Birth date: 1932
Death date: 9 March 2002
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966
235054 - Vietnam, 1962-1975
Unit: 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • Conflict: Vietnam, 1962-1975

Collection Items

Private Record


Brigadier Alfred Barrett Garland AM (Rtd) as the major Second-in-Command 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR) and Liaison Officer Headquarters Australian Force Vietnam (HQ AFV), South Vietnam 1967-1968, interviewed by Lex McAulay

Garland speaks of his role in the defence of Fire Support Base Coral, in the Bien Hoa Province of South Vietnam, during May 1968. A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.



Beret : Major A B Garland, 1 Squadron, Special Air Services Regiment

Fawn felt beret with adjustable black ribbon headband. The beret has a pair of blackened brass ventilation eyelets at the rear and an embroidered Special Air Service badge on the front. The badge, made of black felt, is embroidered with a winged dagger in gold bullion wire edged with red cotton....


Combat smock with hood : Lieutenant A B Garland, 3 and 1 Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment

British Army olive green cotton sateen Combat Smock as issued to Australian forces in Korea. The smock has a front zip fastening with a weather protection flap secured by five brown plastic buttons. There is a further button flap enabling the collar to be turned up and secured against the weather...



Alf Garland

Brigadier Alf Garland, National President RSL, member of 75th anniversary pilgrimage to Anzac Cove. Garland was born in 1932 and graduated from Duntroon in 1953 before going on to serve in Korea, Borneo and Vietnam.



Date of birth 1932
Other units 1967 - 1968 Second in command, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) and Liaison Officer, Headquarters, Australian Force Vietbam (HQ AFV), SOuth Vietnam.
Date of death 2002-03-09