VIGILANCE

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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

162          WORKING WITH WEASELS WORMS WANKERS AND DRONGOES

163          JIM MILLS

164          RCB AND A BLAST FROM THE PAST

 165.        RIFLE COMPANY BUTTERWORTH 1970 TO 1989

166.         AATTI-IRAQ AN INTRODUCTION

167.         ANTHONY HARRY THE HAT HAMMETT – DIGGERS VIEW 26 JUNE 2018

168.         THE SILENT MAJORITY

169.         Veterans helping an overseas mate in distress

 

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