Full marks to new minister Peter Dutton for making a start on telling the truth about Australia’s defence mess by highlighting that the nation has had far too many defence ministers over the last two decades. In all there have been 11. Most were inexperienced and...
WELCOME TO OUR RECOGNITION OF RCB CAMPAIGN
Hello and thanks for visiting.
In a nutshell our campaign is to have the Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB)’s service recognised as warlike. The Government, despite the facts discovered since its original decision, says its non-warlike service similar to peacetime garrison duty in Australia.
We have provided evidence of a deception that has denied 9,000 Australian troops and their families certain entitlements to repatriation benefits.
In 1970 RCB was deployed to protect the RAAF assets (aircraft, facilities, servicemen and women and their families) at the Air Base Butterworth Malaysia from 1970 to 1989 at the time when Malaysia was fighting its Counter Insurgency War (1968-1989) against the resurgent communist terrorists.
Opinion: Apportioning Blame
The ADF Inspector General’s report was a long time in gestation, and reveals a culture in some ADF personnel that is as bad if not worse than …. While individuals remain responsible for the consequences of their actions, ultimate command responsibility is borne at the...
Military and Political Risk in South-East Asia 1971-1989
Australia’s Commitment to the Five Power Defence - Arrangements and the Integrated Air Defence System For almost two decades Australia maintained a Mirage fighter force at Butterworth in Northwest Malaysia during the 1968-89 Communist Insurgency War, or the Second...