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Summer Catalogue #271

Posted On Feb 07, 2024 | Aviation,Espionage,Human Endeavour,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #271 from a sweltering Perth. What a summer its been here and we’ve just entered our hottest month, go figure! Our sympathies go out to the Eastern seaboard especially NQ which has been hit with serious floods. I’m surprised that the Defence Force hasn’t been mobilized in its entirety. Even if they go in with truck loads of food, tents and everything else that may be needed. I may be wrong and speaking out of turn, I hope I am. It’s amazing what a squadron of Army Chinooks can carry and land anywhere. Add to that the various other STOL aircraft which could be put to good use. It is after all, a national emergency.

Anyway, this catalogue lists all of my categories (except American Civil War) and joining us is the new book by Ian (Bagzar) Stiles ‘A MOTHER’S WORRY, Young Bagzar ‘(#271/143A). It’s a book about a turbulent childhood and service with the Australian SAS (two combat tours of Vietnam) and service with the Rhodesian SAS in the Bush War and his further career in the offshore diving industry. Worth a read.

My new book ‘TWO RANKS ON THE ROAD—35 years of Australian Special Forces Service’. (both are illustrated on the cover) is being launched in April and we are taking orders for it now (both are priced around A$50 plus postage). The book will be launched at Boffins Books at 88 William Street in Perth City at 5pm on Sunday 21 April 2024.  I’ll send out the booking information soon. Those in Perth are most welcome to attend. There will be a small attendance fee to cover incidentals – food and drink and stimulating conversation.

There are many other great titles in this list, many I haven’t listed for some time so dive in quick before they’re gone. This catalogue is dedicated to members who have recently passed on and those not traveling too well. Our thoughts are always with you all. 

Vaya con Dios             

Mick and Jo