Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dedication of the National Servicemen's Memorial Canberra 2010 Merchandise

The National Servicemen's Association Australia has engaged the Military Shop to provide quality merchandise for the dedication of the National Servicemen's Memorial in Canberra, September 2010. The National Servicemen's Association will gain a royalty from the sale of each product.

We are pleased to offer you this great range of merchandise and remember all profits from Army Shop go to the Army Relief Trust Fund to support soldiers.

Stock is due in early July, order now to secure your items.

If you would like further information, or you would like to place an order, please feel free to contact us on 02 6123 2960 or visit

Equal to the Task vol 1

If you want to know a bit about the RAASC we recommend you visit the site. If you go to the site and click on the contents you will find a wealth of information.
The web book is the work of Neville Lindsay and it is a fine example of dedication to the Corps.
It also offers the opportunity for short biographies of Corps members to be submitted by them, their families or other interested persons. (Check out some that are already there).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What a great ANZAC Day

What a great day was had by all up here in Brisbane, we hope you all had as great a day. The day started at the new venue for the ATA that being "The Club" that is the Queensland Public Service Club. As this was a private function we were abel to have a drink well before the 1300hrs as set for most Hotels. As can be seen by the photo on the left a few of us took advantage of the situation.
We had a number of the Platoon members there including two past Platoon commanders. (Terry Byrne and Win Fowles) Two other members came a distance to join us, Rip Kirby all the way from Canberra and Gordon Balnch from Grafton. Thanks boys for putting in the effort.
The Banner stood proud through the march and we received feed back from other members who saw us on the TV. We all felt so proud.
The club put on a great feed after the march and we all enjoyed a few drinks on such a hot day

Another great highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Gary Kerr for his over Thirty years service to The RAASC/RACT and his service to the ATA since his discharge. Gary was an NCO with 2 Transport Pl in 1967 and served on till his discharge as a Major. To Gary from all the members of 2 Transport Pl we say well done mate, we are all proud that a former member of the platoon did so well.
We are going to try and make it again next year, so if you are able to get to Brisbane please come along.
If any other groups have reports or photos of ANZAC Day and wish to have them posted just send them to:

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The reunion committee would like to wish all our members a great ANZAC Day. Try not to drink to much and above all get home safe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

National Service Memorial

We have just been advised that the Dedication of the National Service Memorial will be held at the AWM in Canberra on Tue and Wed 7/8 of September 2010. For full details see the official site click here . From this site you will be able to download an expression of interest form. You will need to act fast as only 1000 National Serviceman will be invited to Parliament House for the official reception. Details are on the site.

There will be a parade and dedication ceremony on Wed the 8th. involving the Governor General.

If Two Transport members wish you may use this site to orginise the memorial. If you intend to go email us on and we post details on the site and/or send out information through our email address group. If there is enough interest we will orginise some kind of reunion.

Sorry ARA people, you are not invited, however if you wish to we can organise something for you in Canberra, our own little "Reg" reunion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Belt Buckles and name badges

G'day all, we are hoping to have some belt buckles made up similar to the one above, without the RAASC badge but with our "33" and the vietnam colours. We hope to have an example and prices soon. Also we are getting quotes on name badges , as soon as we have an example of the badge it will be posted.

What do you think ?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Boyds Bay Holiday Park

G'day all,
Just a hint when you are making a booking at the Holiday Park please mention that you are part of the 2 Transport Reunion, in this way we will be able to be in one general area.
The link to the Park is here:
Please book as soon as you can.

Monday, April 12, 2010

From our last meeting

We have decided to hold stocks of “33” tac signs on hand for sale at $2.00 each. Depending on cost the crossed swords and kangaroo sign will also be available.
The following merchandise is going to be investigated for sale at the next reunion:
• Belt buckle with the unit “33” and colours
• Stubby holder
• Number plate surrounds
• Unit mug
• Polo shirt with unit “33”
• 4WD spare wheel cover with unit “33”

River Cruise
We have decided to go firm on the river cruise as per ser .5 of the draft Programme. This still leaves the Wednesday open for a tour. If you have any ideas please let us know so it can be discussed and arranged.

Free Day
It is now time to arrange your free day and get some kind of group together. Some activities near the park are:
• Golf
• Ten pin bowling
• Lawn bowls
• Visit one of the Theme Parks
• Wild life parks
• Or visit the Tweed information HERE There is a whole host of things to see and do
• Or just stay in the Park and relax.
A more detailed programme will be issued when it is complete.
Please we need your feed back, it is your reunion, if you have any ideas please let us know

G'day all,
We have been asked about the "33" car stickers. We are happy to say that they are available from the reunion commettee at the cost of $2.00 each. If you require any let us know at and we will send them off. Don't send any money we will add it to your reunion cost. We are also investigating the supply of the crossed swords and kangaroo tac sign and depending on cost they too will be available soon. A limited number of lapel pins are available for $5.00, as for the stickers, don't send money we will add it to your account.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


G'day all,

Please find below a letter we received from the Army Transport Association in regards to ANZAC Day. For all of you who can make it we will have our banner there so we will be marching behind it with the ATA. If we all meet at the Club as mentioned below at about 1000hr. we can go as a group to the form up point. If you can make it it would be great to march as a unit and a few drinks after.

Army Transport Association Inc
4 Newline Court
Loganlea Q 4131
6 Apr 2010


Please take note that due to a breakdown in communications with our previous function landlords it has become necessary for us to take the following drastic action to avoid succumbing to crippling financial hardship.

With this in mind the Committee of the ATA Inc has decided to move the ‘post Anzac Day March Function’ from Lennons as previously noted, to;
“THE CLUB” (Public Service Club), situated in Stephens Lane in the city, between George and William Streets.

The Club opens for the function at 12 noon, (but drinks are available from 1000hrs.)

Entry fee remains unchanged at $15 dollars per head to cover room hire and food.
A choice of three lunch menus is available for lunch (Meals are required to cover licensing restrictions)

Being a club, a pre requisite is that all attending members must sign in at the door.

The function is held on the first floor, lift and stair access is provided.
Smoking area is available on the ground floor.

We regret any inconvenience this change of venue may incur, but hopefully enough time is available to inform most intending attendees.

We trust you and your members will support us in this new venue.

Yours sincerely

Glen Hutley (Secretary

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We are still looking for members interested in marching as a group on ANZAC day in Brisbane. We will have the 2 Platoon Banner with us and will march behind and as part of the ATA. If you wish to join us please contact us at . We will post details as they come to hand.

If there are any other groups who wish their march details posted here just let us know and we will post the details.

Friday, April 2, 2010

RAASC Vietnam Plaque Dedication Weekend

Some of the members of 2 Transport who traveled to canberra for the Plaque dedication. (click on photo for close up)
Above can be seen the plaque which was dedicated over last weekend. We are pleased to say 2 Transport was well represented and a good weekend was had by all. When we are advised of the location the plaque is to be layed we will post the details. We have been told it will be in the gardens not far form the HMAS Brisbane.