Admin Coy 1 RAR marching down Queen Street, Brisbane 1959 – Farewell parade for Malaya

The funeral of the Governor of Queensland – Lieutenant General Sir John Laverack KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO

Major James leading B Coy 1 RAR – 1957

Lt Bridge leading the rear column followed by Sgt Jim Murthag,

Front rank leader unknown followed by WO2 Dick Love CSM, followed by Cpl Von Kurtz

Guard at the Order

Guard at the Slope

Guard at the Present Arms

Guard marching past the saluting dais

Guard marching past

Band Member 1954-56

Band Marcing 1954-56

Band Member 1954-56

Cpl Betts – Pte Atholwood – Cpl Metroth

Fire Power Demo

Band – Ingleburn 1954-56

Glen Innes 1954

Major Kahler Thompson – Spt Coy

March and Shoot Competition 1954

Digger with a .30 Cal Browning

Officers Mess, Left- Colonel Sir Henry Able-Smith, Lt Col Finlayson and Major Kerr, Officers Mess 1 RAR

21 May 1958

Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company 1952

Pte Copeman – C Coy

Pte Lee – B Coy

S/Sgt just married


The National Service Act 1951, required all young men turning 18 on or after lst November 1950 to undertake 176 days standard recruit training in the Navy, Army and Air Force, followed by five years in their respective Reserves. The first call-up notices were issued on 12 April 1951.

The Army had ten National Service Training Battalions, which were: Queensland, 11 Battalion at Wacol; New South Wales, 12 Battalion at Singleton and Holsworthy, 13 Battalion at Ingleburn and 19 Battalion at Old Holsworthy and Holsworthy; Victoria, 14, 15 and 20 Battalions at Puckapunyal and Watsonia; South Australia, 16 Battalion at Woodside; Western Australia, 17 Battalion at Swanbourne; Tasmania, 18 Battalion at Brighton.