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Trackers

I was fortunate to be in the right place at
the right time to become a member of the 1RAR Tracking Team. Our dogs in Australia were Tago & Titus, however in Vietnam
we had Justin & Tiber. Tiber was injured at
FSB Coral & replaced by Caesar (photo above).

The Australian Defence Force Trackers & War Dogs Association is a relatively new Association & was borne in 2001 on the back of a book titled "Trackers" (Author: Peter Haran) & the unveiling of the War Dog Memorial at Alexandra Headland, Qld.

The photos below are of the War Dog Memorial at Alexandra Headland, Queensland.

National War Dog Memorial

The Memorial is beside a walking track & is on the point of the headland overlooking the ocean. A tap & water bowl is positioned in front of the Memorial so dogs being walked can have a drink.

 

 

1RAR

After completing basic & Corps training at 3RTB, Singleton I was posted to 1RAR (The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment) at Holsworthy.

Here I was to meet & serve with many men who are still mates today.

The mates we left behind:

Justin

Justin

Tiber

Tiber

HUEY

Huey