QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY REGIMENT

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November 2002
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24 Walcott Street St Lucia 4067

Phone (07) 3721 4308

 

Volume 14 Number 4

 

November 2002


 

 


President's Report


 I was most impressed at being nominated for the position of President of the QUR Association, and was honoured to accept. I appreciate that I have great footsteps to follow in and applaud Paul Smith's steerage as Former-President of the Association. I extend my gratitude to the Committee and the Association members for their confidence in me, and I look forward to working and meeting with the Committee and Association members.

No doubt my avid devotion to the Army Reserve is well known, however, I provide you with the following overview of my military career, albeit of short duration, to date: I commenced Officer Training at the Queensland University Regiment in 1997 and graduated with a commission from the Royal Military College "Duntroon" in February 1999, into the Intelligence Corps. I have since had the good fortune of being posted to the 1st Intelligence Company, Enoggera Barracks from 1999 to 2001. In a response to CHOGM demands I completed full time service at Head Quarters 7 Brigade in the Intelligence Cell for the end of 2001. My posting this year was to the Regional Training Centre, South Queensland, where I have undertaken the requisite training for promotion to Captain.

Fortunately, my full time service coincided with the completion of my university studies: I completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2000, followed by a Bachelor of Laws, Honours, in June 2001 at the University of Queensland. I have continued my pursuit into the legal realm and am currently employed as a Trainee Solicitor with Clayton Utz, Lawyers, and have recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Queensland University of Technology. I anticipate being admitted as a solicitor on 12 December 2002, and will continue my employment with Clayton Utz. In light of my experience at Clayton Utz I am confident that the legal profession and the army are both in my future.

As a Reservist I value the opportunities, at times limited, that arise to meet with people who share common interests and values, and I believe that the QURA is an invaluable vehicle for such a purpose. As President of the QURA I consider my objective for this term to be to focus on the current membership of the Association, with a view to enhancing the membership profile amongst those of the 1980s and 1990s era.

I look forward to meeting with you all soon, and in particular celebrating "Christmas 2002" at the QURA Christmas Party to be held at the Victory Hotel on Friday 29 November 2002.

Jane Warrington.  

 

Dues Payment Reminder

If you pay your membership fees on a year by year basis payment is now due for 2003.  A code showing your membership status is printed on the address label attached to this newsletter.  The codes are:

 

         SMEMB - Special Member (no fees)

         LMEMB - Life Member (no fees)

         PUOM - Paid Up Ordinary member (no fees but can transfer to 10 year membership for $50)

         NEW - New member (no membership fees received as yet)

         2003 - 2010 membership fees paid to year indicated

         2002 - membership due for 2003

         199? - 2001  membership fees not paid for current year

 

Annual dues are $10 and a 10 year paid-up membership can be had for $70.  Cheques should be forwarded to the treasurer at 24 Walcott Street, St Lucia using the slip at the bottom of Page 4.

 

 

 From the CO’s Desk

  

CO’s Sitrep

Training Activities

The regiment is approaching its busiest period.  In December, we will conduct Module 1B (Infantry Section Leading) and in January-February, we will conduct III Class Modules (the introductory modules) and we will send, potentially, thirty staff cadets to RMC-D. This could be our largest graduating class for some year!

There has been a change in nomenclature for the modules of the First Appointment Course (FAC) but the basic module structure remains  same.  The change has occurred to ‘align’ the part-time FAC with the full-time equivalent.  So the modules will be referred to as III Class (ie junior), II Class and I Class.  At the recent RMC Bi-annual Training Seminar, the bringing ‘under command’ of QUR of both the North Queensland and Northern Australia (ie Darwin) Detachments of RMC was discussed.  This is likely, especially given the amount of support and co-operation provided to both detachments by QUR.  However, the final decision has not been made.

 

Cloud Callout: What’s this?  Is it possible the Regiment might leave Walcott 
Street?

 

 

 

 

 


Unit Location

Another pending change is the concentration of the Regiment to one location.  Four sites have been considered: St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Enoggera and Bulimba.  Concentration of the Regiment should offer the opportunity to update/upgrade facilities, which is well overdue.  There are many factors that will influence the final decision. 

New RSM

The appointment of a new Regimental Sergeant Major has been decided.  WO1 Brown will commence as RSM in 2003. WO1 Wayne Brown comes to QUR from being the Garrison Sergeant Major at Gallipoli Barracks.

Conclusion

On behalf of the Regiment, I offer my congratulations to Jane Warrington and all new or returning committee members of the Association.  I look forward to the Association’s continued support and counsel into the new year.

Lastly, I wish all a happy and safe festive period. 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Jeffrey

 Commanding Officer

 

 

 

Warning Order

Back to the Regiment 2003

The association’s popular Back to the Regiment Night will probably be conducted in the Standfast Club at the unit’s Walcott Street, St Lucia depot on the evening of Friday 21 March 03 (TBC).  Confirmatory details and a reply form will be included with the February newsletter and also advised by email.  This is a night not to be missed.

Calendar of Activities

As this edition of the newsletter goes to press dates for next year’s program of activities have yet to be confirmed by the new committee.  However, it can be anticipated that activities will follow the pattern for this year and be programmed for similar dates.  A firm calendar of dates will be published in the first newsletter in the new year.

  

Senior Association Member concludes Reserve Service

Brigadier John Hammond, RFD, currently the Association’s senior serving member, is due to transfer to the Inactive Reserve (or is it now officially termed “the Standby Reserve”?) at the end of the year.

He is to be formally dined out in December at a function at the Victoria Barracks Officers/Sergeants Mess hosted by a former CO of QUR, Colonel Geoff Bulow, who is currently the Director APA-B; that’s the Army Personnel Agency – Brisbane in case there was no such beast when you were wearing a green (or DPCU) suit.

A primary school principal in civilian life, Brigadier Hammond has enjoyed an interesting and highly successful career in the Reserve.  Following his time in QUR in the early 70s, he served for a considerable period of time in 49 RQR when it was in the “Special Conditions” phase of its existence.  After a stint as Operations Officer of 42 RQR, he subsequently returned to the 49th, now a Ready Reserve unit, to command it whilst on full-time service for two years.

He concludes his active Reserve career as the Commandant at Canungra (now called HQ Regional Training Centres), an impressive first for a part-time officer.  We wish him well in post-Army life and trust that he will continue to be a regular supporter of Association activities.

 

 

 

 

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 Colonel John Taske addressing the Annual General Meeting dinner at the United Service Club in September.  At this stage he was regaling us with some tales of his time in the Vickers Machine Gun Platoon of 11 National Service Training Battalion at Wacol in the late 50s before joining the Regiment on starting his medical studies.  Phase 2 of his presentation provided fascinating insights into his experiences in assaults on Everest after taking up mountain climbing at age 50!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the top table at the AGM dinner. From left we have Treasurer Andrew Luttrell, outgoing President Paul Smith, Secretary Malcolm Heather and Ruth Kassulke.

 

  

 

 

 

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Association Office Bearers

Position

Name

Bus Hrs

A/Hrs

e-mail

President

Jane Warrington

3292 7533

0409 727 121

jwarrington@claytonutz.com

Vice President

Trevor Luttrell

3422 8326

3345 2754

trevor.luttrell@qed.qld.gov.au

Immediate Past President

Paul Smith

3221 1275

0417629885

pesb@ozemail.com.au

Secretary

Malcolm Heather

3227 6342

3256 2557

mheather@dme.qld.gov.au

Assistant Secretary (2IC)

Richard Kluckhorn

0410 671 097

 

richard.l.kluckhorn@mainroads.qld.gov.au

Treasurer

Andrew Luttrell

3225 8349

3217 7424

Andrew.Luttrell@premiers.qld.gov.au

Membership Secretary

Peter Morton

3406 6820

3848 4736

pamorton@ozemail.com.au

Newsletter Editor

Garry Collins

3351 4044

3359 5993

garry.collins@ferngrovshs.qld.edu.au

Committee Members

Col Ahern

3896 9510

3278 1862

col.ahern@nrm.qld.gov.au

 

Garry Chandler

0412 643 850

 

gchandler@gsm.uq.edu.au

 

Barry Schmidt

3832 2800

3878 9275

mukurta@bigpond.net.au

 

Mal Try

3227 6259

3870 0096

mal.try@env.qld.gov.au

 

David Feeman

3332 7052

 

david.freeman2@defence.gov.au

 

David Ross

 

 

D.Ross@e-secure.com.au

  

 

The Treasurer                                       Membership Renewal

QUR Association

c/- 24 Walcott Street

St Lucia Qld 4067

 

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

Address: _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Please find enclosed my cheque for:

      

$10 for membership dues for 2003

       $50 to transfer me from PUOM to “10 year paid up” membership status                   

       $70 to transfer me from annual renewal to “10 year paid up” membership status

       $____ to bring my membership dues up to date to the end of 2003

 

 

 

 

Dues Payment Reminder

If you pay your membership fees on a year by year basis payment is now due for 2003.  A code showing your membership status is printed on the address label attached to this newsletter.  The codes are:

 

SMEMB - Special Member (no fees)

LMEMB - Life Member (no fees)

PUOM - Paid Up Ordinary member (no fees but can transfer to 10 year membership for $50)

NEW - New member (no membership fees received as yet)

2003 - 2010 membership fees paid to year indicated

2002 - membership due for 2003

199? - 2001  membership fees not paid for current year

 

Annual dues are $10 and a 10 year paid-up membership can be had for $70.  Cheques should be forwarded to the treasurer at 24 Walcott Street, St Lucia using the slip on the bottom of Page 4.