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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 11 September 2013 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.

Please note that it will be the last evening that the current Commanding Officer will dine with us as CO due to the normal rotation of Commanding Officers. We will be honoured to have Dick Palk speak to us about his time with the Department of Foreign Affairs especially his work with other countries in the preparation for the celebration of the Anniversary of the 1914 War.


The cost of the dinner is $85.00. 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.


I must make note of the forthcoming change in 2015 of Commanding Officer of the Regiment. Firstly on behalf of all the ex members of QUR I wish to convey our gratitude to Lieutenant Colonel Mark Armstrong for his period of Command. In the last newsletter we published a document which demonstrated the span of work, which is expected of the CO, and Mark completed the resultant tasks with great success.  We wish the best to Mark for his future military career and thank him for his time guiding and managing the Regiment.


As an introduction please find enclosed a copy of the biography of the incoming Commanding Officer  - Lieutenant Colonel Richard Peace.


The physical work of the new preservation of the history of QUR has now commenced in earnest. It will be slow but at least we have started. We will be electronically scanning all new documents and photos available to add the last written history. If you have any photo or document from any period of QUR please allow us to borrow it so it may be scanned. Or even better scan it yourself and send it to us by email.


I look forward to catching up with you at the AGM/Dinner on Friday the 11th September at the United Service Club.



CO's Report August 2014


This month bring news of the selection of LTCOL Richard Peace, RAE to be the next CO of QUR. LTCOL Peace’s appointment will be effective as of 01 Jan 2015. In addition, QUR graduate and previous Regimental 2IC, LTCOL Luke Hughes, has been selected to command 9 RQR.  I would like to congratulate both LTCOL Peace and LTCOL Hughes on this significant career milestone.

May and June were extremely busy months for QUR with a significant amount of training delivered. Training Coy, supported by Admin Coy, ran 12 courses in four locations training over 300 members (from Recruit to Major) in a broad range of military skills. This tempo stretched the Regt, but I am pleased to report that the results were excellent thanks largely to the effort and flexibility of QUR and other supporting staff.

In July, QUR OCDTs again performed strongly on the Training Block 5 (conducted by RMC). LT Michael Bobbin won the Sword of Honour and the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Prize for Leadership, while LT Taylor won the Defence Prize for Physical Fitness. Both officers were allocated to the RAE and posted to 11 Engineer Regt. QUR has won three of the last four Swords of Honour, a testament to the dedication, commitment and professionalism of Jacka Coy staff and the quality of training outcomes delivered by QUR.

July also saw the participation of the 11 and 13 Brigade Battlegroup as part of 3 Briagde on Exercise Hamel held at High Range in Townsville. This Battlegroup (named Battlegroup Cannan) of 500 personnel was formed after intensive preparation over many months. From all reports, Battlegroup Cannan performed credibly and provided a valuable capability for the Commander of 3 Brigade.

An important event in the next period is the Officer and Sergeants Mess Regimental Dinner to be held on Fri, 17 Oct at the old Commander’s Mess at Gallipoli Barracks. This promises to be a great night with QUR farwelling a number of retiring officers and SNCO’s. As always, members of the QURA are cordially invited and details of the event will be passed to the QURA via the President and Secretary.

Scientia ac Labore

Mark Armstrong
Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding Officer
Queensland University Regiment






Biography - LTCOL Richard Pearce - CO QUR 2015

LTCOL Richard James Peace - CO QUR 2015

Lieutenant Colonel Peace entered the Royal Military College in 1995, graduating to the Royal Australian Engineers. His first posting was as a Project Engineer, 19th Chief Engineer Works in Randwick, being involved in the commencement of the ATSIC Army Community Assistance Projects (AACAP).

In 1999, he was posted to the 21st Construction Squadron in Brisbane. Lieutenant Colonel Peace led the initial reconnaissance party for the deployment of the Squadron into East Timor as part of INTERFET in November 1999. During this deployment, he was promoted to Captain with the subsequent command of Plant/Transport Troop.

At the beginning of 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Peace was posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment in Darwin as a Squadron and then Regimental Reconnaissance Officer, completing the Mechanised Regimental Officers Course.  During this time he undertook an exchange posting to the Singaporean Armoured Engineer Centre and completed the Regular Intermediate Staff Course during this time.

In 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Peace was posted to the School of Military Engineering as the Course Leader of the RAE Regimental Officers Basic Course (ROBC) and Second-in-Command of Engineer Operations Wing.

At the end of 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Peace was posted to Land Command as a Watch Keeper for Land Component, Joint Operations Command. 

In October 2005, he elected to transfer to the Army Reserve and relocated to Brisbane, as the Operations Officer for 11th Field Squadron, 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER). At the end of 2006, he was promoted to Major and was given Command of the Squadron.

In 2008 and 2009, he was fortunate to be able to undertake Continuous Full Time Service as the Operations Officer at 2 CER, with a major involvement in OP STORM ASSIST in Brisbane.

In 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Peace deployed to Afghanistan with Mentoring Task Force 1 as the Senior Project Manager, Works Team. On the raising of Combined Team Uruzugan (CTU), he was also required to act as the Chief Engineer for Uruzgan Province. Lieutenant Colonel Peace completed the Australian Command and Staff College (Reserve) in 2011, being awarded the Commander 2nd Division Prize for Tactics.

On completion of Staff College, he re-deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as the CTU Afghan National Security Forces Development Chief, focussing on training and capability development of the Afghan Army and Police within Uruzgan. For his efforts in this role Lieutenant Colonel Peace was awarded a US Army Commendation Medal.  He was promoted at the end of 2012 prior to assuming the role of Career Advisor for Staff College qualified Major’s.

Lieutenant Colonel Peace is married to Peta, an accountant, who runs her own company. They have two girls Georgia (13) and Shelby (7), both of whom attend school in the Ashgrove and Enoggera areas. Lieutenant Colonel Peace and his family enjoy travelling and spending time together. Lieutenant Colonel Peace completed a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in 1994 and a Masters of Business Administration in 2009. Lieutenant Colonel Peace is a Certified Practising Engineer and works as a Project Manager in private enterprise.
Lieutenant Colonel Peace is privileged to have been allocated to command of the Queensland University Regiment and is looking forward to the next few years.





Vale Joel Barnett

QURA member and stalwart 9 RQR Historian, Joel Barnett, passed away on Friday, 20th June 2014 after combatting an illness over a long period and had as recently as early this year appeared to be winning the battle. He is survived by his wife Karen.   Below is Joel's eulogy delivered by QUR member Pat O'Keefe.




“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past

Trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes

And kindle with pale gleams the passion of former ages.”


 When Sir Winston Spencer Churchill penned these words, he may well have had in mind the type of 18th century soldier scholar that Joel reminded his good friend and fellow barrister, Richard Galloway, of, with his penchant for painstaking research and earnest attention to detail.

Joel Mark Barnett was born the son of Mark and Peggy Barnett on 9 June 1949.

He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and Brigadier Rod Hamilton, prior to his departure overseas, wrote the following:


“Catherine and I very much regret that we are overseas and unable to share in this celebration of Joel’s life.


My friendship with Joel goes back more than fifty years to when we were students of Brisbane Grammar School where we shared a passion for the Army Cadets. One of my very enduring memories of this time is that of Joel punctiliously saluting his father when collected after the Monday parade.


Joel became the long-serving curator of the Association Museum and a Trust member. Pat will elaborate on his contribution but I can report that it was characterised by hard work, attention to detail and a decided flair for matters historical.


He was a real gentleman – a gentle man – in every sense of the word. Perhaps he

should have been born in an earlier century, as indicated by his predilection for waistcoats

and fob watches. He was a warm man, generous of spirit, whose life was enhanced by his

marriage to the lovely Karen. I thoroughly enjoyed his frequent phone calls which always

began with “Oh Rod, it’s Joel.I must tell you something which can’t be repeated…” His love

and devotion to his cats also meant that there would be an account of the latest feline antics.


      Only the good die young and Joel has been taken from us far too soon. His influence

in his many spheres of interest and expertise was profound and he will be etched in our

memories as a good man


                            PRO ARIS ET FOCIS


       Rest well, old mate.”




In like manner, Air Vice Marshal David Dunlop wrote the following from London:


“I am presently away in the UK and therefore, regrettably, will not be able to attend Joel’s funeral on Thursday.If it is appropriate could you please read out the message below.


                              A Farewell Message from Dave Dunlop



I first met Joel when we were at Brisbane Grammar in the 1960s. Although we were not in the same class, we were both in the cadets, in my case the Air Training Corps and for Joel,the Army Cadets. My recollection was that Joel was always very smart in his uniform –

perhaps  a reflection of his Father’s extensive Army experience. We Air Force cadets

struggled to look good in our hand me down World War 2 vintage uniforms, but Joel always looked immaculate. In many ways , Joel was more military than the military, a characteristic that endured  throughout his life.BGS had its own rifle range set up on the oval using the cliff face as the butts. There we fired 303s with .22 barrels. Perhaps this was the start of Joel’s love of shooting although I suspect that may have come from his Father.


After high school, we went our separate ways –I joined the RAAF and Joel continued his association with the Army through university. It wasn’t until many years later when I was posted to RAAF Base Amberley that we again met up. As I am sure many of you would recall, Joel was very involved with the Army museum at Kelvin Grove and he invited me to visit.This led to us renewing our friendship and although we only met occasionally, usually for Anzac day or dinner in the United Service Club, we did communicate regularly.


We found that we shared an interest in military history and this led to us exchanging via email, interesting articles, stories, photos and web site addresses. Joel had the knack of finding unusual snippets of information on often long forgotten events. One area of particular interest was German research during WW2 into advanced weapons and technology.

Following a visit I made to the restored WW2 launching site of the V2 missile, La Coupole in the Pas de Calais in north west France, I found a number of books on the post war program to uncover German secret weapons and to capture German scientists.Joel was intrigued by these programs.I suspect he secretly believed in the conspiracy theory concerning the German nuclear program.


When I visited Joel in hospital just before I left for the UK, he was deeply immersed in an old copy of “The Final Battle” that I had found in an antique store in Burra in South Australia.Despite his discomfort, he recounted in detail what he had read of the battle that led to the fall of Berlin.



I bid you farewell my friend. I will miss our conversations on legal intrigue, military secrets, vintage watches, shooting pistols, fountain pens and faithful cats. Although I am many miles away, I will raise a glass old whisky in honour of our friendship.”


Joel Barnett will be remembered for his many connections, such as with


Queensland University Regiment – with whom he served from 1968 to 1970  and, thereafter,his membership of its regimental Association.


The National Servicemen’s Association – South Brisbane Branch  -of which he was a member.


The Returned and Services League of Australia – whose Salisbury Sub-Branch’s affairs he presided over.


The Sporting Shooters Association – whose muzzle- loading division he helped to found and with whom he participated as a “black powder shooter” under the nickname of “Duke of Clarence”.


The Victoria Barracks Historical Society – which, along with Tom Parslow, myself and others, he helped to found

( as an aside, it would not be too difficult to imagine that God’s biggest problem today is keeping the unholy trinity of  Pat Shanahan, Tom Parslow and Joel Barnett from establishing a military memorial museum in Heaven)


And most importantly to me, personally,


The 9th Battalions Association – of which he was a life member, a trustee and, between the years 1975 and 1995, its Museum Curator.

Often unsupported, always under-funded and sometimes forgotten, Joel gave to our Museum a priceless gift of time, energy and expertise.


I shall miss you, old friend, but I shall never forget, when we stood together and polished History’s flickering lamp.


P.J.O’Keeffe   OAM


9th Battalions War Memorial Museum Collection and Property Trust





QUR Officer and Sergeants Mess Regimental Dinner


QUR will hold their Annual Officer and Sergeants Mess Regimental Dinner on Friday 17th October 2014 at the old Commander's Mess at Gallipoli Barracks.  All members of QURA are invited to attend to help celebrate the service of a number of retiring Officers and Senior NCOs.

More details of the dinner will be emailed to members when available from QUR. 

(Please note change of date)





QUR History Excepts

Preview of some history items being collated by the QURA History Committee - Current members are Trevor Luttrell, Ian Bunce, Gary Collins and Brian Venz.  If you have any QUR related items that you think would be appropriate for inclusion, please contact Trevor Luttrell


Extract from the University of Queensland Newspaper ( Semper Floreat ) circa July 1949.

Illegible details at the bottom of article are:-

The success or failure of the University Regiment will provide the answer.


Allan B Steele , Brigadier

Commander 7th Infantry Brigade




Officers Mess - Annual Camp 1965



Front Row: LT A.W. English, LT J.E Taske. CAPT J. A. Desmarchelier, MAJ R.I. Harrison (2IC), LTCOL J.A. Springhall (CO), CAPT M.C. Mules (Adjt), CAPT B.C. Peacock, LT D. O’Brien (SUR), LT J. Jackson (SUR, LT W.J. Hazard.


Second Row: LT G Allen, LT S Smith, LT A.W. Gibbs, LT T Fenwich, LT J.W. Howarth, LT D.J. Jago, LT C.H. Tranberg, LT D Axten.


Third Row: LT E Dunwoody, LT R Taylor, LT K.M. Lindley, LT D. R. Woodrow, LT A.W. Hoveling, LT R.M. Hughes, LT J. J. Lilley (RAS), LT A Cahill, LT D.S. Sallows, LT J. Uhlman


Fourth Row: LT S Gregory, LT G Ozols, LT I. H. Bunce, LT I Fenwick, LT R Cosgrove, LT M Wheeler, LT A Mc Leod (RAS) LT D.J. Horgan




QUR Association AGM and Dinner




QUR Association Executive

 is pleased to invite you to the

QURA AGM and Dinner


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 2014 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 $85 - Includes pre-dinner drinks with a 3 course meal with wine and port.


RSVP 8th Sep 2013

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 2014 at 1900 for 1930 hours.

I understand that from 8 September 2014 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.






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







War Quotes



War in its ensemble is not a science, but an art.

Antoine Henri de Jomini, 1779 – 1869


The national spirit of an Army (enthusiasm, fanatical zeal, faith, opinion) displays itself most in mountain warfare, where every one down to the common soldier is left to himself. On this account a mountainous country is the best campaigning ground for popular levies. Expertness of an Army through training, and that well tempered courage which holds ranks together as if they had been cast in a mould, show their superiority in an open country.

Karl von Clausewitz 1780 – 1831


War is a game in which princes seldom win, the people never.

George Caleb Colton 1780 – 1832


You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it.

William Tecumseh Sherman 1820 -1891


I had rather lose one man in marching than five in fighting.

Ulysses Simpson Grant 1822 – 1885


If your bayonet breaks, strike with the stock; if the stock gives way, hit with your fists; if your fists are hurt, bite with your teeth.

Mikhail Ivanovich Dragomirov 1830 – 1905


Satisfactory attack this morning – advances made with 11 tanks on one mile of front. All objectives taken, 12 infantry casualties and 14 men of Tanks hit. Without tanks we would have lost 600!

Douglas Haig diary entry 19 August 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres


Every road was littered with broken down motor trucks, guns, machine gins and trench mortars. Great stacks of supplies and of military stores of all kinds were abandoned. Every railway line was blocked with loaded trucks which the Germans had been unable to remove…. It is beyond dispute that on November 11 the lines of communication immediately behind the German armies had been thrown into complete disorder greatly intensified by the attacks if Allied airmen.

Sir Fredrick Maurice, The Last Four Months 1920


They advanced in line after line, dressed as if on parade, and not a man shirked going through the extremely heavy barrage, or facing the machine gun and rifle fire that finally wiped them out ….. Hardly a man of ours got to the German front line.

Brigadier Rees, commanding the 94th Infantry Brigade July 1916. Some 20,000 men died in the attack on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme and the worst death toll for a single day in the history of the British army.


War is a misfortune, but it is even more unfortunate that we must place it in the hands of the military.

French premier Astride Briand, August 1916


We had to jump from corpse to corpse. If we stepped in the mud on either side, we’d get stuck. We had to use the dead face-down because if we stepped on their stomachs our feet would sink in. It was disgusting. It was terrible. We were surrounded by death.

Marcel Batreau, survivor of Verdun, interviewed for the BBC 1995.





Things to Think About


Caravans are a drag.


Cannibals and not vegetarians. They are humanitarians.


Cattarrh really gets up my nose.


Corrugated iron is really groovy.


Defeatism will really get the better of me.


Enemas really put the wind up me.


Epilepsy has me in fits.


Equestrians ask too many questions.


Hermaphrodites can’t have it both ways.


Its’ hard to believe from the Darwin theory that only the fit have survived.


Fred doesn’t go to church so much since he became a Seventh Day Absentist.


How come the Madonna and Child had time to pose for all those paintings?


My girlfriend wears a biblical dress, low and behold.


The meek had a meeting today and decided they don’t want to inherit the earth.


A generous parishioner donated a loudspeaker for the church, in memory of his wife.

Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?

If quitters never win and winners never quit, what idiot came up with, “Quit while you are ahead?”

Whose idea was it to have an “s” in the word “lisp”?

If it is zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

Why is it that when a door is open, it’s ajar – but when a jar is open, it’s not a door?

Is it possible to have a civil war?

Why is it when you open a can of evaporated milk it’s still full?

Why do shops, which are open 24/7, have locks on their doors?

If most car accidents occur within 10km of home, why doesn’t everyone just move 20 km away?







Invention is the mother of necessity.  

Thorstein Veblen


We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison 1847-1931


 I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They have one marked brightness, but it doesn’t work, does it.



What bothers me about television is that it tends to take our minds off our minds.

 Robert Orben.


If you are on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1 iron. Not even God can hit a 1 iron.

 Lee Trevino


Plato was a bore.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzshe 1844-1900


Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.

Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910


I’m not going to climb into the ring with Tolstoy

Ernest Hemingway 1898 -1961


Hemmingway was a jerk.

Harold Robins


Harold Robins doesn’t sound like an author, he sounds like a company brochure.

The New Yorker







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:- Brad Shillig


To:- Trevor Luttrell

Subject:-  Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre Web Site





Our Association has a Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre at Chermside in Brisbane.

Its building is the former Sandgate Drill Hall.  The 9th Battalion (Moreton Regt) and 2/9th Battalion fought at the Battle of Milne Bay.

A new web site has been created for the Library and Research Centre at www.milnebaybattlecentre.org

It also has a Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre public Facebook page.


Brad Shillig
Membership Officer
Ninth Battalions Association
email: membership@9bnassoc.org
web: www.9bnassoc.org





From:- Rod Hardaker


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-  I Remember


The '70s - when being in the Army meant something, was a good life,
with strong mateship, & was without the many divisive issues faced by soldiers of today !!!

Tom Whalin, the bandmaster shown, re-scored the traditional 1812
Overture to provide the soundtrack to 18 minutes and 12 seconds of army highlights.




From:- Peter Sharwood


To:- Peter Morton

Subject:-   QURA May Newsletter



I am currently traveling overseas and will be away until the end of June.

I was interested in the article about the Colonel Commandant, but unfortunately it will not download properly.

You may be interested to know that I was rung recently and told I have been appointed Colonel Commandant RAAMC for Queensland.


Peter Sharwood



From:- John Hammond


To:- Trevor Luttrell


Subject:-  Re Happy Queensland Day

Hello everyone


Congratulations!  You live in Queensland and it is Queensland Day!


Queensland Day is June 6. Generally the day is incorporated into a week of celebrations which focus on the State's history and development, the people of Queensland and their achievements.

Queensland Day itself acknowledges the birth of Queensland as a self-governing colony, the anniversary of the date on which Queen Victoria signed documents granting Queensland the right to its own representative government and appointing Queensland's first Governor, Sir George Bowen.


From 1859 to 1901, Queensland had the status of a self-governing colony. From 1 January 1901, Queensland became one of the six founding States of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Since 1981, Queensland's birthday has been officially celebrated and promoted by the State Government.


John H


From:- MAJ Ian McNab


To:- Trevor Luttrell


Subject:- Training in QUR


 G'day Sir,

A couple of photos of the new Training Coy and Admin Coy building at Enoggera (the person is Major Gabby Raffin, OC Admin Coy).



Major I.D. McNab

Executive Officer

Queensland University Regiment






From:- Rod Hardaker


To:- Peter Morton


Subject:-  Re Vale Peter Gargett


Hi Peter,
I knew Peter because his wife and I sang in QUMS in the 1960s, but I had no idea he'd served in QUR.
The service will be in Morris (not Moms) Hall.

Greetings all,
I know that many of you - even those who still live in Brisbane - don't get The Courier-Mail, so here is the obit for Peter which was published on 31 May.








Back to the Regiment                           Tuesday 18 March 2014 - QUR hosted Function  (Walcott St Depot) 
Anzac Day                                              Friday 25 April 2013 - 0615Hrs s

                                                                   (Dawn Service - BBQ breakfast at QUR)
QUR Birthday All Ranks Function   Saturday 3 May 2014

                                                                    ( Includes partners - Gallipoli Barracks )

AGM                                                       Friday 12 September 2014 - ( 1900Hrs for 1930Hrs)

Officers/SNCO Regimental Dinner       Friday 17 October 2014 (Unit and QURA members only)

Christmas Function                              Thursday 11 December 2014 - 1730Hrs (Normanby Hotel)






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 2014


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)

  • 2014 - 201? membership fees paid to year indicated

  • 199? - 2013 membership fees due for 2014


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


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 M/ship Secretary
Committee Members       Executive
  Greg Adams 3264 5544 0418 744 678  
  Garry Collins   3359 5993  
  Judy Costello      
  David Ross 3227 6974 0402 904 204  

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