Annual Xmas party 2 RAR

Accession Number F04624
Collection type Film
Measurement 25 min 57 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Maker McDonald, Alastair
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 5 December 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


A Channel TNQ 7 film of the Christmas party held at Townsville on Saturday 5 December 1970 for the wives and children of members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR) for screening to 2 RAR in Vietnam over the Christmas New Year period. Christmas greetings are given by the following: Mrs Nola CHURCH wife of the 57005 Lieutenant-Colonel John Murray CHURCH C.O. 2 RAR and their children Penny and Jennifer; Mrs Mary GIBBONS wife of 14109 Warrant Officer Marco Raymond "Kiwi" GIBBONS CSM support Coy and children; Mrs WILLIAMS wife of 26631 RSM Leonard Albert WILLIAMS; Mrs Carol HARRISON wife of 1200877 Alan Ronald HARRISON and their children Michelle and Shane; Mrs Helen McGETTY (?) wife of Sgt Vic McGETTY (?); Mrs HANDCOCK wife of 213921 Sgt Francis Leonard HANCOCK Support Coy; Mrs LANGHAM wife of 212938 James Edward LANGHAM; Mrs Helen KORTLANG wife of 147284 Captain Ian KORTLANG and their son Andrew; Mrs Jan GREEN wife of 1200856 Brian Patrick GREEN; Mrs Mary PETRIE wife of 156647 2/Lieutenant Terry John PETRIE; Mrs Kay HART wife of 215737 Cpl Ronald James HART; Sandra TWIGG wife of 2783011 David Michel TWIGG; Mrs Marlene LYALL wife of 4718617 Cpl Robert James LYALL; Mrs Grace CRONIN wife of 14725 Sgt Ronald Ernest CRONIN; Mrs Teresa WOODWARD wife of 17783 John WOODWARD; Mrs Polly PRATT wife of 53928 Kenneth Leslie PRATT; Mrs Janice GREW wife of 2789861 Edward Charles "Ted" GREW Mortar Platoon; Mrs Pat TAYLOR wife of 1734974 Robert Bruce TAYLOR, Mortar Platoon; Mrs BRODIE wife of Cpl Mark BRODIE; Collin WATTS son of 1202267 Cpl Donald Lindsay WATTS Assault Pioneer Platoon and Mrs Carol WATTS; Mrs Lyn BROOMFIELD wife of 214469 Cpl Geoffrey Douglas BROOMFIELD; Glenda SELLKE wife of 16639 Allan William SELLKE; Cheryl McDONALD wife of Cpl Brian McDONALD Transport Platton; Mrs Loraine MURDOCH wife of 1201839 Cpl John MURDOCH "A" Coy; Pam BEATTIE (?) wife of Cpl Don BEATTIE; Mrs Dorothy McKEOWN wife of 16823 Robert Ernest McKEOWN; Mrs Nina LARKIN wife of 1202384 Ashley John LARKIN "B" Coy; Mrs Emily MARSHALL wife of 1201990 Cpl Allen Henry MARSHALL; Mrs Janet PARKER wife of 16815 Cpl Reginald PARKER; Mrs MAYHEW wife of 52833 Major Christopher John MAYHEW O.C. Support Coy; Mrs Dorothy BREWER wife of 15874 Captain Colin John BREWER "A' Coy; Barbara FARRAR wife of Sgt 213954 William Frederick FARRAR, Admin Coy; Mrs AITKEN wife of 26948 W/O Colin Ferguson AITKEN; Mrs Beryl WILSON wife of 216971 Sgt Matthew WILSON; Mrs Cathy PASCOE wife of 2793591 John Roberet "Ben" PASCOE; Mrs Sandra COCKER wife of 61328 Sgt Roger Menzie "Tassie" COCKER, "C" Coy; Mrs Irene GUDDE wife of 61224 Sgt David Henry GUDDE; Mrs SHEEHY wife of 214018 Staff Sgt Terry SHEEHY; 1201607 Sgt Robert Keith MULLINGS wife and children; Mrs WILSON wife of 15785 Sgt Kenneth John WILSON "A" Coy; Mrs Barbara HARM (?) wife of Ivan HARM (?); Mrs Maryanne TOMS wife of 16616 Captain Barry TOMS "B" Coy; Mrs CHRISTENSEN (?) wife of Staff Sgt Joe CHRISTENSEN (?); Mrs Joan HOARE wife of 34039 Sgt Edwin Bruce "Ted" HOARE; Mrs Chris ROLPH wife of 1734178 Cpl Lester ROLPH, Mortar Platoon; Father John TINKLER; Mrs "RSM" WILLIAMS; Mrs Nola CHURCH concludes the greetings; Santa Claus was Staff Sgt Paul WOODCOCK. (Servicemen mentioned in the film were matched where possible with names listed in the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. A question mark indicates that there was no match or the name was unintelligible on the film due to poor sound quality of the original film.)