Abalinx 19 March 2018 Peter Adamis
I have reviewed and redrafted this section on Australian Army Training Team – Iraq (AATT-Iraq). It is out of respect to my old mate Terry Bell with whom I served as a digger in Singapore and Malaya in the early seventies. Although I have not been able to capture all that they endured, I do know that they were successful and achieved much more than what was asked of them. A copy of the complete article may be downloaded by following this link AATT1.
In addition to the above blokes, it is also dedicated to Doug Cummings, ex Adjutant 5/6 RVR in the Nineties, Rocky McKelvie (Sgt in 8/7 RVR) and “Pup” Elliot (Adjutant 8/7 RVR) in the late Eighties, Jim Hammett the son of my favourite Commanding Officer Tony Hammett and to all the other blokes who were lucky enough to get a guernsey to do their bit in Iraq.
The original website was created on behalf of Terry Bell some five years ago. However, as I was diagnosed for cancer and subsequent treatments, extraordinary developments in technology, changes in roles, the website became obsolete.
At the moment there is an AATTI Face Book page created by Rocky McKelvie which is used to communicate with all those who participated. The official AATTI Website may be found by clicking on: Australian Army Training Team – Iraq A gallery of images may also be viewed by clicking on the link: AATTI Gallery
AATTI Teams Each team is in sequential order below. Readers may should they wish a copy, may click on the link and download it onto their desktop.
This completes my tribute to my mate Terry Bell. I wish them all well and hope the AATTI Association develops in the same spirit as the members of the AATTV Association.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected]