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"The Fighting Fourth"
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
ROLL OF HONOUR
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
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.
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!
LEST WE FORGET.
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