Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 25

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1983 Radschool Lawn Bowls Team.


Mick Ryan sent us this photo of the Radschool Bones team which we first had in Vol 21. Last issue Rod Taylor told us that the bloke 2nd left, back row, was SGT 'Chuck' Broadbent. Rod Jenkinson now tells us that the bloke on the left in the front row is Ivan 'Cos' Halleck (or Halek) who used to work as an instructor in Radschool at that time, “I think he was a RADTECHA. Also, the Cpl 2nd from right in the rear is, (I think), Phil Graham. I believe he later went on to become a WOD”. (3 down, 15 to go - tb)



Peter Forster sent us this – right on the money we reckon.


Quote of the Week.

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow  private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks, and corporations that will grow up around the banks, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'


Thomas Jefferson 1802



1968 Bone of Contention Cricket Team.


Bruce Hurrell sent us this photo of the 1968 (he thinks) RAAF Bone of Contention Cricket team at Ballarat.  Time has erased many of the names but those he recognises are:


Back Row L-R:    Umpire, Bruce Hurrell, Chris Thompson?, Mick McKeough?, ??, ?? ??, ?? and umpire.

Front Row L-R:   John Hoskins (Deceased),  ??,  Bruce Waghorn, Gary Olsen, ??.

The other faces are familiar but the identities escape me.


Can anyone help with other names??


And God said: “Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me”.

And Satan said, “Let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on me."


New Veterans’ Council holds first meeting at Parliament House.

The fourteen members of the newly established Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters have
met for the first time. During the meeting, conducted on October 9 and 10 in Canberra, the Council have confirmed its terms of reference, investigated some of the current consultative arrangements for the veterans community and began considering some of the major issues facing the portfolio.


The Council also met with the Prime Minister, who said that the establishment of the advisory body was an important achievement for the Government and that he looked forward to receiving its advice. The Chair of the Council, Dr Allan Hawke, said he was pleased by the progress of the first meeting.


"We have decided how the Council will work and report to the Government.” "We have also begun to discuss key topics such as mental health in the veteran community and how we plan to address other priority areas," he  said. "It was encouraging to have the Prime Minister join our first meeting and hear his views on the importance of the Council," said Dr Hawke.


The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Alan Griffin, also attended the Council meeting. Dr Hawke said the Council would work closely with the Minister in providing advice to the Government. Mr Griffin said he expected the Council to provide advice and recommendations and identify priority issues facing the ex-service and defence communities.


"I am pleased that the Council has now been established, as we promised prior to the election. Based on the outcomes of the first meeting, I believe the Council is well placed to fulfil its role of providing a collective voice for the veteran community," he said. Prior to the next formal meeting of the Council in March 2009, it will  have informal, out of session meetings. The Council's Terms of Reference and names of the Council Members are:


Members of Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters


  • Dr Allan Hawke - Chair, ACT

  • Mr Frank Benfield, Queensland

  • Group Captain Dr Robert Black AM RFD, South Australia

  • Hon Graham Edwards, Western Australia

  • Mrs June Healy OAM, ACT

  • Commodore Nick Helyer MBE RANR, NSW

  • Warrant Officer Peter Hind OAM, Queensland

  • Mr Kenneth Kipping AM, ACT

  • Ms Gail MacDonell, NSW

  • Ms Anne Pahl, Victoria

  • Mr Phil Pyke, Tasmania

  • Ms Donna Reggett, Queensland

  • Brigadier Keith V Rossi (Rtd) AM OBE RFD ED, Victoria

  • Brigadier Neil Weekes (Rtd) AM MC, Queensland



Terms of Reference - Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters


The Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters is a body established to consider and advise the Prime Minister and Government on strategic and complex matters. Its aim is to:


  • provide advice on major issues affecting the ex-service and defence communities with a view to facilitating a better future for members of these communities;

  • review proposed legislation and its impact on the ex-service and defence communities;

  • advise on ex-service matters which impact directly on the responsibilities of other government departments; and

  • consider and assist the prioritising of issues raised or referred by the Prime Minister and/or the Minister.


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Famous Sporting Quotes.


"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."

(Winston Bennett)


"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."

 (Greg Norman)


"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

(Terry Venables)


"Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."

Harry Carpenter - BBC TV Boat Race 1977)



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