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PNG and the Kokoda Campaign – Defeating the Japanese

In August 2019, Headquarters Forces Command hosted a PME session at the Victoria Barracks Sergeants Mess on the WWII Kokoda Campaign. This video provides a fascinating insight into the fighting in...

By The Cove

Military History

Medals Of The Month – October 2019 | Major William Albert Stanley (Bert) Oldfield

In our October edition of Medals of the Month we remember William 'Bert' Oldfield, one of Australia's cricketing greats.

By The Cove

Military History

Fresh off the plane and straight into it: Learning on the job with the Australian Tunnel Rats in Vietnam

This brutally honest Friday long read comes from Jim Marett. The article tells of Jim's first few months in Vietnam which are perhaps best described as 'extreme on the job learning'.

By Jim Marett

Military History

Medals Of The Month – September 2019 | Major-General Gustave Mario Ramaciotti

This month we are featuring​​​​​​​ the medals and story of Major-General Gustave Mario Ramaciotti C.M.G, V.D, M.I.D.

By The Cove

Military History

Medals Of The Month – August 2019 | Warrant Officer Class Two William Joseph Willis

This month we look at the medals of Warrant Officer Class Two William Joseph Willis. William served in Boer War and World War One.

By The Cove

Military History

Honouring Warrior Spirits

In this, our final post for NAIDOC Week, we look at a documentary video that captures the Honouring Warrior Spirits commemoration that occurred at Gallipoli in 2015.

By Joseph West

Military History

Medals of the Month – July 2019 | Warrant Officer Class One Colin Watego OAM

In a new series, The Cove, working with Australian Army Museum of New South Wales, will tell the story behind a former soldier's set of medals. As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, our first set...

By The Cove

Military History

NAIDOC Week Activities | Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is celebrating NAIDOC week. This link will let you know what they are doing and what to expect.

By The Cove

Military History

Operational Offence, Tactical Defence: A short historical overview from Ancient Greece to Ramadi

In this article by Ben Hussell, interesting parallels can be found when applying historical precedents to new situations, which should be considered by professional warfighters.

By Ben Hussell

Military History

Serving Country Exhibition

The ’Serving Country’ photographic exhibition is currently showing at the Australian Army Museum of New South Wales, Victoria Barracks, Sydney.

By The Cove

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