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I am seeking advice on how best to obtain some details or particulars regarding my father who was a service member back in the 60's. His name was George BROWN but I have no other details for him. My mothers name was Dawn BROWN (nee BOWER). My parents separated when I was very young and I have had no contact with him since the 70's. I am uncertain if he is even still alive. I was born in the Terendak Military Hospital on 13/04/1967 whilst he was on an earlier deployment to Malaysia. I have an old photograph of him on the docks at Townsville Harbour when 6RAR left on the HMAS Sydney for one of thier tours to Vietnam so I presume that photo was in 1969 as I was a toddler in the photograph and we had obviously returned from the earlier deployment to Malaysia where I was born in 1967. If you could offer any advice or assistance that would be greatly appreciated, Justin BOWER
Hi Graham, So sad news Marty was with me when I was Wounded Operation Gisborne Feb.1970
Having just read We Too Were ANZACS I would like to get in touch with Lt. Col. Brian Avery Ret.
Do you have a contact No. I can reach him on if possible
Thank you for your work for 6 RAR God Bless
Mike Chudiak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Graham, this was sent to Gus from Eddie Blanch who was in 6 RAR with Gus. Eddie found this while he was on holiday in England. Cheers Marion.
Eddie and I are in England at the moment. We were planning to visit Jock's grave once we got back from Budapest. Unfortunately we are both a bit home sick and will go home straight from Budapest if we can arrange it. Our niece over here did some digging for us and got the link below from a contact in Dundee. It's handy having another veteran in the family with contacts. I'll get Eddie to ring you once we get home.
It may be of interest to 6RAR and/or someone may be interested in attending.
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Eddie and Terri Blanch.
Am writing to you on Anzac Day and wanted to know if anyone knew my late father, Raymond 'Ray' Littlefield. He was a national serviceman and was woundded on 7 Feburary 1967 by friendly fire from NZ forces.
I have some of his photos but wanted to know more about his time over there. He never spoke about it. It was a taboo topic. It affected him all his life.
WOULD LIKE TO FIND A MATE WHO SERVED IN THE MID TO LATE 70s. LAST KNOWN TO BE WORKING MELBOURNE RAILWAY EX MEMBERS NAME BERNIE HAYES B COY 4 PLT 3 SEC
My name is Katelyn Lawson
I am the grand daughter of Roger the axe lawson, or Dodge as he was also known. I understand that many of his army buddies travelled To Emmaville in 2015 to attend his funeral. Next year will be 5 years since we all lost him, and it would have also been his 72nd birthday.
I am organising a gathering of family and friends to travel back to the place we said our last goodbyes, to share stories, and celebrate the life of such a legendary man. The dates are yet to be confirmed, however, I would love for one of you to email me, so we can keep in contact and I can update you when dates and times are finalised. It would mean the world to me for his army buddies to attend such an event.
I hope to hear from you
I went with Delta Company 6RAR from Brisbane to Butterworth in 1988, returning in June ? 1988 I think. I was a MP but my army records don't show my return date to Brisbane. so they are refusing my application for the ASM 75-89. Is there any raaf manifest with individual names on it? can anyone substantiate me being with them on that deployment? I have had serious medical problems since brain injury and a total heart replacement. I live in Perth, mobile no. 0439 846 957 Thank you
Phil (Butch) Buttigieg
Anyone know whereabouts of Keith Dobson please? Served in 6 RAR in the early years 65-70 ish!
Allan (Strop) Potter
Looking for Jeff Morris originally from Adelaide from 14th intake.
Are there any members who were in the Sergeants Mess on the second SVN tour who remember a 104 Sigs Sqn sergeant John "Blue" Laurie. He was on detachment from 104 Sigs from May '69 to Dec '69. If they do, can they please contact Cathy Every, of NSW Legacy, email@example.com as she is looking into a claim for his widow.
gday. Looking for a lost mate from 6RAR, 2nd tour 69/70 his name is Max Priday. He was in B company, I was in A company. Would like to contact him again all info is welcome, Regards, Steve
Does anyone have Marty Price mob last contact was in the gold coast.
He worked security at Canugra barracks.
Barry (Frenchy) Francis
Hi, has anyone contact details for,
Kim Thomas, Wayne Atwell, Colin Nicol, Trevor Jones and Steve Kuzio.
All served with 1 Pl. A Coy. in Vietnam 1969/70. Please contact Barry
(Frenchy) Francis on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0741234039 or mobile 0466013365
The sole living relative of robert buchan is trying to find his friend jeff morris. She can be contacted at email@example.com she is also seeking assistance about the flag presented to families and permission requirements for the wall of faces. If anyone can assist please contact her. Thanks
G day mate , I m trying to track down an old mate of mine . We went through Kapooka and IRT s together in1984 . He was posted to 6RAR and I was posted to 2/4 RAR in Jan 1985 . His name was Allen Taylor, nick name Squizzy if you have any info on him that would be appreciated.
Looking to get in touch with Kiwi for a friend. Kiwi served with my friend John in 6RAR D Coy 11Pl Singapore 71_73 then Enogerra then Butterworth 75_76, served as a Rifleman. my friend thinks he may have moved to NZ not sure, can anyone help?
Graham (Vic) Morrow
I would like to know the whereabouts of Ron Evans who went to Singapore with 6RAR just to catch up and say hello.
Looking for Rod Weston. Last saw Rod in 1987 at Lone Pine as IETs.
Lesley William Smith
Still trying to find Bob Khann, have spoken to Killer, (who he lived with for a while in a flat) 75-76 ??tried just about everything, RSL , Vet Affairs etc, any help would be great.
First Name: Ross
Last Name: Smith
Your Best Phone Contact:
Last Contact and Where?:
Just want to get in contact
First Name: Ray (Johnno)
Last Name: Johnson
Your Best Phone Contact:
Ian (Smiley) Riley
Last Contact and Where?:
We transferred to 6 RAR from 2 RAR in November 1971. I'm still pissed off about Paddy
First Name: Glenn
Last Name: Gale
Your Best Phone Contact:
Last Contact and Where?:
6 RAR, 1995
Please give Galey a call if you can. Would like to make contact.
Norman Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 0467007877 is wanting to make contact with David Thorpe. They last had contact at Enoggera approx 1978.
"We did boot camp together, Thorpie went to 6 RAR, myself to8/9 RAR. Just want to know if he is OK.
Can you help reunite these old friends?
My name is Vincent Lawler, (Scouse)
I served with 6RAR mortar platoon in Vietnam 69/70. I now live in the UK but never lost contact with my pals Barry Lloyd, Lyndsay Horton and Ross Mather. The four of us where sent straight to 6RAR from rookie training in Pucka. I was telling Barry last week about an old Digger who had passed away over here and he suggested I inform you. He was 2/10539 William Trevor Boughey and he served with 1RAR in Korea. He was 87 and passed away after a long fight with Prostrate cancer. I basically looked after him for the last 20 years as you would for an old digger. I had a thought that you may be able to help me find out what happened to three other pals of mine from Mortar platoon. Brad Wilson from Mount Isa, QLD, Rick Pearson from Thursday Island and John Chessor from Temora, NSW. I’d be delighted if you can or point me in the right direction. Best Wishes Vincent P. Lawler ( Scouse ) email@example.com
Looking for David Thorpe
My self and Thorpe did boot camp together. He went to 6 RAR, myself to 8/9 RAR. We first met when we were fronting up on different charges. Since then we where always good mates. I would like to know how he is. He was from a place called Batlowe in NSW. We did Kapooka in 1976. Any news would be great.
From: Brett Phillips
Mob: 0403328509 is looking for Neville Smith where last contact was 1988, Delta Coy, 6RAR Ennogerra
Gday 'Bam-Bam'. 'Lucky Phil' here! Who you might say... well, remember 1MCE ;)
Shane Walker is seeking assistance from 6 RAR veterans who knew his Uncle Richard McCarthy
To 6RAR members and families looking for any photos of my uncle Richard McCarthy who served with 6RAR 69/70. Going back to Long Tan with him in 3 weeks and looking to put something together for him (Dick I know you might read this but please pretend you didnt).Even some photos of Nui Dat etc. Happy to cover any costs. Thanks in advance and hoping to meet a few more 6RAR memebers in a few weeks at the ceremony.
Chris Talbot firstname.lastname@example.org Ph; 0427 204 422 is looking for his old mate Simon Hawkes where last contact was 6 RAR late 2002 on Chris's discharge from ADF.. Message: Give Talbs a call I would like to catch up ??
P J Frazer (6 RAR 78-81 approx) is wanting to make contact with Steve Romaine. Please make contact hrough Ross Smith 0408 870552
Trevor Morrow email@example.com and another army mate, Greg Newling are looking to contact Jim Nelson. We did our infantry training together @ Singleton in mid 1969. We where then posted to reo wing Ingleburn. Jim was posted to 6RAR? and Greg and I to 4RAR in late 1969. Can anyone help?
Brian Sait served in 6 RAR in Catering Platoon in 1987 on exercise Silver Plains.
"I need to find anyone who served then and was on that exercise. I currently have a review in with DVA and I need to have someone verify that I was on that exercise. If you are able to help I would be grateful. I would appreciate if someone could give me a call on the above number. I need this information ASAP. Yours sincerely Brian Sait" firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Wing (ex B Coy), would you please contact Garry Christian on email@example.com or Ph.: 0417615313
From a USA tourist who joined the RAA and 6 RAR. Taken from 'Stand To'
My good mate Lcpl Robert Power was killed in action 8th March 1970. We both served with 10 platoon D company 6 RAR. I would very much like to get in touch with his younger brother Greg Power and any other members of his family. At the time they lived in Belmore NSW. I would appreciate if anyone could help as it is important to me. I never forgot the men I served with. Never will.
The Yank, Stephen P. Mann
I can be contacted on e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone no. USA 1 509 8912654. My postal address is – Stephen P Mann 5004 North Tiara Court Otis Orchards. WA 99027 USA. I am also a subscriber to the 6RAR
Don Bertwistle, email@example.com Phone Contact: 0417767853 is seeking Orville Williams where last contact was Enlistment office 1982 Message: How you doing mate .Would love to catch up.
20th February 2016
Clinton Bonser (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mobile: 0455174440 is looking for Andy Neill where last contact was 6RAR OR's Mess.
Dear Sir, Ma'am, I was a cook at 8/9 then 6, 1996-1999, trying to track down Sgt. Andy Neill, Sgt. Graham(Henry)Winkler, and Pte. Dave Pepper, All good blokes. Pepper actually featured on one edition of the "Silver Service" magazine, he was the face of the AACC, I cant wait to rib him about that. If you could get me back in contact with these digs I would be very grateful. Thanking you, Clint Bonser
16th January 2016
Garry Christian email@example.com is wanting to hear from Paul Jones, last contact was 2 Pl A Coy 1976.
Garry Christian Ph: 0741637229
29th December 2015
Phillip Reed is wanting to contact Lance Pearson whom he hasn't seen for many years. Phils number is 0408083892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
16th December 2015
Cindy OBrien email@example.com Phone: 0407200667 is looking for anyone who can share information about her father, John Gerrard .
John Gerrard was my father and he served in Singapore from 1970 to 1973. I am looking for some information about him. Any assistance anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
12th December 2015
Gidday mate my name is Tony Gwynne I was with the battalion in 86 to 87 before going to 2/4 I did the IET course that D coy ran in around mid October in 86 from greenbank range. I was wanting to reconnect with some of those guys but I don't have any photos or anything as it has all been lost over the years. Any information or photos you could help with would be appreciated. I also was posted to D coy after the IETs. thanks mate my service no was 1102764 and my section commander was Tony White thanks. Cheers Tony Gwynne
02nd December 2016
Col Bishop is wanting to make contact with Marty Price, who was CQMS D COY 6 RAR in East Timor (2000), for a reunion.
12th November 2016
Ray Newman is seeking to renew contact with Peter Mann,service number 3794306. Last contact was Carnegie, Melbourne.
Message: would love to catch up again after all these years, it's been too long.
22nd September 2015
Peter Hill is trying to restablish contact with Peter Casey. They shared a room when in Singapore with the battalion.
30th August 2015
Shane 'Huey' Houston is seeking contact with members of Admin Coy or Transport Platoon who served with him during the period 1977-87.
Shane Houston Ph; 040284609
19th August 2015
Joe Little, son of Edward James Little is wanting contact with Jeff Howard to chat about his late Dad. Joe's Phone Contact: 0438 453 166
25th June 2015
Bill (Speed) Cody firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 0438990875 is wanting to hear from Terry Francis. Last Contact was the 1987 Reunion in Sydney. Terry was last to known to be living NW WA.
23rd June 2015
Mike Robbins email@example.com Would like to confirm whereabouts of David McNamara since returning from Timor
20th May 2015
Trevor Bennetts firstname.lastname@example.org a message for Eric Wellington, last seen at Enoggera. "pls contact me when you can. Cheers. Benno"
14th may 2015
Steve Hanvey email@example.com , Best Phone Contact: 0418774190 has a message for Maurice Evans (Mop) Last Contact and Where?: Balmain Sydney NSW Message: Hi mate, it seems an eternity since we last caught up. There is so much to speak of and share with you, it would be terrific to have my old mate to share some stories with.
9th May 2015
Terry Sullivan is looking for a former mate Haines, Haynes etc, 6RAR 1985 Mid year. He was B Coy and I was A Coy. Gidday Hainsey, would be good to catch up again.
Terry firstname.lastname@example.org or Best Phone Contact: 0405974506
25th April 2015
Jorge Torrico was the 5000m runner for 6RAR from 76 - 80. "I was in the recon.platoon. I am looking for a good mate P. Labroy. Lost contact with him and I would like to catch up.
Jorge Torrico email@example.com
24th April 2015
I am seeking any photos of Graeme Richard Constant 66-67. I am his daughter and he passed away in 1979 prior to my birth. My 12yo daughter would love to see more photos of her grandfather. If anyone is able to assist, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you kindly!
Bree Hammond nee Constant
23rd April 2015
Hello, My name is Tony Gwynne. I joined the army in 1986 in Brisbane with a guy called Dallas Baker. We did Kapooka together then we did our IET's with 6 RAR (D COY) ran the course at Greenbank afterwoods. I stayed with DCOY and I think he went to A COY. Have not seen each other since and I would love to catch up with him. Thank you
12th April 2015
Frieda Morrison, is hoping to find someone who knew her brother Raymond, called Scotty, (because we came from Scotland). He was called up and served in Vietnam with 10 Pl D Coy 6 RAR, from 21/5/69 till he was killed in a bunker action in Phuc Tuy Province on 8/3/70. They emigrated to Australia in 1963 and lived in Melbourne. Frieda is Ray's only NOK in Australia and there's a younger brother who lives back in Scotland. A past acquaintance of the brothers from Scotland recently made contact with Frieda about Ray, which has prompted her to seek out a former comrade after realising how good it was to speak about Raymond after all those years.
Frieda Morrison email@example.com Ph 0352481537
13th February 2015
Rod Goddard is wanting to renew contact with Cpl Jeff Watson who was last seen in Townsville in 1970.
I'm now living in Tasmania but plan to move to Queensland in a year or two. I'd like to catch up.
Rod Goddard Ph: 0400185428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4th February 2015
Bruce Jones is seeking Ray Heffernan
Bruce Jones is my name but have never served. However between 1968 -1972 as a permanent officer of the Commonwealth Public Service employed by the Department of Army at HQ3Task Force/ North Qld Area,Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, because of the position I held in the Central Registry of the Headquarters I came to know many officers, non -commissioned officers, and men of Infantry Battalions and Artillery Regiments either returning from, or preparing to go to South Vietnam.
One such person I met was Sgt/SSgt Ray Heffernan, Chief Clerk 6RAR. Ray and I had struck a good working relationship between H.Q.and the Battalion regarding the processing of mail, signals,and correspondence either unclass, or classified regarding 6RAR. Any correspondence sigs etc coming from AHQ Canberra regarding 6RAR I would telephone Ray and let him know they had arrived, which he would arrange to collect and commence processing. Ray visited me at H.Q.after the Battalion was warned for their second tour to commence in May 1969. Ray asked if I would be his contact back hear in Australia, for the purpose of being able to signal me and discuss mail which was still being sent to the Townsville address, and to just be able to talk about matters going on at home. I said sure thing Ray.
On many occasions when the Army Newspaper came in the mail I scrounged as many as I could to send to Ray. I also sent cuttings from the local civilian newspaper to Ray, to be used by Ray in what ever way he say fit to let the fellas over there know what was happening at home. Ray returned home with the Battalion, took his discharge, joined the Commonwealth Public Service himself, and settled in Townsville.
I haven't spoken with Ray for some 30 years now as I left Townsville in 1983 following my own career, but now in retirement reflect upon past experiences as we do, and remember those whom you enjoyed working with, and the satisfaction one got in working with those people. Could you please advise me if Ray will be attending the 50th celebration in June. If he is coming to Brisbane in June how could I best contact Ray. Regards Bruce
Bruce JONES email@example.com Phone 0407200223
22nd January 2015
Les Smith is wanting to make contact with anyone that was in MG Pl 1975/77 Cpl Adams , Blue Moreson, Robo Pom ,Tom Beer , Phampton Chandler , Bob Gladwin , Sgt Johnston was our Pl Sgt and Lt Mouncey also Bob Khann D Coy
Please contact Les on 0411 637023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
21st January 2015
Les Garbett is wanting to contact Dave Greg, last known Spt Coy 6 RAR 1971-1973. Last saw Dave Greg playing soccer for Battalion side in Singapore lost touch and always wanted to catch up. He came from Elizabeth in South Australia.
14th January 2015
Gilmour is trying to track down a little more of the military history of two men:
The late Christopher Carter who was his platoon sgt at Army Aprentices School Balcombe and Robert Gilmour who is his uncle. He'd like to confirm a few details about Rob before the oxygen bottle he currently uses to breath can no longer do its job.
Here is what Edward describes found so far by accident and by searching.
Inside this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Battalion,_Royal_Australian_Regiment
was this photo (which looks like it was taken at Enogerra as a pose to look like Americans)
and the person 2nd from the right looks like my former platoon Sgt the late Chris Carter
Christopher John Carter http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1242695
On page 10 of this document http://pronto.au104.org/Pronto_Book/ProntoSVN_CH2_2012.pdf
I found a photo which can be referenced back to AWM
AWM P01404.028. AWM link http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P01404.028
The person also 2nd from the right with a PRC25 set on his back looks like my uncle
Robert Carence Gilmour
Firstly is there any way of confirming the identity of the two men in those photos; both 2nd from the right?
Does the 6 RAR Association have any photos of each soldier from around 1966?
I believe Rob marched into B coy 6 RAR in August 1966 but I'm not sure of that detail?
I've no idea what company that Chris Carter was in and I'd rather like to know if Chris and my uncle knew each other; Could you please confirm which company Chris was in?
As an Apprentice, I didn't press Sgt Carter for his military history but at the time I didn't realise the link.
I'm in contact with about a dozen army apprentices whom he trained and most would like to know a bit more about his vietnam service record. Is his company deployment record available?
Is there some record of my uncle's deployment record or his company on which operations he was on?
Having read some of the history of the battle of Long Tan I very specifically like to know if was deployed with that portion of B coy which was patroling when D coy was engaged?
I believe he was in Vietnam for just over 7 months and did 3 trips into the field hospital Vung Tau and on the 3rd trip he woke up in Heidleburg repat hospital in Melbourne. I'm guessing those trips to hospital we related to tropical diseases.
I would love to hear from anyone who can assist me with my search.
21st December 2014
Wayne Perry is wanting to catch up with his old Pioneer Platoon Sergeant Danny Shaw of 6RAR, last seen at Childers. If anyone knows how to contact him, would you give him Wayne's phone number or email address.
Mob: 0413 152080
2nd December 2014
Garry Christian email@example.com Phone 07 41637229 is looking for Mick O'leary. Last contact was A coy 2 Plt 1975.
Message: Pleas contact ASAP
29th November 2014
Trying to find John E Kendall ex A Coy in Singapore. Caught up recently with his old partner in crime Col Grandison who now forgives him for stealing his woman in Bugis St and would like to catch up.
John (Shep) Shepard
25th November 2014
I am seeking photos and any other information on my brother Glenn Simonsen ("simo") who served in D Coy in the 1970's . He was previously posted to 1RAR and also went to Rifle Coy, Butterworth once with 1RAR and once with D coy 6 RAR. His last posting was the parachute training school in NSW I would be interested in hearing from anyone who served with him. I can only remember a couple of his mates names such as Cowboy Grey (or Gray) and Garside. Sadly Glenn suddenly passed away a number of years ago.
24 October 2014
I'm looking for Peter Wind, last seen at 6 RAR Enoggera. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
16th July 2014
A great site.. I am looking for David Lucas, his home town was Mungindi. Was in A Coy and then went to Recon Pl SPT Coy. If any can help. Thank you
4th May 2014
I am seeking service history for JOHN TOLLY
The information's is required by Ex Lt Col Gerard Nelson now living in Victoria
CURRENT STATUS OF MEMBER: Extremely ill not known how long to live
The only information that I have is the following:
NAME: JOHN TOLLY or (TOLLEY)
UNIT: Believed to have served with 6 RAR
ROLE: MORTAR MAN (MFC
I look forward to hearing from you.
28th March 2014
Ian Evans is looking for Jack Lawler, last known to be living in Tasmania 1980's.
31st January 2014
Ray Clark is looking for Ray (Mazda) Bates. Mazda worked in the main Q in Singapore 72/73 then Enoggera.
31st January 2014
Mark Lund is looking for John.W.Moore (Noggy). John had a 900 Kawasaki and the last time I had contact with him was around 1979 he was living with a young lady named Maree I think who was a nurse, has any one seen him?
Mark Lund Ph: 0417671928
31st January 2014
Don (Blue) Ross is looking for Don (Monty) Montgomery
Blue was a stretcher bearer (66-67) with 4 Pl B Coy and Monty was the same in D coy first tour in 66-67 . Also was lead guitarist in rock group in the Batt. Last heard was living around the SURFERS PARADISE area. Has a Sister living in the Windaroo area Qld. Would appreciate any INFO.
Don Ross Ph: 07 32865619
29th January 2014
Terry Comini (D Coy66-67) is looking for Robert Clarence Gilmour.
He came from Vic. We arrived Vietnam 13.6.66 we were with Reinforcement Wing on the beach and transferred to 6 RAR on 16.8.66. Can't remember what company Bob was dropped off at that day, I was last of the truck at D Coy
Terry Comini Ph: 0409315979
29th January 2014
Terry Van-Heythuysen (Dutchy) former Admin Coy is looking for Billy "woofa" Watson. Woofa worked in the main Q DPRI when we came home in 73. Under the GODFATHER's guidance we achieved a lot for the Battalion.
Dutchy Van-Heythuysen Ph: 0420972204
29th January 2014
Peter Clifton 07 32692499 is wanting to make contact with Peter Shultz
"Peter ( Shultzy) was in Assult pioneers in the 70.s and was last seen in Arana Hills 15 years ago.
"Our aim is to perpetuate the camaraderie that was generated amongst us when we served."
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