Vale - LtCol David Rankine MC MID VCOG


Sadly Lieutenant Colonel David Rankine, a former Association member, passed away on Sunday 12 July 2020.  Our thoughts and prayers are for his family and relatives.

He was Commanding Officer of 9 RQR from 1979 to 1981. Also President of our Association from 1982 to 1983.

His funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday 24 July at St Augustine's Anglican Church, Hamilton, Brisbane. A Wake will follow the service at the Doomben Racecourse. Limited numbers of people will attend the service and Wake, as arranged with his family.

The service will be live streamed privately on the internet. If you served with or knew David Rankine, and would like to watch the service, send an email to

9th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment

December 17 at 9:55pm

Message from LTCOL Hughes

With effect 15 December I have handed over Command to LTCOL Andrew Kirby. These past three years have been an honour and privilege to both serve and command the people of the Battalion. I most gratefully thank all members of the Battalion and all who helped me in guiding the Battalion and its people to achieve our mission. I have attached my Order of the Day in which I have highlighted the achievements of the Battalion’s people.

To LTCOL Kirby, I wish you and the Battalion’s people every success. Pros Aris Et Focis!


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Battle for Australia Commemoration

Battle for Australia Memorial dedication and commemoration Service held at the Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre, Chermside on Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 before a crowd of more than 200 people.

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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 16th September 2020  at Victoria Barracks All Ranks Mess

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