NOTICE – 11th National Service Intake 50th Anniversary Reunion

After initial “expressions of interests” were invited in the Vet Affairs bulletin Notice Board in April this year, a considerable amount of interest was shown by former members of the 11th Intake, to hold a 50th Anniversary Reunion.

Of these, several members have shown keen interest in forming a committee to “make this happen’ as an event, but also to form an 11th Intake Association similar to the . Currently there are some 40 names of members listed as interested, and in light of that, the formation committee has found a suitable venue to hold an Inaugural Anniversary reunion.


Any former 11th Intake member who marched in on the 7th February 1968 into Singleton, Kapooka or Puckapunyal, as well as Partners, Family members of Living or Deceased, also former Recruit and Corps Training Battalion personnel.


Kingscliffe Beach Bowling Club, on the Tweed Coast about 15km from Gold Coast /Coolangatta airport and approximately 15 mins from Tweed RSL. (Around town) courtesy bus available.


Wednesday 7th February , 4 pm, Informal “Meet and Greet”, the club has excellent dining facilities so it’s your choice how you spend the evening catching up with lost mates! Bring lots of pictures!!

Thursday 8th February: 10.30 am, Official Welcome and Tribute to fallen mates, followed by a “gentle” session of coffee, Bistro lunch and a  “quiet “one, not too heavy as remember Dinner tonight.   Welcome to our 5.30 pm(by self),Pre Dinner drinks and Reunion Dinner commencing at 6.30pm

Friday 9th February  10.30 am “Recovery and Farewell” session at the club at your leisure.


Dinner Table Service, 3 Course Reunion Dinner including Tea, Coffee and dinner roll $60.00p.p. all other Bistro meals by self.


Some Accommodation is currently available for a 3 night Studio Cabin for 2 people @ $ 40.00 p.p. per night A Luxury Beachfront apartment for 3 nights that sleeps 5 guests for $37.00 pp per night. Because School Holidays are over, Kingscliffe has lots of motel , caravan and resort accommodation available as well as the usual Air Bnb and Stayz on the web.


Please register your interest to the organizing committee:

John(Doc) Lloyd 0438 325 205 E:[email protected]

Tony van Sleeuwen 0418 308008 E: [email protected].

Please register early as “Time is our Enemy”.                   




  1. Grant Howlett says

    I was sitting at my regular bar, as I do, watching the passing parade. On my ‘pat’ at that time. The date seemed significant. 50 years? Came home to check. Crikey. Correct. Grant Norman HOWLETT. 3176913, !st Australian Field Hospital, 10 Dec 69 – 3 Dec 70. Have a great time this evening fellas. Oh, I now reside in Nong Khai. Thailand.