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President's Report


Since the last newsletter the Association has not had much activity but in the near future many significant activities will occur.


Firstly the Annual General Meeting and Dinner will be held at the United Services Club on Friday 7 September 2012 at 1900 for 1930 hours. The night is a very relaxed dinner during which the necessary activity for the conduct of an Annual General Meeting occurs. At the end of the dinner we look forward to a brief update of the status of the Regiment given by the Commanding Officer. Following this Colonel Brian Cox, 11 Bde HQ, will present a brief update of QUR in the bigger picture. The cost of the dinner is $80. If you wish to attend please go to the notice about the dinner in this newsletter and email Peter Morton your attendance. Payment can be made by electronic means or payment is accepted on the night. As usual the old executive management committee will stand down from their positions and a new committee will be formed (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Secretary/Website Manager, History Manager, Newsletter Editor, Committee members.) Should you be prepared to be available for any of the positions please let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements for your nomination to be go forth.


On Saturday 28 July 2012 an All Ranks Unit Dine In Night to celebrate the return of the Unit to the depot at Walcott Street, St Lucia was conducted.


On 10 August the Association will present prizes for military excellence to the recent graduates from the RMC course. Photos from the RMC Graduation are included in this newsletter.  When one looks at history, QUR graduates have gained the honour of the highest marks in the courses in more than their share of times. It proves what we all know of the quality of the candidates and the excellent training and administrating given by the Regiment.


As QURA ages it is worthwhile to consider the future. Obviously each year an Annual General Meeting must be held. QURA also supports the unit wherever possible mainly in terms of funding prizes. The social activities are the “Back to the Regiment” barbeque, the Dinner with the conduct of the AGM, and the Xmas social drinks in the City.  For the older members of QURA the unit and its activities have changed so much. The soldiers who now serve in the Regiment have a different viewpoint of their association with unit life. Soldiers pass through the unit more quickly and as most of the training of the graduates is not served physically within the unit but at RMC and other places. It is understandable that those who now serve in QUR for a period of time might not have the same sense of closeness as the more elderly QURA members. As we age I would ask QURA members to consider how we should manage our Association. It is my intention to ask members attending the AGM to discuss this matter giving the new executive management committee some guidance. If members cannot attend the AGM I would invite members to email or ring me to express your views prior to the 7 Sept AGM so I can reflect your views to the members attending the AGM.


I realize it may sound like a broken record but I remind members that the Association is actively collecting any history, photos, training and administrative documents etc from the past to add to the historical collection. Should you have anything which might be suitable QURA would appreciate it if you would make available the items so copies can be made. If you wish to keep the items they will be returned to you.


I look forward to catching up with you at the AGM/Dinner on Friday the 7th September at the United Service Club.




CO's Report August 2012



Last weekend I was pleased to attend the RMC graduation of the latest batch of officers from the First Appointment Course.

 QUR had six officers graduating:

• LT Scott Kelly (RAInf posted to 25/49 RQR) - winner of the Peter Stuckey Mitchell Trust Award (for the graduate who demonstrated the most effective leadership qualities during the FAC)
• LT Monica Sells (RASig posted to 7 CSR) – winner of a TB5 Senior Instructor Award
• LT Scott Barbour (RAInf posted to 31/42 RQR)
• LT Jayden Windsor (RAOC posted to 7 CSR)
• LT Wade Higgins (RACT posted to 7 CSSB)
• LT Peter Gauvin (RASig posted to 7 CSR)

Feedback from RMC about the application and effort of the QUR participants was excellent and I wish these officers well in their careers.

During this period QUR had a total of 48 OCDTs attending Training Blocks in NSW and Canberra. Do deploy this many successfully took a tremendous amount of preparation and effort by Jacka Company and North Queensland Company staff. So far, TB 3 is still in progress, all have passed. This is a wonderful result for QUR and 11 Brigade.

Soldier Driver Training Company conducted a successful Combat Arms Module and Module 2 along with a number of smaller courses, including a Marksmanship Instructor Course. The Officer Training Company conducted a Grade 3 and Grade 3 HRR courses.

In June we were pleased to have a visit from the Commander 2nd Division, MAJGEN Smith. During his visit he received briefs from unit staff, took coffee with the unit’s officers and observed the OCDTs undergoing training.

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some other outstanding individual performances recognised during this period:

The following OCDTs received Student of Merit on recent First Appointment Course Training Blocks (TB):

  •  TB2 – OCDT Doolan;

  •  TB4 - OCDT Tuffley;

  •  CPL Jamie Woo was awarded a Bronze Commendation for excellence in his role as an instructor in Solider Driver Training Company.

  •  CPL Milne finished second in ASSAM through a series of excellent results throughout the competition.

 CAPT Raffin returned safely from his deployment to Afghanistan. By all reports he performed well in a difficult and professionally challenging role.

After some frustrating delays we are close to being able to reoccupy the St Lucia Depot. This will be an important milestone for the unit this year. The coming months will see a great deal of change within the unit as a result of the normal posting cycle, the transition to the new Unit Establishment and changes to the training we conduct as a result of several reviews that are in progress. During this time it is important that unit members are grounded in the unit’s traditions and history and I will be exploring ways to do that with the QURA. One opportunity we have is the display of memorabilia around the refurbished St Lucia Depot. It is currently a ‘blank canvas’ and my intent is to have a facility with a sense of history and purpose. This will include a clear acknowledgment to related units that have since passed into history such as RURQ/QAC Training Unit, OCTU and the NQ OCTU.

I look forward to attending the events planned by the QURA in the coming months.

Scientia ac Labore

Mark Armstrong
Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding Officer
Queensland University Regiment



Walcott St Depot - A New Start 


The QUR depot at 24 Walcott St has now been refurbished following the January 2011 flood.  The following pictures were received in an email from Trevor Luttrell. 



I have just emailed you photos of the depot. (17 photos) Basically the depot has been renewed - the lower level only.

The last photo is the mat at the front door.

The layout of offices etc is the same.

There is a photo of a flat screen TV on the wall in the offr mess.

There is a colours cabinet in the officers mess.  Both messes already have leather mess furniture - All of the mess furniture was destroyed/ thrown out.

The demountables outside are replaced by a single building housing a recruit office, toilet and a small "presentation room" for recruits to see films of QUR etc.

Note the new coloured badge on the outside wall above the main entry.

All offices downstairs are controlled by push button (dial numbers) security locks.

They are still awaiting the installation of the computers etc before move in.

The messes have a wooden etched sign above the entrances. A photo of the SGT mess sign is in one of the photos.

The markers on the stairwell showing the level of 1974 floods has been painted over so no sign of the level for 1974 or the recent floods.

Note the striking blue floor.





QUR Graduates July 2012  

Six cadets from QUR graduated at the Royal Military College, Duntroon on 21 July 2012.  As always, the Graduation Ball was a sparkling affair.  Ceremonies were attended by the Commanding Officer LTCOL Mark Armstrong and the Honorary Colonel MAJGEN John Pearn.  Sgt Elona Drain, as always, lended such loyal and dedicated volunteer service to "Her Cadets" on this very special occasion.


Front (from left) MAJGEN John Pearn, Lt Scott Barber, Sgt Elona Drain, LTCOL Mark Armstrong

Rear (from left) Lt Wade Higgins, Lt Scott Kelly, Lt Monica Sell, Lt Jayden Windsor and Lt Peter Gauvin

At the Officers Mess of the Royal Military College, Duntroon

(from left) Lt Peter Gauvin, Lt Jayden Windsor, MAJGEN John Pearn, Lt Monica Sell and Lt Scott Barber



QUR Dining-In Night - 28 July 2012  

To celebrate the impending move back into the Walcott St depot, QUR held an all ranks Dining-In night on 28th July at Cromwell College.  The following photo collage has been provided by John Pearn.


QUR CO LTCOL Mark Armstrong and QUR Honorary Colonel MAJGEN John Pearn





QURA AGM - 7 Sept 2012


The Annual General Meeting for the QUR Association will be held at the United Service Club, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane on the evening of Friday 7 September 2012 at 1900 for 1930 hours.   


If you know of any former members of QUR that have been part of QURA or might like to join, please invite them along to the Dinner/AGM.


The cost for the evening will be $80 - Includes pre-dinner drinks with a 3 course meal with wine and port.


The guest speaker will be COL Brian Cox, 11Bde HQ, who will present a brief update on QUR and the bigger picture. 


RSVP 4 Sep 10

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 7 September 2012 at 1900 for 1930 hours.

I understand that from 4 September 2012 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 $80.00 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.






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





2011 AGM After Dinner Speech by Brian Smith 


Firstly some AGM one liners ( not recorded at the AGM/Dinner for QURA )


Tonight, it is my task to speak to you, and your task to listen. I just hope we finish at the same time.

He’s not the right person to make a speech. Last time he managed to screw up the Minutes Silence.

I will conclude now as there is only five minutes left and I like to leave time for applause.

He is a man who is going places, and frankly, the sooner the better.

I am not going to bore you with a lot of old jokes, so I will introduce you to a man who can do that much better than I can.

If you were listening last week you will have noticed our deliberate mistake. And here he is again.

There are many people who believe an orator is an unpopular wind instrument.

We stand up to be seen, speak up to be heard, and shut up to be appreciated.

The man who rises to the occasion should also know when to sit down.

There is no point in speaking unless you can improve on silence.

The best way to stay awake during an after dinner speech is to give it.

The speaker asked the MC if he had put enough fire into the speech.

    “Better if you put more speech into the fire”, he replied.



The LEGION - Myth and Reality

After Dinner Speech by Brian Smith

As this is the last QURA Newsletter prior to the 2012 AGM in September,  the 2011 After Dinner Speech by Brian Smith is reproduced here to give readers an idea of the quality one could expect from the 2012 AGM guest speaker,



I would like to thank Trevor and Peter for inviting me to say a few words about my time in the French Foreign Legion. I would also like to thank my brother Laurie, who obviously twisted the arms of a few friends. Thank you all…





The French Foreign Legion, myth and reality

‘Beau Geste’ is the myth of the French Foreign Legion, what is the reality?…

The Legion is different.

As an adolescent PC Wren’s, "Beau Geste’, gave me the image of a soldier in a big dark blue coat, white kepi and sun flap, marching in the blazing sun…one of the 20th century’s visual clichés, which symbolized, ‘a form of soldiering completely separated from the values and concerns of civilian life…voluntary endurance of harsh discipline, physical hardship and danger, far from home and for little reward.’


I don’t think that the Legion is an elite force in the sense that Special Forces such as the SAS or American Navy SEALs are…’trained to perform high-risk dangerous missions that conventional units cannot perform’

The Legion does however, have a long history at the sharp end of France’s military ventures, particularly her colonial wars in North Africa. Over the last 180 years it has earned a reputation as an extraordinarily effective and dependable fighting unit. A long history of commanders, both French and foreign, speak of its discipline and coolness under fire, particularly ‘in extremis’. What is behind this reputation?

My experience suggests several things which epitomise the Legion, and provide a basis for its effectiveness:

  1. Discipline is everything – I was alerted to this on my first day as a legionnaire. We had arrived from the four corners of the earth, via a protracted and detailed selection process, at ‘la Citadelle de Corte’ in Corsica, to undertake our basic training. The last item of our equipment to be issued was our rifle, the MAS 49/56. We have just been told that from now on, this was our most precious possession, to be treated with more care and attention than anything, including ourselves. The sergeant was calling out names and throwing a rifle to the legionnaire recruit who answered. Our shiny new platoon commander was standing to one side watching…crash…a rifle falls to the ground…everyone stops, frozen, wondering what will happen. The sergeant looks towards the platoon commander, who slowly turns and looks away. The sergeant then walks towards the recruit who stands like a statue. The sergeant slowly bends down and picks up the weapon and with a lightning movement slams the butt into the stomach of the recruit, who doubles up on the ground, groaning. The sergeant then returns to doling out the rifles as though nothing had happened. I don’t think that anyone dropped a weapon for the remaining four months of recruit training.

  2. Death in battle is a noble end - The Legion has created a culture which glorifies endurance and sacrifice. Whenever it marches anywhere, the Legion sings. It sings songs that are about hardship and dying gloriously in battle for the Legion. As a legionnaire you become conditioned to accepting that you should not necessarily expect to survive your engagement.

    The Legion’s holy day, Camerone, the 30th April, much too close to the hangover from Anzac day for comfort, is enthusiastically celebrated by legionnaires and ex-legionnaires throughout the world. Like Anzac Day, it records and remembers a glorious defeat, where the 45 legionnaires who survived a first attack in the open, defended a stable yard at Camaron against 2000 Mexicans throughout a furnace-hot day with no water. They rejected two calls to lay down their arms and thus save their lives. By late afternoon only five were left on their feet. They decided to die fighting, and firing their last round at point-blank range, the five charged the enemy with fixed bayonets. The Mexican Colonel Cambas, out of respect for their courage, prevented his men from massacring the last three.

  3. ‘Marche ou creve’ (march or expire) is a Legion motto. Even today, the Legion celebrates its ability to regularly and consistently cover astonishing distances on foot. When motorised transport was introduced into the Legion in Morocco in the 1930’s, vehicles were unable to replicate the 47 km per day routine which units of the Legion had consistently achieved for 50 years. In my experience a march of 200 km in mountainous terrain over three days and two nights was not considered unusual or exceptional. During my tour of duty as a peacekeeper in what is now Djibouti, we regularly patrolled on foot for weeks at a time in one of the driest deserts on earth, the Denakil, being resupplied by air drop. On one occasion the air drop couldn’t find us…we had been one full day with no water at all, when finally the ‘resup’ arrived…the only liquid supplied in the drop was bottled soft drink. I still remember as, like many others, I tilted my head back, opened my gullet, and pored the whole large bottle of sugary whatever down my throat in one go. Our platoon commander was yelling, ‘slowly, slowly. You will kill yourselves if you drink too quickly.’ No one cared. I still remember that as the most enjoyable drink I have ever had in my life.

  4. Physically and mentally tough - There is a continual emphasis in the Legion on physical and mental toughness. I was shocked, having been trained as an instructor in the Army Reserve, when, in inclement weather, the sergeant or corporal instructor would position himself comfortably under cover or in the shade while the legionnaires being instructed stood in the rain or sun. It took me quite a while to realise that this was deliberate. It was meant to reinforce to the legionnaire that sun, rain and cold were irrelevant, because legionnaires were different. It is quite remarkable how quickly comfort becomes something totally unexpected and discomfort becomes the norm. The legionnaire takes pride, almost pleasure, in distaining comfort. The notable exception to this was our daily ration of half a litre of wine (cognac in the field) and a packet of ‘Gauloises’.

  5. A good shot - The marksman is honoured in the Legion. A large part of the training effort, both in basic training and in the regiment, is concentrated on producing competence with platoon weapons in the field. Ammunition for range practice was always abundant and range days were one of our most frequent training activities. There were constant inter-platoon competitions in both shooting and knowledge of platoon weapons. It was always expected that you could assemble/ disassemble your weapon blindfolded within a specified time. A dirty weapon was an immediate stay in the cooler with a grossly dirty weapon earning a week. The easiest path to a permanent job in the cookhouse was to be a lousy shot.


  6. ‘Tu es légionnaire, démerde toi’ (you are a legionnaire, just do it) – This is hard to explain but essentially it means that excuses are never accepted. If you are ordered to do something, you do it, no matter how impossible. This encourages, even mandates, a ‘can do’ approach and has created a culture of creativity which produces a soldier who will achieve his objective no matter what. My little Irish mate, Sean, epitomised this Legion virtue when we were on patrol in the desert. I was there when his sergeant told him to find a cold beer, a seemingly laughable request,…’Mais Sergent…Tu m’emerde. Tu es légionnaire, démerde toi’ (‘But Sergeant’…He replied,’ Don’t shit me…You are a legionnaire, just do it’). To this day I don’t know how Sean did it…he would never tell me, but he did it and in the Legion that was all that counted…like producing a rabbit out of the hat, he produced a cold beer, in the middle of a boiling hot nowhere...

Another example…I think that our issue boots had been in storage since WWI. They seemed to be made out of brown plastic. We were given one day to turn them into the black supple boots that we would wear almost 24/7 from that day on. It was the first time that I heard the expression, ‘Vous êtes légionnaires, demerdez vous’. One of the old hands, who had reenlisted, showed us how to soften them by peeing in them and leaving them overnight. He also scrounged some raven oil and buckets of black shoe polish. The result was the best boots I have ever owned.

I think that the quality of training in the Legion was, in many areas, below that of the Australian Army. But, the Legion focussed on, and succeeded in, producing a soldier who was highly disciplined, physically fit, mentally hard, an excellent shot and who was constantly improvising. He also accepted (and was constantly reminded) that his death was a very real possibility as a result of his joining the Legion.

The Australian soldier, on the other hand, has the advantage of working from a big picture, and is motivated by understanding the strategic and tactical perspective of what he is doing and why.


Why does anyone join the Legion?

Let me tell you about a couple of ex-legionnaires from Brisbane, whom some of you may have known.

Stan Malec.

Imagine that you are in Paris writing your PhD thesis in 1940 when the German Army invades France. A friend requests that you take his two children to his villa in Brittany to get them out of Paris.

On the 18 June 1940 you happen to be sitting in the local pub with a Belgian journalist, who was on the run, listening to a clandestine BBC broadcast…you hear General De Gaulle declare that although France had lost the battle the war was yet to be fought. He appeals for volunteers. Between the two of you, you hire a fishing boat and set sail for England. You arrive shortly after (via Jersey and Southhampton) in Aldershot to join the 13th Demi-Brigade of the French Foreign Legion.

This is the story of my mate, Stan.

Stan’s courage was recognised in his being awarded three Croix de Guerre, one from each of the theatres in which he fought; Eritrea, Bir Hacheim in North Africa, and Monte Cassino in Italy. Eventually he was honoured with the Legion d’Honneur. Stan died a couple of years ago in Brisbane.

Neville Clewley.

Imagine again that you are a 25 year old Queenslander in 1974. You have had a pretty tough upbringing… which included three years in the infamous Nudgee Orphanage …You put yourself through Senior by correspondence. You spend three years in the CMF (not QUR) and decided that you liked the Army. Then, out of the blue, thanks to a fortune of $2600 left to you by a father whom you haven’t seen since childhood, you find yourself at the Gare du Nord in Paris staring at a poster, "Voir la vie autrement, Engagez-vous à la Légion étrangère"(See a different side of life…Join the Foreign Legion). You are running out of money, need a job, and think, "Why not?" One of the (pretty) girls in the typing pool at the Commissariat de Police speaks English and tries to talk you out of such a rash action…"We could arrange a work permit for you…you could have a lot of fun here in Paris." Nev’s resolve, however, would not be turned by a pretty face…

Neville and I were in the 2eme REP, the Second Foreign Parachute Regiment, together. We were the only two Australians then serving in the REP…and possibly in the whole of the Legion.

I remember Nev as the unofficial leader of the English-speaking group in the Foyer or Canteen. Entrée into the group for the evening was one case of beer…the cases of beer would be stacked up on one of the rough tables of the Foyer and covered with the Union Jack. The convivial group would then slowly drink its way through the stack….

Neville participated in the last-ever airborne jump into action by any regiment of any army, anywhere since WWII. Nev parachuted under fire into the town of Kolwezi in Zaire on 19th May 1978 thereby helping to save the lives of 2,200 Europeans and 3,000 Africans held prisoner by Congolese rebels. Neville died earlier this year in Brisbane.


I have already told my story, and it is published on the QURA website among the 2007 newsletters for all to read, so I won’t retell it here…suffice to say that when the French General commanding the Légion Etrangère was being interviewed on TV in the 1990’s he said, ‘the ladies, ah, the ladies, they are our best recruiting agents…’




My son, Sean, when he was in his early twenties and about to set off on his round the world backpacking adventure, said, ‘What would you think Dad, if I joined the Legion?’ I said, ‘Sean, no one joins the Legion unless they have nowhere else to go, and I hope that you never get to that point.’


The Legion’s tradition of singing while marching is a fundamental bonding force.

This video clip of legionnaires marching and singing is not of very good quality but it is the only one that I have found that approximates the feeling experienced by the legionnaire.

One of the strong unifying things about the Legion is its singing, and particularly its singing while marching to its very slow rhythm of 88 beats to the minute, much slower than any other army...

Legion marching songs, which I still love singing…the butt of many jokes in my family…still send shivers down my spine. It is very interesting to note that 88 beats to the minute is approximately the heartbeat of a lightly exercising human heart, or of a soldier marching slowly. Perhaps the strong psychological effect of this singing while marching is because the legionnaire is singing and marching to his own heartbeat…and as the heartbeats of a group tend to synchronise, the entire section, platoon or company is marching to its common heartbeat…



Well, what about the myth versus the reality. I recently re-read, ‘Beau Geste’…I was surprised to discover that, after discounting the rather feeble plot, the depiction of life in the Legion was very similar to what I experienced. The blue coat and white sun flap had disappeared; the discipline was less harsh, but the basic character of the Legion had remained the same…the reality of the Legion has remained true to itself…

Thank you.


Brian Smith, Sunshine Coast, 9 September 2011.







Correspondence from Members

Listed below is some of the correspondence received since the last Newsletter.  These emails are reproduced here for entertainment and also to keep members informed of other members movements, etc.


Please note:  QURA receives emails/letters 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.



From:- Bruce Davis


To:- Trevor Luttrell

Subject:-  Laws to Remember




1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

 Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

 Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

 Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

 Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

 Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

 Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

 Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

 Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

 Law of the Theater & Stadium - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

 The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

 Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

 Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jam sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

 Law of Logical Argument -Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.



16. Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

 Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.

 Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

 Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better.. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.







From:- Donna-Lee Greaves


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-   Prize at the University of Queensland



I thought that you might be interested to know about this.

Regards, Donna-Lee





The Senate of the University of Queensland has approved the

establishment of a prize to be called the University of Queensland

Squadron Prize.

Eligibility for the prize is limited to those students who are, or who

have been a member of the Australian Air Force Cadets for a period of

not less than two years and who have completed the first year of an

undergraduate program at the University of Queensland in the year

immediately prior to the year of the award.

I will circulate details of the application form when the call for

applications for the prize is announced.

I thank the Queensland University Squadron Association for their

generosity in sponsoring this prize, and the University of Queensland

for establishing the prize.


With all best wishes

John Devereux









From:- Paul Spencer


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-  Paraprosdokian

A paraprosdokian is a phrase or sentence that leads us down the garden path to an unexpected ending.


"Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a paraprosdokian. Winston Churchill loved them.

1. Do not argue with an idiot.

He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.


2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you.

But it's still on my list.


3. Light travels faster than sound.

This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.


4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.


5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.


6. War does not determine who is right -only who is left.


7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.  To steal from many is research.


10. A bus station is where a bus stops.

A train station is where a train stops.

On my desk, I have a work station.


11. I thought I wanted a career.  Turns out I just wanted pay cheques.


12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says,

'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'


13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.


14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down

the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.


15. Behind every successful man is his woman.

Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.


16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. You do not need a parachute to skydive.

You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.


19. There's a fine line between cuddling

and holding someone down so they can't get away.


20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.


21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.


24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


26. Where there's a will, there are relatives



From:- Helen Fuller


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-  Rugby Quotes

Who says rugby guys are thick.


Jono Gibbes, Chiefs
"Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

Colin Cooper
, Hurricanes head coach
"You guys line up alphabetically by height."
And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."

Chris Masoe
(Hurricanes) on whether he had visited the Pyramids during his visit to Egypt .
"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."

Colin Cooper
on Paul Tito
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."

Kevin Senio ( Auckland ), on Night Rugby vs. Day Games
"It's basically the same,
just darker."

David Nucifora
( Auckland ) talking about Troy Fluvial
"I told him, 'Son, what is it with you.... Is it ignorance or apathy?'

He said, 'David, I don't know and I don't care.'

David Holwell
(Hurricanes) when asked about the upcoming season:
"I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first."

Ma'a Nonu

"Colin has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator."

Phil Waugh

"We actually got the winning try three minutes from the end but then they scored."

Jerry Collins
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."

Tony Brown

"That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which was identical."

Doc Mayhew

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in rugby, but none of them serious."

Anton Oliver

"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

Ewan Mackenzie

"I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prick."

Murray Mexted

(1) "Andy Ellis
, the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago"
(2) "He scored that try after only 22 seconds
-- totally against the run of play."
(3) "I would not say he (Rico Gear) is the best left winger in the Super-14, but there are none better."
(4) "Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw."
(5) "Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer."

The best

Murray Deaker
"Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?"
Tana Umaga

"On what?"







From:- Jason Raffin


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-  QURA Date Claimer




I am currently on deployment on OP SLIPPER and will not be able to attend the function.








fortiter in re, suaviter in modo



From: Peter Morton
Sent: Wednesday, 21 March 2012 02:10
To: Raffin, Jason CAPT - ARMY
Subject: QURA Date Claimer


Dear Jason

I have received the following information from MAJ Scott Shepard, 2IC QUR.

The Regiment is holding an
All Ranks function on Friday, 18th May to celebrate the return of the Regiment to the Walcott Street Depot.
The function is going to be a buffet style dinner in the open air of the parade ground.
An invitation, including timings, will be extended to all members of QURA however it is a members only fuction (
no partners).

Former Officers in QURA:- Please note that due to the timing of this function, the QUR Regimental Dinner will be held at later date (probably in September / October).




From:- Trevor Luttrell


To:- James Christensen

Subject:-  Record of service for James Christensen



As President of QURA I am currently working on the collection of historical items from QUR.

I will have a look at the years you served and see of I can find something applicable.

I will let you know what I find but it will take a bit of time, as I am still sorting and cataloging.


The Queensland University Regiment Association (QURA) undertakes to support the current unit members, and works to collect any historical information available. As you are interested in the history of the Regiment at your time you might care to join with ex members as a member of the Association. All we ask is for a donation of $70 for ten years (or $10 each year) membership to fund the work done by QURA.


If you visit our website at "qura.org" you will see quite a deal of historical information including old newsletters of the time you served.

Should you wish to join us and help preserve the history of the Regiment, so ex members can access information, please visit the membership area of the website, fill in the membership form, and forward by email the form to peteramorton@bigpond.com. The details are all there on our website.


It is great to hear from ex members.




Trevor Luttrell







Begin forwarded message:


From: "Davis, Bruce LTCOL"

Subject: FW: Record of service for James Christensen [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Date: 16 April 2012 1:12:35 PM AEST

To: "Trevor Luttrell"


Dear Trevor,

Is there any chance the QURA may have photographs from this period that
James could contact you about re copying etc (and joining the QURA, of



-----Original Message-----
From: James Christensen
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2012 12:41
To: Davis, Bruce LTCOL
Subject: Record of service for James Christensen

Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your time today. If you could be so kind as to chase up a
record of service for me that would be great. I believe I served in the
Qld University Army Reserve from 1987-8 to 1991...
If I  recall correctly my no. was 1101754.....

My home address at the time was 15 Birkin Rd Bellbowrie Qld DOB

If there is any chance of obtaining any photos of my unit, I would be
also very grateful.

James Christensen B.Sc.






From:- Col Ahern

To:-  Trevor Luttrell

Subject:-  Re:
QUR Prayer


Hi Trevor, I agree with Garry's comment.

I was very pleased to find out when attending the Anzac Day parade/service at Toowong  that Garry Stone is now the QUR chaplain.

To have a padre with his background of high military  leadership and understanding of soldiering, together with his overseas postings and experience, will surely be an asset/blessing for QUR soldiers and cadets.

He is also a humble man of God and if no Regimental prayer is found, then surely Garry  should be encouraged to develop one.


For those who were not able to attend on ANZAC Day, a few comments.

Both the new CO and Garry spoke well on Anzac Day and QUR Soldiers, NCO's and Officers again presented very favourable and deserve a well done.

Our Honorary Colonel (General) was in fine form as usual representing the Regiment well, talking and introducing himself to dignitaries, soldiers and the public at large.

He is truly an amazing man and leader!

Regards to all

Col Ahern


 -----Original Message-----

From: Garry Collins

Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2012 7:56 PM

To: 'Trevor Luttrell'; 'Luttrell Denis Home email Luttrell'; 'Hammond John

Mobile Hammond John Mobile'; 'Harrison Sam Sam'; 'Ahern Col Home'; 'Morton

Peter Mobile Morton Peter Mobile'; 'Golding Steve Steve'

Subject: RE: QUR Prayer - Is there one - Request from QUR padre


Hi Trevor


I have no recollection of a QUR prayer but if there ever was one wouldn't

Bruce Maughan be the person most likely to know?


Garry Collins


-----Original Message-----

From: Trevor Luttrell

Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2012 4:30 PM

To: Luttrell Denis Home email Luttrell; Hammond John Mobile Hammond John

Mobile; Harrison Sam Sam; Ahern Col Home; Morton Peter Mobile Morton Peter

Mobile; Golding Steve Steve

Subject: QUR Prayer - Is there one - Request from QUR padre



I have had a request from the padre for QUR to find the "QUR PRAYER."

I am unaware of any QUR prayer.

Can anyone advise me of any prayer which was used for QUR, and where I might

find a copy for the padre.

Trevor L




From:- Jennifer Harrison

To:-  Trevor Luttrell

Subject:-  Re QUR Prayer



Sam does not recall a QUR prayer and considers that there never was one.  However he did know of The Soldier's Prayer:

Almighty God, whose command is over all, and whose love never fails, let me be aware of your presence, and obedient to your will.  Help me to accept my share of responsibility with a strong heart and cheerful mind.  Make me considerate of those with whom I live and work, and faithful to the duties my country has entrusted to me.  Let my uniform remind me daily of the traditions of the Army in which I serve.  When I am inclined to doubt, strengthen my faith.  When I am tempted to sin, help me to resist.  When I fail, give me the courage to try again.  Guide me with the light of your truth and keep before me the life and example of Jesus, in whose name I pray.

Hope this helps. 

Perhaps Len Eacott would know? 

Sam Harrison.




From:- Trevor Luttrell


To:- Peter Morton



 I do not enjoy computers.  Not one bit.

I changed my iPod name to Titanic.  It's syncing now.

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid.  He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea?  Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity.  I can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns.  It was a play on words.

They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

PMS jokes aren't funny, period.

Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.

Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory.  I hope there's no pop quiz.

Energizer battery arrested.  Charged with battery.

I didn't like my beard at first.  Then it grew on me.

How do you make holy water?  Boil the hell out of it!

Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

What does a clock do when it's hungry?  It goes back four seconds.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger.  Then it hit me!

Broken pencils are pointless.

I tried to catch some fog.  I mist. 

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?       A thesaurus.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

I used to be a banker, but then  I lost interest.

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen.  Police have nothing to go on.

I got a job at a bakery because I  kneaded dough.

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.

Velcro - what a rip off!

Cartoonist found dead in home.  Details are sketchy.

Venison for dinner?  Oh deer!

Earthquake in Washington obviously government's fault.

I used t
o think I was indecisive,  but now I'm not so sure.

Be kind to your dentist.  He has fillings, too.





From:- Dave McMaugh

To:-  Peter Morton

Subject:-  RE: Contact Report and short SITREP




From: Peter Morton
Sent: Thursday, 31 May 2012 6:38 AM
To: 'David McMaugh'
Cc: 'Trevor Luttrell'; Ahern Col
Subject: RE: Contact Report and short SITREP


G’Day Dave,


Great to hear from you.  If you don’t mind, I’ll include your email in our next Newsletter to give members an update on your whereabouts.

To join QURA, please access this link www.qura.org/nom_member.htm and email me your details.






From: David McMaugh 
Sent: Friday, 25 May 2012 11:24
To: secretary@qura.org
Subject: Contact Report and short SITREP


A blast from the past!


LTCOL DR McMaugh RFD - 1964- 1967 -  QUR. Then 2 Support Group, 121 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, CSTU NT Command, 1 RTR, 7 Task Force, 49 RQR, 5 Light Infantry BAOR, 4 RNZIR NZ ARMY, 16 RWAR, 6 Training Group, 1 Training Group, 9 RQR, OCTU 1 Training Group.


Did a BDSc, MDSc at UQ, a MEd at University of Wales, MBA at New England, FRACDS – worked all over the World  – served in the ADF and NZDF – operate a vineyard, Bunjurgen Estate at Boonah, www.bunjurgenestatevineyard.com.au – still see a few of the old order of the Class of 1964 – one son went through QUR to RMC, one was in 2/14 QMI and 2 Cav Regt and one in the RAN, let’s know how I join the Association.


David McMaugh


CEO and Vinemaster

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard – Boonah’s Best Little Vineyard in the Heart of the Scenic Rim



www.bunjurgenestatevineyard.com.au and Bunjurgen Estate Facebook





From:- Jenny Cotton

To:-  Peter Morton

Subject:-  Re: Queen`s Birthday Honours

How absolutely wonderful and well deserved.  

My sincerest congratulations to Justice Dowsett.  

Jenny Cotton
Director, People Service Delivery Coordination
People Services Division
Department of Human Services



Peter Morton





13/06/2012 03:04 PM


Queen`s Birthday Honours


Dear Jenny,

In case you missed the notice in Monday`s paper:-

Member (AM) in the General Division: Hon Justice John Alfred Dowsett, Brisbane Queensland:

For service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional associations, and to legal education in the area of litigation and dispute resolution.

Congratulations John!




From:- Richard Gavin   

To:-  Peter Morton

Subject:-  Re: Long Tan, Vietnam


What a disgrace!! Please read and pass on.


On the 18th of August 1966 at Long Tan, Vietnam,

D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment,

mainly made up of Australian National Servicemen

and at that time located to support the American Army,

fought a battle against the Viet Cong.

In this action D Company lost 18 men killed and 24 injured.

The Viet Cong dead numbered in excess of 245.

The Australian lines were never crossed.

The Viet Cong withdrew.

American President Johnson and US Army Staff recognised the achievement

by awarding the Unit Citation of Gallantry on 30th May 1968.

The Award was formally accepted by Queen Elizabeth in 13th June 1968.

Prime Minister John Gorton made the formal presentation

of this American Citation to the Battalion

at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville on 18th August 1968.

On the 31st of March 2010,

D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

were belatedly awarded the Australian version of

"Unit Citation for Gallantry" (UCG)

honouring their extraordinary deeds at Long Tan.

The Government however refused to approve travel payment

for the surviving Unit Members or their families,

including the families of deceased Unit Members,

in order that they be present at the

UCG Presentation Ceremony

presided over by the Governor General of Australia.

In February 2011 the same Government of Australia

footed the Funeral Bill to bury the illegal boat people,

who tragically perished on Christmas Island.

This included flying surviving family illegals and survivors

to and from Sydney and Christmas Island,

accommodating them, etc etc,

plus a Coach tour of Sydney thrown in.

The Canberra Politburo had waited 45 years

to publicly acknowledge the bravery and sacrifice

of these Sons of Australia

and then immediately shit on their memory

by wetting themselves to appease the feelings of boat illegals forcing entry into our country.

Now we witness what can only be described as attempted political face saving,

by this same Government, sponsoring a TV Documentary,

to celebrate our Armed Forces accomplishments at Kapyong, Korea in 1951.

This will see our Prime Minister and the entire Priministerial Entourage

fly in a RAAF plane to Korea to mark this 60th Anniversary.

What Bloody Hypocrisy!!!

What a Blatant Affront to the feelings

of our Nation's serving Armed Forces,

Past and Present.

Shame, Shame, Shame,

You Political Parasites.

You do not deserve to represent our country.





Why are Medals Worn on the Left Side


Military historians generally trace the custom of wearing military decorations on the left breast to the Crusaders, who wore the badge of honour over the heart. Whether this spot was chosen for its symbolic purpose or to use the badge as a shield for the heart is unclear. We do know that the Crusaders carried their shields in their left hands, freeing the right hand for manipulating a weapon.


Military decorations are a relatively recent phenomenon and were originally worn at the neck or from a sash. According to SG Yanitsky, of the Orders and Medals Society of America, the practice changed in the first decades of the nineteenth century.  During the Napoleonic campaigns, many awards were given to different governments that participated in these wars.  More and more orders were created for the lower classes, as well as medals given to all classes of the military and civil participants, with the proviso that they were to be worn ‘from the buttonhole’.


Many fighting alliances between countries were forged during the Napoleonic period, and decorations were exchanged frequently.  Medal inflation was rampant.  A good soldier could expect to be decorated not only by his country, but also by an ally or two as well.  Buttonholes were bursting.  Only tailors were happy.


What could be done about this crisis?


As Yasnitsky told us: ‘Common sense prevailed. No one wanted to hide his gorgeous accumulation of gold and enameled awards, so several methods were tried out. Some had their jewelers make smaller copies of these medals, so that they would all fit into one prescribed space on their uniforms. Others  - and this became the more popular method – would display their own country’s decoration from the buttonhole, but mount the other awards so that they extended in a line  from that buttonhole, from left to right.’


(Imponderables, Author David Feldman, Published by Readers Digest Association Limited)



Milne Bay 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Hi Peter,

Would you please share the attached Service notice with the QUR Association members.  Either by email or include the content in the next QURA newsletter, if it is published soon.

Also if you could promote the Facebook page for the former Sandgate drill hall.


Brad Shillig





War Quotes


There is no state whose leader does not wish to secure permanent peace by conquering all the universe. 
Immanuel Kant 1724-1804

Convoys for the army should ever be followed by herds of cattle, for the support and nourishment of the soldier.
Frederick The Great 1712-1786

Certain peace is preferable to a projected victory. 
Livy (Titus Livius), 59 BC-AD 17

In the final analysis a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains. 
Dwight Eisenhower 1890 – 1969

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. 
Adolph Hitler 1889 -1945

Nobody has yet found a way of bombing that can prevent foot soldiers from walking. 
Walter Lippmann 1889- 1974

Military action without politics is like a tree without roots. 
Ho Chi Minh 1890 – 1969

Without a peoples army the people have nothing. 
Mao Tse Tung 1893-1976

You can’t stop me. I spend thirty thousand men a month. 
Napoleon Bonaparte 1810

Any captain who isn’t within the line of fire isn’t where he should be. 
Admiral Villeneure, Battle of Trafalgar 1805

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle won. 
Duke of Wellington 1815

My message today was a message of death for our young men. How strange it seems to applaud that. 
Woodrow Wilson 1917

Aggression unchallenged is aggression unleashed. 
Lyndon B Johnson




Things to Think About


The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

Those who say that words can never hurt them never got hit in the head with a dictionary.

Unemployment is just not working.

‘Vegetarian’ is a native American Indian word for a lousy hunter.

‘Virus’ is a Latin word used by doctors to mean ‘ your guess is as good as mine’

What do you call a male ladybug?

Do archaeologists get upset because their job often ends up in ruins?

Do fish get cramps after eating?

War does not determine who is right … but who is left.

If he is fast and she is tedious would that make a fastidious couple?

When a clock is hungry does it go back for (four) seconds?

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

Avoid temptation unless you can’t resist it.

When you’ve seen one shopping centre you’ve seen a mall.

Whose cruel idea it was to put an ‘s’ in the word ‘lisp’?

Give masochists a fair crack of the whip.

Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.

Those sadists sure know how to hurt a bloke.

Streak or forever hold your piece.

All babies are subject to change without notice.

A cult is a group too small to be a minority.

Everything was so different before it was all changed.

 The person who loses his head is usually the last to miss it.

There are three kinds of men, the handsome, the caring and the majority.

Half a loaf is better than no tea break at all.

One legged girls are a push over.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

A hair on the brush is worth two on the brush.

An optimist is one who thinks the future is uncertain.

When arguing with a fool make sure he is not doing the same thing.

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Nothing succeeds like a toothless budgie.

When you don’t succeed after trying again, read the instructions.








The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

The bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”
Lewis Carroll

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler

The early worm gets caught.
John Igo

If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
Doug Larson

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
Maureen Murphy

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
William Shakespeare (Henry VI, Part 2)

No man ever listened himself out of a job.
Calvin Coolidge

We’ve run into a couple of problems, but nothing minor.
Brenda Collier

Whenever you hear the word “save,” it is usually the beginning of an advertisement designed to make you spend money.
Rene’ Pierre-Gosset

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw

As a write what he thinks about critics and the answer you get is akin to asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Bert Randolph Sugar






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 2012


Membership status codes are:


Annual dues are $10 however a 10 year paid-up membership is available 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.




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.


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




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                    Historian

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.



Association Office Bearers


  • 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)

  • 2013 - 201? membership fees paid to year indicated

  • 199? - 2011 membership fees due for 2012

Back to the Regiment             Friday 18 May 2012 - QUR hosted Function  (Walcott St) - Postponed due to Walcott St Depot refit after flood
Anzac Day                             
Wednesday 25 April 2012 - 0615Hrs
Officers Mess Dinner            
September / October 2012 (To Be Confirmed) - By Invitation from QUR

AGM                                     Friday 7 September 2012 - ( 1900Hrs for 1930Hrs)
Christmas Function              Thursday 6 December 2012 - 1730Hrs (Victory Hotel)




Position Name Bus Hrs A/Hrs Email
President Trevor Luttrell 0437 442 964 3345 2754 President
Vice President Col Ahern 0409 616 922 3278 1862  
Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Davis 0402 768 142 3878 2920 Treasurer
Membership Secretary Peter Morton 3114 2010 0419 484 736 Secretary
Committee Members       Executive
  Greg Adams 3264 5544 0418 744 678  
  Chris Backstrom 3863 9238 3359 6262  
  Garry Collins   3359 5993  
  John Hammond   0409 575 848  
  David Ross 3227 6974 0402 904 204  


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