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By WO2 Graham McBean
Old soldier remembers battalion
6 RAR's longest serving foundation
member was honoured at Long Tan
Lines where 'Cpl' Willie Killick presented
his miniature service medals to the
Battalion's George Chinn Museum.
Family and friends joined Willie as
he presented his 13 miniatures and
Infantry Combat Badge earned during
his 33-year career.
An honour guard of 16 current 6 RAR
soldiers stood at attention as stories
of Willie's colourful exploits were
passed on from the 6 RAR Association
6 RAR'S longest serving member and
best mate of Willie, former Sgt Gus
Guthrie, also spoke about his service
with the venerable Willie.
During his military career, Willie
served in Korea, Japan and Malaya and
served his last 19 years with 6 RAR,
which included the battalion's two tours
Just prior to taking his discharge
on November 27, 1984, Willie was
recognised for his military service with
the British Empire Medal.
Willie said the military was his life
and his 19 years with 6 RAR was a
He said he could think of nothing better
than having the medals housed at the
George Chinn Museum.
His youngest daughter, Rebecca, said
it was a day for the family to celebrate
"I would like to thank you all very
much for joining our family on this most
special day in honour of our Dad as he
makes a most heartfelt presentation
to his other signi cant family, the
6th Battalion, The Royal Australian
Regiment," she said.
Above: 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian
Regiment's, longest serving foundation
member, former Corporal Willie Killick, presents
his service medal miniatures to the Battalion
he served for 19 years. (LCpl John Bonnick)
To coincide with the World Cup,
the RAAF Amberley 6-a-Side Soccer
Committee is running a World Cup
The competition features 16 teams
of eight players, with each team
representing countries competing in
the World Cup.
Teams will compete in a group stage,
followed by a knockout phase up to
and including the nal on July 23rd.
The RAAF Amberley Soccer Committee
is seeking players for the next season of
their regular competition, which is due
to start late July.
The competition is open to everyone
at RAAF Base Amberley including RAAF
members, APS personnel and Defence
Currently, 170 members compete
in the round-robin style competition
at the RAAF gym ovals on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursdays lunch times.
For more information, contact CORP
Nathan Miller on Ext. 18336.
Below: The A TAE Razorbacks and the 33SQN
Knights during last season's soccer competition
at RAAF Base Amberley.
The stars line up for
ADF charity ball
If you plan to support any event this
year, it should the Australian Defence
Charity Ball 2010.
Not only will guests at this year 's ball
have a fantastic night out with great
food, great wine and great company -
but the money spent will help Legacy -
the organisation that supports veteran's
Some of Australia's best-loved
personalities, including comedian
Vince Sorrenti Australian Idol stars Kate
DeAraugo and Carl Riseley will perform
at this year's event.
There will be silent auctions,
sensational music from the Royal
Australian Navy and Australian Army
Bands, as well as the Navy Diving Team
complete with their Diving Tank.
Ladies will be pampered with
exclusive Ella Bache and Napoleon
Perdis pamper packages, and the
Australian Defence Force will have
amazing 'hardware' on display.
Ticket prices: corporate guests are
$199 and Defence members' tickets
start from $109 per person.
Find out more information or
book securely on line at www.
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