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  1. Peter Epps

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    This document was among my fathers service papers and families of the men listed may find it interesting.
  2. Hi Loretta This info was taken from his service papers online at the National Archives of Australia. If you have any other photos of dad you wish to add to his page please send copies to p.eppsmh@gmail.com Cheers Peter Epps
  3. Hi Yvonne Are there other photos of your dad you wish to include on his page. If so, you can send them to me at p.eppsmh@gmail.com Cheers Peter Epps
  4. Hi Stephenie Try sending it to p.eppsmh@gmail.com Peter
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    Lamarien, Henry Reid Bay, New Britain. A group of officers of 2/2 Commando Squadron. Identified, left to right, back row: NX130343 Lieutenant (Lt) R C P Field; NX5731 Lt F P Hearle; WX32871 Captain (Capt) J D Kidd (not of the 2/2); NX47342 Lt K S Curran; WX9954 Lt H J Morgan; VX67962 Lt G G Tuohy; QX53972 Capt I G McPhee (MO); WX8507 Lt D R Fullarton. Front row: WX33876 Lt J C Poynton; WX10893 Lt R K Palmer; QX1011 Capt T B Adams; NX70537 Major G G Laidlaw DSO; WX11054 Capt C D Doig; WX12124 Lt E W Smyth; Lt Stahl (not of the 2/2).
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    FAITA, RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-07. MEMBERS OF THE 2/2ND COMMANDO SQUADRON CROSSING A SWING BRIDGE IN THE UNIT HEADQUARTERS AREA. PICTURED HERE ARE: L to R: SERGEANT A. DIXON OF SUMMERHIL, NSW, PAY SERGEANT AND EDITOR OF UNIT PAPER `FAITA FIBLETS', SIGNALMAN A. R. ADDISON OF RICHMOND, VIC, TROOPER N. A. BRAY OF MANLY, NSW, SKETCH ARTIST OF `FAITA FIBLETS', SERGEANT R. S. KIRKWOOD OF PERTH, WA.
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    LAMARIEN, HENRY REID BAY, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-07-28. TROOPER J. GRIFFIN (L) AND LANCE-CORPORAL F. O'NEILL (R), MEMBERS OF 2/2 COMMANDO SQUADRON. LANCE-CORPORAL O'NEILL WAS IN TIMOR AND NEW GUINEA AND GRIFFIN ESCAPED FROM KOEPANG AND JOINED THE 2/2 SQUADRON IN TIMOR. HE ALSO SERVED IN NEW GUINEA.
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    LAMARIEN, HENRY REID BAY, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-07-29. THE UNIT MAGAZINE BEING PRINTED IN THE ORDERLY ROOM AT HEADQUARTERS 2/2 COMMANDO SQUADRON, BY TROOPER T.E. CHOLERTON (1) AND LANCE-SERGEANT G.B. KENNEDY (2). THE PAPER INCLUDES PHOTOS PRINTED ON TO A SENSITIZED SECTION OF THE MAGAZINE.
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    LAMARIEN, HENRY REID BAY, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-07-29. TWO TIMOR VETERANS, NOW MEMBERS OF 2/2 COMMANDO SQUADRON, SERGEANT J. SERVANTE (1) AND SERGEANT R.S. KIRKWOOD (2). SERGEANT SERVANTE OPERATED THE FAMOUS RADIO WHICH FIRST CONTACTED AUSTRALIA FROM TIMOR. SERGEANT KIRKWOOD DID CIPHER WORK ON TIMOR.
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    Faita Area New Guinea, Trooper J P Hallinan and Lance Corporal M L Wheatley, who have just returned from an 8 day patrol through Japanese held territory near Bogadjim.
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    R to L Lt Jack Denman, L/Cpl Jack Carey, Trps Syd McKinley, Don Ramshaw, Laurie Maloney and ?? Adams
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    FAITA, RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-07. MEMBERS OF THE 2/2ND COMMANDO SQUADRON CROSSING A SWING BRIDGE IN THE UNIT HEADQUARTERS AREA. PICTURED HERE ARE: SIGNALMAN H. J. BICKERTON OF TRARALGON, VIC (1); TROOPER N. H. PARKER OF MT HAWTHORNE, WA (2); CORPORAL F. W. BENNETT OF DEE WHY, NSW (3); SIGNALMAN P. J. KELLY OF MURWILLUMBAH, NSW (4); TROOPER E. J. CHAPMAN (5); VX55541 CORPORAL G. B. KENNEDY (6)
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    Yara River, New Britain. Group portrait of members of a patrol from the 2/2nd Commando Squadron, AIF, on activities in Henry Reid Bay area while the squadron was based at Lamarien. Identified, left to right, back row: VX59618 Lance Corporal (LCpl) W Wellings; WX13118 LCpl R W Watson; NX49745 Trooper (Tpr) K D Jones; WX13760 Tpr W R Congdon. Middle row: WX12642 Tpr R Wilkerson; NX50133 LCpl F O'Neill; WX10893 Lieutenant R K Palmer; WX9540 Tpr G Rowley. Front row: NX44893 Corporal (Cpl) H R Cullen; WX11951 LCpl J Wicks; WX12136 Tpr G H Strickland; WX12793 Cpl W A Crossing
  14. Hi Stephenie Thanks for contacting us re your dad. The info I had came from other sources and now that his file is accessible, I have upgraded his bio. Do you or anyone else in the family have a photo, preferably in uniform, that we could add please. As can be seen in Don Turton's bio Donald Kenton TURTON - WX - 2/2 Commando Association of Australia (doublereds.org.au) Regards Peter
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    ANZAC Day 2020. A wreath was laid in Kings Park today to honour our Fathers / Grandfathers / Great Grandfathers. Normally it would have been laid at the State War Memorial but due to the lockdown it was placed on our Memorial in Lovekin Dr. Lest we Forget
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    L to R H A Sargent, J B Williams, C Chopping, W Crossing, A Smith
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    Timor 1942 L to R F Napier, W Taylor
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