Notice Board


Battle of Coral and Balmoral UCG

The Defence Hononours and Awards Appeals Tribunal have recommended the awarding of the UCG for all who were serving at the fire support bases Coogee, Coral and Balmoral and the Governor General has signed off on the reccomendation. All who were involved with 1ATF Foreward on that operation are entitled to the award so far. If you fall into that category you can apply for the award of the UCG at the Department Od Defence site here.


Locator’s Reunion October 2018

Locators Reunion Program 12/13/14th October 2018

"50th Commemoration of the Battle of FSB Coral & Balmoral"


Friday 12th Oct:
9am – Visitors' tour of training facilities, view latest equipment with opportunity for hands-on drone flying.
11am - AN/KPQ-1 A12 "Long Tan" Radar dedication service conducted by both LSTAA and Regiment's padres & supported by the Army band. Dress – For radar dedication - men jacket & medals
Noon – Barbeque lunch provided by the Regiment at James Menz Club. Please pay for own drinks – profits to the Menz Club
2pm – End of Regiment visit, guests to depart base.

The Regiment will facilitate base entry, details will be issued beforehand to those attending the reunion.
If base security status remains unchanged, car and pedestrian entry will be via the main gate
[see map].

Saturday 13th Oct:

Daytime -
free to tour Brisbane and environs.
Evening - Locator's Reunion Dinner at Kedron Wavell RSL, 21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside.
The dinner is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of FSB Coral & Balmoral in May 1968 and the Regiments' birthday. Drinks at 6pm, dinner 7pm, cost $65 per person with free beer or wine until our bar credit is reached. Dress - men jacket & tie with miniatures, ladies after 5pm.

Sunday 14th Oct:

Noon – farewell drinks/lunch at Ship Inn Hotel at South Bank, Stanley St & Sidon Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101. Drinks & meal at own cost – see menu -
http://www.theshipinn.com.au/shipinn_restaurant.html

Accomodation: Interstate visitors may wish to stay in or near Brisbane CBD, where there is a wide range of accommodation available with good public transport to Enoggera and Chermside venues. The best option for comparing and booking accommodation is to visit wotif.com. Alternatively there are several motels/hotels near Enoggera and Chermside, which may suit visitors: - http://www.essenceapartments.com/
Transport:
https://www.chermsidecourtmotel.com/
http://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/qld/chermside/quest-chermside-on-playfield/overview
http://www.brookhotel.com.au/
For caravaner's the only suitable nearby location is the Newmarket caravan park, 2km SE of Enoggera and 5km NW from Brisbane CBD and with good access to public transport.
http://www.newmarketgardens.com.au/.

For all public transport trip planning use - https://translink.com.au/
Brisbane airport Domestic & International terminals - trains every 15min to Central Station, Brisbane CBD, a trip of 20min/$18.50.
Kedron Wavell RSL - 10km north of Brisbane CBD, buses from King George Sq & Roma St Rail Station to Chermside bus station every 10minutes - No 333/330/340 – 25min/$1.98 concession fare, then an easy 5 minute walk to RSL.
Enoggera - Ferny Grove line train, from Central Station to Enoggera rail station 8km /19 minutes/$1.98 concession, or No 390 bus - 26 minutes/$1.98 concession and city taxi fare approx. $25[note - Taxis have no access to base due to security restrictions].
Activities for visitors:
visitbrisbane.com.au/

Costs and Payment: A RSVP form will be circulated after Anzac Day, seeking your response before the next committee meeting in late May. For info, the commemoration dinner cost is $65 per person, payment preferably by direct transfer to SE Qld LSTAA, Defence Bank BSB 803205 Acc 20400195. Otherwise by personal or bank cheque posted to SE QLD branch LSTAA, treasurer Sgt Rodney Alchin or secretary Major Colin Sharp c/o 20th STA Regiment RAA, Bugden St, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Qld. 4051.

 

 
Terry Erbs
President SE Qld Branch LSTAA
terry.erbs@gmail.com  
LSTAA
 

Centenery of Armistice 2018

In November 2018, we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18).

A creative public program at the Australian War Memorial will combine public activities, displays, installations and events for the five week period from 5 October to Remembrance Day, on 11 November 2018.

The centrepiece to the commemorations will be the installation of 62,000 knitted red poppy flowers on the Memorial's grounds. Each poppy represents an Australian life lost in the First World War, who are individually listed on the Memorial's Roll of Honour.

For more details check the AWM site here