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I have been informed of the passing of 2 of our members who  have Marched On!


Steve Modrich NS

SN: 3795720

1AFH: 09.12.-69 - 03.12.70

b: 20.01.48 d: January 2013


David Stevenson ARA

SN: 45058

1AFH: 03.12.70 - 29.10.71

b: 21.12.49 d: April 2017


 Our thoughts and condolences go out to their families. (Sec) 

Excerpts from Australian War Memorial - 1 AFH files

Do you remember AFOF Christmas Parcels 1970?

A list of the contents of the parcels for servicemen is as follows:

1 x Biro

1 x Notepad

1 x Paperback novel

1 x Packet of razorblades

1 x Tin of boot polish

1 x Polishing cloth

1 x Packet of peanuts

1 x Tin Big Sister pudding

1 x Tube toothpaste

1 x Cake of soap

1 x Packet of pretzels

1 x Packet of fruit juice concentrate

1 x Greeting card

1 x Smoothex shaving cream

Information obtained from Australian War Memorial Records from 1 AFH file.

Wooden Dunny Seats - Did you know....


Painting Latrines

1. Wooden latrine seats are subject to warping. Units are to paint latrine pedestals and provide a weight for each cover to prevent access to flies.

2. Any colour but dark red or pink maybe used. Dark red or pink appear to attract flies.


Toilet Paper - USA V AUST

An excerpt from file R990-90-1:

1. Toilet paper from US Army sources has proven to be less substantial than that provided from Australian sources.

2. An increase of 50% to the scale of entitlements is authorised.