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REGISTERED BY AUSTRALIA POST PUBLICATION No PP100016240 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO ASSOCIATION (NSW) INC. OFFICE BEARERS PATRON: Brigadier Keith Stringfellow RFD (Retired) PRESIDENT: Barry Grant Phone: 02 9543 4241 • Mobile: 0414 914 615 Email: starlightcdo@gmail.com VICE PRESIDENT: Jeff Ireson Phone: 02 9520 8865 • Mobile: 0468 396 778 Email jeffron@iprimus.com.au SECRETARY: Kevin Mahony Phone: 02 9644 8794 • Mobile: 0425 279 111 Email: kevin.mahony1@bigpond.com TREASURER: Ivan Kelly Mobile: 0417 042 886 Email: ikelly@bigpond.net.au COMMITTEE: Alan Grant Laurie Hall Norm Wood David Lynch Reg Davis, 2nd/9th Ted Hartley Ken Curran, 2nd/11th EDITORS: Barry Grant ~ Phone: 0414 914 615 Email: starlightcdo@gmail.com Barbara Pittaway ~ Phone: 02 9427 5407 Email: ladybaussie8@bigpond.com The Australian Commando Association (NSW)'s membership consists of Servicemen who have served with Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, "M" and "Z" Special units and Special Forces during and since the Second World War DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed within this publication are those of the authors, and are not necessarily those of the Editor, Publisher, Committee Members or Members of our Association. We welcome any input as long as it is not offensive or abusive but if any member has a problem with a printed article we would like to be informed in order that the author may be contacted. We do encourage your opinion. Official Publishers: Statewide Publishing P/L ABN 65 116 985 187 PO BOX 682, SURFERS PARADISE QLD 4217 PHONE: 1300 662 885 • FAX: 1300 557 996 EMAIL: statepub@bigpond.net.au Printed by Galloping Press Unit 29, 398 The Boulevarde, Kirrawee NSW 2232 PHONE: 9521 3371 CONTENTS President’s Report .............................................3 Reserve Forces Day 2014 ..................................5 Military Funerals in Port Moresby .....................6 Book Review: Silent Feet...................................7 “What are the chances?”...................................9 Anzac Day ~ Sydney .......................................11 Home at last from Vietnam .............................12 HALO Parachuting in Ausralia “The Early Days”........................................14 From the Prolific Pen of Harry Bell .................21 Field of Remembrance ....................................23 News from the Victoria Association Kokoda Milestone......................................24 Sick Parade ......................................................25 Vale ..................................................................25 Events Calendar for 2014................................26 Membership Application/Renewal..................27 “Q” Store Order Form ....................................28 Deadline for next edition: SUNDAY, 31ST AUGUST 2014 Next edition out in time for Battle for Australia Day. All news on members and interesting articles accepted. (Subject to editors’ approval.) Barry G AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO ASSN (NSW) INC. Registered by Australia Post ~ Publication No PP100016240 Edition 3 ~ June 2014 Front Cover: Special Operations Commander (Australia) and RSM SOCOM at Commando Memorial Seat, Sydney COMMANDO NEWS ~ Edition 3 I June 2014 1

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