Alistair Pope

Retired LTCOL

Lieutenant Colonel Alistair Pope graduated from OTU Scheyville in 1967 as a Second Lieutenant and served in Vietnam, Indonesia and PNG, and as a sub-unit Commander in 3rd Brigade in Townsville.  He retired in 1986 and founded his own business, working internationally as a Project Manager until his retirement in 2016.

He has published more than 150 articles on military matters in ten different magazines, including ‘The Coming War in the South China Sea’ (presented to the Royal United Services Institute in Melbourne on 25th February 2021 and published in Modern Warfare) and ‘The Rise and Fall of ISIS’ (presented to four organisations and with versions published in Modern Warfare magazine, The Scheyvillian, Quadrant-on-Line & Camaraderie).

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

Unit PME

An Ordinary Man and his Exceptional War: The Jock McLaren Story

With a story like Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, it is surprising his name is not more widely known in the Australian Army community. The Cove aims to change that!

By Alistair Pope