Category: MILITARY

RCB AND A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Abalinx 18 February 2018 Peter Adamis In life we don’t often get the opportunity to catch up with friends of our youth, let alone those who worn the nations uniform. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: RCB AND A BLAST FROM THE PAST Well Bob Bak is one of those rare…

JIMMY MILLS & RCB 1978

 ABALINX 14 February 2018 Peter Adamis “Millsie” as he was called by us was a very colourful character. Typical lanky Aussie, full of beans, could fight like a rattlesnake, a great mate to have on your side, called a spade a spade. He could drink like a fish, great soldier in the bush and always…

A TYPICAL AUSSIE COBBER DIGGER MATE.

Abalinx 1 February 2018 Peter Adamis. What can a bloke say when confronted with another bloke wearing an Akubra style hat. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on:WARREN ONE OF MY MANY UGLY COBBER DIGGER MATES Well in this case it looks like my mate is wearing a slouch hat gone…

AUSSIE BLOKES STATUS

Abalinx 29 January 2018 Peter Adamis Some years ago when I was young and foolish, I wrote a small piece on mates. I put to paper all the names I had the pleasure of being called over the years. Some good and some bad. (Actually I have to confess I was a 50 year old…

ANZAC GARDENS AT PELLANA GREECE

Abalinx 26 January 2018 Peter Adamis This article is one man’s final tribute to ANZACS & GREEKS.   It is fitting that this article is published on Australia Day 2018. I hope that its contents are well received and that it is read in the spirit in which it was compiled. In saying that I am…

TOXINS, VETERANS & TTE FNQLD.

Abalinx 16 January 2018. Peter Adamis REQUEST FOR SUPPORT – PRIVATE RESEARCH.      Back in 1972, a group of us from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment located in Townsville, Far North Queensland were seconded for a number of undisclosed weeks to Tropical Trials Establishment (TTE) near Innisfail.  At the time, TTE was an alleged…

LIFE IS WHAT IT IS – A JOURNEY

Abalinx Peter Adamis 28 July 2017 Today for no apparent reason I have begun to write again after an absence of some months. I am convalescing in my place of birth, Pellana, Lakonia Greece. The alleged home of Helen of Troy and her husband Menelaus, the Master of the War Cry according to Homer the…

A Bunch of Aussie Bastards

Peter Adamis 31 January 2017 Yep, I have had a gutful. Here I am stuck down under in Mexico (Victoria) while my cobber Digger Mates live elsewhere on the planet enjoying life.  Even my mates who live overseas in far flung places such as Tasmania and Bribie Island are sitting back relaxing and enjoying life.…

WILLIE ‘Blow Fly’ KILLICK

Peter Adamis Abalinx 5 May 2011 I wrote this article with much help from Rebecca Killick, the Killick family, Michael Hardless, Gus Guthrie and Wikipedia. In fact most it would be attributed to Rebecca who provide much of the background to our mate Willie. A bloke who left us enriched in more ways than one…

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…