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61183 AITKEN, Brian Roy "Dadda."
2 December 1935 - 16 May 2019

Brian Aitken 5RARWe have been informed that CPL Brian ‘Dada’ Aitken died on Thursday 16 May in the Philippines.

Brian deployed to South Vietnam aboard HMAS Sydney as a member of Transport Platoon, Administration Company, for the Battalion’s 1966-67 Tour.

In 1969 he returned to South Vietnam as a member of 8 RAR, serving in country for a further 12 months.

No funeral details are available at this stage.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.

3793390 SHEA, Anthony Michael.
27 August 1947 - 6 May 2019.

Anthony Shea 5RARPTE Anthony ‘Tony’ Shea passed away peacefully on 6 May, in Ararat, Victoria.

Tony served with the Battalion in South Vietnam from 3 February 1969, and returned to Australia aboard the HMAS Sydney on 10 March 1970. He was a member of the Assault Pioneer Platoon, Support Company.

A graveside service for the late Anthony Michael Shea will be held in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery on TUESDAY May 14th, at 11:30am.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.

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