Geoff Pearson was enlisted into the Army as a
National Serviceman in 1967. After his corps
training in Infantry he was posted to the 5th
Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment. He
served with the Battalion in South Vietnam in C
Company as a machine gunner during its second
tour of duty.
After the completion of his National Service,
Geoff resumed his career in banking. In later
years he established his own business which he
conducts in Sydney.
As a member of the 5RAR Association, Geoff was
appointed in the 1980s to the National Committee
and served as Publicity Officer. In that role he
initiated the publication of Tiger Tales in 1987
and continued until 1994. He recognized the need
for Association identity on occasions such as
ANZAC Day so he designed and subsequently produced at his own expense the
first Association Banners which are now updated
and distributed to all State Branches.
prepared a computerized data base for the Association
and personally financed the design and
manufacture of Association ties and membership
badges until the Association was in
a position to accept these costs.
Geoff has been
the Association National Secretary for over
twelve years. He has maintained a comprehensive
record of the activities of the Association and
in particular the Committee. He has maintained
contact with many ex -members of the Battalion
and has become a valuable point of contact
for all members. He has arranged regular
reunions of former sub-unit colleagues and has
been a principal organizer in the much larger
Geoff Pearson has served 5RAR and the 5RAR
Association with distinction for over 40 years.
He has given freely of his time, his own
resources and funds. As a principal office
bearer of the Association he is fiercely
protective of the reputation and symbolic
importance of the Association. He is an
excellent candidate for appointment as one of
the inaugural life members of the Association.
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