PART 14 – PERSONNEL MATTERS

GENERAL – ALL PERIODS
(Available material to date covers Officer Training and Officer Postings; publications in relation to Other Ranks & Senior NCOs will be added as and when produced)

Veteran Family Toolkit (Veterans’ Mental Health)

The five-episode Toolkit is series of videos that aims to inform and educate current and former members of the Australian Defence Force members and their families and friends, about mental health. These videos cover post-traumatic mental health, avenues to treatment and how to best support oneself and loved ones. The videos are designed to break down the stigma around seeking help, and include input from veterans, families, and experts in the field. Includes a range of RAR veterans. The link directly to the site is:  https://www.boltonclarke.com.au/resources/?resource_category=veteran-family-toolkit .

Produced by Bolton Clarke Research Institute

 

COLE-ADAMS Jennet & GAULD Judy – Decision: Stories of leadership in the services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Canberra, 2017

ISBN: 978-0-9944775-6-9

Index, photographs; 56 pages.

A general promotional publication which includes three prominent members of the RAR – Captain Reg Saunders, General Peter Cosgrove and Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, each of which includes text and images of their backgrounds in the RAR. Other soldiers of the same RAR units feature in the material.

 

COULTHARD-CLARK, Chris – DUNTROON The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-1986

Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1986

ISBN: 0 86861 883 7

Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index, 367 pages.

Lists all graduates up to 1986, and how they are trained. Book also names many RAR staff members. Well illustrated, with Staff Cadet list among the appendices.

 

DONNELLY, Roger – The Scheyville Experience, The Officer Training Unit Scheyville 1965-1973

University of Queensland Press ,St Lucia QLD, 2001

ISBN 0 7022 3247 5 (pbk)

Index; 202 pages.

Scheyville produced many RAR Officers who served in Australia and overseas on operations. This is the story of how they were trained. As well, many officers from the RAR served on staff. Nominal Roll of Directing Staff and Graduates, Gallantry Awards, Honour Roll, black and white photos included.

 

EDWARDS, Glen D – Beyond Dark Clouds

Self-published, 2012

ISBN: 9780646575605SECA

Index, Bibliography; 404 pages.

Addresses the long-term effects of war on Vietnam veterans and their families and, more recently veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Gives an insight (as told by veterans, their spouses and children) into their lives and the many challenges confronting them daily.

 

HOWIE- WILLIS, Ian – An Unending War: The Australian Army’s struggle against Malaria, 1885-2015

Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW, 2016

ISBN: 9781925272758

Index, B & W photographs, maps, charts; 348 pages.

This story reflects the ongoing battle against Malaria in virtually every theatre of operations since the Suakin 1885 campaign when NSW troops deployed to Egypt. RAR’s involvement in post-WW II campaigns are mentioned.

 

KERBY, Martin C – Where Glory Awaits – A History of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace at War

Boolarong Press 2005

ISBN: 1 921 054 60 5

Index; 174 pages.

A biography of ex-students of Terrace who enlisted, several of whom served with the RAR commencing with the BCOF and Korea through the South East Asian campaigns and with the UN until and including Somalia.

 

LINDSAY, Neville – Loyalty and Service, The Officer Cadet School, Portsea

Historia Productions, Kenmore Qld 4069

ISBN 0 646 25492 8 (hcr)

Index, cover; 354 pages.

OCS Portsea produced many officers for the RAR, As well, many officers from the RAR served on staff. This story details their training. Graduate index, bibliography, glossaries, black and white and colour photos, Roll of Honour included.

 

LLOYD, Thomas Kevin – Beat PTSD: How a combat soldier conquered chronic PTSD to live a life that truly matters, and how you can too

Global Publishing Group, Mt Evelyn VIC, 2018

ISBN: 9781925288126

B & W photographs; 227 pages.

Contains practical advice by telling the mistakes the author made, the lessons learned for the benefit of others. Author was a member of the RAR and refers to this in parts of this publication.

 

McPHEDRON, Ian – Where soldiers lie: the quest to find Australia’s missing war dead

Harper Collins, Sydney, 2019

ISBN: 9781460709818

ISBN 10: 1460709810

Images, Index; 288 pages. Also available on CD via commercial outlets.

Over thirty-five thousand Australian soldiers and airmen are still listed as Missing In Action from the wars of the 20th Century. This book is about the process, science and people involved in trying to locate them. Includes the successful recovery of the six MIA from Vietnam, and the ongoing quest to locate those MIA in Korea, both wars including predominantly RAR MIA. No ADF personnel from any other overseas conflict since the creation of the RAR are missing.

 

MOORE, Darren – DUNTROON The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-2001

RMC of Australia, Canberra, 2001 (with assistance from the Australian Army History Unit)

ISBN: 1-876439-97-1

Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index, 608 pages.

Lists all cadets up to 2001, and how they are trained. Book also names many RAR staff members. Well illustrated, with Staff Cadet list among the appendices.

 

MURPHY, LTCOL PI – Fatigue Management During Operations: A Commander’s Guide

Doctrine Wing, Land Warfare Development Centre, Puckapunyal VIC, 3662

ISBN: Nil

Reading List, photographs, glossary; 96 pages.

Includes many illustrations from RAR members in the various campaigns in which they were involved.

 

RAR Association – Roll of Honour 1948-98

RAR Association, Brisbane, 1998

No ISBN

Lists all RAR members who died whilst on overseas service from Japan to Vietnam inclusive, and who are commemorated at the  National Memorial Walk at Enoggera, Brisbane. Second and updated edition is under preparation. Available from Bibliography Registrar, and soon to be instated in Part 16.

TOOHEY, Paul – PTSD among Australian Defence Force personnel who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan yet to be realized (14 G)

Presented on the News Corp Australia Network, this material is at:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/ptsd-among-australian-defence-force-personnel-whove-served-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-yet-to-be-realised/story-fneuzlbd-1227079403594

 
JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

Australian Broadcasting Commission/SAUNDERS, Ian – Bring them home: MIA from Korean War

ABC, Sydney, 2015

Interview, 18 Sep 15

Forty three Australians are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War and the son of one of them is pushing for remains to be identified and returned home. Names of the remaining MIA are available for document in Part 14 of this bibliography. See http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4315696.htm

 

CLARKE Hugh, BURGESS, Colin & BRADDON Russell – Australians at War: Prisoners of War

Time-Life Books, UK, 1988, 1989

ISBN-10: 0949118257

ISBN-13: 978-0949118257

Index, illustrated; 168 pages.

Volume 10 of the Time-Life series, includes details of the RAR POW/MIA in Korea.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Australian Nominal Roll of Korean Veterans

Go to http://www.koreanroll.gov.au/history.aspx

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Cancer Incidence Study 2003: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2003

ISBN: 9781740243179

A4 soft cover, black and white photographs and references; 60 pages.

Most Army covered in this tri-service study were RAR members. Also online at https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/veterans/cancer-incidence-study-2003-korean-war-veterans/contents/table-of-contents

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Health Study 2005: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Monash University, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover, maps, black and white photos; 150 numbered pages plus approximately 100 more pages of appendixes.

A general study of all three Services Korean War veterans of which Army fielded large numbers of RAR members. Located at https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/coeh/researchprogram/kwvhs

 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Cancer Incidence in Australian Vietnam Veterans Study 2005

DVA/AIHW, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1920720391

Maps, B & W photos, tables; 217 pages.

Covers all three Services; Army data includes RAR.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Health Study 2005 – Australian Veterans of the Korean War (Updated in 2014)

Monash University, Melbourne, 2005

ISBN: Nil

Maps, B & W photos, tables; 150 pages of text with approx. 100 more pages of Appendices.

 Most of the Army data will be RAR members. Updated version of the 2005 study is found at https://www.dva.gov.au/health-and-wellbeing/research-and-development/health-studies/health-study-2005-australian-veterans

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Mortality Study 2003: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2003

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover, maps, tables, black and white photos; 190 pages.

This study covers all three Services, and some of the photographs include RAR members in action during the Korean War.

 
SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

Nil entry

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

ABC – The Health of Australian Vietnam Veterans

ABC, Sydney, 2009

Audio Website

Interviews at https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/the-health-of-australian-vietnam-veterans/3067652 raise a series of cases from RAR members.

 

Australian Government (Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal) – Reid and the Department of Defence [2017] DHAAT 22 (30 November 2017) – Recommendation for the award of the Victoria Cross of Australia

Department of Defence, Canberra, 2017

ISBN: Nil

39 page Hearing.

DHAAT Hearing recommendation regarding the potential award of the Victoria Cross of Australia to ex-PTE Ian Reid, 7 RAR for an action on 30 April 1970 near Phuoc Loi, South Vietnam. Paper located at https://defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Reid-Decision.pdf

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian National Service Vietnam Veterans: Mortality and Cancer Incidence 2005

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 92072041 3

Soft cover; 154 pages.

Publication No P1055C investigated mortality and cancer incidence among national service Vietnam veterans compared to contemporary national service personnel who did not serve in Vietnam.

Department of Veterans Affairs – Australian Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans

Go to www.vietnamroll.gov.au/ and follow the links.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Dapsone Exposure and Australian Service in Vietnam: Mortality and Cancer Incidence

DVA, Canberra, 2007

ISBN: 1 920720 42 1

A4 soft cover; 142 pages.

Publication P10551 is the fourth and final volume in a series on Vietnam veterans, the great majority being RAR members.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Australian Vietnam Veterans Study 2005

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 920720 39 1

Soft cover; 217 pages.

Study covers veterans of all three services, including RAR members,

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – The Third Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Study

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 920720 40 5

A4 soft cover; 230 pages.

Publication No 1055B is a study involving mortality rates in all three Services pertaining to veterans of the Vietnam War including mainly RAR members.

LAUGHTON Kenny and WALSH, Derek – Touched by Fire: The Australian Experience in Vietnam

No publication details

ISBN: Nil

Colour photographs; 36 pages.

A tribute to those who served in Vietnam and a memorial to those who did not return alive. All RAR members are named with a photograph in chronological sequence of their deaths, along with other facts and figures of the war.

 

O’TOOLE, Brian – The ANZAC Research Institute Report to Veterans

ANZAC Research Institute, Canberra, 2007

ISBN: nil

Publication includes Appendices, personnel, publications and tables. From the Australian Vietnam Veterans Health Study which covers all of the RAR members to serve there.

 

ROSE, Peter Robert – Soldier’s Conscience: The Ethical Complexity of Vietnam Service

Barton Books, Canberra, 2008

ISBN: 9780980490107

Index, Bibliography; maps, 115 pages.

Author served in Vietnam as an Engineer. The book addresses ethical issues faced by Australian soldiers in Vietnam resulting from the severe cultural dislocation of deployment into a war zone. All RAR members will have faced these issues, having constituted the great bulk of the Australian deployment.

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

Nil entry

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study 2003: Executive Summary

Monash University and Health Services Australia, Melbourne, 2003

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover; 8 pages.

Executive Summary. This study was designed to investigate whether ADF personnel who served in the Gulf War have a higher than expected rate of adverse physical and psychological health effects, and if so, whether those effects are associated with exposures and experiences from that conflict.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study 2003: Volume 2

Monash University and Health Services Australia, Melbourne, 2003

ISBN: 1 920720 13 8

A4 Soft cover; 402 pages.

Investigates whether ADF personnel who served in the Gulf War have a higher than expected rate of adverse general health outcomes than a comparison group, and if so, whether those effects are associated with exposures and experiences that occurred during the Gulf War.

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

Nil entry