Category: DEFENCE

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…

Barry French

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017. I had gone to bed this evening, relaxing and as normal reading a book.  This book I had purchased some few years ago when we went to Cairns and visited “Warrie” George Mansford.  Although it was a great visit and had the opportunity to interview the great man, I…

Peter and Mamma – A Coy 6 RAR Chowalla 1973

PETER & MAMMA Peter Adamis 8 January 2017 Abalinx This article is long overdue and I am sure that those of who are still around and served in Singapore and Malaya will remember the couple in the photograph. They were with affection, known as “Peter and Mamma”. We of A Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment…

William James Cunneen

I remember Bill Cunneen as a very young soldier. we would see him arrive on a land rover or he may already be in position taking photographs. It was apparent that he was very well known to Commanding Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors, Company Sergeant Majors and many of the old hands who would greet him…

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…

Peter “FLASH” Curtis

Peter Adamis Abalinx 25 December 2016 Who was the flash? Well to know who he was would mean travelling back into time to a bygone era where a bloke called a spade a spade and you stood up for what you believed in.  It was a time when the Vietnam War had come to a…

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…

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…