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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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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    Crossing the RAMU New Guinea.

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    L Anderson, T Towers, L Bagley, J Hallinan, Back to Camera, J Keenahan, ?? Monk, K Curran, ???, D Dexter, T Giles.

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