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215156 ROSS, Colin John.
9 August 1945 – 25 February 2023.

Colin RossCPL Colin Ross died on Saturday evening 25th February as a result of a cardiac arrest occurring on Friday 24th at 9.30 am.

Colin joined 5 RAR as a foundation member from 1 RAR was deployed to South Vietnam for both tours with B Coy 1966-1967 and with BHQ 1969-1970 serving as Intelligence Corporal.

On return to Australia he served with 1 RTB as an instructor and also 2/4 RAR as a Platoon Sergeant. On promotion to Sydney University Regiment component Armidale, WO Cadre. Then onto Royal Military College-Duntroon, as a drill instructor, retiring in 1987 as a WO2 after 24 years service.

At Colin’s request a private cremation was held on 3rd march in Newcastle.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor   

44553 WYATT, Robert John.
12 April 1943 - 21 February 2023.

Robert WyattPTE Robert Wyatt died peacefully on Tuesday 21 February, in the care facility he had been residing in for 12 months, two of his sons were present.

Bob enlisted in the ADF two times, a 3 year term and 4 years later another term of 6 years. After recruit training he was posted to the School of Army Health and then transferred to 2 Field Ambulance. Bob then joined 1 RAR for 12 months. On his rejoining he again went through recruit and Corps training and joined 7 Platoon C Company 5 RAR. Bob deployed to Vietnam with the Battalion and completed the 1969-70 tour. On return from SVN he served with 27 Battalion RSAR.

A Funeral Service will be held for Bob on 1 March at 11.00hrs by Mattiske Funerals, 2 Wiltshire St, Salisbury, SA.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor