Facebook Group

The Facebook page for the Association can be found at 9 RAR Facebook

If you are on Facebook you can request that you be added as a friend which will enable you to post to the Group.

The Group currently has 70 members as 15 May 2018, there must be more “niners” out there than just these 70. Past members, NOK, friends, family and supporter of 9 RAR are welcome to come on board.

The Group is for “A group of people who served with or are friends of members of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.”

Camp Gregory

From “Ricochet” – Official newsletter of VVAA Sunshine Coast

A story on Camp Gregory a Veteran’s Retreat near Woodgate Queensland

Camp Gregory

Roger’s Contact is 07 4129 4030 no Mob or Email.

The emails go to Daniel Spain at Hervey Bay, Camp Gregory

From Graeme Ready

I know that David Weston has already sent you an email on behalf of the Kiwi Gunners that attended the recent 9 RAR Reunion in Adelaide.

However I would like to add my personal thanks for what was a great Reunion at Adelaide at which we were made to feel very welcome by both the C Company Group and the wider Battalion. It was a real pleasure to have the chance to catch up with so many 9 Battalion Veterans that I had not seen for many years.

My thanks to you too for allowing me to pay cash for the Reunion, once I arrived there.

Finally, I have really enjoyed the humour in your emails!

From Doug McGrath

As I said on the phone, Bob, I would like you to convey to the committee my congratulations for the remarkable reunion you presented to mark our 50th anniversary.
I am in no doubt that our family members enjoyed the experience, most of all, being together to share friendships forged long ago.

To cram over 500 into the dinner took some doing but the Hilton staff are to be congratulated for their role also.
Schuey’s thought provoking musical journey through years of conflict was amazing and “I was only 19” brought the house down.
Peter’s speech in support of Col’s book was a highlight of the event as he connected so effortlessly with his family and old mates.
Our memorial march and service was given extra weight by the presence of such a string of dignitaries and in itself was memorable.

I thank you.

I have also received a letter from our patron asking me on behalf of Lynn and himself to thank and congratulate you and the committee in much the same tone as I have written.
They really enjoyed themselves. So many of their engagements are stiff, formal affairs. They love being able to relax and enjoy the events among so many friends.

So huge congratulations from the Patron and the Pres.

No doubt you are all pleased it is over.