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REGISTERED BY AUSTRALIA POST PUBLICATION No PP100016240 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO ASSOCIATION INC. LIFE PATRON: PATRON: PRESIDENT: VICE PRESIDENT: SECRETARY: TREASURER: ACA VICTORIA PRESIDENT: ACA VICTORIA SECRETARY: ACA NSW PRESIDENT: ACA NSW SECRETARY: ACA QLD PRESIDENT: ACA QLD SECRETARY: PUBLIC OFFICER: NATIONAL OFFICE BEARERS Gen Sir Phillip Bennett AC KBE DSO MajGen Tim McOwan AO DSC CSM MajGen Mike Clifford AM CSC Col Brett Chaloner Maj Steve Pilmore OAM RFD (Ret’d) Maj Bruce O’Connor OAM (Ret’d) Capt Marc Preston Glenn MacDonald Barry Grant Kevin Mahony Nick Hill Tony Mills Brian Liddy CONTENTS NSW President & Editor’s Report .....................3 Events Calendar for 2016 ..................................4 NSW Welfare Officer’s Report ..........................5 Letter from the National Vice President ...........6 1st Cdo Rgt celebrates 60th Anniversary of the First Beret Parade..............................7 MV Krait Restoration .........................................8 A Campaigner for Krait......................................9 From the Prolific Pen of Harry Bell .................11 Unveiling of the Z Special Unit Plaque ...........13 The John Kinsela Story....................................14 What did you do during the (Covert) War .....16 A Brief History of Capt R.J. Allsopp ...............18 Book Review: Double Diamonds.....................19 ACA National Committee Meeting ................20 “Q” Store Order Form ....................................21 Aust Cdo Assn VIC ..........................................25 Aust Cdo Assn QLD ........................................36 Membership Application/Renewal..................43 Deadline for next edition: TUESDAY, 15 TH NOVEMBER 2016 All news on members and interesting articles accepted. (Subject to editors’ approval.) Barry G EDITORS: Barry Grant Barbara Pittaway The Australian Commando Association’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. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO ASSN INC. Registered by Australia Post ~ Publication No PP100016240 Edition 8 ~August 2016 Official Publishers: Statewide Publishing P/L ABN 65 116 985 187 PO BOX 682, SURFERS PARADISE QLD 4217 PHONE: 0432 042 060 EMAIL: statepub@bigpond.net.au Printed by Galloping Press 138 Bonds Road, Riverwood NSW 2210 PHONE: 9584 7690 Pictured from left to right are Peter Laurantus, Brian Murphy, Tom Hall, Arthur Eastwood, Ken Curran OAM and Hugh Ralston AM who were on the original Green Beret Parade after WW2 at Victoria Barracks 60 years ago. Front Cover: Pictured from left to right are Peter Laurantus, Brian Murphy, Tom Hall, Arthur Eastwood, Ken Curran OAM and Hugh Ralston AM who were on the original Green Beret Parade after WW2 at Victoria Barracks 60 years ago. COMMANDO NEWS ~ Edition 8 I August 2016 1

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