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AUGUST 2005
 

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

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Surname

First

Int

Serial

Unit

WOOLER

Cliff

J

57630

HMAS SYDNEY

FRANKEL

John

W

3787834

DET 30 TML SQN (B)

PALMER

Robert

J

131650

12 FLD REGT

STEPHENS

James

 

1410219

AATTV

Four new memorial plaques were made to honour the services of Central Queensland men who fought in Vietnam and have recently died.

Lest We Forget

Now laid to rest on the Cockscomb Memorial

 

The Cockscomb team works very well together, Allan Evans, Geoff Baines, Gene Owens, Mick Stokes, Graham Jensen, Alan Munster, and Dan Connelly.  Now I fit in there too, but I’m the one with the IT skills and it is my job to do the newsletter, make the special notices and get the word out to the other Veterans.

OTHER PEOPLE WE NEED TO THANK

This year we need to thank other people for making our day more memorable.  Kirsten Livermore MP helped pay for the lunch and I had written to Kirsten Livermore MP in early May this year asking her to ask the Speaker for two minutes silence in Remembrance of Vietnam Veterans on the 18th August.

A First in the Australian Parliament - On the 18th August 2005 at the beginning of question time, John Howard PM, Kim Beazley and Graham Edwards all paid tribute to Vietnam Vets around the country and MPs responded at the end with loud applause which is actually quite  unheard of in the chamber.  So there you go - your suggestion stirred up quite a response!  (18th Aug Hansard 2pm)

We also convey our thanks to Chaplin Kaye Ronalds, Graham Ivers our Bugler, Lester Soblusky our Piper, members of 42RQR and 35 Fld Sqn Engineers for providing the Catafalque party and erecting the tent and providing the chairs in the shaded area.

 

Left Steve Schatkowski and right Dan Brown
 

NEW ENTRANCE LOGO UNVEILING

At the end of the initial service all moved to the front gate entrance for a special unveiling of the new logo on the brick wall.  Using today’s technology and with the use of a plasma cutter the new logo was cut in two pieces from stainless steel under the guidance of Steve Schatkowski and Queensland Steel Products.  A huge effort and Cockscomb Veterans can now be very proud of the logo.

 
Women In Need Group Support

WINGS girls Kathy Jensen and
Helen Quigley

Women In Need Group Support (is a group for Vietnam Veteran wives & partners) meet at 10am on the first Tuesday of every month at the YWCA in Robinson Street North Rockhampton.  The group organises social outings, guest speakers and has a close tie to VVCS.

Recently the WINGS ladies & their partners enjoyed a bus trip to Ferns Hideway at Byfield to celebrate Christmas in July.  The outing was organised by Betty Powell and Kathy Jensen the day at the Ferns provided an excellent lunch and entertainment, great surroundings and the day was enjoyed by all.

Left to Right Robyn Bauer, Betty Powell, Kathy Jensen, Heather McNamara, Pauline Aplin, Margret Gill, Mary Elson, Helen Quigley and Pam Brewer (missing from the photo Ann Evans and Denise Donnelly)

 WINGS CONTACT NUMBERS

Contact Number Helen 4928 2554, Kathy 4933 2457

Sarg Lyons enjoying the day

Ken Boaler
Brian Carolan
 

20 Australian native flowering trees were plants 10 aside between the palms at the entrance to Cockscomb. Our thanks go to Rose Swadling, Tom Wyatt and the Rockhampton City Parks and Gardens

L to R – Sapper Simon Boak, Pvt Godie Goddan, Sapper Geoff Thompson, L/Cpl Steve Lyon and Cpl Mark Woods
Della has painted her way into Cockscomb and will go down in history with the recently painted logo. The two signs, one in the kitchen “No Smoking” and the
“5 Days Stay”
sign are both painted by Della
Mick Stokes accepts a certificate for Della from Gene Owens
‘Beetle’ Clarie Bayley making notes with Rani
Chris Penglase and Rani
Cockscomb Memorial 2005
We stood and remembered while listening to the Lament played by Piper Lester Soblusky

Now Dan Brown also has a great deal of expertise but this time in timber.  Dan cut out a craftwood logo on a special router at CQ Cabinet Makers and it has been painted into its colours and mounted on the wall of the ANDAWAKEY house.  You might ask who the painter was and the answer there is Della Stokes, Micks wife.  Della wasn’t at Cockscomb on Thursday to receive her certificate of appreciation but Mick proudly accepted it. 

Della has painted her way into Cockscomb and will go down in history with the recently painted logo. The two signs, one in the kitchen “No Smoking” and the “5 Days Stay” sign are both painted by Della.


$5 PER PERSON PER OVERNIGHT STAY

Cockscomb has been on the go since July 1997, built by Veterans for Veterans.  Don’t think that because you haven’t had any input into the construction that you don’t have a place in the Cockscomb community. 
The Camp is open to ALL Veterans and the more who use it the better the place will be.  Local Veterans or visiting Veterans, you are ALL most welcome to visit, stay over night, and stay for a maximum of 5 days. 

Please remember to do the right thing, $5 per person per night in the Donations box by the sign in register on the rail camp wagon.

 

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY FIRST BORN BABY

Born on the 18th August at 0239 at the Base Hospital Rockhampton BOWARRIE INGUI third child for Natasha Auda and Lonnie Ingui and another brother forsister Alintia (7) and Darrell (3)

A teddy for Bowarrie, flowers for Natasha and a certificate explaining the significance of the 18th August.

Dutchy Lensing up from Hervey Bay with Harry Mimi

Rob Brown and Rhonda staying a few days at Cockscomb, Rob was Ex 86 Transport

 

Allan Evans and Graham Jensen with the bottle of scotch Graham donated to the WINGS girls Nick Quigley and Peter Smith both Ex 104 Sig Sqn
Pat Wilson and Max Mullinger
Reminissing
Allan & Anne Evans
Jeff Clarke
   
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