Raymond John ( Blue ) Parnell

Raymond John ( Blue ) Parnell passed away on 8th April, Blue lived in Kippa-Ring on Redcliffe peninsular.  Blue served in Malaya 67- 69 with 8RAR. He had a few tours to Malaya as he married Sue who was from Ipoh Malaya. Great rugby player and a great bloke


Blue Parnell funeral will be streamed tomorrow 15th April at 1.20 pm

213316 John Moller RAE

Sadly I advise of the death of 213316 Sapper John Ignatius Moller.

John served in Vietnam with 21 Engineer Support Troop RAE

No funeral details available as yet, I am assuming that it will be a private funeral (10 pers).

May he rest in peace.

2783420  Cpl  A E  Evans

2783420  Cpl  A E  Evans

1 Field Sqn RAE South Vietnam 7/1/1967 to 28/11/1967.

Sunday 5th April 2020 Australia lost one of its best.

2783420  Anthony George  Evans- 1 Field Sqn RAE.  South Vietnam 7/1/1967 to 28/11/1967.

Tony the plumber was just Tony true blue, the quiet achiever.

May he now rest from his labours. His earthly duty done.

Vic Simon – 1RAR First Tour C Coy – 6RAR First Tour D COY

Vic Simon – D COY 1ST TOUR

From John Heslewood:

 Sorry again to report the passing of another of our members. Vic came to the Company from 1 RAR in June 1966 and was attached to 12 Platoon until he returned home in December 1966. He has been suffering from cancer for some time and passed away on the morning of the 13th March. I managed to have a few words with him in palliative care last week and he asked to be remembered to all his mates in the Company. To his wife Beverly and family I extend our condolences. His funeral will be held on Thursday the 26th March at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium Botany South Chapel Sydney at 2.00pm followed by the burial at 3pm. I realize we don’t have that many members in the Sydney area but if you can make the effort to attend it would be appreciated by family and friends.

MALCOLM WUTTKE – 6RAR 2nd Tour Vietnam


Malcolm Wuttke was promoted to Heaven on 13th March 2020 in Greenslopes hospital. It was 50 years to the week after his battle to survive after gunshot wounds in Vietnam.
For years after Vietnam he didn’t participate in many army gatherings,however he has renewed friendships with mates recently.
Malcolms funeral will be on Friday 20th March at Hope Centre, Cnr Kingston and Queens Rd, Slacks Creek at 10am.
He was a much loved man and will be missed by so many.
Our love always Diane and family.

Sad News

Sadly I have been advised of the passing of (Temporary) Warrant-Officer Class 2, 18510 Thomas (Tom) Upson. Tom served in Vietnam from 1970- 71 WITH 198 Workshop Section.

Funeral details when known.


44354 Ian David Sampson

Sadly I advise that 44354 Ian David Sampson (aka Sambo) formerly 1RAR 6PL B Coy Vietnam 68/69 passed away 10/3/2020 due to an aggressive Glioblastoma brain tumour which was diagnosed in January of this year.  Ian was working full time until November of 2019 until symptoms started to arise. He survived four weeks past his initial prognosis of one month.

Ian immigrated to the USA with his wife in 1980, which is where he passed.