50th Anniversary - Indon Confrontation

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50th Anniversary - Indon Confrontation

Postby Bolters » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:34 am

50th Anniversary of the embarkation of 111 LAA Bty RAA, 7 Field Sqn RAE, 5 Sqn RAAF on HMAS Sydney.
A friend of mine has asked me to pass this on to as many ex-servicemen as possible who may have been involved in this operation.
Can you please pass this email onto as many contacts as you have so that it will get the widest possible distribution.
Anyone who was involved and wants more detail should use the contact details below.

It's small world....your offer to include some details in RAN web sites is very much appreciated. We are preparing to organise what may be the last major reunion for units of the Australian Armed Forces deployed during the Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66. As far as we know, the gathering of all three services has not been attempted before, so we have commenced well in advance of the proposed date. In essence, it is the commemoration of the embarkation and transporting of troops with all their equipment, into the Borneo and Malay Peninsula areas of hostilities due to Indonesian armed aggression against Malaysia. The attached "50 VetAffairs Notice" will be published several times over the next 15 months and I think it may be suitable to publish in the RAN sites you mentioned, if acceptable.

The reunion will be held in Sydney.

The National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc
50TH ANNIVERSARY 25th May 2014 Sydney
Preparations are being made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the embarkation of 111 LAA Bty RAA, 7 Field Sqn RAE and 5 Sqn RAAF onboard HMAS Sydney 111 R17, for Sabah, Borneo and Butterworth, Kedah, Malaysia on 25 May 1964. The RAN escort ships were HMAS Yarra F07 and HMAS Parramatta F06. Plannining includes a reunion for all the Australian Armed Forces for that deployment, including 32 Small Ship Sqn RAE. All surviving former members of those RAN ships, Army units and RAAF Sqn are asked to register their contact details.
Enquiries can be directed to:
Brian Selby
Ph: 08 8387 1672
M: 0416 118 843
E: oneoneecho111@gmail.com
John Bolton
HMAS Sydney, Parramatta, Yarra
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