Queensland State Emblem
CELEBRATING THE 48TH BIRTHDAY OF OUR BATTALION
On Saturday 04 February 2012, members of the 4 RAR Association, Qld Inc gathered to celebrate the 48th birthday of the Battalion at the Royal Australian Regiment National Memorial Walk (RAR NMW) at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. The function was divided into two parts; a commemorative service and a birthday service.
The Commemorative service was hosted by our Secretary Mike O’Neill and Alan Price presented a very informative presentation on both the history of the RAR NMW and details of the achievements of the 4 RAR Assoc, Qld Inc. Suffice to say that the expression, inherited from our first Commanding Officer, Brigadier Thomson of “This is the first time”, was used quite a few times. On display was the Association Year Book which features all the events, social comments and stories involving the Association over the previous year and the new Administration Instructions.
During his presentation Alan made reference to the achievements of former presidents and their committees. He made mention of the many firsts involving the Association and the RAR NMW. He explained that on the anniversary of the month of a fallen RAR warrior, a member of the RAR Association places poppies beside the names of those fallen, on the memorial wall. He mentioned that there were plans to take the Association to more country areas during the year and having already gone to the Gold Coast, the second visit would be to Townsville.
The President also paid tribute to Daryl Farry and his wife Felicity who donated the five hibiscus plants located on the forecourt of the memorial. The pots were donated by Bunnings Warehouse. The hibiscuses were given the horticultural names of the five C company soldiers who were killed in action on our first tour of South Vietnam; Pte Patrick Shane O’Connor, LCpl Robert Burns, Pte Michael Muc, Pte Michael James Noonan and Pte Christopher William Roost.
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory . . . Northern Territory . . . Queensland . . . South Australia . . . Tasmania . . . Victoria . . . Western Australia
4 RAR ASSOCIATIONS OF AUSTRALIA
THE FIGHTING FOURTH
MALAYSIA/BORNEO - SOUTH VIETNAM - EAST TIMOR/TIMOR LESTE - IRAQ - AFGHANISTAN
On the occasion of the 48th birthday of 4 RAR
4 RAR Colours
RAR Cap Badge
the motto of the Royal Australian Regiment
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