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December 02, 2019, 09:56

RAAMCHSCA Inc Notices for 2020

* The NSW Branch of the RAAMCHSC Assn Inc. hold THREE meetings per year viz; February, June and October. They are on the first FRIDAY of the particular month ar 11.10 at the Paddington RSL Club on Oxford Street (bus stops at the front door)

Please contact the Secretary, Theo Dechaufepie OAM (0408.781.717) or myself, Alan Curry OAM (0427.82.4646) if you would like to attend. You are most welcome to join us for Lunch, in the club, after the meeting.



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VALE - 2018

Reg Lawrence passed away 7th October

VALE- 2019

MAJ Neville ROTHFIELD OAM Passed Away 12th JANUARY. 

 Noel TAME Passed away 6th FEBRUARY

Gavin DRISCOLL Passed Away 13th FEBRUARY

Ken ILES RFD Passed Away 26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Huss MAHOMET Passed Away 5th MARCH

Henry ("Harry") STRONG Passed Away 3rd APRIL

Garry FLOOD passed Away 10th MAY

Anthony JORDAN Passed Away 11th JUNE

MAJ Peter PAISLEY (Ret'd) Passed Away 25th JUNE





 Annual Mixed reunion Luncheon (Last Saturday in November) 30th. It is a relaxed and informal lunch at the Paddington RSL Club in Oxford Street, Paddington (Opposite Paddington Town Hall) from Noon to about 3pm. Lunch and refreshments at own expense. Your friends are also welcome to join us.

All enquiries to Hon Sect-Alan Curry OAM (0427824646)



 Innocent To Tomas & Betty HAMILTON on the happy occasion of celebrating their GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

Smile To Rhys VAUGHN and Cath SALMON on being promoted to Corporal in 5 CSSB Health Company.

Smile To WO 11 Michael ALI OAM on being awarded the Federation Star, by the Commander of the 2nd Division, MAJGEN Kathryn Campbell AO CSC. This was in recognition of over 40 years of exemplorary service with the Australian Army

KissLaughing To newly married Associate (and Life) members, Anthony LAING to Brittany EVANS. Brittany is a granddaughter of Derek (our President) and Edna CANNON and the happy event took place Friday 20th September. 

Smile To MAJ David CZERKIES CStJ on being given the honour of the title Commander of St John (CStJ)


WELCOME to NEW (and past) members during 2019:-




Do you know any Organisation which may be interested in placing their 'Ad' in our magazine? Please contact our secretary, Alan Curry OAM (0427824646) so that he might contact them of our very affordable costs for a Full Page (A4), or 1/2 or 1/4 page for 12 MONTHS and will be inserted in our 4 quarterly issues.


* We are now on "FACEBOOK" and we thank our committee member, Ann Jackson, for starting this off. We invite all our members, who have a computer with the internet, to 'log on' to us and have a say and let us know what you think?! (Thank you Ann.)

Facebook Group  you need to request to join the group.

You can also 'click' on to General Updates and view our current (and past) magazines.


* Would you like to purchase a past copy of our magazine (while they last)? $7 per copy (includes postage). Contact Alan-0427824646)


* Our Quarterly Newsletters for 2019 are now on our 'site'.


 * We have produced a "SPECIAL Limited Edition" 2015 Commemorative Calendar.

These wonderful "Keepsakes" are still available to purchase @ $7  each (Incl Postage).


* Our Centenary DVD's are now available ($20 each-incl postage). This DVD is a wonderful memento of the Queens Park (Sydney) Centenary Parade.

* We have a limited number of Centenary "POLO" Shirts, with pocket ($70). Let me know your size. The payment details for any of the above is listed below.

Your purchases will greatly assist our finances.

(You may pay by cheque or Money Order to; "5 Field Ambulance Association" and post to either Brian Tams, Hon Treasurer, 453/1 Scaysbrook Drive, KINCUMBER NSW 2251, OR Alan Curry OAM, Hon Sect, 35/1a Gordon Close, ANNA BAY NSW 2316. If you would like to pay by a Direct Deposit, our banking details are; BSB:637000, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 717253825, ACCOUNT NAME: 5 Field Ambulance Association, BANK: Greater) For further info. please call Alan Curry on 0427824646. Our committee sincerely thanks you in advance.


Join Us

Have you submitted your Application Form to join our Association ($15 per year or LIFE MEMBERSHIP $100) and/or the RAAMC Association Inc.? (This is FREE). If not, please do so. A form is included in each of our quarterly magazines but please contact me if you would like one mailed to you. (Alan Curry OAM 0427.82.4646)



We have had donated a number of "Bumper Stickers" (25cm X 6cm) for $5 each (posted) or $7 for two, $9 for three, $11 for four. If you would like any please contact Alan (0427.82.4646). I will also have them at our Reunion Lunch ($2 each) on our Reunion day (Saturday 30th November-Noon-3pm, at the Paddington RSL Club. Oxford Street, Sydney opposite the Town Hall).


Honour Roll

rising sun

5 Field Ambulance 

2/5 Field Ambulance Playing two up

Members of 2/5 Field Ambulance playing two-up at Blue Beach while waiting for orders to embark for the Oboe 2 operation. Identified are VX21315 Private (Pte) R H Wilshire (1); VX12179 Pte H H Hicks (2); QX38619 Pte R R Pershouse (3); QX50540 Pte C A T Lax (4); NX162657 Pte R J Shields (5); QX37746 Pte W L McGuire (6).



This is NOT a complete list. It is a list of past and present members I have gathered over the  years who have been, or still are, involved in our Association—some have Passed Away.

I have included all the 2/5th WW 2 personnel and some WW 1. If you have been a past member and your name is NOT recorded OR if you have a relative who served in WW 1, WW 2, post WW 2 Militia or National Service with 5th Field Ambulance, and can provide me with their/your details, I would be honoured to add his/her/your name to this Honour Roll.

Alan Curry OAM—Hon Sect. 5 Field Ambulance RAAMC Association. (Mob:0427.82.4646)



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