Monday, December 28, 2009

The Boys

Here is a photo of the 1968 crew, see how many of the people you can recognise. I will make another one up soon with some new faces.

We need some photos from the later periods, please send them to us.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all

Christmas 2009

On behalf of Terry Byrne and the committee we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We know there is a lot going on but we wish to see you all in the new year, so take it easy and let someone else drive. If you can find the time, remember a past member and raise a glass to him.

Stay Safe

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My how things Change

Thanks to Niel Collard I am able to post a photo of what the R&C Centre looks like today. If you look closely you will be able to work it out. The top floor has changed some what but I am able to recognize the room I stayed in. I wonder if they have the same water tank? And note the fully sealed road and street lighting! Things have changed.

Till next time

Stay safe.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Memory form then

R & C Centre Vung Tau
Most of us would remember the R&C Centre. This is where you could spend 5 days of rest once in your 12 month tour. If ever you did one of the water runs would get to know the place even better. The bar at the top of the building was open most of the time and the food there was great. It even had a rope to climb up if ever you were caught out after the doors closed. (not that anyone from 2 tpt would need such things). The place still stands today thanks to Niel Collard I will post a photo of what it looks like today, that's in a day or two.

I you want to see any photos of back then let us know here and we will do our best to track some down.

Till then, Stay safe.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Canungra Vietnam Memorial

Two Transport was well represented at the dedication of our unit plaque within the Vietnam Memorial in Canungra. Ron Butcher(platoon Sgt. 1 Pl ) gave a presentation on the role of the RAASC in Vietnam, in particular 1pl, 2pl and 87 pl. It was well received by all. Russell Dinte laid a wreath on behalf of all 2 Transport members. It was a very hot afternoon and a cold beer was most welcome. All in all it was a great day and it was great to catch up with some old friends. It's a pity that the memorial is so hard to visit with security at Canungra so tight. If you want to know more about the memorial contact Paul Clements.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another one of Stans gems.

Camilla's new shoes

Camilla bought a new pair of shoes for her wedding which got
increasingly tighter & tighter as the day went on.

That night after the festivities were finally over, she & Charles
had retired to their room at the palace.

Camilla flopped on the bed and said 'Please remove my shoes darling,
ones feet are killing one.'

Ever obedient, the Prince of Wales attacked her right shoe with vigour

But it would not budge.

'Harder' yelled Camilla.

'Harder?' Charles yelled back, 'I'm trying darling! But it's just so
bloody tight!'

'Come on give it all you've got ' she cried.

Finally when it released, Charles let out a big groan, and Camilla
exclaimed 'Oh God, that feels so good.'

In their bedroom next door The Queen turned to Prince Phillip and said,

'See, I told you she would still be a virgin with a face like

Meanwhile back in the other bedroom Charles was attempting to remove
the other shoe when he cried out 'Oh god, darling this ones even

At which point Prince Phillip turned and said to the Queen:

'That's my boy, Once a Navy man, always a Navy man!'

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Suggestion from Paul Sharp

Melbourne Cup
Suggestion from Paul Sharp, as we will be holding the reunion in the first week of November, we incorporate something to do with the Melbourne Cup. What do you all think, give us some feedback.