notice, 188 Bollicking by Brigadier A.L. MacDonald, 189 crutch rot exacerbated by, 189 toast in Gaelic, 189
Forward, B.C. (Brian), 193 Foster, J.K. (Jeffrey), 408 Photo, 311 Foster, WOII Brian, 359 Foul smelling creeks, immersed in, 45 Four cadets in the bath at a time, 55 Korean War, 70 Fovene, South Australian brew, 48 Fox, P.T.J. (Peter), 375 Foxhound Sunray wants to know why `stop'?, 310 Frahm, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 France, 27, 29, 35, 41, 79, 84, 85, 86, 120, 249 Franciscan Mission, Aitape, PNG, 158 Fraser, J.M. (Malcolm), 205, 206 Fraser, Peter., 294 Free World Headquarters, Saigon, 305, 335 Free World Signboard, Vung Tau, 301 Photo, 301 Free, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 French Foreign Legion, 42 French West Africa, 25 French West Africa, Allied landings November 1942, 25 Frequency of repostings, 394 Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen, German New Guinea, 183 Friend, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Friendly fire, from Australian nurses, 117 Fritz, Private G.C., 98 Frocks, home-made Photo, 11 Frost, Frank, author 'Australia's War in Vietnam', 229, 419 Fry, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Fully armed and very dangerous, 216 Furner, J.O. (James), 68, 81, 86 Photo, 61, 62 transferred to Intelligence Corps, 132 Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, 145 FX Model Holden, 51, 52 Gagarin, Yurin, first man in space, 138 Gair, R.N. (Neville), 307 Gaja Mada University, Indonesia, 119 Gallant RAAF Hercules crews in Vietnam at the end, 401 Gallup poll, 100 Gamefishing, Wewak, PNG, 187 Games and Sports in the Army, essential British tome, 93 Gannon, C.J. (Chris 'Snowy'), 361, 362, 365, 419 Ganzer, Chaplain Terry, 2RAR Photo, 117 Garden Island Dockyard, Sydney, NSW, 4, 51 Gardiner, T.J. (Trevor), 326, 358 Gardner, Captain Freddie, 81, 86 Garey, Flight Sergeant John, RAAF Photo, 131 Garing, Air Commodore 'Bull', RAAF, 132 Garland, A.B. (Alf), 153 Photo, 153 Garland, Alf, 193 Garland, Major R.S. (Ron 'Judy'), 60, 62, 151 Garrick, Wing Commander A.J. (Toby) Photo, 131 Gas bags, for cars, 26 Gas producers/charcoal burners, for cars, 26 Gayau anak Channggan, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Gays in the military, 394 Geddes, I.A. (Ian), 102, 176 Gee, T.A. (Terry), 159 Photo, 159, 161 Geelong, Victoria, 131, 133, 381 General Grant, US tanks, 25 General Officer Commanding Northern Command, 145, 146 General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, 144 General Staff (Training), Headquarters Eastern Command, 393 Geneva Accords, no one in accord, 85
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Gentlemanly subject of waging war, not love, 394 Gentlemen of the Artillery, 46 Gentlemen wearing trench coats and felt hats, 51 Geodetic survey of the world by US, 159 Georges River, Sydney, NSW, 4, 10, 26, 92 Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaya, 98 German Armies in Italy surrendered, 29 German/Italian Axis forces in Africa, 17 Germany, 6, 17, 18, 28, 102, 138, 347 Gestapo type bashes in our officer caps, 64 Gibson, I.W. (Ian), 408 Giffin, N.J. (Nevill), 408 Gift of thousands of brand-new mines to the VC, 373 Giles, L.J. (Lyndon), 408 Photo, 330, 344 Gillespie, M.J. (Mike), 176, 202, 204, 217, 233, 239, 240, 241, 250, 251, 252, 284, 285, 287, 316, 351, 376, 408 Photo, 205, 233, 241, 253, 273, 284, 377 Gillies, D.R. (Don), 169, 172 Gladstone, NSW, 3, 4 Glandular fever, contracted in Malaya, 117 Glanville, I.H. (Ian), 165, 179 Photo, 160, 165 Glare, B.J. (Brian 'Shorty'), 384, 408 Photo, 232 Gleason, Jim, US Artillery, 271, 281, 285, 291, 292, 320, 411 Photo, 271, 274 Glen Innes, NSW, 128 Gloucestershire Regiment (`The Glorious Gloucesters'), 71 God Save the Queen, dropped, 50 Goddam! Who's paying for this artillery?, 292 Godfrey, R.R. (Roy), 304, 331, 338, 408 Goebbels, Joseph, 13 Gogol River, Madang, PNG, 157 Gold Coast, Queensland, 61, 89, 200, 206 Goldberg Advertising, my first job, 41 Golden Stairs, Kokoda Trail, PNG, 151 Goldie River, PNG, 151, 155, 171, 173 training camp, 147 Goldspink, Norm Photo, 136 Goldspink, R.D. (Ross), 357 Gona, PNG, 21, 152 Good honest, proper, timely and effective justice, 77 Good morning Mr McFarlane, how is the Pox this morning?, 75 Goodwin, B.D. (Brian), 234 Gordon Bennett, Henry, 19 Gordon, Major 'Speed', 334 Gordon, P.D. (Peter), 315, 334, 337, 351, 353, 371, 408 Gordon-Lennox, Major General G.C., 139 Gormley, Bernie, 7 Gormley, Clare, 7 Gormley, Miriam, 7 Goroka, PNG, 185 RAAF C47 Dakota crashes near, 185 Gorton, John, 297 Goslett Lieutenant Colonel D.L.B., 46 Gosman, B.A. (Barney) Photo, 123 Goss, P.L. (Peter), 89, 109 Photo, 99, 110 Government in Canberra, ACT, 210 Governor General, as President, 50 Gower, Q (Quentin) Photo, 137 Gower, S.N. (Steve), 136, 137, 335, 411 Photo, 135, 137 Grace Brothers, 2 Gracey, British General, occupies Vietnam, 35 Gracey, General Douglas, 222 Graduation from OCS, scheduled for Friday 6 June 1952, 59 Graham, D.G. (Donald), 321
Graham, E.R. (Eric), 217, 254, 408 Graham, S.C. (Stuart), 353, 364, 369, 373, 374 Grand Hotel, Vung Tau, 246, 281 Photo, 279 Granite Belt, 128 Grant, Bill, 43 Grant, Lance Corporal, 2RAR, 114 Granter, N.E.W. (Noel), 60, 63, 83 Photo, 61 Gray, T.J. (Terry), 172 Great Dividing Range, 5, 41, 128 Great Gentian Violet Balls affair, Wewak, PNG, 185 Great lack of ammunition in my pistol affair, 315, 334, 351, 353 Great Western Plains, 5 Greece, 17 Green River, PNG, 163, 190 Green, C.H. (Charles), 135 Green, L.R. (Len), 408 Photo, 256, 369 Green, Lieutenant Colonel C.H. (Charlie), 70 Green, Sergeant, explosives expert at Wewak, 190 Greenbank firing range, Queensland, 200 Greenhalgh, P.N. (Paul), 267, 308 Gregg, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Gregorian Chant, 39 Grey Street Station, Brisbane, 86 Grey, R.A. (Ron), 398 Griggs, J.H. (John), 308 Griggs, J.H. John, 140 Grimes, N.J. (Noel), 325 Grose Valley, picnics, 39 Grunts, waiting for choppers Photo, 365 Guadalcanal, 23, 24, 25 Guadalcanal, 'Iron Bottom Sound', 25 Guadalcanal, Savo Island, 25 Guadalcanal, The Slot, 25 Guild, J.A. (John), 140 Photo, 137 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 173 Gumulak, Joseph, 408 Guns A'Go-Go, Chinook gun-ships, 241, 243, 244, 246 Gun-ships, helicopter, 209, 216, 217, 240, 241, 243, 245, 246, 260, 314, 326, 336, 347, 354, 379, 380 Photo, 314, 380 Gurkha Commissioned officers, 111 Gurkhas, 160, 165, 173, 192 Gurney, J.P. (John 'Pat'), 245, 408 Photo, 203, 243 Guyra, NSW, 128 Gwydir River, NSW, 198 Hagerty, R.E. (Robert), 320, 329, 355 Hairy-arsed novice, 45 Half the Australian casualties were from our own mines, 374 Halfpenny, W.A. (Wylie), 408 Photo, 380 Hall, K.R. Photo, 137 Hall, Major John, 121 Hall, Sergeant instructor, 12 NS Trg Bn Singleton, 1951 Photo, 47 Hall, Sergeant, RAAF Photo, 131 Halls, Brian, 261 Halsey, US Admiral William, 20, 22 Handcuffed to a luggage rack, 65 Handley, Mervyn ('Merv'), 206, 279, 280, 285, 324, 336, 337, 344, 345, 380, 408 Photo, 230, 278, 285, 337, 379, 405 Hands, I.G. (Ian 'Soppy'), 61, 87, 89, 90, 169, 173, 193, 206 Photo, 99 Hanney, Peter, 373, 381, 382 Hannigan, R.R. (Dick), 135, 234
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Photo, 141 Hansen, Corporal instructor 11 NS Training Battalion Photo, 91 Hansen, Corporal instructor, 11 NS Training Battalion, 92 Harden & Johnston, Dodge and Peugeot distributors my fourth job, 42, 51 my third job, 42 Harley Davidson motorcycle, 14, 15, 78, 79 `acquired'from Puckapunyal, 77 I get military licence, 63 Photo, 75 the first odyssey, 74 the second odyssey, 77 Harley, P.G. (Peter), 225, 408 Harrington, Diana, WRAAC Photo, 141 Harris, M.J. (Mick), 165, 172 Photo, 165, 174 to Vietnam with the US Marines, 192 Harris, P.J.S. (Peter), 203, 204, 205, 206, 216, 221, 226, 233, 234, 235, 240, 242, 247, 251, 254, 255, 267, 268, 281, 284, 288, 289, 290, 309, 316, 333, 375, 380, 383, 404, 408 Photo, 218, 226, 273, 321 Harris, R.C. (Robin), 296, 297, 359, 360, 361, 419 Harris, R.G. (Bob), 137, 140 Photo, 136, 137, 139 Harrison, bandsman, 11 NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Harrison, J.W. (Jimmy, later Sir James), 51, 55, 57, 192 Harrison, E.M. (Edward), 408 Harry, Captain, British Army Photo, 115 Harry's Cafe de Wheels, 51 Hartley, E.A. (Edward), 408 Hartnett, Lawrence, father of the Holden, 51 Hartridge, F.J. (Frank), 74 Hasluck, P.M.C (Paul), 84, 85 Hated domain of 2RTB, 66 Have you ever tried to cook a Mars Bar sir?, 108 Having the `hard word'put on you, 394 Hawaii, 22 Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, 21 Hawke, R.J.L. (Robert), 128 Hay, NSW, 63 Haywood, C.D.K. (Colin), 167 He's not a king, he's a major, 334 Headed to rejoin 2RAR in Malaya, 95 Headhunted, at 18, 51 Head-hunters, 115 Heading with sound and fury into what would be the greatest adventure of our lives, 216 Headquarters II Field Force Vietnam, 364, 387 Headquarters Malaya Command, 101 Headquarters Northern Command, Brisbane, 178 Headquarters Seventh Air Force, Saigon, 334 Headquarters Southern Command, Melbourne, 75, 77 Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF), Nui Dat, South Vietnam See Task Force Headquarters, 1ATF, Vietnam, from page, 215 Headquarters, Far East Land Forces (FARELF), Singapore, 101 Headquarters, II Field Force, Vietnam, 232, 233, 246 Headquarters, Malaya Command, 102 Health and hygiene, humble but essential tasks, 254 Helicopter gun-ships, 321, 323, 348, 349, 352, 364, 379, 380 Helicopters lost in Vietnam, numbers, 210 Henderson, W.G. (Bill), 109, 121, 123, 395 Hennessy, B.J. (Brian), 363 Henty, NSW, 65 Heroic defence of Lo Gom, Phuoc Tuy Province by local men and women, 374 Hertzog, US Major, Saigon, 334
Hexamine, 150, 203, 226 High altitude rocks Photo, 157 Hilarious trip from Sydney for OCS graduation, 59 Hillclimber, 386 Hiller helicopter, 333 Photo, 332 Hillman 'Minx' taxi driver, Kuala Kangsar, Malaya, 102 Hirst Street Arncliffe, NSW, 4 Hitler, Adolph, 6, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29 Ho Chi Minh, 35, 84, 85, 222 Ho Chi Minh sandals, 316, 318 Ho Chi Minh Track, Australian term for the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 293 Ho Chi Minh Trail, 293 Hoa Long, Vietnam, 215, 222, 223, 270, 296, 304, 330, 331, 343, 350, 354 Photo, 222 Hoare, Chaplain John Photo, 141 Hockey and tennis, my sports of choice at OCS, 57 Hodgkinson, I. R. (Ivor 'Blue'), 135 Photo, 368 Hoffman, Frank, 43 Hogan, M.W. (Murray), 408 Hogan, R.C. (Rod), 287, 408 Hoi Polloi, squeezed their backsides into the British Army's narrow-legged issue shorts. See Tailored shorts Holden cars, 51 Holden cars, FJ Model introduced, 52 Holden cars, FX Model, 51 Holden cars, FX Model, first introduced, 39 Holden, FJ Model, 52, 66 Holden, K.J. (Kenneth), 408 Holland, Mervyn (`Dutchy'), 286, 327, 408 Photo, 284 Holland, T.H. (Terry), 149, 172 Photo, 149 Holle, H.H. (Hans), 408 Hollings, Geoff, 78 Holm, L.M. (Laurie), 408 Photo, 232, 375 Holsworthy, NSW, 45, 92, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 252, 345, 395, 397, 414 Holt, Harold, 339 All the way with LBJ, 339 Home, return to from Springwood, 40 Hong Kong, 18, 70, 91, 310, 331, 371, 372, 373 Honnor, Harry, NZ Artillery, 219, 235, 320 Honour among thieves, 300 Hooper, B.E. (Bernie), 361 Hooper, J.A. (John), 82, 210, 395 Hooper, Laurelie, 82, 210 Horan, J.E.G. (Jim), 393 Horner, D.M., 419, 420 Horses, fire brigade Photo, 10 Hospital Ships, Allied 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship, Centaur, 25 Australian hospital ship, Manunda, 19 US hospital ship, Sanctuary, 31 Hot meal in the field Photo, 289 Tracker dogs, 115 How many babies did you kill today?, 223 Howard, B.R. (Brian 'Horrie'), 192 Howell, D.A.B. (David), 408 Howells, Daryl, 177, 191, 193 Hoyts picture show, Arncliffe, NSW, 23 Hudson, P.R. (Peter), 397 Hue, Vietnam, 222, 245 Huey slick ship Photo, 216 Huggard, H.S. (Harry) Photo, 99
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Hughes, J.C. (Jim), 399 Hughes, M.M. (Michael), 175, 339, 398 Photo, 175 Hughson, B.M. (Bruce), 308 Human trackers, 113 Humber car, 6, 74, 93 Photo, 120 Humber Pullman staff-car, 78 Humber Snipe family car Photo, 82 Humboldt Bay (now Teluk Jos Sudarso) West New Guinea (Papua), 158 Hume Highway, 63, 74, 134 Hunt, M.T. (Terry), 217, 245, 408 Photo, 272 Hunter, C.J. (Colin), 254, 408 Photo, 254, 347 Hunter, Lieutenant Colonel I.M. (Ian), 64, 66 Hunter, Sergeant K.K., Bandmaster 11 NS Training Battalion, 92 Photo, 91, 95 Huon Gulf, PNG, 157 Hurricane fighter plane, 13 Hurstville, NSW, 2 Hutchison, Ian, 71, 82, 393 Huwyler, T.D. (Doug) NZ Artillery, 217, 411 Photo, 218, 244 I assume command at Watsonia, 75 I felt like a prawn about to be barbied, 78 I gave the order `fix bayonets', 363 I had reached my level of incompetence!, 402 I join The Royal Australian Regiment, 68 I leave C Company to be 2ic 6RAR, 375 I swing a well telegraphed right upper-cut, 74 I'm only nineteen sir, and nine thousand miles from home!, 108 Iban trackers of the Sarawak Rangers, 105, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119 Photo, 105, 114, 115 Ice carvings, lit from within, 67 Ice cream, none available, 26 If only those Aussies would look the other way Photo, 345 Illawarra Coast, NSW, 29 Illawarra railway, 6 Illingworth, B.M. (Bruce) Photo, 99 Illusions of winning drill competition, sunk, 46 Imita Range, PNG, 151 Imjin River near Kapyong, 71 Imperial Defence College, UK, 353 In camp, we wore colourful Malay sarongs with thongs, 101 In defiance of all (Malay) tradition, 101 In Search of Ireland, Hiliare belloc, 39 Increasingly street-wise, 75 Independent Companies (later Commando Companies), 151 Independent country, Australia, 50 Independent Republic of Vietnam declared, 1945, 35 India, 37, 69, 94 India, Partition of, 1947, 37 Indian Army, 71 Indian Charwallah boy, my only friend in the room, 103 Indian contractors arrive from Malaya, 88 Indian troops, 19, 35, 222 Indochina, 41, 84, 85, 152, 193, 323 origin of struggles overlooked, 85 Indoctrination to OCS, 54 Indonesia, 6, 41, 70, 119, 122, 145, 147, 148, 160, 161, 165, 192, 193, 207 US not keen to antagonise, 148 Indonesia, Australian Military Attache), 133 Indonesian air force, 148 Indonesian army, 147, 190 better to be on speaking terms with, 190 Indonesian army, PNG border incursions, accidental, 182
Indonesian helicopter borrowed, 190 Indonesian language course, 1960, 127 Indonesian, language, 127, 132, 133 Induction to national service, 45 Ineligibles for Korean service, 72 Infantry battalion, a blunt instrument, 316 Infantry called `grunts', 329 Infantry Centre See School of Infantry, 175, 377, 402 Infantrymen, as shields, 63 Ingleburn, NSW, 45, 71, 174, 175, 345, 414 Ingra, Private C.C., 98 Ingram, P.M. (Peter) Photo, 228 Insertion into the landing zone was hot, 348 Intelligence Clerk, C Company 6RAR, Vietnam, 220, 242, 253, 285 Intelligence community, armed forces, 133 Intelligence Corps, Australian Army, 87, 132 Intelligence Officer, 2PIR, PNG, 182, 183 Intelligence Officer, 2RAR, Malaya, 103 Intelligence Officer, 5RAR, Vietnam, 295, 307, 350 Photo, 296 Intelligence Officer, 6RAR, Vietnam, 213, 226, 375 Intelligence Officer, duties of, 87 Intelligence officers, task force headquarters, Nui Dat, Vietnam, 246, 252 Intelligence resources in PNG to be enhanced, 148 Intelligence Section, Communist village committee, 229 Intelligence unit, Adelaide, South Australia, 27 Intelligence, Soviet, 83 Intelligence, US naval, 21 Interim Army, 69 Interpreters in a huddle Photo, 276 Invasion of Malaya and Singapore, 18 Ipoh, Malaya, 98, 108, 109 Station Hotel, 108 Ipswich, Queensland, 128, 197, 207 Ireland, 3, 38, 39, 50 an integral part of Britain, 40 Irian Barat, 147 Irian Jaya, 158, 161 Irian Djaya, 147 Iron Triangle, Vietnam, 293 Iroquois Utility Helicopter, 209, 210, 226, 273, 311, 336, 349, 352, 356, 371, 378, 379, 380, 388, 389 command and control ship, 354 Photo, 209, 210, 213, 237, 245, 286, 288, 290, 291, 321 Iroquois Utility Helicopter, DUSTOFF, 226, 237, 267, 286, 287, 295, 326, 327, 347, 350, 361 Photo, 226 Irvine, G.K. (Graham), 281, 331, 373, 408 Photo, 288, 351 Irvine, P.J. (Peter), 408 Photo, 311, 330 Irwin, Andrew, Ireland, 3 Irwin, Bertie, died in Ireland, 3 Irwin, Frank, 4 Irwin, Helen, 4 Irwin, Helena (Lena), Ireland, 3 Irwin, Hugh, 3 Irwin, Joseph Aloysius, 3, 4 Irwin, Kathleen, 3, 4 Photo, 3 Irwin, Kathleen, Ireland, 3 Irwin, Madeline Josephine. See Ridgway, Madeline Josephine Irwin, Madeline, Ireland, 3 Irwin, Margaret (nee Robinson), 3, 4, 32 Photo, 4 Irwin, Mary (nee Campbell), Ireland, 3 Irwin, Robert, 4 Photo, 4 Irwin, Sissy, Ireland, 3
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Israeli Defence Forces, 139 Italy, 18, 27, 29, 84, 138, 190, 273 Ito, Lieutenant Susumo, Japanese navy, 22, 23 Ivaroa, Osi, first WOI in PIR, awarded the British Empire Medal, 145 Ivo, WOII George, of PIR, 178 J.C. Williamsons, 7 J.R. Love & Co, my second job, 42 Jackson, Brigadier O.D. (David), 232, 233, 234, 246, 254, 261, 262, 267, 297, 303, 309, 310, 369, 393 Photo, 302 Jackson, T.H.R. (Roger), 178 Jackson, T.L.J. (Terry), 236, 408 Jade, USAF forward air controller, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 314, 315, 336, 353, 380 Jaguar, Mark VII, car, 98 Jans, N.A. (Nick), 140 Jansen, J.A.R. (John), 140 Japan, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 52, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 79, 84, 86, 109, 257, 353, 398, 413, 420 beaten, 70 Japan surrenders, 32 Japanese, 6, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 69, 72, 81, 91, 97, 104, 114, 119, 136, 145, 150, 151, 152, 157, 158, 222, 420 Japanese home islands heavily defended, 29 Japanese island garrisons, mop-up of, 30 Japanese merchant fleet sunk, 29 Japanese navy, 22 Japanese reconnaissance flights, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Auckland, NZ, 23 Japanese sink hospital ship, 25 Japanese submarines off Sydney, 16, 22, 23 Japanese troop landings on the east coast of Malaya, 18 Japanese, Australian prisoners of, 25 Japanese, futile appeal to Russia, 29 Japanese, surrender in Korea, 70 Jarden, E.J. (Edward), 408 Jarvis, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Jauhari, Mr Omar, RAAF School of Languages, 132 Photo, 131 Java, 19, 24, 28 Java Sea, 19, 389 Javelin Jowett, car, 66 Jeans, Jim, Army and RAAF, 397 Jephson, Private H.M. (Henry), 107 Jewel in the Imperial Crown, India, 54 Johnston, J.G. (Jeffrey), 408 Johnston, President Lyndon Baines of USA, 173, 339 Johnston, WOII Lyle Photo, 136 Johnstone, Corporal, British Army Photo, 115 Johore Bahru, Malaya, 98, 114 Joint United States Press Office, Saigon, 334 Jolly, H.J. (Hugh), 125 Jolly-jack-tars, eyeballing, 50 Jones, J.G. (Geoff), Medic, 203, 217, 235, 236, 254, 262, 269, 286, 287, 393, 404, 405, 408 Photo, 222, 233, 253, 302 Jones, Lance Corporal, Armoured Corps, 203 Jones, R.W. (Robin), 359 Jones, WOII Bill Photo, 136 Jordan, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Jordan, Corporal, 2RAR, 114 Photo, 115 Jordan, Trevor, 408 Photo, 351 Joseph, Noel Photo, 94 Joughin, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Joyce, Robert, 281, 408 Jubilee Celebrations, RMC Duntroon, 137 Judge Advocate General of the Australian Army, 125
Jukebox, 100 O'Matic, in Kuala Kangsar, 102 Jungle Training Centre (JTC), Canungra, 61, 89, 90, 123, 151, 174, 177, 178, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 206, 248, 376, 377, 395 Jungle Warfare School at Kota Tinggi in Johore, Malaya, 345 K Force, 70, 72 Kagamuga airstrip at Mount Hagen, PNG, 186 Kalimantan, 413 Kamikaze attack at 1st Camp Hospital, Brisbane, 127 Kamikaze attack by friendly bum biter, 398 Kamikaze attack by Japanese 3,000 on Allied ships, 29 34 Allied ships sunk and 368 damaged, 29 aircraft, 18 human torpedoes, 1,000 ready, 29 Vast resources in Japan in 1945, 29 Kamikaze attack by leeches, 118, 153, 198, 282, 283 Kamikaze attack by nurses Matron at BMH Cameron Highlands, 117 Matron at Puckapunyal, 75 Sister at BMH Kamunting, 117 Kapooka, NSW, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 87, 93, 102, 224, 304, 352, 376, 377, 393 escape from, 67 Kappe, Brigadier Gus, 72, 75 Katherine, NT, 20 Katoomba, NSW, 5, 12 Kawasani flying-boat bombers, Japanese, 20 Keen, H.F. (Harry), 253 Keena, D.R. (Ross), 350, 376 Keep, R.M. (Robert), 252 Kell, Sergeant instructor, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 47 Kell, Sergeant instructor, 12 NS Trg Bn, 1951, 46 Kelly, B.W. (Barry), 350 Kelly, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Kelly, Flight Lieutenant Bob, 132, 133 Photo, 131, 133 Kelly, J.E., bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Kelly, J.L. (Jack), 125, 127, 128 Kelly, R.E. (Rodney), 408 Photo, 234, 343 Kelvin Grove Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland, 124, 125, 126, 127, 197, 417 Kemp, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Kempsey, NSW, 3 Kendall, G.M. (Geoff), 258, 260, 261, 270, 288, 323, 325 Kendall, J.S. (Jeff) Photo, 99 Kenna, B.J. (James), 375 Kennedy, President John F. of USA, 134, 138, 141, 162 Kennedy, R.G. (Ray 'Blue'), 206 Kennedy, R.H.McI. (Ron), 120, 125, 126, 127, 195, 197 Kennedy, Veronica (nee Menczel), 127, 195 Kensington, NSW, 2 Kent-Hughes, Sir Wilfred Air crash with RAAF in PNG, 185 in Vietnam, 307 Kenya, Africa, 17 Kerr, Ian (`Smoky'or `Shaky'), 124, 126 Kerrigan, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Khan, C.N. (Colin), 170, 395 Khe San, Vietnam Ivan Cahill defends, 192 Khmers, (Cambodians), 222 Kindergarten, thrust into, 5 King Bhumiphol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, 139 King George V and Queen Mary, 57 King George VI, 56, 69 King, Bernard, celebrity chef, 390 King, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 King, J.A. (Jim), 257, 258, 259, 262, 419 Kingscliff, NSW, 90 Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, NSW, 5, 16, 18, 25, 44, 83, 129, 143, 177, 204, 226, 390, 391, 395
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Japanese fly over, 22 Photo, 94, 95 Kingsgrove Road, No 380, Kingsgrove, NSW, 51, 417 Kingsgrove, NSW, 8, 9, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 82, 83, 86, 92, 93, 121, 128, 134, 135, 172, 174, 175, 177, 195, 223, 224, 391 Kingston, W.L. (Bill), 237 Kinkara Tea, 42 Kirby, WOII J.W. (Jack), 262, 263, 270, 350 Photo, 269 Kirribilli, NSW, 23, 401, 402 Kittyhawk fighter planes, 20 Kiunga, PNG, 172 Kiwi Army even more poverty-stricken than ours, 220 Knife and Fork Course, 75 Knight, Gordon, 204, 225, 226, 231, 408 Photo, 225 Knight, R.B. (Dick), 417 Knights, R.W. (Bob), 134, 138 Knitting, 11, 16 Kobe, first air raid on, 20 Kogarah, NSW, 11, 15, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35, 45, 46 Kohut, Bogdan, 408 Kokoda 'Track' politically correct term for `Kokoda Trail', 150 Kokoda Trail, 17, 21, 145, 149, 150, 151, 153, 155 Map, 142 Kokoda, PNG, 21 Konfrontasi (Confrontation), 118, 147, 148, 173, 193, 252, 373, 376, 389, 419 reasons for, 147 Koniev, Russian General invests Berlin, 29 Kopiago, PNG, 185 Korea, 20, 31, 44, 53, 60, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71, 73, 79, 82, 85, 86, 93, 102, 103, 104, 109, 120, 122, 124, 125, 135, 157, 177, 197, 216, 373, 376, 398, 413 in crisis, 70 Korea, Japanese occupation, 70 Korea, South, attacked, 70 Korean peninsula divided, 70 Korean War, 49, 52, 64, 66, 69, 70, 170 Korean waries, 62 Korff, J.E. (Jack), 102 Photo, 99 Kota Tinggi, Malaya/Malaysia, 345 Krahnert, E.J. (Eldon), 408 Krasnoff, Stan, 169, 170, 171, 187 Photo, 180 Kroh, Malay/Thai Border region, 117, 118, 143 Kuala Kangsar Club, Malaya, 102 Kuala Kangsar, Malaya, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 115, 116 Kumusi River at Wairopi, PNG, 153 Kunde, A.W. (Al), 245, 286, 408 Kuomintang Nationalist Chinese Government, 35 Kure, Japan, 69 La Perouse, NSW, 26 Labor Party, 41, 52, 84, 92, 145, 147, 165 rapprochment with the Peace Movement, 85 supports use of troops on wharves, 85 Labuan Island, 69, 102, 413 Ladies of easy virtue in camp, 76 Lady Godiva, illegal puppy Photo, 249 Lae, PNG, 21, 143, 145, 148, 157, 166, 167, 177, 185, 186, 193, 394 Laha on Ambon, massacre, 19 Lake Cargelligo, NSW, 5, 26 Lake Eyre, filled with water for the first known time, 43 Lake Kutubu, PNG RAAF Caribou stranded at, 186 Lakemba, NSW, 46 Lakey, J.J. (John), 159 Lalbahabur, Lieutenant, 17th Gurkha Division Photo, 115 Lamond, Captain, British Army
Photo, 115 Landing Ship Medium (LSM), 172, 183 Photos, 183 Landing Ship Medium (LSM) at Vanimo, PNG Photo, 166, 167 Landing Zone Grand, 290, 292 Lane, Paul, 408 Photo, 377 Lang Park, Brisbane, Queensland, 197 Lange, R.G. (Ron), 178, 183, 191, 193, 206 Photo, 61 Lange, Trixie, 193 Langford, P.J.J. (Peter), 140 Photo, 139 Langlands, G.D. (Doug), 326 Lanyards knotted just so, 64 Laos, 70, 84, 86, 293 Lapham, A.B. Allen Photo, 99 Lapstone Hill, NSW, 7 Larson, A.J. (Alf), 178, 191 Lasa, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 114 Lauder, Alan, 43 Lawrence, P.C. (Phil), 398 Le Nam Trong, VC Colonel, 313 Leach, Ron (`The Great White Father'), 124, 126 Leary, G.J. (Geoff), 135 Leaving Certificate, 37, 42, 45 Leaving Certificate, I pass, 81 Lebensraum, for Germany, 20, 29 Leder, K.F. (Kevin), 378, 408 Photo, 377, 380 Lee, N.J. (Neville), 321, 376 Leeches, 118, 153, 198, 282, 290, 329 Leighton, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Lennon, W.W (Warren), 223 Lennons Hotel, Brisbane, 127, 170 Leonard, Brigadier, Canteens, 78 Lethargy, national, lapse into, 50 Lewereka, Tiuamoa, Pipe Major, 2PIR, Wewak, PNG, 178 gives loyal toast in Gaelic, 189 Lewis, Captain J.H. (Johnny), 57, 60 Lewis, Diana, 177, 191, 193 Lewis, L.J. (Laurie), 135, 177, 180, 187, 189, 193 and Diana, 191, 193 Photo, 141 Liaigam, PNG, 185 RAAF Caribou crashes whilst heading to, 185 Liberal Party, 41 Lidcombe, NSW, 5 Lift-off from Luscombe Field Photo, 356 Light Green, 354, 356, 364, 365, 374 Map, 342 Lillywhite, R.J. (Reg), 217, 408 Photo, 218, 302 Li-Los, 105 Lima anak Agong, Private, Sarawak Rangers, 119 Limbrick, C.D. (Chris), 376 Lincoln bombers, RAAF Malaya, 88, 117, 118 Lindsay, B.D.V. (Brian 'Spruiker'), 169 Lindsay, Neill, 277, 327, 334, 408 Photo, 239, 284, 345 Lintang, Malaya, 102 Lithgow, C.T. (Col), 329 Lithgow, NSW, 5, 303 Little Patti under fire at Nui Dat, 254, 255, 260, 271 Live ammunition, fired close, used to simulate battle conditions, 90 Living in a sea of water and mud, 231 Living off the fat of the land in exotic locations, 109 Lloyd, M.W. (Michael), 408 Lloyd, R.E. (Richard), 368 Lloyd, T.W. (Terrence), 408
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Lo Gom, Phuoc Tuy province, 378 Local maidens, Binh Gia, Vietnam Photo, 279 Lockheed Electra, aircraft, 177, 194 Lockheed Super Constellation, 97 Photo, 95 Lockman, K.J. (Kevin), 408 Photos, 337 Loewan, General Sir Charles, 100 Logan, Captain Lance, 99 London, UK, 2, 13, 50, 56, 79, 137, 139, 170, 189, 278, 404 London, UK, 9,000 civilian casualties, 28 London, UK, hit by over 1,000 V2 Rockets, 28 Long Bar (later Sportsman's) at the Australia Hotel, 170 Long Binh, military base, South Vietnam, 210, 335, 383 Long Dien, Vietnam, 213, 222, 229, 354 Long Green, 354, 378 Map, 342 Photo, 357 Long Hai Mountains, Boxing Day 1966 Photo, 367 Long Khanh Province, Vietnam, 210, 229 Long Son Island, Vietnam, 306, 307, 310, 311, 336, 387 Photo, 214 Long Tan, events leading to the Battle of Long Tan commence, 250 Long Tan, the Battle of (Operation Smithfield) passim, 253 Long Tan, village, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam passim, 215 long trousers, first suit, 29 Long, P.J. (Peter), 409 Longden, Colonel Paul, Royal Army Medical Corps, 98 Long-playing records introduced, 41 Looky but no nooky was the order of the day, 394 Lord Louis Mountbatten, 35 Lorrae Desmond, entertainer, Vietnam, 371 Photo, 372 Lowa, B.P. (Patterson), PIR, 191 Lowcock, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Lower Plenty pub, Victoria, 76 Lowes, Noel, 265 Lowry, Gunner Bill, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Loyal Orange Lodge, 5 Loyal Orange Lodge, Orangemen, 3 Lucas, Geoff Photo, 99 Luscombe Field, Nui Dat Photo, 372 Luton, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Lynch, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Lynch, Phillip, Minister for the Army, 297 LZ Kings Cross, Nui Dat, Vietnam, 220 M*A*S*H, 98, 203 M102 (M2A2) 105 mm towed howitzer passim, 273 M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 203, 221, 233, 247, 249, 252, 263, 265, 267, 268, 269, 271, 280, 292, 303, 304, 308, 314, 315, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 329, 336, 349, 354, 355, 356, 358, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, 378, 381, 400 Photo, 226, 250, 262, 264, 279, 320, 330, 361, 364, 368, 378 M2A2 105mm howitzers become available, 238 M60 machine gunner of Alpha Company Photo, 257 Macapagal, President of the Philippines, 147 MacArthur, US General Douglas, 20, 21, 22, 30, 33, 52, 59, 69, 158, 420 MacDonald, A.L., 189 `hard man', 188 contracts Malaria, 189 guest at formal dinner, Wewak, PNG, 189 Machine gun barrels smoking white-hot, 235
Mackay, I.B. (Ian), 344, 345, 358, 359, 360, 375, 387, 394, 395 Photo, 357, 360, 363, 368 Mackay, Ian, author, 'Australians in Vietnam', 420 Mackay, Ian, journalist, 268, 345 Mackay, Major General Ken, 215, 305, 345, 369 Photo, 302 MacKenzie, Major C.F.G. ('Bunger'), 81, 82, 86, 151 Photo, 81 Mackey, Madeline, Ireland, 3 Macleay River, NSW, 3, 4 Macqueen, J.S. (John), 92, 93, 95 Mad dogs and Englishmen, not out in the midday sun, 98 Madang, PNG, 157, 158, 177, 183, 184, 193, 394 Maddams, J.W.S. (John), 169 Madden, P.E. (Peter), 282, 409 Magistrate, a brush with the law, 140 Magnussen, B.E. (Barry), 290 Mai Mai, PNG, 172 Maiden, Gunner Jack, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 49 Main, Major A.P.F. (Allen), The Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers, 135 Photo, 141 Maitland, NSW, visited on leave, 48 Photo, 49, 50 Maitland-Smith, Lieutenant, British Army Photo, 115 Maizey, S.J. (Stan 'The Man'), 310, 373 Maja anak Bala, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Making a reality of the term `fart sack', 73 Malacca, Malaya, 30, 109, 152, 173 Malang anak Alu, Corporal, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Malaquin, J.B. (Joseph), 409 Malaria, 28, 31, 118, 183, 188, 189, 221, 248, 274, 316, 340, 352, 356, 376 at Wewak, PNG, feared by RAN, 190 contracted by Brigadier A.L. MacDonald, 189 rife, 188 Malaria carrying mosquitoes, 118 Malaria, contracted, 175 Malarial drills, anti-, 203 Malay kampongs, invariably pleasant places, 102 Malay, language, 50, 133 Malay/Thai border, 116, 118 Malaya, 18, 19, 28, 30, 35, 70, 79, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 135, 140, 143, 145, 147, 150, 152, 165, 170, 173, 175, 177, 178, 193, 194, 195, 197, 200, 203, 204, 213, 216, 224, 247, 248, 252, 253, 267, 272, 316, 373, 382, 395, 413, 417, 419, 420 anti-terrorist methods tried in Vietnam, 104 British heavily committed, 84 Map, 96 nationalist uprising theory, 104 world communist plot theory, 104 Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA), 35 Malaya-Thailand Border Photo, 103 Malaysia, 114, 118, 133, 147, 148, 160, 165, 172, 193, 272, 273, 281, 339, 345, 373, 376, 413, 414 Malibu surf board pranged by Laurie Lewis, 187 to Wewak, PNG, 187 Mallinson, Ken, 393 Malta, 347 Manchurian border, 53, 70 Mandarin, 50, 132 Manhood, mysteries of, 35 Manila, Philippines, 207 Manly, NSW, 18 Mann, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Mannett, D.J. (David), 79
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Photo, 118 Manning, G.J. (Graeme), 178, 180, 183, 188, 189, 190, 193, 420 Photo, 61 Manning, Margaret, 193 Mannion, J.D. (Jim), 74, 169 Mansford, G.L. (George), Corporal 2RAR Photo, 116 Manum Island, PNG, 183 Photo, 184 Manus Island, PNG, 147, 178, 189 Maprick, PNG, 145 Marchant, C.M. (Clifford), 409 Marist Brothers High School, Kogarah, NSW, 27, 37, 42, 419 School Cadet Unit, I join, 36 School Cadets, 43 Marist Brothers High School, Randwick, NSW, 2 Marist Brothers, pleasant men, approachable and kind, 38 Markham River, PNG, 157 Markovich, Frank, 43 Marooned in a red-hot desert, 66 Marshall, David, Premier of self-governing colony of Singapore, 97 Marshall, Gunner Pete, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Marshall, N.H. (Nick), 335, 354 Marshall, Private Photo, 82 Marshall, T.G. (Tom) Photo, 228 Martin, Bruce, RAAF, 206, 395, 396 Marx-Engels-Lenin-Stalin doctrine, 85 Mary Kathleen in Western Australia, 92 Mason, Graham, 270, 409 Photo, 366 Masonic Lodge, 8 Mass in the Chapel, Changi POW camp, 30 Massay, Lance Corporal, Royal Vetinary Corps Photo, 115 Masters, J.M. (John) NZ Artillery, 396 Matchless, twin 500cc motorcycle, my second Photo, 87 Matchless, twin, 500cc motorcycle, my first, 86 Mathews, Corporal, RAAF Photo, 131 Mathewson, Gunner Clarie, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 Matrimony, musing about, 169 May, R.K. (Rafe), Major, King's Own Border Regiment, 134, 135, 137 Mazda 1500, my sixth car, 175 McAlister, Chaplain A.J.W. Photo, 99 McAloney, J.D. (John), 294, 295, 308 McAloney, P.S. (Paul), 409 McCallum, M.C. Malcolm), 170, 171 McCarthy, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 49 McCarthy, Gunner, 12 NS Trg Bn 1951 Photo, 50 McCosker, L.R. (Len) Photo, 333 McCulloch, M. (Merv) Photo, 366 McCullough, M.V. (Merv), 359, 361 McDermott, Henry, 393 McDonald, B.A. (Bruce), 165, 193, 396, 398, 399 McDonald, D.L. (Mac), 409 Photo, 306 McDonald, I.E.R. (Ross 'Black Mac'), 250 McDonough, D.M. (Don) Photo, 137 McDowall, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 McEwen, Private, of 10 Platoon 6RAR, 288 McFarlane, Aunt Eileen, 2, 7, 11, 39 Photo, 2, 4, 11, 15
McFarlane, Aunt Kate, Sister Mary Innocentia, OLSH, 2, 197 McFarlane, Denise Bernadette, 3, 4, 9, 21, 39, 120, 121 Photo, 3, 11, 94, 113, 120 McFarlane, Eleanor (Nell). See Walsh, Eleanor (Nell) McFarlane, James, 2 McFarlane, Margaret, 2 McFarlane, Mary Helena (Lena), (nee Irwin), mother of the author, 3, 5, 7, 9, 26, 27, 32, 39, 40, 42, 51, 53, 59, 83, 86, 98, 118, 120, 138, 143, 162, 172, 175, 177, 195, 204, 223, 339, 369, 390, 395 Photo, 3, 59, 60, 95, 113, 390 Photo, 9, 12, 26, 41, 42, 94 McFarlane, Patricia Mary. See Napier, Patricia Mary (nee McFarlane) McFarlane, Peter, 216, 217, 254, 383, 409 Photo, 385 McFarlane, Robert John. See McFarlane, Uncle Robert McFarlane, Sarah Augusta (nee Cook) Photo, 2, 4, 11 McFarlane, Sarah Augusta (nee Cook), 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 20, 26, 27, 37, 39, 51, 88 McFarlane, Uncle Robert, 2, 3, 7, 16, 17, 20, 26, 27, 39, 42, 46, 51, 59, 83, 88, 93, 120, 193, 195, 317, 339 His Last Hurrah, 404 Photo, 4, 11, 27, 59, 404 returns from the front, 27 McFarlane, William Francis (Bill), father of the author, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 26, 27, 28, 35, 39, 40, 42, 44, 51, 53, 59, 74, 75, 83, 86, 88, 93, 98, 118, 120, 134, 138, 143, 162, 172, 175, 177, 195, 204, 223, 224, 339, 369, 390, 391, 395, 417 Photo, 2, 4, 5, 10, 12, 14, 15, 24, 41, 52, 59, 60, 82, 94, 113, 120, 128, 390 McFarlane, William James, 1, 2, 10, 121 Photo, 2, 10, 11 McGilligan, Sergeant 12 NS Training Battalion, 46 McGurk, C.B. (Cyril), 409 McInnes, B.A. (Barry 'Tex'), 409 Photo, 274, 303, 375 McIntyre, J.A. (Jim), 397 McKay, Captain M.D. Photo, 99 McKay, Gary, soldier and author, 399 McKay, Major General Ken, 302 McKenna, Major John, 46 McKenzie, K.S (Ken), 145, 148, 150, 162, 172, 193 Photo, 162, 174, 180 McKillop, Mary, 5 McLaughlin, WOI R.O. (Dick), 393 McLean, R.G. (Robert), 409 McLean-Williams, Ian, 375 Photo, 346 McMahon, Billy, 297 McMahon, M.J. (Mick), 191, 193 McNamee, P.R. (Peter), 288, 411 Photo, 332, 336 McQualter, M.B. (Bruce), 308, 368 McQuire, I.W. (Ian), 409 Photo, 347, 351 McRae residence, Arncliffe, NSW Photo, 1 McRae, Dan, 5 McRae, Doris, 5, 6, 16, 32 McRae, family, Lake Cargelligo and Arncliffe, NSW, 1, 36, 39 McRae, Marie, 5, 6, 15, 16, 32 McRae, Paddy, 5, 17, 26 McRae, Shirley, 5 McTaggart, K.J. (Kevin), 191 Meares House, Watsonia, Victoria, 76, 78, 79 Photo, 80 Medical Platoon, PIR, PNG, 146 Mediterranean, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 273 Mekong Delta, 216, 313, 336 Mekong River, South East Asia, 210, 222
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Melbourne Express, 1st Division, 53 Melbourne Express, 2nd Division, 53 Melbourne Sun, newspaper, Victoria, 362 Melbourne, Victoria, 20, 23, 53, 54, 55, 58, 63, 68, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 82, 83, 113, 122, 124, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 134, 137, 151, 162, 170, 172, 175, 177, 206, 210, 396, 419, 420 I venture into high society, 80 Olympic Games, 113 Meller, B.C. (Barry 'Custard'), 268 Member to Pay!, 119 Memories of Vietnam, book edited by Kenneth Maddock, 296, 359, 361, 362, 419 Men shortly headed for Korea, 73 Men so ill that they were unable to control their bowels, 216 Mench, P.A. (Paul), 140, 352, 353, 409 Photo, 351 Menzies, Robert Gordon, 17, 41, 45, 84, 92, 100, 109, 118, 139, 152, 165, 173, 339 Mercury House, Saigon, 305, 306 Merdeka (Freedom), Malaya, 118 Merdeka, Malayan independence 1957, 35 Meredith, K.J. (Ken) Photo, 363 Meredith, Warren Photo, 102 Meriel Street Sans Souci, NSW, 4, 5 Merrick, J.J. (John), 57, 60, 88 Merrick, John and Beryce, 60 Mexican method, of carrying ammunition belts, 316 Middle East, 13, 14, 24, 78, 109, 402, 404, 419 Midway, Battle of, 21 Mielnikowski, John, 409 Photo, 369 Mildura, NSW, 63 Miles C.J. (Kit), 74 Military Bases Southern Victoria Map, 130 Military formations and units 18 Brigade, 7th Australian Division, 17 45th Battalion, Arncliffe, NSW, 7, 17 65th Infantry Battalion, 413 Military Instruction Block, RMC Duntroon, 135, 138 Military Payment Certificates (MPC), 299 Military Police, 65, 76, 78, 152, 200, 297, 299, 300, 301, 305 Military tattoo at Sydney Showground, 1951, 49 Militia, 17, 69 Milkshakes, none available, 26 Miller, Bradlie, 409 Miller, J.F. (John), 308, 350, 393 Miller, K.T. (Kevin), 325 Milligan, R.B. (Bob), 159, 350, 351 Mills, K.J. (Ken), 409 Photo, 221, 301 Mills, K.J. (Ken) Photo, 344 Mills, Wally, Regimental Sergeant Major, 2RAR, 88 Mills, Wally, Regimental Sergeant Major, PIR, 145 has balls (tennis), 154 receives congratulations, 155 Mindanao, Philippines, 20 Minden Barracks, Penang Island, Malaya, 98, 99, 118, 119, 121 Minell, M.W.A. (Mark 'Scrub'), 198, 200, 202, 206, 208, 221, 224, 225, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 271, 280, 292, 293, 303, 304, 306, 325, 338, 339, 343, 345, 347, 348, 350, 365, 371, 373, 375, 378, 380, 381, 382, 383, 409, 419 Appointed lance corporal, 381 Photo, 221, 351, 375, 382 Mines, 200, 228, 276, 294, 295, 318, 319, 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 350, 355, 364, 368, 374, 382, 386, 398 Minister for the Navy Diverted to assist in PNG, 186
Ministry of Transport, British, 71, 120 Minon, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Misreporting of the Vietnam War, 268 Stanbury, Joan, 127 Photo, 129 Miss Australia, Joan Stanbury, 127 Photo, 129 Mission Air Fellowship (MAF), 158 Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 7 Mitchell, A.H. (Ashley), 76, 77, 78, 80 Mitchell, G.A. (Gilbert), 409 Mizzi, J.F. (Joe), 409 Photo, 234 Moem Barracks, PNG, 158, 177, 186 Molles, R.A. (Robert), 409 Mollison, C.S. (Charles), 239, 253, 263, 265, 322, 375 Molonglo River Bridge opened, 155 Moncrief, Gladys, actress, 7 Monkhouse, Ron, 393 Monster Gala Sports Day at Wewak, 191 Montagnard boys Photo, 248 Monte Bello Islands, 79 Monteath, J.P. (Jim), 339, 380 Montgomery, General Bernard, 13, 24, 25, 27, 28, 420 Moon, M.J. (Michael), 317, 319, 409 Photo, 317, 339 Mooney, C.T. (Colin), 409 Moore, Brigadier P.N.M., 108 Moore, P.M. (Peter), 409 Photo, 351 Morahan, C.H. (Cyril), 121 Morahan, J.O. (John), 121, 388 Moratai, Island, 102 Moree, NSW, 198, 221, 381 Morgan, Chaplain, 79 Morgan, P.R. (Peter), 176, 338, 340, 409 Photo, 338, 351 Morgan, V.A. (Viv), 140 Photo, 137 Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, 49, 58, 88 Moro on Lake Kutubu, PNG, 185 Morotai Island, 69, 413 Morris 10 horsepower hire car, 89 Morris car, 6, 42, 52 Photo, 42 Morris, Alan, RAN Signals Photo, 131 Morris, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Morrison, R.F. (Rob), 135 Photo, 141 Morrow, R.F. (Robert 'Vic'), 285, 286, 287, 409, 419 Morse Code (Carrier Wave `CW'), 150, 154 Morshead, L.J. (Leslie), 17 Mortar Course, School of Infantry, Seymour, Victoria, 124 Mortar Platoon, 1RAR, Enoggera, 125 Mortar Platoon, 2RAR, Malaya, 99 Mortar Platoon, 5RAR, Vietnam, 309, 310, 335 Mortar Platoon, 6RAR, Vietnam, 213, 217, 233, 250, 289, 320, 324, 333, 354, 359, 375 Photo, 286, 322, 349 Mosquito repellent, clothing soaked in, 118 Mother England, 50 Mothers'Choice Flour, 42 Motor industry, 6, 45, 58 Motorcycle, Matchless Twin 700 cc, my third mororcycle, 126 Mount Giluwe, PNG civilian airplane crashes into, 186 Mouy, M.L. (Michael), 409 Moyle, R.J. (John), 140 MPs, 246, 333 Mt Hagen, 172 Mucking about in mud, RAN cadets, 59 Muir, A.J. ('Bonny'), 125
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Muller, Laurie, 204 Muluccas, Islands, 69 Mumma Luigi's fine Italian Restaurant, Brisbane. Long lunches with nashos Photo, 93 Mumma Luigi's fine Italian Restaurant, Brisbane. Long lunches with nashos, 93 Mumps, I contract, 137 Muncey C.R. (Catering Corps), 67 Murpati, Indonesian airline, 166 Murphy, Captain Bernie, 47, 49 Murphy, G.J. (Gordon), 355, 365 Murphy, J.M. (John), 229 Photo, 228 Murphy, John, 222, 420 Murphy, K.P. (Pat), NZ Artillery, 237 Murray Barracks, Port Moresby, PNG, 144, 173, 174 Murray, Colin and Barbara, 195 Murray, G.F. (Graham) RAN, 373 Murrumbidgee River, 63, 136 Mustchin, M.S. (Malcolm 'Stewie'), 359 Muswellbrook, NSW, 128 My Cinderella command, 77 My feud with the massed drinkers, 121 My first cadet camp, embarrassment, 36 My lack of capacity to pick a lieutenant colonel at ten paces, 68 My last bit of luxury before the fray, 98 My leather saddlebags all a'twinkle, 126 My left knee damaged, 234 My overall circumstances, straitened, 65 My struggle up the ladder of life progresses, 60 My tail between my legs, 91 Myles, J.K. (Smiler), 289, 357, 358 Nadzab, PNG, 157 Nagoya, first air raid on, 20 Naivety, mine, chuckled at, 67 Namby-pambies and glory seekers, not many about, 40 Nankivell, Major, legal officer, 77 Naoro, PNG Photo, 174 Napalm, 303, 363 Napier, Brendan Charles, 143 Napier, Brian Francis Vincent, 143 Napier, Denise Bernadette Photo, 94 Napier, Eugenie Therese Photo, 94 Napier, G.R. (Garry), 409 Napier, J.G. (John), 195 Napier, John Graham, 5, 113, 175 in RAAF, 45 Photo, 113, 120 Napier, John Vincent (Jack) Photo, 94 Napier, Kathryn Patricia, 118 Napier, Margaret-Mary Louise, 143 Napier, P.M. (Patricia), nee McFarlane, 195, 224 Napier, Patricia Mary (nee McFarlane), 5, 9, 22, 23, 24, 26, 36, 39, 42, 45, 59, 113, 118, 143, 390 Photo, 12, 15, 59, 60, 113 Napier, Peter John Eugene, 143 Napier, Rosalie Anne Photo, 94 Napier, Rosina (Rose) Photo, 94 Napoleon III, 84 Narrandera, NSW, 63 National service, 41, 45, 46, 51, 57, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 92, 93, 122, 125, 128, 165, 172, 193, 198, 202, 204, 206, 227, 256, 257, 339, 368, 371, 383, 396, 397 first three month scheme worse than useless, 70 introduction of two-year scheme announced, 173 National service, reintroduction considered, 172 National service, universal, all 18 year-olds, 45 National servicemen not allowed to drink, 48
National servicemen, future generation being born in 1945, 35 National servicemen, in action in Borneo, 193 Nationalist Chinese, 17 Naval gunfire support dramas, 326 Navel gargle, for the 'tropics', 149 Neate, P.A. (Peter), 409 Photo, 252, 343 Neesham, H.T. (Harry), 176 Nelson, M.G. (Mike), 173 Photo, 173 Netherlands, 41, 58, 122 Neutral Bay, NSW, 23 Never volunteer, military precept, 47 New Beach Road Darling Point, NSW, interviews for OCS, 51 New Blocks, RMC, 137 New Britain, 19, 197 New Britain, PNG, 172 New Caledonia, 84 New England Highway, 128 New Guinea Highlands, 172 New Guinea, Australian Trust Territory, 21 New Guinea, League of Nations Trust Territory, 17 New Ireland, PNG, 172 New reflective yellow number plates in NSW, 51 New York, 14, 120, 170, 420 New Zealand, 17, 49, 70, 86, 114, 135, 139, 141, 148, 165, 210, 217, 233, 235, 236, 238, 244, 257, 258, 259, 273, 274, 292, 326, 335, 348, 350, 351, 354, 393, 396, 411 New Zealand Army's lack of any depth in both artillery resources and funding, 238 New Zealand Artillery, 141, 210, 217, 219, 233, 314, 321, 326 New Zealand gunners in action Photos, 348 New Zealand Special Air Service, 114 Newman, Jocelyn, 140 saves my bacon, 140 Newman, K.E. (Kevin 'Pip'), 135, 140 Photo, 141 Newsreels, 22 New-village programme in Malaya, 104 Ngindang anak Lawan, Private, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Ngo Dinh Diem, 122, 165 French lackey, 85 Nguyen Quoc Tuan, Sergeant, ARVN Photo, 366 Nguyen Van Khoi, ARVN, 217, 278, 281 Photo, 274 Nguyen van Khoi, Sergeant, ARVN, 334 Nhu, Madame, 165 Nicholls, M.G. (Mike) Photo, 366 Nichols, Henry ('Wings'), 121 Nicholson, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Nicholson, M.L., 268 Nightingales, black, 117, 203 Nimitz, US Admiral Chester William, 22, 33 Nimmitabel, NSW, 253 Ningkan, Sergeant, Sarawak Rangers Photo, 115 Nipa Palm, 115 Nipperess, K.F. (Kevin), 317, 318, 319, 327, 376, 409 Nippon Nitrogenous Fertiliser Company, Hongu, Japan, POW labour, 31 No 1 Machine Gun Company, Kusunose Regiment, Japanese Army, 21 No 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps, 78 No 2 Machine Gun Company, Kusunose Regiment, Japanese Army, 21 No 4 POW Camp, Thailand, 28 No longer victims of lousy logistic planning, 216 Noble, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91
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Noeleen Batley, entertainer in Vietnam, 306 Nolan, A.A., 135 Nolan, B.F. (Brian), 409, Photo, 238 Nomad River, PNG, 185 Norris, J.W. (John), 237 North Africa, 13, 17, 24, 25, 27, 124 North Africa cleared of Axis troops, May 1943, 25 North Borneo, 18, 69, 147 North Circular Drive Dublin, Ireland, 3 North Head, Sydney Harbour, 22 North Head, Sydney Harbour, enemy agent, 22 North Head, Sydney Harbour, Japanese fly over, 22 North Queensland, planned attacks on, 21 North Vietnam, 173, 229, 252, 281, 333, 334, 335 North Vietnam's logistic highway to its forces fighting in the South, 293 North Vietnamese soldier in hospital Photo, 319 North Vietnamese soldiers, 261 North Vietnamese troops on the battlefield, 257 Northcott, Lieutenant General Sir John, 69 Northern Command Ball, 127 Northern Command, Brisbane, Queensland, 184 Northern Territory, Australia, 17, 20 Northern Territory, Australia, Aborigines vote for first time, 138 North-West Papua New Guinea Map, 168 Not a bunch of patsies, 62 Not as clever as I thought, 66 Nothing like a hot insertion after lunch to get the adrenaline going! Photo, 348 Noumea, New Caledonia, 195, 196 Nouyen The Truen, VC Colonel, 313 NRMA, 43 NSW Scottish Regiment, 54 Nuffield Foundation, issues free unfiltered cigarettes, 118 Nui Dat hill, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam passim, 215 Nui Dat II, second hill in Phuoc Tuy, 240, 252, 253, 270, 275 Nui Dat, Australian task force base in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam passim, 210 Nui Dinh Mountains, Vietnam, 214, 281, 293, 326 Photo, 214, 282, 283, 338, 348, 372 Nui Nua, mountain, Long Son Island, Vietnam, 307 Photo, 214 Nui Thi Vai, mountain, Vietnam, 293, 295 Photo, 214, 338 Nui Toc Tien, mountain, Vietnam Photo, 214, 338 Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 195, 196 Nuns, housekeepers at Springwood, 38 Nurse, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Nurturing the weaker members, 73 Nye, Sir Archibald, 139 O'Brien, Michael, soldier and author, 398 O'Brien, O.J. (Owen), 176, 231, 261, 262, 322, 356, 357, 358, 359, 374, 384, 420 Photo, 322 O'Callaghan, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 O'Connor, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 O'Dea, M.G. (Gerry), 409 Photo, 375, 392 O'Dempsey, Section Officer Kath, RAAF Photo, 131 O'Halloran, J.P. (John), 237, 253, 296, 359, 360, 361 Photo, 176, 296, 366, 387 O'Hanlon, T.H. (Terry), 176 O'Hara, Frank, 44 O'Neill, K.J. (Keith), 396 O'Neill, R.J. (Robert), 295, 296, 307, 308, 313, 350, 419 O'Reilly, J.T. (Joseph 'Blue' nowadays 'Pat'), 263, 265 O'Shea, J.J. (John 'Tiny'), 265
O'Sullivan, P.S. (Paul), 290, 350, 376 OC at Watsonia had died of the drink, 75 Ochiltree, J.G. (Jim), 87, 91, 93, 95, 98, 99, 101, 109, 111, 119 Photo, 99, 100 OCs and COs, explanation, 47 OCS graduates, 66, 159 OCS Portsea, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 72, 76, 80, 81, 83, 86, 87, 89, 93, 94, 108, 120, 124, 129, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 146, 149, 151, 165, 173, 177, 178, 187, 191, 192, 202, 204, 208, 210, 229, 236, 237, 247, 258, 263, 290, 294, 295, 308, 310, 326, 335, 350, 351, 367, 369, 375, 376, 378, 379, 381, 383, 395, 396, 397, 398, 417, 420 Photos, 53 OCS Portsea, Graduation Ball, 59 Photo, 60 OCS Portsea, Graduation Ball, June 1952, 60 OCS Portsea, selected to attend, 52 OCS, Company of Officer Cadets, 55 Odenbahl, R.B. (Dick) Photo, 366 Officer Cadet Training Units, OCTUs, established, 125 Officer Training Unit (OTU), Scheyville, NSW, 176 Officers and men of an Omani infantry battalion Photo, 402 Officers in very short supply, 394 Officers, superior lifestyle, 49 Officers'Mess 2RAR Kuala Kangsar, Malaya Photo, 100 Officers'mess at Muaskar al Murtafa'a, neer Seeb, in Oman Photo, 403 Official Histories, every thinking Australian should read, 211 Official History `Crises and Commitments', 419 Official History, `The RAAF in Vietnam', 267 Official History, A Nation At War, 297 Official History, 'A Nation at War', 401, 419 Official History, 'Emergency and Confrontation', 419 Official History, 'Malaya', 419 Official History, 'Middle East 1939-43', 419 Official History, the post-war Royal Australian Navy, 'Up Top', 350, 419 Official History, 'The RAAF in Vietnam', 384, 385, 419 Official History, Vietnam from August 1966, 'A Province for a Battlefield', 399 Official History, Vietnam to August 1966, 'To Long Tan', 210, 215, 223, 227, 235, 237, 246, 252, 261, 263, 267, 268, 294, 295, 297, 310, 328, 419 Officially `officers and gentlemen', 60 Okinawa, 29, 31, 192 Okinawa, 12,500 US killed, 36,000 wounded, 29 Old and Bold staff officers, 126 Old farts, 41 One man wounded by a charging water-buffalo, 343 Only hundreds of thousands murdered in Vietnam, 297 Only the dull and industrious were left, 125 Opera House Lottery, 123, 173 Operation Ayr, 7 March 1967, 370, 371 Operation Bathurst, 2 - 27 October 1966, 293 Operation Beechmont, 8 - 12 February 1967, 350 Operation Bribie, 17 - 18 February 1967, 354, 357, 364, 365, 367, 370 Photo, 357, 358, 360, 361, 364, 366 Operation Brisbane, 16-18 July 1966, 232, 233 Operation Bundaberg, 30 - 31 October 1966, 304 Operation Canary, 4 - 14 December 1966, 335 Operation Canberra, 5RAR October 1966, 294 Operation Dalby, 16 February 1967, 351, 352 Operation Duck 1, 14 - 23 December 1966, 336, 337, 338, 339 Operation Duck II, 26 December 1966 - 5 January 1967, 339 Operation Eagle Swoop, Malay/Thai Border, 114, 116, 117
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Operation Enoggera, 21 June - 5 July 1966, 223, 224, 225 Operation Hayman, 8 - 12 November 1966, 306, 307 Operation Hobart, 24 - 29 July 1966, 233, 321 Operation Holsworthy, 5 - 18 August 1966, 247, 248 Operation Ingham, 18 November - 3 December 1966, 314, 315, 319, 320, 324, 325, 331, 334, 335, 374, 376 Photo, 321 Operation Junction City, February 1967, in War Zone D, 354, 383 Operation Kirribilli, 23 - 27 February 1967, 370 Operation Portsea, 21 March - 16 April 1967, 207, 374, 378, 379, 380 Operation Renmark, 5RAR, February 1967, 367 Operation Seymour, 28 January - 1 February 1967, 345, 350 Operation Shark North, Malaya, 98 Operation Smithfield (The Battle of Long Tan), 18 - 21 August 1966 passim, 274 Operation Tamborine, 1 - 8 February 1967, 347, 350 Photo, 347, 348, 349 Operation Toledo, 280 Operation Toledo, 23 August - 8 September 1966, 280 Operation Vaucluse, 8 - 24 September 1966, 281, 291, 292, 293, 296, 345 Photo, 283, 286, 288, 289 Operation Yass, 6 - 8 November 1966, 306, 307, 308 Orient Hotel, Brisbane, 204 Orr, A.M. (Alex) Photo, 99 Osman, Sergeant, Singapore Regiment, Royal Artillery Photo, 115 Osmond, T.J. (Thomas), 409 Ossima, PNG Photo, 162 OTU Scheyville, 176, 202, 338, 377, 397 Otway, V.K. (Vic), 363 Our army was exhausted, 399 Our gypsy style of life, 73 Outflanked by amateurs, 47 Owen Stanley Range, PNG, 21, 150, 151, 152, 153, 157, 159 Owers Corner, PNG, 149, 169 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, 393, 394 Oxley, Major P.H.G. (Peter), 108 Oxley, P.H.G. (Peter), 108 Photo, 99 Pacific Ocean, 14, 22, 166 Pack-howitzers, OTO Melara 'modello 56', L5 105 mm passim, 273 Photo, 219 Pago Pago, American Samoa, 195 Paid sick and long-service leave introduced in NSW, 52 Pakes, D.E. (David), 398 Pakistan, 37, 86 Pakistan Air Force College, 139 Pakistan army, 139 Palmen, K.W. (Keith), 409 Paludrine, 188, 189, 340 roll book, 188 Pampered between torture sessions, 54 Pan American Boeing 707, 332, 333 Panic-stricken fingers, 56 Panmumjon, Korea, 71 Panmunjom, Korea, 52 Papeete, Tahiti, 209 Paper-Pushers exploits against the `Cong'in `Nam', 226 Papua New Guinea, 7, 14, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, 78, 91, 104, 122, 124, 135, 140, 141, 194, 199, 200, 224, 229, 273, 308, 339, 351, 373, 384, 393, 394, 395, 397, 419 Map, 156 Map, Kokoda Trail, 142 passim, to page 194 from, 143 vulnerable, 70 Papua New Guinea Command, 188
Papua New GuineaVolunteer Rifles (PNGVR), 144 Parachute nylon for sleeping bags, 105 Parachute Training School, Williamtown, NSW, 121 Paragon Cafe, Bundanoon, NSW, 9 Photo, 9 Parker, F.W.C. (Frank), 206, 242, 253, 255, 257, 285, 298, 301, 302, 310, 315, 324, 327, 336, 337, 353, 405, 409 Photo, 218, 222, 314, 347, 352, 385, 405 Parkes, NSW, 5 Parsons, J.D. (Don), 82, 376 Pass, John, 217, 254, 409 Photo, 351 Passey, Brian, 263, 326, 327, 375 Paterson, D.E. (Don) Photo, 123 Patmore, T.C. (Thomas), 409 Patrol programme, PNG, 172 Patrolling in the padi fields Photos, 227 Patton, US General George S. (`Blood and Guts'), 27, 28 Pay rates, 1952, 57 Pearce, Paul ('Blue'), 217, 242, 251, 252, 285, 289, 291, 409 Photo, 274 stark bollicky naked, 250 Pearl Harbour, 18, 20, 22, 25 Pearson, C.M.I. (`Sandy'), 133, 419 Photo, 131 Peddle, K.A. (Ken), 138, 139 Photo, 141 Peek, Captain Brian Photo, 92 Peel, Captain E.J. (John) RAN, 388, 389 Pembroke, A.T. (Arthur), 62 Penang Airport, Malaya, 98 Penang Island, Malaya, 97, 98, 99, 115, 117, 118, 119, 194 Pennant, Private L.A., 98 Penny, S.B. (Stewart), 202, 204, 217, 239, 243, 252, 279, 285, 317, 409 Photo, 202, 205, 241 Penshurst, NSW, 2 Pentomic organisation, 124 Pentropic organisation, 124 Pepper Steak, 373 Perak, State, Malaya, 98, 99, 101 Percival, Lieutenant General A.E., 19 Perkins, G.T. (Graeme), 409 Photo, 250, 343, 351 Perkins, WOII Ron, 135, 138 Photo, 136 Perriman, A.B. (Tony), 125 Perry, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Perth, WA, 7, 145, 151, 229, 345, 405 Peters, L.O. (Les), 333, 337, 339, 353, 371, 372, 397, 404, 409 Photo, 333, 349, 351, 371 Petersen, A.B. (Barry), 124 Petersen, Jens Christian (Jan), 228, 242, 243, 247, 281, 284, 319, 331, 409 Photo, 276 Petersen, Joe Bjelke, 123 Petrov affair, 83, 84, 92 Peugeot cars, 42 Pfitzner, E.F. (Fred) Photo, 137 Phantom RF-4C reconnaissance aircraft, 333, 334 Philip, E.R. (Eric), 83, 157, 159, 161, 162, 163, 166, 171, 173 Photo, 161 Philip, K.D. (Kevin), 409 Philip, Marmie, 162, 163, 173 Philippines, 18, 20, 22, 30, 59, 86, 104 Philippines and Japan, advance on, Australia's involvement, 30
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Phillips, G.C. (Gordon), 409 Photo, 252 Phillips, Mr, Service Manager, 44 Phillips, P.R. (Peter), 198 Ford car, 118 Grant, Lance Corporal, 2RAR, 115 Kuala Kangsar River, Malaya, 101 Kuala Kangsar, Malaya, 101 McFarlane, Patricia Mary, 94 Ridgway, Madeline Josephine (nee Irwin), 94 Phuoc Tuy Province Map, 266 Map, eastern area, 312 Map, south-eastern area, 342 Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam, southern region Map, 214 Pickett, Jack Photo, 105 Picnic at Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef, 389 Pidgin, language in PNG, 149 Pidwell, W.J. (Jack) Photo, 56 Pidwell, W.J. (Jack), went down like a stone, 59 Pig-Iron Bob (Menzies), 17 Pilatus Porter, army fixed-wing aircraft, 215 Pipeline ambush, 98, 114 Piper, D.W. (Don) Photo, 99 Piper, W.A. (Alex) Photo, 99 Pipes and Drums, 2PIR, 178, 193 Pipes and Drums, PIR, 172, 179, 180, 190 PIR, 152, 154, 160, 162, 167, 172, 177, 178, 179, 190, 191, 192, 193, 200, 384 PIR History, `To Find A Path', 192 PIR Pipers Photo, 171 PIR Pipes and Drums, 159 PIR soldiers at sport Photo, 154 Piss-a-phones, 231 Plain of Reeds, Vietnam, 293 Planning escape from Wagga Wagga, 66 Plastic tablecloth or shower curtain material for tents, 105 Platoon of 14 National Service Training Battalion Photo, 68 PNG Command, Port Moresby, 184 PNG Construction Troop, Royal Australian Engineers, 144 PNG Defence Force, 146 PNG native army may prove a threat to civilian rule, 145 Pogos, 299, 300, 329 Point Hutt Fourth Class training camp, ACT, 136, 138, 139 Poker machines introduced to NSW, 113 Poky little wooden married quarters, 66 Pol Pot (Saloth Sar), 79 Pollard, Lieutenant General Sir Reginald, 140, 141 Pomroy, V.I. (Victor) RAAC, 361 Poms, 50, 384 Pontiac car, 4, 6, 39, 51 Poofters, 394 Poole, WOII, British Army Photo, 115 Pope, WOII Harold, 201, 204, 220, 221, 232, 239, 251, 255, 278, 409 Photo, 226, 386 Popondetta, PNG, 152, 153 Popular Force, South Vietnam Government Forces, 313, 314, 374 Porgera, PNG RAAF Caribou crashes at, 185, 186 Port Moresby, PNG, 7, 21, 152, 155, 157, 160, 162, 163, 164, 165, 177, 178, 183, 187, 188, 189, 192, 193, 194, 293, 394 passim, to page 194 from, 143 Photo, 170
Port Moresby, PNG, Japanese attempt to attack, 21 Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, 54, 55, 58, 132 Porteous, I.G. (Ian) Photo, 99 Porter, R.K.G. (Ralph) NZ Artillery, 135, 141, 221 Portsea, Victoria, Quarintine Station, 54 Pott, A.E. (Arthur `Ted'), 176, 368 Poultry, at home, 11 Power, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Powers, Gary, US U2 pilot, 134 Powers, J.E. (John), 245, 285, 286, 409 Photo, 243, 250, 306, 314, 347 Powter, D.R. (Doug), 350 Preece, A.V. (Alex), 394, 395 Premier's Department of the NSW state government, 321 Presgrave, D.C. (Dave) Photo, 137 Prestige Patrol programme, PNG, 172 Preston, P.W. (Paul), 409 Price, Alf, 43, 45 Prickly heat, 205 Primary school, I commence, 5 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 37 catches me unawares, 83 Princes Highway Arncliffe, NSW, 5 Batemans Bay, NSW, 138 Geelong, Victoria, 131 Nowra, NSW, 138 Rockdale, NSW, 10 Werribee, Victoria, 131 Prison camps in Burma, Thailand and Indochina, 28 Prisoner of war camps, in Australia, 14 Private (temporary corporal) Brian William McFarlane, 53 Private parts, attack by leeches, 282 Probity within the community, mine, 51 Promoted myself to lieutenant, 94 Prosser, H.L. (Harry), 298, 409 Photo, 301, 340, 351 Province Wellesley, Malaya, 98 Prowse, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Prowse, Sapper Leslie, 235, 236, 411 dies of his wounds, 236 Proximity to all the pooh-bahs was proving painful!, 311 Psychologists, examine me, 51 Public School, Arncliffe , NSW, 8 Pubs, with and without beer, 49 Puckapunyal, Victoria, 61, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 81, 86, 117, 121, 124, 127, 169, 177, 193, 393, 397, 414 Puff the Magic Dragon, 321 Puff The Magic Dragon, 353, 380 Pugh, R.W.O. (Roy), 134 Photo, 141 Puleston-Jones, J.S. (John), 133 Punch a Postman campaign, 224 Punishment roundabout, 56 Puppet plays, 'Wayung Kulit', 50 Purcell, A.T. (Anthony), 236, 237 Purcell, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Purvis, WOII Don, 139 Photo, 136 Pushbike, 8 Pyers, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Pyjamas `sissy', 36 Pyne, R.R. (Ray), 234, 287, 409 Photo, 347 Qantas, 37, 95, 129, 143, 377 avoiding ground-fire, 208 my first flight to Vietnam, 207 Quarter Guard, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney, 393 Quarter-Bar, RMC Duntroon, 137 Quartermaster Platoon, PIR, PNG, 146 Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, 117
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Queen Elizabeth II, 37, 41, 56, 83 crowned, 79 Queen Street Alexandria, NSW, 1 Queensland Licensing Commission, 125 Queensland Railways, 86 Queenslanders, no birth certificates, 72 Questions `What about the war we were going to in Malaya?' `Who was going to tell us all about that?', 91 Quigg, I.R. (Ian), 245, 409 Photo, 250 Quin, A.W. (Albert), 409 Photo, 279, 306, 347 Quirk, Father Ray, of PIR, 148, 158, 174 R&C, 246, 280, 281, 297, 382 R&R, Rest and Recuperation leave, 331, 332, 333, 340, 371, 372, 373, 395, 398 R&R, Rest and Recuperation leave, Hong Kong 1967, 372 RAAF, 45, 58, 67, 70, 88, 89, 105, 117, 127, 131, 132, 133, 157, 158, 162, 163, 165, 183, 184, 185, 186, 188, 197, 206, 207, 210, 215, 237, 261, 262, 267, 273, 288, 290, 300, 311, 314, 321, 327, 335, 336, 349, 350, 354, 372, 384, 385, 389, 393, 395, 396 452 Squadron, 20 457 Squadron, 20 76 Squadron, 20 77 Squadron, 20, 70 Mustang aircraft replaced by obsolescent Meteor 8, 70 Mustang aircraft totally outdated, 70 crews hard to accommodate, 184 crews hard to organise, 184 insists on decent accommodation, Vietnam, 208 Korea, no modern aircraft, 109 makes life difficult for the `brown jobs', 185 RAAF Antarctic Flight, Point Cook, Victoria, 132 RAAF Base, Amberley, Queensland, 202, 207 RAAF Base, Butterworth, Malaya, 98 RAAF Base, Richmond, NSW, 187 RAAF Basic Flying Training School, Point Cook, Victoria, 131 RAAF C47 Dakota crashes at Wau, PNG, 185 RAAF C47 Dakota aircraft crashes in PNG, 185 RAAF Caribou, De Havilland transport aircraft crashes at Porgera, PNG, 185 crashes at Tarpini, PNG, 186 crashes neat Wau, 186 finally based in PNG, 186 navigational problems in PNG, 185 stranded at Lake Kutubu, PNG, 185 to Vietnam, 172 RAAF College (later Academy), Point Cook, Victoria, 131 RAAF College, Point Cook, Victoria, 58 RAAF CT-4 Airtrainer, 131 RAAF helicopter crews fully on-side, 261 RAAF medical orderly in the boondocks overnight, 327 RAAF Metropolitan (Convair) VIP aircraft called in to assist in PNG, 186 RAAF now more a part of the team, 267 RAAF Sabre fighter jets to Ubon in Thailand, 152 RAAF School of Languages, 127, 129, 132, 162 Photo, 131 RAAF Staff College, Point Cook, Victoria, 131, 133 RAAF Station Laverton, Victoria, 131, 132 RAAF Station Point Cook, Victoria, 127, 129, 131, 132, 133, 172, 197, 377 Photo, 131 RAAF Station, Forest Hill, NSW, 67 RAAF Station, Richmond, NSW, 133 RAAF Tiger Moth basic trainer, 131 RAAF Williamtown, NSW, 151 RAAF Winjeel, training plane, 131
RAAF Wirraway advanced trainer, 131 RAAF, wartime command structure flawed, 25 RAASC School, 61, 63 Raasch, Jergen, 411 Photo, 349, 351 Raasch, Jergen, 335, 348 Rabaul, PNG, 19, 21 Radar, 13, 20, 27, 334 Radio Australia, 133 Radio Australia, Margaret Woods, 304 Radio Bolong Yumi, PNG, 187 Radio Hanoi, 269 Radio operators Photo, 239 Radio Peking, 269 Rae, I.L. (Ian 'Stinger'), 409 Rae, I.L. (Ian 'Stinger') Photo, 325 RAEME technicians support the effort at Long Tan, 259 RAF, 13, 14 Raffles Hotel, Singapore, 97 Rahman, Tunku Abdul, 118 Railway workshops, private, 6 Railway, Hammersley Iron, WA, 7 Railway, Permanent Way Workshops, Chullora, NSW, 7, 14 Railways, NSW Government, 6 Railways, Queensland, 7 Rainer, D.C. (Dennis), 295 Ramsay, D.M. (Donald), 88, 91, 98, 119, 175, 177, 179, 182, 183, 186, 189, 190, 191, 193, 417 Photo, 99, 100 Ramsay, Elizabeth, 193 Ramsey Film production `Shellshocked', 371 RAN College, Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, 58 Rank of school-cadet under-officer, 61 Rank of second lieutenant, strange, 61 Rankine, N.J. (Neil), 262 RAR Badge Duty First depicted, 70 Rasmussen, I.T. (Ian), 245, 341, 409 Photo, 347 Ratio of national servicemen to regulars, 250 Rationing ceased in 1950, 41 clothing, 26, 37 coupons, 26 electricity, 34 food, 26, 41 meat, 41 petrol, 2, 8, 26, 34, 41 petrol coupons, 8 petrol, reintroduced, 41 Rations, British Army, 108 Rats of Tobruk, 17 Rattling and clinking of equipment, 248 Raw, P.F. (Peter) RAAF, 261 Ray, P.J. (Peter), 159, 173, 174 Photo, 173 Reaction to being under fire for the first time, 104 Red Guards, 339 Red Hats, stolen from Victoria barracks Officers' Mess, 123 Red Haze, 321 Reeve, Neil, 409 Photo, 247, 334, 341, 343 Refugees arrive from Europe, 42 Regimental Sergeant Major, duties of, 87 Regimental Signals Officer course, 88 Regular army versus CMF politics and power games, 125 Regulation type officers'cane, 121 Reid, T.D. (Jock), 217, 234, 287, 316, 409 Photo, 234 Relapse into civilianhood, a prospect, 59 Renault, 760cc car, 74 Renault, my fifth car, 169
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Replenishment at sea underway Photo, 389 Republic of Eire declared, 1949, 40 Republic of Korea (the South) formed, 70 Requiem, book of Vietnam war photographs, 323 Rescued by the 15/19th The King's Royal Hussars, 107 Reserve forces, a case to retain, 128 Restoring order at Puckapunyal, 72 Restoring order in yet another chaotic situation, 75 Reuter, Father Ivo, 158 Revenge not in my heart, just joy, 68 Rew, Private, Royal Vetinary Corps Photo, 115 Richards, Ron, 265 Richards, T.J.M. (Trevor), 252 Richmond, J.P. (Jim), 268 Rick, bibulous schoolteacher, Wewak, PNG, 187 banished to Sepik, 187 chained up, 187 on sabbatical, chained up again, 188 sends gifts from the Sepik, 187 to be spared, 188 Riddle, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Ridgway, Kenneth Andrew Aloysius (Ken), 121 Ridgway, Carmel Bernadette, 5 Photo, 94 Ridgway, Donald Trevor, 5 Ridgway, Kenneth Andrew Aloysius, 5 Ridgway, Madeleine Josephine (nee Irwin), 59 Ridgway, Madeline Josephine (nee Irwin), 3, 4, 5, 26, 121 Photo, 3, 59 Ridgway, Matthew Clement, 5 Ridgway, Maureen Therese, 5 Photo, 94 Ridgway, Sydney Ernest (Sid), 4, 5, 26, 59, 94 Photo, 59 Ridgway, Toni Patricia, 5 Photo, 94 Rigby, family, of Kempsey, NSW, 3 Rigo District, Papua, 178 Riley, F.P. (Frank) RAAF, 261, 262 Riley, P.J. (Peter), 217, 254, 409 Riley, Two-and-a-Half Litre sedan, my third car, 127, 128, 133, 134, 138 Photo, 128, 133 Rinkin, K.P. (Kerry), 176, 368 'Rising Sun'badge, 55 Risk taker, becoming one, 47 River Plate, battle of the, 19 Robb, Alistair Martin, 171, 173 Photo, 173 Roberts, A.G. (Tony), 397 Roberts, A.R. ('Tan'), 376 Photo, 56, 61 Roberts, C.A.M. (Chris), 395 Roberts, Corporal, Royal Vetinary Corps Photo, 115 Roberts, F.A. (Adrian), 263, 265, 267 Roberts, J.S. (John), 409 Robertson D.G. (Don) Photo, 123 Robertson, B.E.D. (Bruce), 393 Robertson, Lieutenant General Sir Horace, 'Red Robbie', 69, 78, 79 Robinson, A.D. (Anthony), 410 Robinson, Aunt Mary Kate, Ireland, 3 Robinson, Flight Lieutenant Mike, 133 Robinson, G.V. (Geoff), 225, 281, 331, 410 Photo, 276, 347 Robinson, J.M. (Jerry), 71, 72, 74, 79 Photo, 61, 76 Robinson, Matthew, Ireland, 3 Robinson, Uncle Matthew, Ireland, 3 Robison, J.E. (Jake) Photo, 151
Rockdale, NSW, 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 15 Rockdale, NSW, 1923 Photo, 11 Rockhampton, Queensland, 202, 390 Roderick, T.W. (Trevor) Photo, 228 Roe, M.J. (Melford 'Finny'), 176 Rofe, A.W.F. (Arthur), 204 Rogers, N.P. (Nigel `Buck'), 254, 262, 410 Photo, 253 Rogers, R.B. (Bruce), 88, 135 rollerblades, 8 Rolls Royce 1,700 Horse-Power Merlin engine, 63 Rolls Royce, car, 63, 97, 404 Rommel, German Erwin, 17 Rommel, German General Erwin, 13, 17, 24 Rooney, WOII J.S. (Mick), 60 Rooney, K.M. (Kerry 'Mickey'), 296, 297, 359, 363 Rooney, R.E. (Bob), 223 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 195 Roosevelt, US President Franklin D., 22 Roots, cultural, in Europe, 50 Rose Bay flying-boat base, shelled, 23 Rose Bay, NSW, POWs return via, 25 Rose, R.J. (Robert), 410 Rosi, Manli, Top-Sergeant, PIR Vanimo, PNG, 159 Rosli bin Dato Bindahara, Lieutenant, Royal Malay Regiment, 115 Photo, 115 Roslyn Hospital, Arncliffe, NSW, 44 Roslyn Private Hospital, Arncliffe, NSW, 3 Ross, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Ross, G.H. (Graham, `Pud'), 187, 189 Rosi, Manli, Top Sergeant, 2PIR, Wewak, PNG, 159 Rothmans Foundation, 132 Roughley, WOII R.W. (Jack), 207 Route 15, from Vung Tau towards Saigon, 210, 213, 214, 233, 281, 293, 294, 295, 297, 298, 304, 308, 326, 335, 336, 338, 339, 364 Route 2, north-south past Nui Dat, 210, 213, 215, 229, 246, 247, 248, 281, 370, 372 Map, 214 Photo, 248, 249, 304 Routine, daily at Springwood, 38 Rowden, George, 77 Rowe, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Rowe, J.S. (John), 252, 420 Rowe, Noema, 140 Rowe, Rex, 120, 135, 140 Photo, 141 Rowell, Lieutenant general Sir Sydney, 150 Rowell, Lieutenant General Sir Sydney, 137 Photo, 56 Rowen, A.W. (Andy), 254, 257, 410 Rowland, R.W. (Robert), 410 Photo, 306, 340 Royal Air Force, 13, 113, 114 54 Squadron, defends Darwin, 20 Royal Air Force group captain accompanies us into battle, 348 Royal Artillery, 17 Royal Australain Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 365 Royal Australian Air Force, 4, 41, 127, 132 Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, 203 Royal Australian Army Signals Corps, 217 Royal Australian Engineers, 120, 187, 235, 295, 314, 353, 377 Detachment, 11 Movement Control Group, Vung Tau Photo, 299 PNG Construction Troop, 144 Royal Australian Infantry, allocated to, 61 Royal Australian Navy, 17, 89, 189, 381, 420 Royal Automobile Club, Sydney, 417 Royal Avenue, Nui Dat (not Brisbane) Photo, 383
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Royal Indian Navy, 58 Royal National Park, Audley, NSW, 26, 40 Royal Navy, 17, 19, 24, 49, 50, 113, 117, 386, 388 Royal Netherlands Navy, 58 Royal Tank Regiment, 17 Royal Tongan Yacht Club, 196 RSL, 16 RSL Club, Ela Beach, Port Moresby, 170 RSM's goons, the warrant officer instructors, 54 Rubber tappers, 102, 103, 104, 113, 253, 258, 269 Rugby, 65, 127, 128, 137, 303 Rugby League, 42 Rum ration, 283, 290, 291, 292, 309, 322 Russell, F.J.H. (Fred 'Yank') NZ Artillery, 217 Russia, 6, 17, 29, 41, 70, 83, 85 Russia prolongs the war, 30 Rutherford, R.B.D. (Jock), 361 Ruttledge, W.L., 137 Ryan, J.W. (Jim), 360 Photo, 360 Ryan, K.R. (Kerry), 232, 340, 350, 383 Rydge, Sir Norman B., 195, 196 Sabah (North Borneo), 147 Sabben, D.R. (David), 176, 204, 257, 261, 270, 324, 326 Photo, 256 Sadler, Auntie Sis (nee Cook), 1 Sadler, Ben, 1 Saigon River Delta, Vietnam Photo, 288 Saigon River, Vietnam, 207 Saigon, Vietnam, 41, 207, 208, 210, 213, 214, 217, 222, 233, 269, 280, 281, 293, 301, 304, 305, 306, 323, 332, 333, 334, 335, 338, 340, 343, 353, 367, 369, 372, 374, 377, 384, 396, 397, 398, 399, 401 Saints, butchered and burnt, 7, 8, 38 Sakomoto, Lieutenant, Japanese Army, 21 Salak Bahru, Malaya, 114 Salamaua, PNG, 28 Salmon, J.R. (John), 134 Saloth Sar (Pol Pot), establishes branch of Communist Party, 79 Salt tablets, for cramps in the tropics, 150 Salvation Army, 208, 376 Sanderson, J.M. (John 'Peggy'), 137 Photo, 137 Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland, 4, 125 Sandline mercenaries in PNG, 145, 146 Sans Souci, NSW, 10 Saracen armoured personnel carrier Photo, 106 Sarawak, 114, 118, 147, 376, 413, 414 Sarawak Rangers, 114 Saudi Arabia, 402 Saunders, D.F. (Dave) Photo, 99 Saunders, D.F. (David), 102 Photo, 100 Save our Sons, 256 Saved by the Viet Cong from the incompetence of our own army's logisticians, 216 School cadet camps, 27 School cadet parades, 27 School Cadets, 42, 45, 153 School Cadets in PNG twenty killed in RAAF air crash, 186 School of Infantry, 61, 62, 66, 72, 123, 124, 177, 227, 402 School of Infantry, Ingleburn, NSW, 174, 198 ill-fated course, 175 School of Infantry, OCS protest, 61 School of Land/Air Warfare, Williamtown, NSW, 151 School of Pacific Studies, 139 School of Signals, Balcombe, Victoria, 88, 89, 135 School of Tactics and Administration, 61, 72 School, 1st year high, 1945, 28 School, Intermediate Certificate, 1947, 37
School, pass Primary Final exams, 1944, 27 School, second year high school, 1946, age 13, 35 School, sixth class, 1944, 27 School, won intermediate bursary, 28 Schultz, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Schuman, Kathleen, school classmate, 229 Schuman, P.J. (Peter), 229 Schuman, P.M. (Peter), 232, 233 Photo, 228 Scone, NSW, 128 Scooter, 8, 15, 32 Scott, F.P. (Frank 'Frothpot'), 62 Scott, F.P. (Frank), 398 Scott, R.A. (Ray) RAAF, 261 Scott, R.A. (Ray) RAAF, 267 Scotter, Sheila, 195 Scrap Iron Flotilla, 13 Scrivener, M.C. (Malcolm 'Scriv'), 235, 251, 286, 341, 410 Photo, 235 Sea Venoms, Royal Navy, 118 Seagull V amphibian Photo, 19 Seamen's union refuse to man ships for Vietnam, 350 Searchlights, 16, 18, 22, 23 SEATO, 86, 109, 121 Second Front, the invasion of Europe from the British Isles, 14 Second lieutenant exercising the disciplinary powers of a commanding officer, 77 Secondary school teacher, 271 Second-Front, Allied invasion of Normandy, June 1944, 27 Seddon, P.E. (Peter), 135 Photo, 141 Selby-Adams, Geoff, 54, 57 Selection interview, OCS, 51 Self-flagellation, 8 Senior subaltern, 149 Sentries, `thumb in bum, mind in neutral', 177 Sepik Club, Wewak, 158, 182, 186 frontier atmosphere, 182 Sepik River, 158, 163, 172, 183, 190 Photo, 183, 184 Sepik River, Great Oyster Disaster, 182 Sepik River, PNG Map, 168 Sepik River, women and children Photo, 167 Sepik RiverPatrol Post Photo, 167 Sepik Stomach, the Great Sepik River Oyster Disaster of 1965, 188 Serawak Rangers Photo, 115 Seremban, Malaya, 111, 345 Sergeant Hall, teller of bawdy tales, 46 Serong, F.P. (Ted), 89 Service Salesmen, motor repair, 43 Serving Ming and Country, 45 Seth, Sergeant Jim, Intelligence Corps, 132 Severn, D.J. (Doug), 220, 255, 346, 410 Photo, 370 Sexual Harassment, 394 Seymour, Kate Augusta, 2 Seymour, Victoria, 61, 62, 63, 67, 72, 123, 124, 394 Shanahan, P.M. (Pat), 102 Photo, 99, 118 Sharp, G.C. (Gordon), 204, 257, 258, 261 Photo, 176, 204, 258 Sharpe, P.K. Photo, 137 Shaving cream pressure-pack affair, Wewak, PNG, 186 Shaving cream pressure-pack container (chromium plated) affair, Wewak, PNG, 186 Shaw, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91
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Shell Oil Company, 404 Shelley, Mr, of Shelleys Drinks, 6 Shepard, Captain Mick, School of infantry, 62 Shephard (?), Mac, RMO 2PIR, 186, 188 Shephard, (?), Mac, RMO 2PIR, 189 Shepperd, G.R. (Gerald), 410 Ship, Orama class, 7 Ships, Civilian Acquitania, Cunard Line, 13 America, United States Lines, 195 Australis, Chandris Lines, 195 Photo, 195 Boonaroo, Australian National Line later HMAS Boonaroo, 350 Empress of Canada, Canadian Pacific Line, 13 Empress of Japan, Canadian Pacific Line, 13 Fairstar, P & O Line, 175 Fairstar, Sitmar Line, 175, 398 France Stove, French tanker, 120 Georgic, White Star Line. See Ships, Migrant/Troop Jeparit, Australain National Line See HMAS Jeparit, 338, 350 Mauretania, Cunard line, 13 Monarch of Bermuda. See Ships, Migrant/Troop Motorist, British tanker, 19 Orontes, Orient Line, 7 Queen Elizabeth, Cunard line, 14 Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Line, 13, 14 Queen Mary, Cunard Line, 13, 14, 30 Queen of Bermuda, 120 United States, United States Lines, 196 Wilcannia, 3, 4 Ships, Migrant/Troop Georgic, 91. See Ships, Civilian New Australia, 71, 120, 125, 140. See Ships, Civilian: Monarch of Bermuda Photo, 120 Shipwrights refuse to load ammunition for the RAAF, 350 Shirt-lifters, 394 Shirts, nylon, drip-dry, early samples, 44 Shoalwater Bay training area, Queensland, 202 Shooting feral cats with my Owen sub-machine gun, 76 Short of experienced officers and senior NCOs, 66 Shortages electricity, 34 water, 34 Shortages of all sorts of equipment, 2RAR pre-Vietnam, 339 Shortt, H.D. (Harry), 236, 237, 321, 376 Showman, R.N. (Ray) Photo, 341 Sightings of enemy in groups of 1,000 and even 3,000 were coming in, 246 Signals intelligence, Australian Army, 296 Signals interception units, US, 296 Signals Platoon, 1RAR, Enoggera, 125 Signals Platoon, 2PIR, PNG, 178 Signals Platoon, 2RAR, Malaya, 99 Signals Platoon, 6RAR, Vietnam, 217 Signals Platoon, D445 Viet Cong Battalion, 222 Signals Platoon, PIR, PNG, 146, 174 Silent aeroplane, 321 Silent aeroplanes, 380 Silver City, Kapooka, 66 Silverstone, W.M. (Bill), 125, 417 Simogan Peta, 157 Simpson, Mr, lay school teacher, 28 Sin City, 301 Sinclair, R.L. (Shorty) Photo, 61 Sinclair, R.L. Bob 'Shorty') Photo, 62 Singapore, 18, 19, 28, 30, 31, 69, 85, 95, 97, 98, 101, 114, 118, 119, 120, 147, 165, 194, 195, 340, 348, 349, 388, 389, 413, 414
danger of falling to communism, 148 Singapore, fall of, 19 Singapore, guns, 360 degree traverse, 18 Singapore, the fall, 19 Singer car, 6 Singleton, NSW, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 128, 227, 402 Sinuses, irritation to from Kunai grass, 118 Sissano Lagoon, PNG, 158 Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Kensington, Daceyville, Botany and Bowral in NSW: Corinda in Queensland and Wynyard in Tasmania, 2 Sisters of St Joseph, 5 six o'clock pub closing in NSW, 92 Skateboard, 8 Skennar, Mike, 393 Skinner, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Sleeping tents, Nui Dat Photo, 278 Sleeping very rough and cold, 73 Slicks (slick ships), troop carrying helicopters, 209, 216, 217 Sliep, Brian, 76, 80, 393 Photo, 77 Sliep, Brian, pranged the unit truck, 77 Sliep, Ruth, 393 Slim, Field Marshal Sir William, 136 Slouch hat, a precious symbol of our calling, 87 Smart young Canberra ladies hanging on his every stroke, 352 Smeaton, P.C. (Peter), 238, 322, 375 Smedley, P.J. (Peter) Photo, 137 Smith, E.H. (Eric), 381 Smith, Frank, Ansett-MAL pilot, PNG, 162, 163 Smith, Frank, Ansett-MAL Pilot, PNG Photo, 162 Smith, H.A. (Harry), 108, 204, 247, 255, 258, 261, 263, 265, 267, 270, 287, 329, 344, 345, 350, 359, 369, 383 Photo, 102 shot four terrorists before breakfast, 108 Smith, H.A. (Harry)Photo, 269 Smithtown, NSW, 3, 4 SNAFU (Situation Normal, All Fucked Up!), 73 Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority, 41 Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, 92 soil erosion in the state of New South Wales, 49 Soldiers of 2RAR bridled at dress regulations for leave in Malaya, 101 Soldiers of the Oman Gendarmerie Photo, 402 Solomon Islands, 18, 24, 28, 33 Solomon, Charles, 'Charlie', 245, 331, 410 Somare, Michael, 187 Someone should do something about the situation, as long as it is not us, 84 Sorrell, John, journalist, 297 Sorrento, Victoria, 59 South Australia, 17, 51, 79, 131, 193, 254, 281, 414, 420 South China Sea, 280, 281, 301, 357 South Coast Daylight Express, 29 South East Asia, 6, 84, 85, 91, 100, 109, 145, 147, 148, 165, 211, 373, 414 Map, 112 South East Asia Strategic Reserve, 88 South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO), 86 South East Asia Treaty Organisation in Bangkok, 401 Southern Highlands of New South Wales, 9, 286 Soviet espionage system operating in Australia, 84 Soviet Union, 17, 85, 134, 160 Soviet/German Pact, 17 Spalding, H.J. (Henry), 81, 82 Photo, 61 Spark, D.W. (David), 410 Sparks, Graham, 44
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Special Air Service (SAS), Vietnam, 215, 222, 229, 232, 233, 237, 248, 249, 251, 296, 307, 314, 316, 326, 336, 345, 419 Photo, 228 Special Air Service units (SAS), 47, 145, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 173, 190, 192, 193 Photo, 153 Special Air Service units (SAS) NZ, 114 Special Air Service units (SAS), `The History of the SAS'by D.M. Horner., 152 Special Air Service units (SAS), British, 151, 152 Special Air Service units (SAS), role, 151 Spencer Street Station, Melbourne, 53 Spencer, D.A. (Duncan), 417 Spencer, W.D. (Wal) Photo, 56 Spirit of Progress, Victorian train, 53 Spitfire fighter planes, 13, 20, 25 Spora, Cyril, chemist and optometrist, 8 Spora, Cyril, chemist and optometrist, Arncliffe, NSW, 8, 36 Spora, Mark, 8, 37, 39 Photo, 40 Sprangkling, Corporal Les, Signals Corps, 132 Photo, 131 Spring, G.L. (Graeme 'Springy'), 217, 242, 250, 251, 253, 257, 298, 301, 302, 410 Photo, 253 Springwood, NSW, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 53 St Benedict's Church, George Street West, Sydney, NSW, 2 St Columba's College Springwood Photos, 38 St Columba's College Springwood, NSW, 1948-49, 37 St Edward's Crown, 57 St Francis Xavier's Parish, Arncliffe, NSW, 5, 8, 13, 22, 42, 44 St George Bank, 2 St George Building Society, 2 St Joseph's Catholic Church Rockdale NSW, 1 St Patrick's College Manly, NSW, 37 St Peters railway station, NSW, 6 Stacks, the General Motors Holden distributors, my fifth and final civilian job, 51 Stafford, G.E. (Gordon), 225, 249, 281, 410 Photo, 198 Staghound armoured car Photo, 106 Stalin, Joseph, 22, 297 denounced by successor, 85 Stand To, 6RAR Association Newsletter, 258 Stand up for `The Queen', 74 Standard car, 6, 39, 108 Photo, 118 Standard Vanguard car Photo, 108 Stanley, M.D. (Morrie), NZ Artillery, 259, 263 Stanthorpe, Queensland, 128 Starlight Scopes, 318 Starling, Lieutenant Noel, 46 Photo, 48 State of high distraction, OCS cadets on punishment, 56 Steamships, Port Moresby, PNG, 170 Steel, Lieutenant General William, US Army, 417 Steele, R.C. (Rod) Photo, 137 Steely look, 177, 186, 337 Steinbrook, Frances, 281, 382, 383 Steinbrook, G.L. (Gordon) US Artillery, 271, 272, 274, 277, 278, 280, 281, 282, 285, 290, 291, 292, 298, 301, 321, 323, 324, 329, 335, 336, 354, 382, 383, 411, 419 Photo, 271, 273, 275, 289 the shoulder-holster affair, 320 Stejskal, Venclav Photo, 43 Stevenson, E.H. (Edmund), 410
Stevenson, E.H. (Ted), 345, 375, 378 Photo, 387 Stevenson, K.L. (Keith), 410 Stewart, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Stewart, H.S. (Hedley), 410 Stick, one helicopter load of troops, 209 Stinson, aircraft, 18 Stobbert, Rob, Stoker-Mechanic, HMS Glory Photo, 51 Stokes, P.A. (Peter), 145, 148, 149, 150, 172 Photo, 171 Stone, Dana, war photographer, 321 Stone, Dana, war photographer, 321, 323 Strain on infantry troops beginning to tell, 249 Strait of Malacca, shipwrecked in, 110 Straits of Messina, Italy, 27 Strangulation adds to exhaustion, 57 Strangulation, of me, threatened, 47 Straw palliasses, 36 Strippers, at Vung Tau, South Vietnam, 209 Strzelczykowski, J.A. (Janusz 'Strez'), now John Wilson, 200, 410 Photo, 199, 276 Stuart, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Stuart, R.F. (Ray), 172 Photo, 174 Studebaker 6x6 trucks Photo, 147 Studebaker car, 5 Studebaker truck, 179 Sturt Highway, 63 Subandrio, Doctor, Indonesian Foreign Minister, 122 Subandrio, Dr Indonesian Foreign Minister, 147 Suez crisis, 109 Suez Crisis, 175 Sui Kamid, of WA, 396 Sukarnapura (Hollandia, Jayapura), 158 Sukarno, President, 122, 133, 158, 160, 162 Sullivan, John, 327, 359, 410 Photo, 276, 387 Sullivan, T.R. (Terry 'Sharky') Photo, 123 Sullivan, T.R. (Terry 'Sharky'), punched-up, 74 Sultan of Brunei, 114 Sultan of Johore, Malaya, 114 Sultan of Oman, Middle East, 402, 404 Sultan of Perak, Malaya, 99, 109, 119 new palace (istana) of, Photo, 108 old istana (palace) of, Photo, 99 Photo, 109, 110 Sultan of Sulu, Philippines, 147 Sumpner, Lieutenant, British Army Photo, 115 Sunda Straits, 19 Sungei Bemban Reservoir, Perak, Malaya, 98 Sungei Siput, Malaya, 98, 102, 106, 107 Photo, 106 Support Section, C Company 6RAR, 201, 216, 218, 221, 235, 236, 239, 241, 242, 251, 253, 275, 286, 298, 301, 315, 317, 327, 341, 353, 373 Surfers Paradise Hotel, Queensland `a pleasant interlude with friends both young and old', 206 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 89, 95, 206, 395 Suspicion of Catholics, 55 Sutherland, Professor T.A., 134 Photo, 141 Sutton, Ralph, 393 Suva, Fiji, 195 Swanbourne Barracks, Perth, WA, 151 Swedes, put us in a stew, 221 Sweeney, M.R. (Mick), 232, 340, 381, 382 Photo, 333 Sweltering in heavy blue dress uniforms, 67 Swishing of silk from behind the beaded curtains, 301
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Sycamore helicopters, 113 Sydney Harbour, 1, 13, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 58, 120 Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1, 74, 402 Sydney Harbour Bridge, Japanese fly over, 22 Sydney Harbour, Japanese attacks on, 22 Sydney Limited Express, 86 Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Sydney, NSW, talk of evacuation from, 19 Symonds, P.F. (Paul), 410 Szigeti, S.C. (Stephen), 410 Tabone, Gory, 410 Tailored shorts distinguished officers from the hoi-polloi. See Hoi Polloi Taipei, Taiwan, 331, 332, 333 Taiping, Malaya, 98, 101, 102, 117 Takagi, Japanese Admiral, 21 Tamworth, NSW, 128, 176, 237, 261 Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, 332, 377 Tancred, P.L. (Peter), 134 Tank crews, reduced to mince meat, 63 Tap polishing and rock painting, 68 Tape, D.B. (Dennis), 368 Tarcutta, NSW, floods over highway, 59 Taren Point, NSW, 10 Tarpini, PNG RAAF Caribou crashes at, 186 Tarted up to go out and get plastered, 101 Tarzan, swinging like, 57 Task Force Headquarters, 1ATF, Vietnam, 215, 216, 217, 219, 221, 223, 226, 232, 234, 236, 237, 251, 252, 257, 260, 261, 262, 263, 267, 276, 297, 307, 309, 310, 334, 343, 354, 358, 359, 370, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 417 deployed on Long Son Island, 309 lit up like a Christmas tree, 344 Taske, J.E. (John) RMO, 229, 361 Tattam, J.J. (Jim) Photo, 174 Taurama Barracks, Port Moresby, PNG, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 171, 172, 174, 178 Photo, 144 rioters salute commander, 146 Taurama General Hospital, Port Moresby, admitted to, 155 Taylor, F.A. (Fred 'Squizzy'), 254, 298, 336, 344, 410 Taylor, Ian, 417 Tebbutt, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Tedder, P.N.O. (Peter), 247 Telefomin, PNG, 162, 163, 172, 184 Telefomin, PNG, amongst the clouds Photo, 162 Templer, General Sir Gerald, addresses the Malayan people's grievances, 104 Tennis at Taiping, Malaya, 109 Terendak, Malaysia, 172, 193 Terrorism in the suburbs of our cities, 400 Tewkesbury Avenue Kings Cross, NSW, 42, 43 Thackray, Corporal, British Army Photo, 115 Thai Border, 98, 118 Thai Combined Service Trade Training School, 139 Thai, Korean and Philippine involvement in Vietnam, 292 Thai, language, 50 Thailand, 28, 30, 70, 86, 117, 143, 152 Thanh Tuong Hotel, Saigon, 305 The `banana republic'of Paul Keating, 401 The `greens out the scuttle'affair, 125 The `greens out the scuttle'affair, 120 The ABC band in Vietnam, 371 The Age, 122 The annunciating nursing sister, 75 The Army Commendation Medal, US, 417 The art of giving drill lessons, 72 The Australian Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, 170 The Australian Regiment, 69, 413
The Battle of Bribie. See Operation Bribie The best of everything in `the Southern Hemisphere', 401 The Black Watch, 88 The brandy lime and soda incident, 74 The brass-monkey factor, 73 The British Army on the Rhine (BAOR), 102 The British Commonwealth Occupation Forces, Japan, 4, 66 The Canberra Times, 122 The cat's meat affair, 171 The Catholic press, 122 The Catholic Weekly, 122 The coalface, (of Kings Cross and environs), 394 The Corps of Staff Cadets, 57, 137, 335, 345 The crabs, signs of, 205 The 'Donald, Where's Your Trousers?' affair, Wewak, PNG, 193 The Draft Conducting Officer Affair, 65 The Fish Hook, Vietnam/Cambodian border, 293 The Great Rusty-Paper-Towel-Holder Affair, Wewak, PNG, 192 The Hook, on the Samichon River, Korea, 71 The Horseshoe, 373, 374 The Imperial Camel Corps, 78 The Importance of Being Earnest, 50 The King's Cellar, Hong Kong, 373 The King's Own Border Regiment, British Army, 134 The least brutal and licentious of my soldiers, 109 The Little Flower Hall, Arncliffe, NSW, 42 The live-in girlfriend of Corporal so and so, 75 The Mavis Brampston Show, 204 The National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) [the Viet Cong], 229 The occupation of Japan, how to go about it, 69 The old and bold officers, feud with Duntroon graduates, 66 The Old Bastard's got a rocket up his arse this morning!, 201 The Pacific islands Regiment (PIR) Photo, 151 The Pacific Islands Regiment (PIR), 124, 140, 144, 159, 173, 193 Badge, 143 organisation in 1963, 146 passim, 144 Photo, 144, 147, 148, 150 The Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR), 177 The Parrot's Beak, Vietnam/Cambodian border, 293, 323 The Platters, 'The Great Pretender', 102 The professional infantry way, 74 The Regular Defence Forces Welfare Association, 46 The ridiculousness of the resident round-eye, 107 The Rip, Port Phillip Bay, 55, 58 The Rock, NSW, climbing, 66 The Royal Army Service Corps, 110 The Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 114 The Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, first attack, 75 The Royal Australian Army Service Corps, 61, 64, 72, 89, 102, 126, 127, 144, 178, 188, 213, 251, 336 The Royal Australian Regiment, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 75, 86, 122, 123, 190, 197, 210, 295, 303, 413, 414, 415, 419, 420 The Royal Australian Regiment Association, 405 The Royal Australian Regiment Association, NSW Branch Inaugural Meeting, 393 The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial, Enoggera, Queensland, 198 The Royal Enniskillen Fusilier, 135, 141 The Royal Malay Regiment, 114 The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 139 The Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon, 53, 57, 66, 78, 88, 91, 102, 120, 125, 129, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 145, 152, 157, 159, 172, 175, 177, 178, 183, 193, 198, 219, 229, 231, 234, 252, 259, 267,
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278, 307, 308, 309, 310, 320, 322, 326, 335, 339, 345, 352, 355, 360, 368, 376, 384, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 417 Photo, 134, 135, 141 The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, 4 The Royal Scots Fusiliers, 108 The Sharp End, book by B.J. (Brian) Hennessy, 6RAR, 363 The shenanigans of a trainload of sloshed diggers, 65 The shooting of the not-so-innocent schoolteacher, 327 The Singapore Regiment, Royal Artillery, the `Blakanati Cowboys', 114 The Sydney Morning Herald, 122, 148 The value of `body heat'for survival, 73 The Yellow Cab Company, 43 Thirlwell, Major G.McA. (Mac), 86, 98, 124 Photo, 99 Thomas, J.L. (Jeffrey), 410 Thompson, B.A. (Brian 'Blue'), 410 Photo, 243, 245, 306 Thompson, Chaplain L.W. (Les), 257 Thompson, Chaplain L.W. (Les),, 287 Thompson, G.O., 395 Thompson, L.W. (Les), Chaplain, 376 Thompson, Richard, school-mate, 8 Photo, 26 Thompson, W.J. (Bill), 410 Thomson, D.S. (David), 193, 339 Thongs, not yet unfashionable, 101 Thornley, R.E. (Roger), 140 Thornton, N.C. (Nick) NZ Artillery, 396 Throssell, Ian, 53 Photo, 56 Thunder-boxes, 231 Thursday Island, 120, 347 Thursday Islander, 331 Time for the order `Fix Bayonets,'then `Load', 106 Time spent in reconnaissance is never wasted (old army proverb), 73 Timeless rain forest, 104 Timor, 24, 81, 151, 389, 400, 413, 414, 415 Tin Can Bay training area, Queensland, 200 Tinea, 205, 278 Tinkler, B.R. (Barry), 417 Photo, 99 To sea in a sieve, HMAS Gladstone, 58 To Thi Nau, Water-Torture victim, of Hoa Long, Vietnam, 297 Tobruk, North Africa, 17, 18, 24, 78, 94 Todd, J. ('Paddy'), 263 Toilet blocks, no partitions, 36 Toilet paper, rationed, six sheets-a-man-a-day, 231 Toilet paper, shortage in Vietnam, 231 Toilet paper, US issue, 289 Tokyo, 17, 27 Tokyo Bay, 32 Photo, 32 Tokyo Bay, Australian warships, 33 Tokyo Olympics, 1964, 175 Tokyo, first air-raid on, 20 Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, devestated by Allied bombing, 29 Tol Plantation, New Britain, massacre, 19 Toll, C.W. (Colin), 140 Tongan Workers Club, 196 Tonge, D,C. (David) Photo, 114, 118 Tonge, D.C. (David) Photo, 99 Toowoomba, Queensland, 128, 238 Top Pub, Port Moresby, PNG, 170 Torres Strait Islanders, 245 Touch of the tar brush, 71 Towns avoided for fear of rapine and pillage (of them), 73
Townsend, C.M. (Colin), 132, 197, 198, 204, 213, 219, 236, 237, 242, 262, 265, 267, 268, 286, 287, 290, 317, 318, 319, 321, 325, 326, 328, 345, 352, 354, 355, 358, 363, 365, 373, 379, 382, 384, 385, 386, 388, 393, 402 Photo, 197, 346, 405 Townsend, Clifford, 410 Townsville, Queensland, 20, 381, 393 Toyer, R. (Bob), 176, 284 Tracker dogs, 113, 114 Tracker Group, 2RAR, 116, 119 Tracking Course, 114 Trained to kill, and on a grand scale, 227 Trans Australian Airlines (TAA), 57 Trans-Australia Airlines, 143, 157 Transport Platoon, PIR, PNG, 146 Traversi, Gordon, 43 Treleaven, P.J.C. Photo, 137 Trevenen, W.A. (Tony), 361 Trial by water, 58 Tribal fighting in Port Moresby, 146 Tripoli, North Africa, 25 Triumph Speed Twin motorcycle, 63 Triumph Tiger 110 motorcycle, 63 Trooping the Colour at Taurama Barracks PNG Photo, 155 Troops work the coalfields, 41 Troops, sixteen and seventeen-year-old, 72 Trotter, Milton (`Everyman'Organisation), 376 Trotter, Milton ('Everyman' Organisation) Photo, 376 Trower, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Truce declared over Christmas 1966, 339 Trust Territory of New Guinea, 182 Tsukamoto Battalion, Japanese Army, 21 Tucker R., bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Tucker S., bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Tunnel Rats, Royal Australian Engineers, 353 Tunney, D.W. (David), 410 Turkish navy, 58 Turley, I.W. (Bill), Warrant Officer Class II, 54, 60, 135 priveledged to receive my first salute from, 60 Turley, I.W. (Bill), Warrant Officer Class II, labelled `Surley Turley', 54 Turn of the Tide, 13 'Turn of the Tide', 420 Turn of the Tide in affairs in Europe imminent, 25 Turner, L.J. (Shorty), 217, 225, 281, 410 Turrell, M.T. (Max), 252 TV cameraman from one of the major U.S. networks, 292 Tweed Heads, NSW, 90 Twenty-two Australians and one New Zealander wounded, 251 Tyacke, W.J. (Bill), 375, 410 Photo, 375 Tye, J.C. ('Wedge'), 385 Typical of the VC, who take it out on the poor old civilians, 340 U.S. canteen called the Beachcomber, Vung Tau, 281 U2 spyplane, 134 U-boats, 13 UFO sightings, 132 UH-1B Bell Iroquois Helicopter, 209 UH-1H Bell Iroquois Helicopter, 209 UK, 39, 72, 75, 84, 86, 91, 119, 120, 139, 148, 172, 347, 365, 376, 420 UK enlistees, 72 Unable to withdraw platoon from contact with a superior enemy, 356 Underwood, N.J. (Jim), 172 Unidentified Flying Objects, 132 Union Jack, lowered in Malaya, 118 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 84 Union officials, 8 United Arab Emirates, 402 United Nations, 44, 70, 84, 128, 146, 182, 400
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United Nations Military Observer Group, India and Pakistan, 252 United Nations Security Council, Russian boycott, 70 United States Air Force Bell Airacobra fighters defend Townsville, 20 United States Air Force (USAF), 159 United States Embassy, Canberra, ACT, 417 United States Military Assistance Group officers'mess, Taipei, 332 United States Presidential Citation, 270 University of Melbourne, Victoria, 131 Unlike in the movies... , 228 Unscreened row of showers, 55 Up-yours to all the old fogies!, 126 Urgent tea trolley rattling in the corridors of Canberra, 273 US navy destroyers would give us fire-support from seawards, 374 US Officers'Club, Vung Tau, 301 US Pacific Fleet, 18 US R&C centre, Vung Tau, 281 US Seventh Fleet, 373 US, paranoid about supporting a `colonial'power in Indochina, 84 USA, 3, 17, 42, 44, 51, 86, 87, 113, 148, 195, 419 USAF U2 `spy-plane', 132 Usback, R.G. (Rod), 140 Photo, 137 Using our own motor cars on army business, 126 USS Astoria, 24 USS Lexington, 21 USS Quincey, 24 USS Vincennes, 24 USS West Point, troop ship, 195 USSR, 83, 84, 85, 113, 122, 134 USSR severes diplomatic relations with Australiafor five years, 84 Utzon, Joern, 113 V and W class destroyers, 13 V2 Rocket, 28 Vagg, WOII C.R. (John), 135, 234, 278, 303, 309, 314, 317, 337, 410 Photo, 346 Vanimo, PNG, 147, 148, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 178, 179, 183, 187, 190, 191, 192, 351 Photo, 158, 159, 160, 161, 163, 165, 167 Vaucluse Juniors (VJs), 44 Vaucluse Yacht Club, 44 Vauxhall car, 6, 38 Vauxhall, Division of GM, 51 VC bugles calling, 236 VD rate through the roof, 100 VD, great hysteria, 188 VD, not easily cured by a shot in the backside, 205 VD, units riddled with, 100 Veivers, W.J. (Billy), 226, 410 Very fetching we looked, 55 Very high frequency (VHF) radio, 154 Vibert, G.M. (Graham), 357 Vickers .303 inch calibre machine gun course, 62 Vickers, M.C. (Max), 356 Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland, 88, 125, 126, 127, 197 Victoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney, 46, 123, 393, 394, 395 Victoria Road Ryde, NSW, 5 Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), 34 Viet Cong gave scant regard to the lives of their fellow countrymen., 227 Viet Cong soldier at Christmas lunch Photo, 341 Viet Cong soldier, dead body Photo, 242 Viet Cong tax-points, 298 Viet Cong, captured by C Company headquarters
Photo, 352 Viet Minh, 84, 85, 122, 222 Vietnam, 35, 41, 70, 84, 85, 86, 104, 118, 122, 145, 148, 152, 165, 172, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196 partitioned, 85 passim, from page, 198 toleration of partition hinted at by China, 85 Vietnam Task, book by R.J. (Robert) O'Neill, 295, 307, 350, 419 Vietnam, Southern Map, 212 Vietnamese beer, pretty rough, 246 Vietnamese lunar new year, TET, 8 February 1967, 347 Vietnamese woman with Terry Bryceson Photo, 369 Vietnamese women waiting at the checkpoint on Route 2 Photo, 369 Villas of the mega-rich and the RAAF, 301 Virgins, butchered and burnt, 38, 39 Vladivostok, Russia, 21 Voice aircraft, 249, 308 Voltz, D.L. (Douglas), 410 Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), 16 Volunteer firemen, 1, 14, 15, 16 VT Model Holden Commodore, 51 Vulnerability of theNui Dat base, 246 Vung Tau city bars, 345 Vung Tau officer's club, 280 Vung Tau was a shock, 280 Vung Tau, South Vietnam passim, 207 Wacol, Queensland, 91, 92, 93, 95, 128, 197 Waddell, R.J. (Rowan 'Woodie'), 285, 291 Waddell, R.J. (Rowan 'Woodie') NZ Artillery, 217, 220, 235, 281, 285, 411 Photo, 244, 274 Wagga Wagga, NSW, 63, 170, 332, 352, 376, 394 Wai Shan, Political commissar, 116, 117 Wainwright, C.R. (Roger), 140 Waiting for orders Photo, 358 Line-up at Luscombe Field, Nui Dat Photo, 348 Waiting for US choppers at Luscombe Field Photo, 282, 283 Wales, A.J. (Tony) NZ Artillery, 309, 310, 411 Photo, 321 Walker, P.R. (Paddy), 245, 410 Photo, 242, 244, 247, 343, 344, 347 Walker, R.W. (Bob), 237 Walker, W.G. (Willie), NZ Army, 259, 263 Walking'patients help with the washing up, 75 Wallaby Airways, RAAF, 334 Wallace, K.J. (Ken), 328, 329, 410 Wallace, N.L. (Norman), 410 Wallace, R.W. (Bob), 410 Photo, 347 Waller, Captain H.M.L. RAN, 19 Wallis, D.C. (Dave), 252 Walsh J.J. (James), 2, 7, 16, 46 Photo, 94 Walsh, Eleanor (Nell), (nee McFarlane), 2 Photo, 94 Walsh, James Robert (Jimmy), 2, 3, 39 Photo, 40, 94 Walsh, T.A. (Trevor), 410 Walters, Jill, of Brisbane circa 1966, 224 War Zone C, Vietnam, 293 War Zone D, Vietnam, 220, 293, 294, 313, 354 Warfe, G.R. (George), 89, 90, 151, 200 an encounter in the mess, 89 Warr, J.A. (John), 210, 227, 229, 248, 294, 308 Warr, R.A. (Bob) Photo, 99 Warren, W.E. (William). See Archer-Warren, W.E. Warships, Allied
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De Ruyter, Dutch cruiser, 19 HMAS Anzac, training ship, 190 HMAS Armidale, 24 Photo, 24 HMAS Australia, cruiser Photo, 18 HMAS Ballarat, 33 HMAS Bataan, 20, 33, 70 HMAS Canberra, 24 Photo, 23 HMAS Cerberus, naval depot, Victoria, 58 HMAS Cessnock, 33 HMAS Gladstone, 58 HMAS Hobart, 25, 33 HMAS Ipswich, 33 HMAS Jeparit, Vietnam transport ship, 350 HMAS Kuttabul, accommodation ship, sunk, 23 HMAS Lithgow, 33 HMAS Melbourne, 166 HMAS Napier, 33 Photo, 33 HMAS Nepal Photo, 33 HMAS Nestor, 24 HMAS Nizam, 33 HMAS Parramatta, 18 HMAS Perth, 19 Photo, 19 HMAS Rushcutter, naval depot, Sydney, NSW, 51 HMAS Shoalhaven, 70 HMAS Stuart, 13 HMAS Stuart, Vietnam, 386, 388 Photo, 388, 389 HMAS Sydney, `The Vung Tau Ferry', 190, 199, 208, 306, 340, 381, 382, 384, 386, 387, 390, 391, 420 Photo, 208, 387 HMAS Sydney, aircraft carrier, 70 HMAS Sydney, cruiser, 18 Photo, 18 HMAS Sydney, troop carrier, 172, 190 HMAS Vampire, 13, 23 HMAS Vendetta, 13 Photo, 13 HMAS Vendetta, Vietnam, 373 HMAS Voyager, 13, 24, 166 HMAS Warramunga, 33 Photo, 34 HMAS Waterhen, 13, 17 Photo, 17 HMAS Yarra, 19 HMS Duke of York, 33 HMS Electra, 19 HMS Encounter, 19 HMS Exeter, 19 HMS Glory, 49, 51 HMS Hermes, 23 Photo, 23 HMS Javelin, 24 HMS Jupiter, 19 HMS King George V, 33 HMS Pope, 19 HMS Prince of Wales, 18 HMS Repulse, 18 HMS Shropshire, 33 Java, Dutch cruiser, 19 Kortenaer, Dutch destroyer, 19 RFA Oleander, 388, 389 Photo, 388, 389 USS Chicago, 22, 23, 24 USS Enterprise, 20 USS Hornet, 20 Photo, 20 USS Houston, 19 USS Iowa, 33 Photo, 32
USS Lexington, 21 USS Missouri, 32, 33 Photo, 32, 33, 34 USS Mugford, 25 USS Nashville, 20 USS Nichols Photo, 32 USS Peary, 19 USS San Francisco, 25 USS Wisconsin, 33 USS Yorktown, 21 Photo, 21 Warships, Enemy Admiral Graf Von Spee, German battleship, 19 Akagi, Japanese aircraft carrier, 19, 21 Amagil, Japanese aircraft carrier, 25 Bartolomeo Colleoni, Italian warship, 18 Hiryu, Japanese aircraft carrier, 19, 21 Kaga, Japanese aircraft carrier, 19, 21 Kormoran, German raider, 18 Soryu, Japanese aircraft carrier, 19, 21 Warwick, Queensland, 128 Wass, K.J. (Kevin), 368 Water Torture Affair, Nui Dat, Vietnam, 296, 297 Waterford, Ireland, 3 Waters, B.D. (Brian), 325 Watson, B.P. (Bryan) 5RAR, 309 Watson, Private, 2RAR, 109 Watsonia camp, occupied by squatters, 71 Watsonia, Victoria, 71, 72, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 92, 124, 151, 177, 197, 376, 390, 393, 395 Photo Foot inspections on the march, 81 Watsons Bay, NSW, 18, 51 Watts, G.L. (Graham), 410 Wau, PNG RAAF C47 Dakota crashes at, 185 RAAF Caribou aircraft crashes near, 186 Wau/Salamaua campaign, 151 We all do silly things when we're pissed, 394 We do not wear American boots here, 395 We hid like mongrel dogs, 248 We registered for a lifetime the sound of a multitude of rotating blades, 216 We stank to high heaven, 105 We were finally going way out east to Xuyen Moc, 374 We've hit a bloody mine!, 324 Weapons Training Wing, RMC Duntroon, 135 Wearne, W.W. (Bill), 25, 80, 81, 82 Weary Dunlop's War Diaries, 25, 72, 80 Weaver, M.T. (Mike), 350 Webbing equipment, 1937 pattern, 108 Webster, D.A. (David), 176 Webster, D.R. (David 'Doc'), 359 Weir, Sir Stephen, NZ diplomat, 238 Welcome Home Parade in Sydney on Saturday 3 October 1987, 405 Well, up theirs!, 334 Wellington NZ Photo, 18 Wells, Henry, 123 Wendt, bandsman 11NS Trg Bn 1955 Photo, 91 Werribee, Victoria, 131, 133 Wesley, Mr Peter, RAR Assn, 393 West Botany Street Rockdale, NSW, 4 West Irian, 146, 147, 161, 162, 182, 192 West New Guinea, 122, 133, 145, 147, 160, 161, 179 West New Guinea, Dutch colony, 145 Western Port Bay, Victoria, 58 Western Suburbs Football Club, Sydney, 140 Westland Whirlwind helicopter, 113, 114 Photo, 113, 114 Westmoreland, W.C. (William), Commanding General, Vietnam, 296, 369, 417 Westpac Banking Corporation, 2, 321 Wewak airport, PNG, 177, 182
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Wewak, PNG, 135, 145, 147, 148, 155, 157, 158, 162, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 394, 405 frontier town, 186 Photo, 158 Wheeled Vehicle Officers'Course, No 19 of 1959, RAASC School, 127 Whelan, T.M. (Tim), 410 Photo, 247, 249, 343 When in doubt, raise a bigger headquarters, 173 White gorget patches, 55 White Mice, the Vietnamese civilian police, 298 White Rajahs, the Brooke family, 114 White, A.G. (Aggy), 327 White, H.A.D. (Tony) RMO, 368 White, P.N.D. (Peter) Photo, 141 Whitecross, WOI Jamie, 159 White-haired boy, 65 Whitlam, E.G. (Gough), 84, 85 Whittington, Sergeant 'Dick' Photo, 136 Whitton, T.R. (Dick) Photo, 123 Who commands this detachment?, 78 Wiangaree State Forest, Q'ld/NSW border area, 200 Wickens, B.H. (Brian), 375 Wickham Trolleys, armoured cars on rails, 109 Wieben, B.W. (Barry 'Skinny'), 410 Photo, 218 Wiles Cooker, 73 Wiles of the ladies and some gentlemen of the night in Asia, 205 Wilkinson, T.J. (Trevor), 187 Photo, 180 William Street Sydney, NSW, 43 Williams, A.P. (Tony) Photo, 137 Williams, C.O.G. (Clive), 210 Williams, Chaplain Father J.F. (John), 248 Williams, E.W. (Eddie), 245, 410 Photo, 347 Williams, N.T.R (Noel) Photo, 123 Williams, P. B. A. (Peter) NZ Artillery, 350, 351 Williamson, J.I., 166 Williamsons, J.C., 7 Willis, Richard, 2/6th Gurkha Rifles, 165, 189 Photo, 165 Willys Knight, car, 7 Wilson, C.D.F. (Colin), 125 Wilson, Captain R. (Bob), 57, 58, 60 Wilson, D.S. (Sam), SAS, 232 Wilson, E.L.G. (Ted), 217, 254, 410 Wilson, John, 200 see Strzelczykowski, J.A., 199 Wilton, J.G.E. (John, later Sir John), 71, 192 Wilton, Lady Helen, 192 Windbags, 41 Windsor, B.J. (Barry), 350 Windsor, NSW, 176 Winjeel, training plane, 131 Winstone, J.D. (John), 236, 242, 243, 298, 410 Photo, 236, 240, 301, 308 Winterford, W.J. (Bill), 235, 236, 384, 410 awarded Military Medal, 235 Wirraway training plane, 25 Withdrawal from Nui Dat, 1971, 399 Witheridge, Thomas, 308 Wollongong Road Arncliffe, NSW, 6, 8, 42 Wolseley car, 6 Photo, 93 Womal, N.J. (Norman), 294 Women's Weekly, 11 Wood, R.W. (Robert), 319, 410
Woods, Don, Corporal, 2RAR Photo, 116 Woods, Sergeant, New Zealand SAS, 114 Photo, 115 Woodward, Sir Eric, 137 Woolloomooloo, NSW, 7, 51 Workers in a deadly trap between the terrorists and government forces, 104 World War I, 13, 19, 20, 78, 92, 220 World War II, 4, 9, 13, 35, 46, 50, 62, 70, 78, 89, 91, 97, 114, 145, 151, 170, 195, 216, 220, 222, 353, 367, 420 Worrall, Ted, 43 Wotherspoon, N.A. (Norm), 255, 378, 410 Photo, 377 Would this wretched day never end?, 329 Wright, J.W.B. (John 'Pommy'), 217, 384, 410 Photo, 218 Wright, L.A. (Laurie), 60 Photo, 60 Wright, WOII Allen (`Mick'), 229 Wynyard, Tasmania, 2 Xuyen Moc, the people sorely oppressed, 313 XVI Olympiad, Melbourne, Victoria, 113 XXV Army, Japanese, 19 XXXX brewery sign, Brisbane, 197 Yacht Club, Port Moresby, PNG, 171 Yalta Conference, 29 Yamagata, Japanese Major General, 21, 27 Yasuoka, Fumitoshi, Japanese soldier, 21 York, P.G.B. (Paul), 178, 187, 188 Photo, 173 You buy me Saigon Tea?, 301 Young, R.N. (Bob), 410 Photo, 330 Youthful body, mysteries revealed, 44 Zazoniuk, Barry, 410 Zerafa, Francis (Frank), 410 Photo, 244, 249, 343, 347 Zhukov, Russian General invests Berlin, 29
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