QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY REGIMENT

ASSOCIATION

May 2008
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Volume 20 Number 2

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Presidents Report

CO's Report

ANZAC Day 2008

Regimental Dinner Address 10 May 2008

Letter from the Governor-General QURA AGM Invitation 2008

Update from the Honorary Colonel, QUR

Graduates QUR 2008

A Letter from the Front War Quotes

Things to Think About

Quotable Quotes

Correspondence from Members

Back to the Regiment Photos

Back to the Regiment Organization

Functions in 2008

Membership Dues

QURA Office Bearers

 

 

President's Report

 

Since our last newsletter a lot has happened.

The Association again presented awards for Military Excellence in the Graduating Class for 2007.

The Back to the Regiment was an outstanding success.  We continue to meet new attendees. Due to the departure of the unit caterer arrangements were made to utilize the services of a professional caterer.  Once again the Association would like to thank the Commanding Officer and members of the unit for their support.  A special thank you to the 2IC for all the administrative support.

Members of the Association attended the Anzac Day Ceremony.  Photos from the ceremony are enclosed within this newsletter.

The Unit Regimental Dinner was supported by Association members.  The after dinner speech was presented by the Chief Justice for Queensland, Paul de Jersey. Paul was kind enough to make a copy of the speech available and can be seen within this newsletter.

The next and major activity for the Association will be the Annual General Meeting.  The function will be held at the United Service Club on Friday 12 September 2008.  Peter Jeffery and Ross Williamson have agreed to talk about their experiences in overseas postings.  I look forward with great interest to their presentation.  As usual we are required to pay for the number attending, as at the Tuesday before so any member who finds that they cannot attend within the week before will be expected to honour the debt.  It would be greatly appreciated if members could pay prior to the function.

It is again time for the Executive Management Committee to step down at the AGM.  We are looking for nominations for President, Vice President, Membership Secretary, Secretary / Treasurer, Committee Members.  We need to ensure the effective continuity of the management so members should seriously consider offering their support.

Again I appeal to all to send in stories, photos, news clippings to allow us to continue presenting a variety of reading.

I look forward to again meeting you at the 2008 AGM which will be held on 12 September at the United Service Club.  I would ask you all to contact members and encourage them to attend. 


 


 

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CO's Report May 2008

The first 5 months of the QUR year has been rather hectic. The revised Army Reserve GSO First Appointment Course (FAC) has been bedded in, and Jacka Coy have been very busy in creating Electronic Competency Log Books for each SCDT as a record of their level of attainment.  These Competency Log Books will follow the SCDT as they graduate and move onward and upward in the Officer Training Continuum.  I must thank several QUR staff for their dedication and hard work in getting these books ready for each module. CAPTs Hughes, Peach, Revell, LT Finney, WO1 Clayton and SGT Grienke worked tirelessly for two solid weeks to make sure that QUR were the best prepared UR in sending the CLB to the different modules.

QUR was successful in sending 14 SCDT to Module 1 in Jan/Feb 08. As you are aware, we also graduated 14 SCDT from Module 5 in February with LT Tyson Brock being the recipient of the Peter Stuckey Mitchell Award for excellence in leadership.  Tyson has been posted into the Royal Australian Corps of Infantry.  In April, we managed to get 11 candidates away to Module 2 conducted in Adelaide.  Although we had one returned because of injury, he remains positive about attending the next Module in September.  Only one SCDT attended Module 4 in April, but we have several SCDT ready for
Module 5 in August this year.  This will be the first year in many where SCDT have two opportunities to graduate – February and August. We will also be sending several new SCDT to Module 1 in July and several SCDT to Module 3 in June. While the changes have been challenging, I am proud to say that QUR SCDTs are coping extremely well and are certainly up to the challenge.

While my challenge has been to keep the ‘day to day’ operations of SCDT training ticking along, I have also been working hard to develop the strategies to implement the Army Reserve Regional Command and Control (ARRC2) initiative.  There are two components to this initiative.  First, Regional Training Battalions are being created (or should I say re-created) under the command of the local Brigade.  For QUR that means that we will come under command 11 Bde with effect 1 July 2008.  QUR will celebrate this transition on Saturday 28 June with a parade at the Oval opposite the Regiment.  Comd 11 Bde, BRIG Bruce Scott, and the Director Army Reserve Training from RMC-A COL David Grierson will be in attendance.  I encourage all of QURA to attend this occasion and join us for afternoon tea at the conclusion.  More information will be provided soon.

Further, as part of the Regional Training Battalion, QUR will assume more of the training for Army Reserve soldiers and officers.  Land Warfare Centre (SQ) will be disbanded in November 2008, and many of their functions will be assumed by QUR.  From January 2009, QUR will continue to train SCDT in the non-continuous component of the FAC and pick up Grade 2 and Grade 3 of the officer training continuum (previously known as Intermediate Staff and Operations Courses), Infantry IET modules 1 and 2, Driver training, and Reserve Reaction Force (RRF) training.  While the Unit establishment will grow with
both ARA and ARES personnel to meet the need, there will be some adjustment period as QUR rise to the challenge to meet the training needs of both National and Regional Reserve requirements.

The Second part to the initiative is the creation of Brigade Operational Support Centres – brigading of logistic support into a central location. This initiative will not occur until January 2010.

I look forward to seeing many of the QURA at our parade on 28 June.

Regards

Jenny Cotton
Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding Officer
Queensland University Regiment

 

 

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ANZAC DAY - 25 Apr 2008

Sylvan Rd Memorial Plaque erected by the Toowong Sub-Branch RSL
QUR Contingent for the ANZAC Day March
QUR Band participation was reduced this year due to other ANZAC day commitments
Part of the cataflaque party provided by QUR at the Sylvan Rd ANZAC Day Memorial
QURA member (and currently serving in QUR) WO2 Kerry McGreevy at the ANZAC Day service
The Honorary Colonel Major Gen John Pearn chatting with QURA member Garry Collins after the Sylvan Rd Ceremony
QUR CO LTCOL Jenny Cotton chatting with the ANZAC Day Ceremony Chaplain
QURA members Col Ahearn, Peter Morton and Mal Try attended the ANZAC Day Service
QURA members at the ANZAC Day Ceremony (from left)

Peter Wall, Chris Goodhew, Paul Carr, Robert Cavaye, Brian Smith and Laurie Smith

   
   
   
   

 

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REGIMENTAL DINNER ADDRESS by The Hon P de Jersey AC

 

 

QUR 60TH Anniversary Regimental dinner

Cromwell College

Saturday, 10 May 2008

 

 

The Hon P de Jersey AC

Chief Justice

 

Tonight we celebrate the Regiment’s diamond jubilee:  six decades of high grade achievement, the nurturing of as many as 600 men and women to commissioned rank, the enhancement of our nation’s capacity for effective defence. 

 I was honoured to deliver a speech on this occasion 10 years ago, at the golden jubilee dinner.  Thank you, Commanding Officer, for indulging me with another opportunity to acknowledge an institution for which, like all of us, I feel enduring respect and gratitude.  I experience particular nostalgia in following the progress of the Regiment:  that is partly because it originated in 1948, the year of my birth. 

 Then after only two years, the company became a battalion, and following 30 years of infantry and officer training, evolved in 1992 into its present role as, I proudly assert, Australia’s leading officer training reserve unit.  That was recently evident at the RMC graduation weekend, with QUR outstripping its interstate counterparts, graduating 14 cadets and with Lieutenant Tyson Brock, now of 9 RQR, awarded the top national prize for outstanding leadership, the Peter Stuckey Mitchell Trust Award.

 Captain Jack Lawrence Kelly, who was the first commander in 1948, and went on to become Major General Kelly and a senior judge of the Supreme Court, would have been immensely proud of the Regiment’s reaching this significant milestone, and in such good shape, always discharging its important mission with distinction.

 The Regiment has produced a large body of loyal, disciplined, high order community leaders.  Pardon my instancing my own civilian province:  the Supreme and Federal Courts in this State boast five judges who graduated from QUR, four of them present this evening.  The Regiment’s alumni distinguish many fields of community life.

 The pride I feel for the Regiment has on many years past been rekindled on Anzac Day when, from King George Square, we have witnessed the polished performance of the Regimental Band.  We are also then inevitably reminded of changes which have occurred over the life of the Regiment, most evidently, in recent decades, with women joining the ranks. 

 I recalled on that occasion this year, with the Lord Mayor, that the Regiment was accorded the Freedom of the City of Brisbane in July 1986.  The Regiment last exercised that freedom of entry in 1995.  The Lord Mayor suggested it may be time, perhaps overdue, for QUR to exercise that important right again.  ...  Commanding Officer?  A good opportunity, perhaps, to remind our citizens of the enduring significance of the Regiment, and importantly, in this its 60th year.

 Though the contemporary regiment presents as a substantially different organization from the Regiment in which some of us served from 1966 to 1971, its vitality is enduring and palpable, and that warrants special commendation.  The reason is the struggle to maintain the special identity of QUR, and to secure the resources necessary for its vibrant persistence, has not been all that easy.  Its effectiveness and achievement bear fine testament to the brilliance of those who have led over the years, and in that regard I personally recall with great respect Ken Gaulton and Sam Harrison.

 The Commanding Officer asked me to say tonight how my own regimental experience has assisted me in my present role as Chief Justice.  Some years ago, addressing the Association, I listed these features:  the fostering of a disciplined, orderly approach to the solving of problems; achieving commissioned rank in a very competitive environment, and the sense of personal achievement which accompanied that; the forging of substantial valuable friendships within a matrix delineated by responsibility, but also attended by excitement, enjoyment, and a lot of fun; and I added that in seeking to lead the Supreme Court as best I can, with collegiality the stipulation, I do often recall the great spirit of the Regiment, and the principles of what we were then allowed to call ‘man management’.

 When I refer to collegiality as the stipulation, you must appreciate that because judges are independent operators, there is a lot of justification for the piece of conventional wisdom that a Chief Justice holds the reins, but they’re not connected to anything.

 I must say that something else the Regiment taught me, relevant to my present role, was the importance of candour.  The effective officer, the effective leader, is open and sincere with his or her soldiers or peers.  That was reflected in our training at the Regiment.  I was always struck by the directness of what we were required to do, and did.  The objective was clearly defined, and one set about securing it with a minimum of fuss.  And candour works both ways. 

 I was recently reminded of this during a visit by Supreme Court Judges to the Woodford Correctional Centre.  We were introduced to a number of prisoners.  I shook hands with one who immediately enquired:  “Mr Paul de Jersey ?”  I responded:  “You know me?” “Yes”, he said, “you sentenced me in 1990.”  “What did I give you?”  “14 years”, he said.  I responded:  “Sorry about that”, to which he said:  “No.  I deserved every day of it.”  I must say I felt somewhat relieved by the response.  On reflection, I thought the exchange suggested a touch of mutual respect. 

 In this military context, candour and collegiality cannot however diminish ultimate authority, and the Regimental experience taught me that the officer, like the judge, cannot in the end become “one of the pack”.  Also, the officer, like the judge, is not participating in a popularity contest.  That is not what our constituents expect of us, and the officer or judge who pretends will not be respected.  It would be unfortunate, for example, were a judge, to establish “street credibility”, to pretend to embrace popular culture which everybody knows is really, and unsurprisingly, foreign to him, and there have been some embarrassing examples of that.  Most of us would readily see the point of the old Punch cartoon of an RAF chaplain propping up the bar:  “What I cannot stand about the padre”, says one pilot officer to another, “is his unholier than thou attitude.”  (as mentioned in a paper by Robert Walker:  “Sentence first, verdict afterwards – constitutional change in the UK justice system”, p 12).

 There is by the way nothing wrong with the moderate consumption of alcohol whether one be army officer or judge, but caution must prevail, and it is always salutary to remember Harold Wilson’s Foreign Secretary, George Brown.  It is reported that Wilson used to say of him:  “He was a brilliant Foreign Secretary until four o’clock in the afternoon.”  There is a wonderful story about his attendance at an embassy reception in Peru in 1967.  He approached a diverting personage in a flowing crimson gown and asked for a dance.  “You are drunk”, was the reply:  “That is not the cha cha cha, it is the Peruvian National Anthem, and I am not a delectable young thing in red, I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima.”  (Source:  Journalist Alison Little, UK tabloid newspaper)

 I was interested recently to read the Pakistani Code of Conduct for judicial officers.  The Code expresses the first requirement in these terms: 

 “A judicial officer should be God fearing, law abiding, abstemious, truthful of tongue, wise in opinion, cautious and forbearing, patient and calm, blameless, untouched by greed, completely detached and balanced, faithful to his words and meticulous in his functions.”

 …quite an expectation!

 The third requirement we would see as coming rather out of left field:

“He should avoid mixing up with people, roaming in hotels, markets and streets except in dire need.”

 The 11th requirement may be of interest:

“He must be dressed in prescribed uniform and seated in dignified manner, but not so as to look a proud man.”

 It may be interesting to read any Code for officers in the Pakistani Army.

 Well, that Code aside, public expectations of army officers, as with Judges, are rightly high wherever one may be.  It is our great challenge to seek to meet them.  And our regimental experience has equipped us well in that regard.

 This Regiment has instilled, into countless members, a respect for institutions, God, Queen and country, and the capacity to contribute magnificently to the security and development of our great nation.  In toasting our own fine Regiment in this year of its diamond jubilee, we honour the institution, and as well, all those who serve, have served, and will serve in it.

 

Ladies and gentlemen would you please rise, and join with me in toasting:  “the Regiment”.

 

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LETTER from GOVERNOR-GENERAL

 

The following letter from His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MC (retd) was read by the CO, LTCOL Jenny Cotton at the QUR  Regimental Dinner
 
 
 


 

 

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QURA AGM INVITATION - 2008

 

The Annual General Meeting for the QUR Association will be held at the United Service Club, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane on the evening of Friday 12 September 2008 at 1900 for 1930 hours.  The cost of the AGM will be $85.00 which includes pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal including wine and port.

 

The guest speakers will be Brig Peter Jeffrey and LtCol Ross Williamson.  Peter will talk about his experiences in IRAQ and Ross will give an account of his tour in East Timor. 

QUR Co LtCol Jenny Cotton will also give a `heads up` on what is currently happening with QUR.

 

RSVP 8 Sep 08


EMAIL reply to the membership Registrar
(Peter Morton ).

Name: ________________________________________________________________
 

  • I will be attending the Association’s Annual General Meeting Dinner to be held at the United Service Club, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane on the evening of Friday 12 September 2008 at 1900 for 1930 hours.

I understand that from 9 September 2008 should I later find that I cannot attend, I will be liable to pay for the function.

  •  I regret that I am unable to attend.  Please tender my apology.
     

For members with internet banking, a payment of $85.00 may be made direct to the QURA Bank Account.
Details are BSB 064 129, Account 0090 4500, Account Name QUR Association Inc.  Please ensure your name is supplied in the payment details.

If you wish to pay by cash or cheque, please pay on the night.
 

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!

ADD A BIT OF NEW BLOOD TO OUR AGEING EXECUTIVE,
NOMINATE TO BE A PART OF THE QURA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Fill out the Committee Nomination form (Click here) and email to Peter Morton

 

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Update from the Honorary Colonel, QUR

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Graduates QUR - 2008

 

Below are a list of the 2008 graduates from QUR.

 

Name Awards

8516517

Addinell,Stuart James

8508708

 Brock,Tyson Peter Stuckey Mitchell Trust Award for demonstrating the most effective leadership qualities during the FAC

8498895

De Guzman,Leonard Peter

8508747

Fisher,David James

8504472

Fitzwater,Bradley James

8503963

Girdler,Nathanael David

8503965

Goggins,Brendan John

8442514

Graham,Danielle Saskia

8497881

Green,Laurence Henry John

8374045

Johnston,Timothy James The most improved cadet

8497697

Lilwall,Paul Anthony

8311835

Rook,Brendan Keith

8521513

Stone,Paul Andrew

8507470

Swindells,Simon Fraser Cawley

 

 

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A Letter from the Front (a touch of military humour)

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin’ on the farm and tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz s bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don’ hafta get outta bed until 6 am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to stack nothin’!! Ya haz gotta shave though, but it is no so bad coz there’s lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doin’! At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there’s no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes. You don’t get fed again until noon, and by that time the city boys are buggered because we’ve been on a ‘route march’ geez it’s only just likewlaking to the windmill in the back paddock!!

This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin’ – dummo why. The bullseye is as big asa bloody possum’s bum and it don’t move and it’s not firing back at ya like the Johnson’s did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All yas gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target – it’s a piece of piss!! You don’t even load your own cartridges – they comes in little boxes and ya don’t have to steady yourself against the roll bar of the roo shooting truck when you reload. Sometimes yas gotte wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy – it’s not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boory and Steve and Muzza al at once like we do at home after the muster. Turns out I’m not a bad boxer either and it looks like I.m the best the platoon’s got, and I’e only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers – he is 6 foot and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I’m only 5 foot 7 and 8 stone wringin’ wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer. I can’t complain about the Army –Atell the boys to get in quick before the word gets around how blood it is.

Your loving daughter,

Shelia


 

War Quotes

 

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Howard Scott

They can’t fire me; slaves have to be sold.
Anonymous

Thief – A businessman who does not issue receipts.
Gordon Bowker

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain

Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty

Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Andrew Young.

The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

Bach in an hour. Offenbach sooner.
(Sign on a music shop door)

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill

I hate quotations.
Ralph Waldo Emmerson

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles.

The majority of those who put together collections of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat cherries or oysters; they begin by choosing the best and end by eating everything.
Sebastien Chamfort

The average person thinks he isn’t.
Father Larry Lorenzoni

Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.
Plato


The maxim of the British people is “Business as usual”
Winston Churchill

The immediate object of fighting is to kill and go on killing, until there is nothing left to kill.
Attributed to an unknown French officer 1914.

The world must be made safe for democracy.
Woodrow Wilson 1917

This is really a platoon commanders’ war.
Douglas Haig 1918

What is our task? To make Britain fit for heroes to live in.
David Lloyd George 1918

Railway trains go faster than men walking. This is the strategical reason why the defence was stronger than the attack throughout the First World War. Defence was mechanized; attack was not.
A.J.P. Taylor 1963

The Army Chiefs were mostly horsemen.
David Lloyd George 1936

Attacking does not merely consist in assaulting walled cities or striking at an army in battle array: it must include the art of assailing the enemy’s mental equilibrium.
Li Ching 571


 

Things to Think About


 

Life is like a roll of toile paper, sometimes long, sometimes short, but always useful.

Old judges never die, they just slur their sentences.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Old lawyers never die, they just lose their briefs.

A man is only as old as the woman he feels.

A man needs a mistress just to break up the monogamy.

Confucius say man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait a long time for roast duck to drop in.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up to three thousand times the memory on your computer.

A pun is the lowest form of humour – when you don’t think of it first.

Confucius say man who stand on toilet seat is high on pot.

A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

A man’s home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

A rumour is like a used car. To find out how far it will go, the first thing you have to do is get it started.

If a short fortune teller escaped from jail, would that be a small medium at large.

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. (Spike Milligan)

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your appearance.

A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

A shotgun wedding is a case of wife or death.

Acupuncture is a jab well done.

A verbal contract is not worth the paper it’s written on.

An acquaintance is a person who you know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Would you call a will a “dead give away”

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

Time is a great healer but a lousy beautician.

Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.

38.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.

All generalisations are false, including this one.

A expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

Anyone who jumps off a bridge in Paris is in Seine.

Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
 

 

Quotable Quotes

 

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Howard Scott

They can’t fire me; slaves have to be sold.
Anonymous

Thief – A businessman who does not issue receipts.
Gordon Bowker

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain

Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty

Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Andrew Young.

The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

Bach in an hour. Offenbach sooner.
(Sign on a music shop door)

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill

I hate quotations.
Ralph Waldo Emmerson

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles.

The majority of those who put together collections of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat cherries or oysters; they begin by choosing the best and end by eating everything.
Sebastien Chamfort

The average person thinks he isn’t.
Father Larry Lorenzoni

Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.
Plato


The maxim of the British people is “Business as usual”
Winston Churchill

The immediate object of fighting is to kill and go on killing, until there is nothing left to kill.
Attributed to an unknown French officer 1914.

The world must be made safe for democracy.
Woodrow Wilson 1917

This is really a platoon commanders’ war.
Douglas Haig 1918

What is our task? To make Britain fit for heroes to live in.
David Lloyd George 1918

Railway trains go faster than men walking. This is the strategical reason why the defence was stronger than the attack throughout the First World War. Defence was mechanized; attack was not.
A.J.P. Taylor 1963

The Army Chiefs were mostly horsemen.
David Lloyd George 1936

Attacking does not merely consist in assaulting walled cities or striking at an army in battle array: it must include the art of assailing the enemy’s mental equilibrium.
Li Ching 571



 

(Editors note: if anyone has any books with quotes/ proverbs/ sayings related to war/ conflict etc we would like a photocopy so we can use them as interesting fillers in the newsletter.)

 

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Correspondence from Members

Please note:  QURA receives emails from time to time requesting contact details of members.  The current policy is if a fellow member requests contact with another member, the contact details are given without contacting the relevant member. 

Where contact is requested by a non-member, the contact is referred to the individual member to follow up the contact if they so desire.

 

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From:- Steven de Rooy

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  Back to the Regiment

 

Hi Peter,
 
Thanks for your email. I am currently working in London and so am unable to attend the upcoming function.
 
I'm planning on returning to Australia in July so should be able to make it after that time.
 
Regards,
 
Steven de Rooy (LT)
41RNSWR

 

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From:- Rob Cumming

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QURA Christmas Drinks

 

G'day Peter

Thanks for the reminder.

 Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend as I will still be in Sydney.

 I have actually joined the ARA now and have been posted as SO2 Training Management at HQTC-A at Victoria Barracks, Sydney.

Cheers

 Rob Cumming

 


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From:- Ken Butler

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  Back to the Regiment Function

Hi Peter,

 It was great to hear from you; thank you very much for taking the trouble to contact me. Geoff Haigh's dobbing can easily be forgiven in this case.

 As much as I would like I am unable to join you on 7 March as I have to have some relatively minor surgery a few days before that will put me out of circulation for a week or two.

I am not sure if I am the Captain Butler posted missing on your membership pages, but we can follow up on that in the near future. 

For the record my Regimental No was 147339.

 I transferred out of the Regiment to PNGVR about Dec 67/Jan 68.

 

Kind regards

Ken Butler

 

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From:- Joel Barnett

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  Back to the Regiment Function

Hi Peter

My apologies for Friday . Best wishes to all. I dropped in on Brigadier
Parslow last week after a Childrens Court appearance in Redcliffe. He is
going along fine.


Regards
Joel Barnett
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From:- Jason Raffin

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  Back to Regiment

Sorry Sir

 My wife has just had a baby, we won't be able to make it.

 Jason Raffin

CAPT
 

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From:- Brig Bill Horrocks

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QURA

Peter,

 Thank you for the kind invitation.  I  will take the opportunity offered and renew my membership.

 Regards,

 Bill

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From:- Ian Harding

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QUR Association

G’day Peter,


Long time no see… 

Yes I will though I can’t do 7 Mar. Believe it or not I am Officer Commanding 2 Wing Australian Air Force Cadets and Fri is my HQ parade night at Amberley (which was how I ran into email traffic with Chapius as he does work for Cadet Policy Branch). Hopefully catch up with you soon.

 Best Regards,

Pepper

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From:- Bruce Davis

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QUR Association

 

UNCLASSIFIED
 

Dear Peter,

 Sorry - the Phantom Secretary is going back to Canberra to play soldiers until the end of the year.

 Leave 1 Mar.

 Bugger

 Bruce

 

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From:- Bernie Delaney

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QUR Association

Dear Peter

I hope this email finds you well and I hope we can meet-up at a function that coincides with a visit to Brisbane sometime soon. Just wanted to let you know that, prompted by your email today, I've finally (!) sent a cheque to the Treasurer to become financial.

 The Newsletters are fantastic and an excellent way to stay in touch with an important and enjoyable phase on life's journey. Since leaving Brisbane in the early 70's we have had a lot of very memorable experiences, some challenges along the way and a lot of fun.

Spent 13 years outside Australia working for the now Australian Trade Commission in the Philippines, UK, former Soviet Union, Spain and Iraq and we came to Melbourne in the late-80's.

Joined BHP in 1990 and have had a great ride with our company since then working on all the major deals along the way including the divestment of some problem businesses and the two BHP steel companies in the late 1990's/2000, the merger with Billiton Plc in 2001, the acquisition of Western Mining in 2005 and our current bid to acquire Rio Tinto that will keep our deal team busy until March/April 09. After this deal we'll see what next!

Phillippa and I have two terrific and now adult kids - our son Jon is currently in Germany with his partner (Karen) furthering his music career and our daughter Amanda lives in Melbourne and is an adviser a government Minister here

Hope you and you family are well and that we can catch-up soon. Do remember very fondly some of the folks on the membership list (and the photos) - even after all this time

Kind regards

Bernie

Bernie Delaney
Vice President Government Relations
 

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From:- Dave Sallows

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  BTR Function

Peter Old Son,

 I am trying to get to the BTR evening. Will confirm when suitable transport is fixed.

 How does this sound - train to Park Road, cycle to the relevant asbestos-free site at Walcott Street, get a belly full of libations on board and cycle up the hill to Park Road again? Too hard you say? You may be right!

 Now I really do have problem printing that info off the web-site! Lose about half the right-hand column, and makes it a nonsense.

 How can I get the width of the web page down to A4 size with a small margin on the left hand side??]

 Great interest on the medals bit, as we have had quite a few strong arguments with some of our Nasho Branch members on wearing bits of tin! Some people are pretty thick and love to have shiny things draped over themselves to show greater glory!  Talk about miners' marches in the early 50s in Newcastle-on-Tyne and the like! Ah well.

 Let me know if there is a solution to the print problem.

 Will talk anon.

 Dave S. (a warrior from the glorious olden days!)

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From:- Damian Meaney

 

To:- Peter Morton
 

Subject:-  QUR Association

Peter,

 

Thanks for chasing me up.  I live in Perth, Western Australia, these days, and although I get over to Brisbane from time to time, the weekend of 7 March will not be one of those times.

 

It would have been great to catch up with men I haven't seen since 1967, and I wish you every success for the event.

 

I will reply to your invitation to join the association, in due course.

 

Regards,

 Damian Meaney 147351

 

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Back to the Regiment 2008 Photos

  FRIDAY & March 2008

In excess of fifty members gathered at the Walcott St Depot for the Back to the Regiment Function.  The function was a great success with members of the Association mixing with the current members of the Regiment.  Thanks to the 2IC Maj Kerry Tscherepko and memebrs of the Regiment for the excellent catering

Video Clip

Barbara and Alf Handley having a chat with Leslie PyeCroft and Mark Beban
   
Anna and Serge Voloschenko sharing a smile with former CO Brian Venz
   
What a crew!! 

Chris Goodhew, Paul Carr, Dave Eastman and Chris Backstrom reliving old times at the Regiment

   
Barry O'Callagan looking somewhat surpised at being caught drinking wine with Dick Palk and Terry Gygar. 

( please ignore the soldier in the background imitating the monkey antics of the less sober members of the Association )

   
Wayne Barclay doing his best to impress Donna-Lee Greaves and Sue Goodhew
   
From the dark side - the three Peters

Peter Morton, Peter Jensen and Peter Wall reliving the old times at QUR

   
Former CO Denis Luttrell with Nigel Waistell and Mal Try.

 Photo obviously taken later in the evening - not too sure if it was the photographer (Trevor Luttrell) or the subjects that were a bit fuzzy!

   
   

 

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BACK TO THE REGIMENT ORGANIZATION - 2008

 

The following Admin Instruction is reproduced here so members can appreciate the thoroughness of the Regiment's organization for this year's `Back to the Regiment` function

 

ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA

Queensland University Regiment

 

         24 Walcott Street, ST LUCIA QLD 4067, Tel: (07) 3721 4308 Fax: (07) 3371 7672

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573-1-1

 

See Distribution List

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION N0 003/08

 

BACK TO THE REGIMENT FUNCTION 7 MARCH 2008

 

Introduction

1.                  The Queensland University Regiment is conducting a “Back to the Regiment” function at the Unit on Friday 7 March 08 commencing at 1830 for 1900 hrs. The unit has extended an invitation to the Queensland University Regiment Association to invite its members and other present and past members of the Unit to participate in this function.

 

2.                  The Regiment will provide support to the function by offering the Staff Cadets’ Mess as a venue and by providing administrative support on a user pays basis in conjunction with the Association.

 

Aim

 

3.                  The aim of this instruction is to detail the administrative support that will be provided by the Regiment and Officers’ Mess in support of this function.

 

Catering

 

4.                  Qld Spit Roast has been booked to provide the meal which will include, finger food, three types of roast meat and dessert. Caterer has been at $17.00 per unit member, payable no later than 4 March.

 

5.                  QUR is to provide cutlery and crockery for the function.  Pte McWhirter is responsible for coordinating the availability and cleaning of the dinner utensils prior to and at the completion of the function.

 

6.                  The 2IC, RSM, SGT Drain and SGT Fearn are to provide an estimate of the number  persons attending the function to the Regimental 2IC by 4 Mar 08. The 2IC is to liaise with the catering company to coordinate numbers of attendance and the menu the evening

 

Staff Cadets’ Mess

7.                  As the function is expected to attract large numbers of gueststhe function will be held at the Staff Cadets’ Mess. 50% of the  profits generated by the function are to be given to the RTF. Accordingly, sufficient preparation must occur to ensure the mess facilities and services operate to the highest standards.

 

The PMC of the Staff Cadets’ Mess is to ensure that the mess is prepared for the conduct of the function. A checklist of tasks to be conducted by the Staff Cadets’ Mess Committee is at annex A.

Regimental Trust Fund

8.                  The RTF President is to ensure that unit T-shirts and plaques are available for sale at the function. Marketing of these items is to be conducted in a subtle manner.  The QUR Association will also be marketing a unit history publication.  The RTF President is to liaise with the QUR Association to ensure there is suitable space provided for the display of this publication and unit items.

 

9.                  RTF Committee is to run a raffle to raise funds for RTF.

 

Payment

10.              The function has been costed to provide food and a small profit for RTF.  All money collected for the function is to be receipted by the Treasurer of the RTF.  The Treasurer is to ensure that a cheque for the cost of the function is made available to pay the Qld Spit Roast on 7 Mar 08. The 2IC is to liaise with a representative of the QUR Association to arrange collection of money on the night

Staffing

11.              A representative of the Staff Cadets’ Mess Committee is to attend the function to act as a Bar Steward and supervise the other Steward.

12.              The CO has authorised the expenditure of ARTS for the function.

13.              Staff is required as listed:

Serial

Function

Provided by

Notes

1

Catering

OC Trg Spt Coy

3 stewards

2

Bar Steward

PMC Staff Cadets’ Mess

One member is to be a Staff Cadets’ Mess Committee Member

3

Duty Officer

ADJT

To be briefed by ADJT

4

GD

OC Trg Spt Coy

Post function cleaning duties / supervise weapons equipment and memorabilia display

Equipment Display

14.              A small amount of current stores and equipment is to be displayed at the function. The equipment is to be provided by the RQMS in accordance with the stores list at Annex B. The Duty Officer is to sign for and maintain custody and observation of all the controlled stores comprising the display. The GD is to assist with the display pending cleaning duties.

 

15.              The display is to be operational by 1815 h. Weapons, radios and other controlled stores on display are to be returned to and secured in the Unit Armoury by 1930 h.

 

16.              The Armoury NCO is to provide access to the Armoury for this purpose. The remainder of the display is to be monitored by the Duty Officer until a reasonable hour, and then secured in an appropriate storage facility by the Duty Officer.

Dress of the Day

17.              The dress of the day is DPCU for all currently serving QUR members.

Band

18.              The QUR Band will provide entertainment in the form of a four-piece ensemble. The ensemble will be located in the grassed area immediately outside the SCDTs’ Mess. In the case of inclement weather the band will re-locate into the SCDT’s Mess

 

19.              The Band members will commence duty in sufficient time to rehearse and commence playing at 1900 hours. The band will be dismissed no later than 2100 hours.

Timings

20.              Personnel are to report as follows:

Serial

Group

Report Time / Dismissal Time as directed

1

Catering

3 stewards as directed

2

Bar Steward

Bar opens at 1815 h and closes at 2300 h.

3

Officers’ Mess

Members

To receive and informally host past and present members on their arrival at the function.

4

Duty Officer

Commence duty NLT 1730 h and cease duty at the completion of the function.

 

Payment of ARTS

21.              All QUR are required to sign the attendance sheet under sub-unit arrangements. Band mbrs are to use the sign on book located outside of the orderly room

Responsibilities

22.              The Caterer is responsible for:

a.              Providing the cutlery and crockery, and

b.             The cleaning and return of the cutlery and crockery after the function.

23.              OC Trg Spt Coy is responsible for the GD and weapons / equipment display.

24.       OC Jacka Coy is responsible for the Bar Stewards.

25.       The ADJT is responsible for the provision of and briefing of the Duty Officer which is to include monitoring of responsible consumption of alcohol.

26.       The Armoury NCO is responsible for securing the weapons and controlled stores in the Armoury at the appointed time.

27.       The 2IC, RSM, SGT Drain and SGT Fearn for the collection of funds for the function.

 

Conclusion

28.       The “Back to the Regiment” function will enhance the reputation of the Regiment and provide an opportunity for past and present members to reflect on past accomplishments and present day challenges.  The is the one day of the year where the Regiment is on show and it is imperative that the unit is presented and represented appropriately by all Unit members. 

 

 

 

 

J. COTTON

Lieutenant Colonel

Commanding Officer

 

            Feb 08

 

 

Annexes:

 

A.        Staff Cadets’ Mess Preparations

B.           Stores List – Unit Equipment Display

 

Distribution

 

CO

TRG MAJ

OC Trg Spt Coy

OC Jacka Coy

OC Trg Coy

 

ADJT

OPSO

Secretary RTF

RSM

PMC Staff Cadets’ Mess

 

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ANNEX A TO

QUR 573-1-2

 FEB  08

 

Staff Cadets’ Mess Preparations – Back to the Regiment Night

 

Outside Bar Area

 

        Clean leaves from pavers and surrounds

  • Weed Pavers

  • Hose Pavers

  • Clean bar stools

  • Clear dead palm fronds from palms

  • Clean outside bar (including red shelving)

  • Check outside lighting

 

 

Outside Landing (Offrs’ Mess side of club)

 

  • Hose concrete area

  • Clean lounge seats/tables and arrange

 

Suggested Stock Requirements

 

      2 x 1000 ml      Rum

      1 x 1000 ml      Scotch

      2 x 1000 ml      Bourbon

      1 x 1000 ml      Vodka

      6 x 2 litre          Coke

      3 x 2 litre          Ginger Ale

      1 x 2 litre          Diet Coke

      4 x ctn              Full strength Beer

      4 x ctn              Mid strength Beer

      1 x ctn              Light strength Beer

      1 x 4 litre          Orange juice

      1 x 750 ml        Lime juice cordial

      1 x ctn              Medium strength cigarettes

      8 x bags                       Party Ice

 

Suggested Stores Requirements

 

  • 5 x Table Cloths

  • 3 x Rubbish Bins

  • 50 x 7 oz glasses (available through Offr's Mess)

 


ANNEX B TO

QUR 537-1-2

  FEB 08

 

Suggested Stores List – Unit Equipment Display

 

Controlled Stores

 

        1 x F88

  • 1 x F88 bayonet / knife

  • 1 x F88 magazine

  • 1 x F89

  • 1 x AK-47 (inoperable)

  • 1 x Wagtail radio

  • 1 x Silva compass

  • 1 x GPS

 

Other Stores

 

        Blanket

  • Individual load carrying equipment

  • Large pack and accessories

  • Poncho liner

  • 24 hour ration pack (if available)

  • Camouflage kit

  • Patrol ration pack (if available)

  • 10 man ration pack (if available)

  • Wet weather gear

  • New GP boot

  • Plastic hotbox

 

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FUNCTIONS - 2008

 

Back to the Regiment            7 March 2008
Anzac Day                            25 April 2008
Regimental Dinner               10 May 2008 (Cromwell College) - By Invitation from QUR
AGM                                    12 September 2008- ( 1900Hrs for 1930Hrs)

Christmas Function               5 December 2008 (Victory Hotel Friday 5.30 PM)

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MEMBERSHIP DUES - PAYMENT REMINDER

 Please check the Members Page to ensure that your membership is current.

If you pay your membership fees on a year by year basis payment is now due for 2008.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO PERUSE THE Members Page AND CHECK THE ENTRIES WITH AN ADDRESS FLAG OF `N`.  WE HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH THESE MEMBERS AND REQUIRE EITHER AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR POSTAL ADDRESS TO RE-ESTABLISH CONTACT

Membership status 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)

  • 2005 - 201? membership fees paid to year indicated

  • 199? - 2006 membership fees due for 2007

Annual dues are $10 and a 10 year paid-up membership can be had for $70.  

Cheques should be forwarded to:

The Treasurer

QUR Association

24 Walcott Street,

St Lucia 4067

For those members with internet banking, payments may be made direct to the QURA Bank Account.

Details are BSB 064 129, Account 0090 4500, Account Name QUR Association Inc

Please ensure your name is supplied in the payment details.

 

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EMAIL ADDRESSES

The Executive Committee encourages all members to provide a current email address to allow quick and easy communication of important notifications and reminders of upcoming events. 

If you know of any ex-members of QUR who are not in the association, please contact the Membership Registrar (Peter Morton) with any contact details that you have.

THE ASSOCIATION WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO EXIST BY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

For members wishing to provide a new email address, please send an email to Peter Morton  to ensure your address is received and entered onto our contact list.

 

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HISTORY OF QUR

Have you considered purchasing a copy of the History of QUR magnificently complied and edited by Paul Smith?

It contains 128 pages of stories, photographs and has a coloured badged cover.

          COST :            $15 per copy.

What about a CD containing over 100 images of the history of the Regiment.

COST :            $10 per copy.

Why not treat yourself to a copy or buy copies for your friends.  These are collectors items so don't miss out.

How to purchase copies:

Ring                        Trevor Luttrell      0437 442 964

Email                    trevor.luttrell
 

Send your payment to:

The Treasurer, QUR Association, 24 Walcott Street, St Lucia Q 4067.

For those members with internet banking, payments may be made direct to the QURA Bank Account.

Details are BSB 064 129, Account 0090 4500, Account Name QUR Association Inc

Please ensure your name is supplied in the payment details.

 

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Association Office Bearers

 

Position Name Bus Hrs A/Hrs Email
President Trevor Luttrell 3422 8658 0437 442 964 Trevor Luttrell
Vice President Paul Smith 3221 1275 0417 629 885 Paul Smith
Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Davis 3622 1777 3878 2920 Bruce Davis
Membership Secretary Peter Morton 3406 6820 3114 2010 Peter Morton
         
Committee Members Greg Adams 3264 5544 0422 849 659 Greg Adams
  Col Ahern 3896 9510 3278 1862 Col Ahern
  Chris Backstrom 3863 9238 3359 6262 Chris Backstrom
  Garry Collins   3359 5993 Garry Collins
  Ruth Kassulke 3119 9789 3314 6818 Ruth Kassulke
  David Ross 3227 6974 0402 904 204 David Ross
  Mal Try   3278 3393 Mal Try

 

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