PART 15 – MEDIA AND MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

GENERAL – ALL PERIODS

CHARLTON, Bill – A Ragged Bunch of Diggers: Poetry by Bill Charlton

Charlton Publishing, Valentine NSW, 1999

ISBN: 0 9577620 03

Photographs, Index; 80 pages.

A book of poetry, many about RAR personalities; regarded as a ‘must’ for anyone to have worn army boots.

CHARLTON, Bill – A Rugged Bunch of Diggers: Poetry by Bill Charlton Book 2

Charlton Publishing, Valentine NSW, 2001

ISBN: 0-9577620-2-X

Colour and black & white photographs; 96 pages.

The second book of poems from Charlton, many of which are also about RAR personalities.

MANSFORD, George – Junior Leadership on the Battlefield 1990

Headquarters Training Command, Sydney, 1990

ISBN: 7610 66 135 0078

References, B & W photos; 84 pages.

This revised pamphlet, intended also for public consumption, provides examples of good junior Australian leadership on the battlefield. Its post WW II portion includes many examples from RAR members. Notified in Defence Instruction (Army) ADMIN 20 Series for 1990 and printed by AGPS, VIC, 1993.

MANSFORD, George – Junior Leadership on the Battlefield 1994 (Second Edition)

Army Office, Canberra, 1994

ISBN: 0 642 20293 1

References, B & W photos; 74 pages.

This revised pamphlet, intended also for public consumption, provides examples of good junior Australian leadership on the battlefield. Its post WW II portion includes many examples from RAR members. Notified in Defence Instruction (Army) ADMIN 20 Series for 1994.

Royal Australian Regiment (The) – Regimental Standing Orders 1977

Regimental Headquarters, Canberra, 1977

ISBN: Nil

Currently A4 assembled document of 13 chapters; approx 200 pages.

This is the 1977 edition of RAR Standing Orders. It contains General Information on the RAR, details of the Colonel Commandant function, Regimental Colonel function, Regimental Alliances, and histories of the battalions (12), RAR Council, Dress, Rules, Officers and Sergeant’s Messes, Sports and Competitions. A trove of data. Once digitised it will be available through Part 16 of this bibliography as well.

RUSS, Barry (Consultant Editor) – Duty First: 1948 – 2008: 60 years of the Royal Australian Regiment

Faicountmediagroup, Sydney, 2008

ISBN: Nil

88 pages.

This green covered (undated) publication is a 60 year commemorative edition with multiple editors and writers. It includes a series of feature articles, snapshots of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8/9 RAR (the RAR at the time), articles on notable persons and finishes with a Futures article by the then Chief of Army, LTGEN Peter Leahy, himself of the RAR. Essentially, a snapshot commercially supported publication intended to celebrate the point in time with a contemporary contribution to the literature in 2008.

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

Nil entry

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (1st Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1952

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. With a foreword by the High Commissioner/Director of Operations, General Templar, the ATOM pamphlet as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops as well.

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (2nd Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1954

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. With a foreword by the Director of Operations, General Bourne, the ATOM pamphlet as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops as well. Updated to take account of experiences 1952-54.

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (3rd Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1958

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. The ATOM pamphlet, as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops who by the time of publication had been in-country for several years so it is probable that input came from them as well as British forces as well. Updated to take account of experiences 1955-58.

VIETNAM 1962-75

Military Board – The Soldier’s Handbook

Military Board, Army Headquarters, 1965

Item 7610-66-021-1631 (Army Routine orders dated 31 May 1965)

Photographs and images incl rank and service ribbons; 148 pages.

This widely issued information source, classified RESTRICTED at the time was issued to all Army personnel and Army cadets. Features RAR personnel as dress and fieldcraft models including (then SGT) MAJ RLJ Northcott, AM (Retd).

LEE, Sandra Finger – Vietnam on Canvas: McFadyen, Ken: An Artist at Work

Barrallier Books, Melbourne, 2010

ISBN: 10: 098066330X

ISBN: 13: 9780980663303

Colour & B/W photographs; 144 pages.

McFadyen was attached to 2 RAR as an official war artist in Vietnam and most of the images in this publication would therefore feature that unit.

 

Australian Army – Training Information Bulletin No 69: Infantry Battalion Lessons from Vietnam 1965-71

Headquarters Training Command, Sydney, 1988

ISBN: Nil

DSN: 7610-66-130-0811

Notified in (DI(A) ADMIN 20 series for 1988, Army pamphlet

Curiously this product was only published formally 17 years after the war to which it applied, although it has been pressed into service in document form much earlier as lessons learned accumulated. Covers tactics and weapons and includes quotes from a range of RAR veterans from the Vietnam war.

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1991-95, 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

Nil entry

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