Rifle Company Butterworth

The decision in 1973 to withdraw Australian forces from Malaysia and Singapore constitutes a neglected but defining episode in the evolution of Australian postwar diplomacy against the backdrop of the Cold War. A detailed examination of this episode sheds interesting light on Australian foreign policy from 1972 to 1975, the years when Gough Whitlam of […]

A first-hand view of fighting the communist terrorists — Hussaini Abdul Karim, August 30, 2011 AUG 30 — A week before we received our Agong‟s commission, which was to be held on April 14, 1972, all Royal Military College (RMC), Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur graduating officer cadets of Short Service Commission Intake 20 and Regular Commission […]

Guys, Have just received a reply letter from Senator Ronaldson, shadow minister for VA. As you can read from its content, the incoming Lib Gov will not be reviewing the RCB issue when they take power. Robert Cross

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013 Service at Butterworth Air Base 1970 – 1989 in Context Prepared in Support of the RCB Claim for Recognition of Service Posted by Ken Marsh (Swampy) at 8:34 PM 1. RCB on January 8, 2013 at 11:52 am said: You may want to check this out http://kenswampymarsh1.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/service-at-butterworth-air-base-1970.html?spref=fb Reply ↓ Introduction In […]

Its a marvelous invention the internet, it allows us to research and to communicate effectively.I have done a little research and have documents titled Commanders Diary Notes – 6RAR for the period 1971 – 1973. During this period 6RAR were stationed in Singapore as part of the tri nation 28 ANZUK Brigade. There are two […]

Dear Fellow Infantrymen, A major issue for some time now has been the recognition of service at Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB) as “War Like” service. This has been an ongoing issue since 2006 with a small group, RCB Review Group and some individuals fighting to get the proper recognition. I know some senior officers (mainly […]

OVERVIEW [Download the full document by clicking here.] From our detailed research we assert that previous Reviews, the latest being the 2003 – Review of Veterans’ Entitlements – (Clarke Report), were flawed because in applying the criteria for determining warlike service they inadvertently did not consider all the relevant facts and therefore incorrectly concluded that RCB […]

Submission in Support of the Award of the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 and 1975 – for Personnel Who Served in Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB) in the Period 1970 to 1989. [Download the full document by clicking here.] Introduction My name is 860351 Lieutenant Colonel P. M. Dennis, MBE (Rtd). Contact details are as below. […]

Introduction [Download the full document by clicking here] This submission seeks to determine our claim that RCB service was warlike and therefore its company members are eligible for the AASM and for qualifying service for VEA entitlements. It is an addendum to Reference 2. It specifically addresses: 1. Reference 5. The three conditions required of the […]