I hope this email finds you well in what has been a tough year for many members of the Society―as it has been for many Australians.
The Society’s second Newsletter of the year is now available. This edition starts with a recollection of Spanish Flu at Duntroon a century ago and at p. 21 the CO of RMC-D, LtCol Rob Ryan reports on the College’s response to COVID-19. Al Murray (1982) writes of Mess Life 1979-1982 (p.2); Sue Morton (daughter of the CO CSC 1959-1962) provides a kid’s perspective of life at Duntroon (p.6); Bruce Bond (RMC 1962) recalls Shaggy Ridge (p. 9); and Peter Neuhaus (RMC 1975) reports on the efforts of the Adelaide Branch of the Society to remediate the impact of the bushfires on Kangaroo Island (p. 20).
This issue also acknowledges the passing of Hal Oxley (RMC 1937) at the age of 103, and two remarkable women, Di Lobb (WRAAC OCS 1952) and June Healy (WRAAC OCS 1960), a Fellow of the Society.
The Society has recently had a pure silk RMC tie made by Dege & Skinner of Savile Row. The first order of 100 ties sold out quickly. Now restocked, you can buy one on-line for $75.
Please consider sharing this email with class mates and like minded friends.
If you would like to contribute an article for the next edition, please let me know.