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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.

Australia’s secret war in Borneo

Australia’s secret war in Borneo

Australia’s secret role in a forgotten border conflict in Borneo was kept hidden for decades. Now veterans and their families want recognition. These are extracts from the article by Kylie Stevenson published in The Weekend Australian Magazine December 11,...

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Malaysia’s “Second Emergency” (1968–89)

Malaysia’s “Second Emergency” (1968–89)

The upsurge of armed struggle in Malaysia represents one of the lesser noticed repercussions of the 1968 developments in Vietnam and China.  The impact of revolutionary developments in Vietnam and China on the May events of 1968 in France and other Western countries...

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Andrew Hastie – SAS must put honour before glory

Andrew Hastie – SAS must put honour before glory

‘Grieved’ and ‘shamed’ by the Brereton report, soldier turned federal MP Andrew Hastie says ‘we ignored the true nature of war and sanitised it’. Read this extract from his article printed in The Australian 24th November 2020 “I served in the SAS for the next five...

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Opinion: Saying no is always the easy way out and path of least resistance

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...

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RCB Update 4/2020 – 9 November 2020 – Our Rights

RCB Update 4/2020 – 9 November 2020 – Our Rights

Minister Chester's wall of silence will not deter our right to expose the truth of the RCB deployment at Air Base Butterworth (1970-1989) as warlike nor our right to challenge the Government's decision that RCB service was peacetime. Since our first formal submission...

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Military and Political Risk in South-East Asia 1971-1989

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...

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