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CAMARADERIE is published three times a year, usually in March, July and December. A copy is posted to each member of the Association.

Camaraderie Vol 47 No 1

A WORD FROM THE EDITOR

A bumper edition that serving members of the ADF in particular should find of interest, for example the articles on ration charges, financial assistance and the Senate Mental Health Inquiry. All readers should also note the DFWA Policy Priorities for the coming year. We continue to work hard on your behalf !
Les Bienkiewicz

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CONTENTS FIRST EDITION 2016

Contact Details ........................................................................................................................ 4

From the President’s Pen ......................................................................................................... 5

National Office Roundup ........................................................................................................... 6

DFWA Policy Objectives ............................................................................................................ 7

Cpl Cosmo Reports on ADF Rations Increase ........................................................................... 9

ANZAC Courage ...................................................................................................................... 11

Bring Home the 43 Missing in Action from the Forgotten War ................................................ 13

Letters to the Editor ............................................................................................................... 15

Alarm Bell Words ..................................................................................................................... 17

Another Year, Another Deployment ......................................................................................... 19

Where is Defence Housing Headed? ....................................................................................... 20

Welcome to Our New Honorary Industrial Relations Advisor ................................................... 20

New PTSD Treatment Centre for South Australia ..................................................................... 21

Defence Reserves Association - Various Issues and Concerns ................................................ 22

Financial Assistance to ADF Members ...................................................................................... 24

Secret War - ADF Mental Health ............................................................................................... 25

Money Matters ......................................................................................................................... 27

Restoring justice and fairness for all DFRB/DFRDB beneficiaries ............................................... 29

Korean War - Commemorative Mission ..................................................................................... 31

Counterfeit Heros - Sir William Stephenson & Other Fakes ...................................................... 32

Application to Join or Renew .................................................................................................... 36

Reflections on Life .................................................................................................................... 37

Branch Reports ......................................................................................................................... 38

Donation Slip ............................................................................................................................ 42

Camaraderie Vol 46 No 3

A WORD FROM THE EDITOR

Finding articles to publish in Camaraderie can sometimes be difficult and I encourage readers to feel free to contact me with suggestions - or better still, submit articles!
With that request out of the way, I wish readers a happy Christmas and a healthy and happy 2016.
Les Bienkiewicz

Camaraderie Volume 46 No 3 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD EDITION 2015 - CONTENTS

Contact Details................................................................................................................................ 4

From the President’s Pen................................................................................................................. 5

National Office Roundup.................................................................................................................. 6

Military History Fakers..................................................................................................................... 7

Proposed Battlefield Tours............................................................................................................... 8

How to Prepare for Transition.......................................................................................................... 9

ACT DWFA Defence Widows AWM Ceremony.................................................................................. 11

Result of the DFWA 2015 Raffle..................................................................................................... 11

Federal Parliamentarians with Military Service................................................................................ 12

The Veterans’ Children Education Scheme..................................................................................... 13

Super That’s Not So Super............................................................................................................ 14

Letters to the Editor...................................................................................................................... 16

Replacement Medals Policy............................................................................................................ 19

Our Sponsors................................................................................................................................ 19

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment....................................................................................... 20

Honorary Life Membership............................................................................................................. 21

Book Review : Monash - The Soldier Who Shaped Australia............................................................ 21

James Cook University and Army Reach Agreement Over Education............................................... 22

Vale: LTCOL Gerard Nelson BA GRAD DIP I. R. (RETD)................................................................... 22

Not All Thieves Are Stupid !........................................................................................................... 23

The Jacobites in Ireland................................................................................................................ 24

Corporal Cosmo Reports!............................................................................................................... 27

Book Review - Stepping Into a Minefield........................................................................................ 28

Money Matters.............................................................................................................................. 29

Where is Defence Housing Headed?............................................................................................... 30

Application to Join or Renew.......................................................................................................... 32

Branch Reports............................................................................................................................. 34

Donation Slip................................................................................................................................ 38

 

 

FRONT COVER

HMA Ships alongside at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

Photo courtesy of Defence Media

Camaraderie Vol 46 No 2

A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
Readers may note the new look front cover. Over the next couple of editions we will try and update the "look" and "feel" of the magazine … please contact me if you have any ideas. As always, articles are always welcome for publication. I trust you will enjoy this edition of Camaraderie.

Les Bienkiewicz, Editor

Camaraderie Vol46 No2July 2015

SECOND EDITION 2015  - CONTENTS

Contact Details.................................................................................................................................4

From the President’s Pen..................................................................................................................5

National Office Roundup...................................................................................................................6

Profile in Courage: Trooper Billy Sing................................................................................................7

Attention Current Serving ADF Members..........................................................................................9

Our Major Policy Objectives............................................................................................................11

Young Diggers Dog Squad.............................................................................................................15

Letter to the Editor........................................................................................................................16

Butterworth Air Base and the Malayan Emergency..........................................................................17

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study..........................................................................21

Welcome News...............................................................................................................................22

DFWA Executive Meeting................................................................................................................23

Your DFWA Membership - Changes are in the Air............................................................................23

Defence Reserves Association - Various Issues and Concerns...........................................................24

New Vietnam War Website.............................................................................................................25

Former ADF Members Now Protected from Release of Personal Information Held on
Record by the National Archives of Australia....................................................................................26

Corporal Cosmo Speaks!.................................................................................................................27

Book Review - The War with the Ottoman Empire...........................................................................28

Money Matters - The Rule of 72......................................................................................................29

The Continuing Saga of the ADF Wage Case...................................................................................31

Application to Join or Renew...........................................................................................................34

Branch Reports..............................................................................................................................35

A Memorable Visit to HMAS Stirling.................................................................................................38

Donation Slip.................................................................................................................................38

 

FRONT COVER
An Air Force ground crew member performs pre flight checks on an Australian F/A-18A Hornet in the Middle East Region. Mid-Caption Australia’s Air Task Group (ATG) as part of Operation OKRA comprises six RAAF F/A-18A Hornets, an E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. Nearly 400 personnel have deployed to the Middle East as part of, or in direct support of the ATG. Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh terrorist threat in Iraq. Australia's contribution is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations and a broad coalition of international partners.

Photo courtesy of Defence Media

Camaraderie Vol 46 No 1

Cover of Camaraderie Vol46 No1 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST EDITION 2015

CONTENTS

Contact Details................................................................................................................4

From the President’s Pen.................................................................................................5

National Office Roundup..................................................................................................6

The Proposed New Military Superannuation Scheme........................................................7

A DWFA Privacy Policy....................................................................................................10

Calling all WRAACS........................................................................................................10

No Defence Child Care Centres in South Australia. Why is it so?......................................11

Corporal Cosmo Speaks!................................................................................................12

Military Service is Unique...............................................................................................13

A Display of Ethics, Moral Courage and Will from the late Honourable Tom Uren, AC........15

Disaster at the Nek: The Massacre of the Australian Light Horse.....................................17

US Military Veterans are also Facing Threats to their Entitlements!.................................19

The Community of Australian Veterans...........................................................................20

Vale Major Ian Geoffrey McKeown, OAM (Retd)...............................................................21

Defence Reserves Association - Various Issues or Concerns.............................................22

5000 Poppies - A Community Tribute of Respect & Remembrance..................................23

The “Debt & Deficit” Conundrum & the Threat of Austerity.............................................24

Money Matters: Shares? Property? Alternatives?............................................................29

Facts Check - Australia’s Wage Increases.......................................................................30

Vale Brigadier (Bill) Earle Charles Lord OBE (Retd).........................................................31

Asbestos - An Important Update...................................................................................32

Application to Join or Renew..........................................................................................34

Branch Reports..............................................................................................................35

Proof Reading, A Dying Art ?..........................................................................................38

Donation Slip.................................................................................................................38

 

FRONT COVER

Australian Army Reserve officer cadets took part in a 13-kilometre pack march through the Mount Majura nature reserve, Canberra, 6 February 2015. The pack march crossed Canberra’s ‘three peaks’ – Mount Majura, Mount Ainslie and Mount Pleasant, before finishing at Royal Military College, Duntroon. The march was the culminating activity Australian Army Reserve General Service Officer First Appointment Course. After successful completion officer cadets are promoted to lieutenants. For the final phase of training, officer cadets completed a 29-day training block covering warfighting theory and administration to enable their assessment as all-corps platoon commanders.

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