BOOK LAUNCH ‘A DUTY DONE’ FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2014
On Friday 26th September 2014 the Royal Australian Regiment Association SA will conduct a book launch for the book ‘A
Duty Done at the Burnside RSL, 13 Beatty Street, Linden Park.
The launch will commence at 4.30 pm and those attending are requested to arrive from 4.00 pm onwards. The dress will be neat casual for those who are not invited guests. Invited guests may wish to wear a coat and tie. Further, it is requested that those
attending do not wear decorations and medals.
A Duty Done is a summary of operations by the Royal Australian Regiment in the Vietnam War 1965-1975 by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Fred Fairhead who served in the War as the Intelligence Officer 6 RAR.
The book describes some fifty major operations each with accompanying maps and sketches and covers all of the sixteen Battalion tours of duty in Vietnam from 1 RAR in 1965 to 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion’s last operations in 1971.
Some comments by those who have read it are:
This book will reach out to future generations and provide a clear, accurate and proud account of soldiering as it was during the Vietnam conflict.
Brigadier (Retd) George Mansford, ex 6 RAR
This book should be required reading and study at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Royal Military College and Infantry Corps courses.
Brigadier (Retd) Laurie Lewis, ex 9 RAR.
To obtain a copy of the book please consult the RAR Association SA website.
Contact officer for the book launch is Adrian Craig, Ceremonial Officer RAR
Association SA; 8263 4784 and firstname.lastname@example.org
George Mansford is a laconic, patriotic Australian. He has a great zest for life and his eyes sparkle when he regales his many friends with tales of yester-years. He has proudly served his Nation in Korea, Malaya and South Vietnam. He leads from the front, calls a spade a shovel and was a tough soldier and commander. He laughs often and loudly but he has known sorrow during his life.
I am sure that this collection of George’s short stories and poems, will give you a far greater understanding of George Mansford than any character description can. George truly epitomises everything Australian and I am honoured to have George Mansford as a friend.
Neil Weekes, AM, MC Brigadier (Retired)
For general enquiries or anyone interested in purchasing a copy of The Spirit of Australia; please contact Jeannette Bartlett via:
If paying by cheque, the cheque should be made payable to George Lyon Mansford
and posted to:
U2/68 Pacific Drive,
Banksia Beach, 4507, Qld.
If paying by internet banking the details are:
Commonwealth Bank, Earlville, Qld.
Account Name: George Lyon Mansford
BSB No. 064 830
Account No. 10367657
$30 per copy (including postage within Australia)
All profits from the sale of the first printing of the book will be donated to the following organisations.
• The Royal Australian Regiment Association (Memorial Walk)
• Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (Memorial Grove)
Your interest and support are greatly appreciated.
If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Jeannette Bartlett for any additional inquiries. Phone 0417 515773
"The Boy from Tully: Peter Lauder MC"
For those with a PC wanting to read eBooks, there is at least one option which is a free download.
Go into Google and search for "Kindle for PC" and download the free application. Kindle for PC gives you access to the Amazon book store.
Once you have downloaded it, go into the tab at the top of the page "Kindle store" on Kindle for PC. Once the Amazon page opens, there will be a search bar at the top. Type in "The Boy from Tully" and search. The eBook version will come up. You can preview the book or buy it by following the prompts. Once you buy it, it will be downloaded to your library on the PC.
If you have an Apple iPhone or iPad you can access the eBook by going into the ITunes store on the top right of ITunes. Go into the Books tab at the top of the page. When this opens go into the search bar at the top right corner and type in "The Boy from Tully". You can then proceed to preview it or buy it by following the prompts.
If anyone wants help to do this online please give me a ring on 0410 129 410
Walking with Grunts by Father Stan Hessey
I have had a long two years trying to publish a book about my time in Vietnam with 8 RAR. At long last it is in print. The publishers price is $49-99 which I think is far too high, Profit on the venture is not my concern, just leaving another experience. I am able to sell at $30 a copy. Grey Eighters expressed interest 2 years ago. Can I offer the book to the associations that you could sell at say $35 with the $5 extra to 8 RAR Ass. funds? I am waiting delivery of bulk copies of the book. Can you pass this on to whoever makes such decisions.
Book Sales: www.xlibris.com.au/
This book is available via the Association.