Vale - Brig Peter Smith MBE RFD ED

Sadly Brigadier Peter Smith, an Association member, passed away on Saturday 14 November 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are for his family and relatives.

He was Commanding Officer of 9 RQR from 1966 to 1969.

His funeral service is at 11am Friday 27 November at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 1 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore. Burial to follow at Toowong Cemetery.

Vale - Lt Frank McCosker APM BEM

Sadly Lieutenant Frank McCosker, an Association life member, passed away on Tuesday 8 September 2020.

He was probably our last World War 2, 9th Battalion veteran.  His private funeral was held on 25 September.

Vale - LtCol David Rankine MC MID VCOG


Sadly Lieutenant Colonel David Rankine, a former Association member, passed away on Sunday 12 July 2020.

He was Commanding Officer of 9 RQR from 1979 to 1981. Also President of our Association from 1982 to 1983.  His funeral service was held on 24 July.

Black on Blue - 9RQR 1948 to 2013

A short history of 9RQR from 1948 to 2013. Memories of various Officers and OR's across these years and the change from CMF to ARes.

Compiled by Brig Rod Hamilton CSM RFD

Contact Pat O'Keeffe to purchase a copy.

Pozieres Dinner - Tin Can Bay - 16 Jul 2016

A most successful activity held by the Battalion at the Tin Can Bay Field Fiiring Range - a wet night but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

The sound of live firing punctuated the evening - drizzling rain only added to the ambience and a series of playlets transported us to the battfields of France. An excellen t effort by all involved.

...the full booklet can be seen here

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The Fighting Ninth - 2016

Centenary of Pozieres Edition

Printed copies will be available directly from 9RQR from December 2017.

Click here for the digital edition...

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The Centenary Edition from 2015 is here.

Past CO's of 9RQR enjoying a lunch at the United Service Club

Lto R [back row] Brig Rod Hamilton, Brig Trevor Luttrell, Col Chris Austin, Brig Ray McNab, Col Marl Plath

[front row] LtCol Peter Ball, Brig Michael Bond, LtCol Luke Hughes [current CO] Brig David Tomae, Col David O'Hagan

First Ashore Display Volunteers

L to R [back row] Mal Black, Dan Penman, Vivienne Waterworth, Frank Meoni, Phil Hill

[Front Row] Peter Newland, Pat O'Keeffe, Brad Shillig.

Next Meeting:  1730 hrs Wed 3rd February 2021  at Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre, 61 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside

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