Category: DEFENCE

The old the bold and those still serving

Peter Adamis Abalinx 23 February 2017 The old, the bold and the grey are merely words to describe the plight of many veterans who are suffering silently at home, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation, streets, old age facilities and some in mental complexes designed to support those who have suffered as a result of their service.…

RAR Memorial Walk 2004

Peter Adamis Abalinx 28 January 2017   This article is a tribute to those men and women who have tirelessly worked on the Royal Australian Regiment Memorial walk in Brisbane.  It was back in 2004 when my wife and I visited Brisbane, Queensland to meet up with 6 RAR mates, drop into see Bruce Ruxton and…

Snake tales

SNAKES TALES Peter Adamis Abalinx 16 January 2017 Working in the heat today under the shade of the grape vine and lemon tree, my mind roared back to a time long ago. I felt the same sensation that I had when patrolling in the wilds of far north Queensland. That sensation reminded me of the…

A Company 6th battalion The Royal Australian Regiment – 1973

Peter Adamis Abalinx 14 January 2017. The images displayed are the authors attempt to keep an online record of A Company 6th battalion The Royal Australian Regiment  for the year 1973. It is not the intention to write an article other to remember mates of a bygone era.  Contributions are very much welcome by all…

Death and Grief are like the Ocean

Peter Adamis Abalinx   25 December 2016 They say that grief has many configurations and that coming to terms with that grief is part of the healing process.  Having said that does not help me or others to process the loss of a friend, loved one or someone we knew intimately.  Even though someone we knew…

I am not indestructible

Abalinx           – Peter Adamis – 16 August 2016 I have written a few articles on suicide and effects on those left behind as well as chastising those who believed that committing suicide was a selfish act on the part of the individual. To download a copy of the article, click on: I AM NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE Many…

An Australian Hellenic veteran tribute to John Pericles Arthur Deighton

Abalinx Peter Adamis 17 October 2015 JOHN DEIGHTON (JPA – to his close comrades) There are far better and greater men and women who could speak and write far better, more eloquently and with more knowledge, skill and passion of John Deighton. I cannot and will not write or comment about his military experiences as…

My first Turk

Two flags under one Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 21 April 2015 I have met a few Turks in my life and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised when I met my first Turk. After growing up in Windsor, St Kilda and Prahran suburbs of Melbourne where there few if any Turks in…

What will we as Australians rememeber

Abalinx -Peter Adamis 19 April 2015 Soon we will be engulfed by media reports of the ANZAC spirit and heroic deeds of a bygone past that created a nation and a people. While at the same time, a battle would be raging on social media and other media outlets in attempts to convince and attract…

Veterans suicide

Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 23 March 2015 “Feeling that your life is worthwhile”.  If one does not feel that one’s life is worthwhile then it opens the door to a dark journey. A journey filled with uncertainty, devoid of hope, self preservation and any reasons to continue to live on as before. It is…