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Inside this issue:(page)

A Review of 4RAR(Cdo) (2)

As Only an RSM Can (3)

Maggio Would Battle in Hell... (5)

A Letter from Khris (7)

Contact Details (8)


From the President

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This year has gone by so quickly and it only seems like yesterday that we celebrating New Year 2005.
There have been a lot of catastrophes throughout the world in which we live: tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, bushfires, and the bombings in Bali and elsewhere in the world. I am glad to be an Australian living in this great country of ours. To me, Australia is TOPS!!!
I am recovering well after my ninth hip operation and as there is nothing more that can be done for me, this was my last one. I am in a wheel chair now as I no longer have any hip joints, but I am determined to walk with my walking frame again when the time is right. Many thanks to those who sent cards, letters and phone calls. They were greatly appreciated.
Alan and I are sorry that we had to cancel the Canungra function this year. With the change of mess management, they had double booked and the cost for the alternate date was far too expensive.
We are not what sure what we will be doing for next year but we will arrange something.

Duty First, Yogi


We Needed a Name

This newsletter has had the boring title of 'Newsletter' for far too long ... We needed a name that reflected our history, our function and one that could be readily identifiable with the "Fighting Fourth Battalion".

I would like to thank everyone who gave donations to the 4RAR (Cdo) Christmas Fund and who supported our raffle. The next raffle will be drawn after the Memorial Service at the RAR National Memorial Walk on 04 February 2006.

We trust that you will continue to support our raffles, because without your support we would not be able to publish the Newsletter. We will be purchasing a new banner prior to ANZAC Day 2006.
We thank Tony Easterby for the donation of several of his books and Bill Parry for the donation of his new book. A great gesture, fellows!

Once again have a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in February.

Unfortunately, we have just heard of the death on 24 November 2005, of Nursing Officer, Lt Stewart Smith, in an MVA in Sydney. We all share the loss of a comrade in arms and offer his family and friends our sincerest condolences.

Sad News
On 30 November, we received the message from Bob Sayce and John Woodley that John Hall MC, OC V3 Coy, 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC), SVN 68-69, is very seriously ill with cancer.
We offer John, his family and his friends our deepest regrets and sorrow. I can't find the words to express the high regard and friendship that we Aussies hold for our Kiwi mates, especially John, as he helped so much in melding us together as ANZACs. Thanks for being our mate, John.


Once again we honour all those who have gone before us. In this brief moment of our time
may we consider the stress and strain these men must have passed through before laying down their crosses of life. Enable us. their friends to be worthy of the trust they have imparted unto us
on their passing: for theirs was an honourable and noble life.
May God grant unto their families His peace.

Stephen Alexander Henry.....September 2005
Gordon James (Spook) Lucas....27 September 2005
Lt Stewart Smith 4RAR(Cdo)...24 November 2005

We only hope that there are none recently which we should have reported
We sincerely apologise if we have been remiss.
To all that have passed in the service of 4RAR, 2/4RAR and 4RAR (Cdo)
Well done. thou good and noble warriors. we will never forget!

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