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Higher Honours for Long Tan Veterans.

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    Posted: 30 Oct 2009 at 15:58
Yesterday the men of D Company, 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment recived the Unit Citation for Gallentry, forty three years after the Battle of Long Tan.
 
 
 
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Hear Hear! I'll have to dig out my slouch hat and brush the dust from the Green and Brown flash on the Puggaree. (a gift from a mate)  Duty First! and Persevere!
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I remember being twelve years old and my teacher reading an account of the battle of Long Tan. It stuck in my mind when he said that half the Australians killed or wounded in the battle were hit in the first few seconds when the VC sprung the ambush. Colonel Townsend (CO 6th Bat), Major Harry Smith, and Sergeant Bob Buick where names that got imprinted into my head years ago. It is good that my nation is finally giving recongnition at last.
 
Recently in Australia this has been a call for awarding bravery awards for actions that happened in the past, sometimes as far back as the first world war.
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Originally posted by Birddog Birddog wrote:

I remember being twelve years old and my teacher reading an account of the battle of Long Tan. It stuck in my mind when he said that half the Australians killed or wounded in the battle were hit in the first few seconds when the VC sprung the ambush. Colonel Townsend (CO 6th Bat), Major Harry Smith, and Sergeant Bob Buick where names that got imprinted into my head years ago. It is good that my nation is finally giving recongnition at last.
 

Recently in Australia this has been a call for awarding bravery awards for actions that happened in the past, sometimes as far back as the first world war.


In another time it would have been Major Sir Harry SMITH, and Sir Robert BUICK.

It is indeed disgraceful that the surviving members of D Coy 6RAR had to wait so long for appropriate recognition.

We will remember them,
Lest we Forget.
“The biggest surprise in a man’s life is old age.”
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