VIGILANCE

PREAMBLE.   The articles below have military expressions and connotations in one form or another and have been compiled in this section for ease of reference. A complete list of documents may be found under the heading of Archives in the top menu. This vigilance section will be updated periodically. The opinions expressed within the articles are those of the author alone.  This section is a tribute to all those the author has served with. His final tribute to his cobber digger mates is found amongst the lengthy article called “ANZACS AT PELLANA“.  

1 A BUNCH OF AUSSIE BASTARDS
2 A LESSON IN MARTIAL ARTS 1973
3 A LOOMING CRISIS OF CHANGE
4 A NEGATIVE INSULAR AND XENOPHOBIC SOCIETY
5 A PERSONAL CANCER HEALTH UPDATE MESSAGE
6 A RACE AGAINST THE ODDS
7 A SECOND CHANCE
8 A SEPARATION OF MATES
9 A TRAVELER THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME
10 A TRIBUTE TO A SOLDIER WARRIE GEORGE MANSFORD
11 A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY TRAINING AND THE ANZAC SPIRIT 1973
12 A VOICE OF REASON IN A WORLD OF CHAOS
13 ADOPTED AUSSIE UNCLES
14 AN AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC VETERAN TRIBUTE TO JOHN DEIGHTON (JPA)
15 ANTONI PETSIS – AN IMMIGRANTS SUCCESS STORY
16 ANZAC DAY – WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE (TERRORIST) BASTARDS
17 ANZAC DAY 2016 – A QUIET ONE
18 ANZAC DAY 2016 ONE DAY OF REFLECTION
19 ANZAC DAY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO AUSTRALIANS OF HELLENIC ORIGINS
20 ANZAC DAY AT SPARTA PLACE
21 ANZAC DAY AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN – 100 YEARS ON
22 ANZACS AT PELLANA
23 ASSIMILATION OR INTEGRATION IN AUSTRALIA OF MANY COLOURS
24 AUSSIE BLOKES STATUS AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN TODAYS WORLD
25 AUSSIE ISLAMIC LEADERS UNITE AGAINST TERRORISM
26 AUSSIE LEADERSHIP
27 AUSTRALIA AS ONE NATION ABOUT TIME
28 AUSTRALIA DAY – A FAIR DINKUM MILLENNIUM DAY 
29 AUSTRALIA DAY 2013
30 AUSTRALIA WEAVES A FABRIC OF MANY CULTURES – 2025
31 AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE LEAKS, WHISTLE BLOWERS & ABUSE
32 AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC JIHAD TERRORISTS RISK MANAGEMENT
33 AUSTRALIAN FLAG IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE
34 AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC MEMORIAL 25 SEPTEMBER 2011
35 AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC MEMORIAL HISTORY
36 AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC MEMORIAL VISIT BY LAW MAKERS
37 BARRY FRENCH
38 BARRY-TOLLEY
39 BATTLE OF GREECE AND CRETE COMMEMORATIONS 70 YEARS
40 BEING AUSTRALIAN IS NOT AN EASY JOURNEY
41 BEN ZYGIER TORN BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES WAS BETRAYED
42 BIG BILL CHRISANTE
43 BIT OF A DOWNER THINKING OF MATES
44 BRUCE RUXTON
45 BRUCE RUXTON GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
46 BUGIS STREET SINGAPORE 1973
47 BURT FRANKS
48 CAN THE WESTERN WORLD SURVIVE UNDER ISLAM
49 CANUNGRA HOTEL (QLD) BATTLE – 1974
50 COBBER DIGGER MATES AND MENTORS
51 DID GEORGE KOTSIAKOS HAVE AN ANCIENT SPARTAN HERITAGE
52 DO NATIONAL VALUES AND INSTITUTIONS MEAN FORCED ASSIMILATION
53 DOMESTIC TERRORISM – REACTION AND ALTERNATIVE CRITICAL ANALYSIS
54 ENOUGH OF URBAN ECO-TERRORISM
55 EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL NOT UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED FOR LIFE SKILLS
56 FAIR CRACK OF THE WHIP IT IS TIME BE MERRY THE AUSSIE WAY
57 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR – JOHANNES FLEER
58 FINAL TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN – VASILIOS ADAMIS 1928 – 2017
59 FLIGHT MALAYSIA AIR MH17 AND NICK NORRIS LOVED BY HIS TROOPS
60 FORTRESS AUSTRALIA
61 GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING
62 GET OUT OR BE THROWN OUT
63 GOLDEN DAWN IN AUSTRALIA IS IT A THREAT TO AUSTRALIA 
64 HELLENIC BY BIRTH – I AM AUSTRALIAN
65 HELLENIC COMMUNITY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY
66 HELLENIC RSL OF VICTORIA IN THE LAST CENTURY
67 HELLENIC RSL VISIT WAR MEMORIAL BALLARAT
68 I AM AN AUSSIE MATE AND BEING GREEK IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
69 I AM NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE
70 IGNORANCE THE UNSEEN ENEMY WITHIN OUR RANKS
71 IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION SENATE HEARINGS
72 IN WHOM DO WE TRUST
73 INJUSTICE AND WHAT MAKES US AUSTRALIANS DIFFERENT
74 IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR A REPUBLIC
75 IS CITIZENSHIP THE THREAD THAT BINDS AUSTRALIANS
76 IS INDIA STRUGGLING WITH ITS MORAL VALUES
77 IS ISRAEL BEING UNDERMINED WITHIN
78 IS IT A JUST WAR TO LEAVE THE SAFETY OF OUR NATION 
79 IS-BEING-LACONIC-UN-AUSTRALIAN-OR-JUST-PLAIN-GREEK
80 ISIS IS NOT THE TRUE PATH OF THE PROPHET
81 IT IS OK TO BE GREEK ON ONE DAY OF THE YEAR
82 IT IS OK TO BE GREEK WHEN YOU HAVE LIVED YOUR LIFE AS AN AUSTRALIAN
83 ITS IN THE BLOOD
84 ITS OFFICIAL – INTELLIGENT MORONS EXIST
85 JACK CURRIE 1 RAR
86 JUST AN AUSSIE BLOKE – JAAB
87 KAPOOKA AND BASIC TRAINING 1971
88 KEEP THE FLAG FLYING ONE MANS JOURNEY
89 LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA
90 LIFE IS TOO SHORT
91 LIFE IS WHAT IT IS
92 LIFE-CAN-BE-DISAPPOINTING-AND-YET-WONDERS-NEVER-CEASE
93 MANKINDS FOLLY 
94 MCBONNIE WASIU THE RELUCTANT BLACK GOD FATHER
95 MICK STRONG
96 MIGRANTS WHO MAKE AUSTRALIA HOME NEED NOT REAFFIRM THEIR     ALLEGIANCE
97 MISGUIDED AUSTRALIANS SEEK AN ISIS TERRORIST CAREER 
98 MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK & THE ANZACS
99 MY FIRST TURK
100 MY OLD MAN AND I
101 MY RESERVIST TEACHER AND COBBER DIGGER MATE
102 NEVER GIVING UP IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
103 NEVER KICK A BLOKE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN – IT IS UN-AUSTRALIAN
104 ODE TO AUSTRALIAN GREEKS
105 OLD SOLDIERS DO DIE BUT THE MEMORIES LIVE ON
106 ON ANZAC DAY ARE WE NOT ALL AUSTRALIANS
107 ORDER OR CHAOS – WHAT IS IT TO BE
108 ORGANISATIONAL THEORY AND LEADERSHIP STYLE
109 OXI DAY AND VIGILANCE BEING THE PRICE FOR FREEDOM
110 PASSING ON THE BATON
111 PERTH-REUNION-2012-A-COY-RECOLLECTIONS
112 PETER AND MAMMA 1973 AND 1978
113 PETER CURTIS ALIAS FLASH
114 PULLING NO BLOODY PUNCHES
115 RAR MEMORIAL WALK 2004
116 REASONS FOR ACCIDENTS
117 RECRUITING AUSTRALIANS FROM A DIVERSE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
118 REFLECTIONS OF THE 11TH DAY
119 REHABILITATION PROGRAMME & SERVICE
120 RESPONSIBILITY & TRAINING COMPETENCY – INDUCTION
121 RISE UP
122 RUSSELL CROWE HIS MOVIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY
123 SAND-IN-A-WELL-IS-NOT-AN-AUSSIE-CONCEPT
124 SINGAPORE – 1973
125 SINGAPORE ANZAC DAY 25 APRIL 1973
126 SNAKE TALES
127 SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA 
128 SPITTING THE DUMMY IS NOT A GREEK EXPRESSION
129 SSM TAKES PRIORITY OVER VETERANS SUICIDE
130 STEPPING BACK TO SMELL THE ROSES AND LIVE
131 SURVIVAL TRAINING 1987
132 TEX HOWARTH – PRESIDENT 6 RAR ASSOCIATION
133 THE AGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE RISE OF THE ROBOT
134 THE AUSSIE CONNECTION FOR THE BATTLES OF GREECE AND CRETE
135 THE BATTLE OF GREECE AND CRETE AN AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC CONNECTION
136 THE BRUNSWICK BOYS
137 THE COALITION SUPPORT ADSO AND CAMPAIGN
138 THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP
139 THE PARADOX AND IRONY OF IRAQ 
140 THE PHANTOM BASHER SAGA – 1972
141 THE POST WAR GENERATION BECOMING AN AUSTRALIAN STAYING GREEK
142 THE RISE OF ISLAM AS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE WESTERN WORLD
143 THE SINGAPOREAN BROTHELS 1973
144 THE SINS OF THE FATHER BEING PLAYED BY THE SINS OF THE CHILDREN
145 THE BATTLE OF GREECE AND CRETE AN AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC CONNECTION
146 THE-BARE-FACTS-OF-LEONIDAS-TWO-FACES
147 THELMA BARWICK
148 THERMOPYLAE THIS WAS THEIR FINEST HOUR
149 TO BE AUSTRALIAN
150 TOURS OF THE DAINTREE FOREST & ATHERTON TABLELANDS
151 TOXINS, VETERANS AND TROPICAL TRIALS ESTABLISHMENT FNQLD
152 TREBLE CHANGE – 1 RAR – PAPUA NEW GUINEA – REVIEW 31 JANUARY 2018
153 WAKE UP AUSTRALIA DOMESTIC TERRORISM CAN HAPPEN HERE
154 WARREN ONE OF MY MANY UGLY COBBER DIGGER MATES
155 WEARING THE NATIONS UNIFORM AND SUICIDE
156 WESTERNERS & ISLAMIC FIGHTERS JOURNEY TO THE OTHER SIDE
157 WHAT WILL WE AS AUSTRALIANS REMEMBER
158 WHEN IS A SPADE A SPADE
159 WHEN-OXI-IN-GREEK-MEANS-NO
160 WHO DARES WINS INFLUENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – EAST OR WEST
161 WILLIE ‘BLOW FLY’ KILLICK
WORKING WITH WEASELS WORMS WANKERS AND DRONGOES
163 JIM MILLS
 164  RCB AND A BLAST FROM THE PAST