NOTICE - LOOKING FOR EX-WOOMERA MATES
Monday, 17 November 2008

Released on behalf of Frank Corcoran and Barry West

"Did you come from Woomera (SA), attended Woomera Area School and are a recipient of the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)?

Two ex-Woomerites, Frank Corcoran and Barry West (Both ex-104 Bty) are seeking information from all Veterans of post WW2 conflicts who went to school in Woomera, with the view to producing an Honour Board, or something similar, for presentation to the Woomera Area School. We have already contacted the current Principal of the Woomera School, and he is supportive of the idea.

Theatres that attracted the award of the AASM since WW11 are:

Korea 50 - 53
Somalia 93 - 95
Rwanda 94 - 96
Malaya 48 - 60
Thailand 65 - 68
Thai - Malay 60 - 66
Malaysia 62 - 66
South Vietnam 62 - 73 and 75
Iraq 91 - 98
Kuwait 91
Namibia 89-90
Cambodia 91 - 93
Balkans 92 - 97
East Timor 99 - 03
Afghanistan 01 - 08
Iraq - from 01

The names we have so far are:
Vietnam: J.F.Corcoran, J.J.Harrison, P.I.Henderson, P.J.Lucas, R.W.Moika, R.G.Radford, D.K.Renton, A.V.Surman, R.E.Wallis, E.R.Weatherall and B.G.West.

Frank or Barry would welcome any of the above Vets and other Vets who are in receipt of the AASM to contact them. Also, if anybody knows of other Woomera vets they believe should be included, as we do not want to miss anybody, we would be grateful for that information too."

Contact:

Frank Corcoran,
4 Littlewood St,
Hampton,
VIC, 3188

Tel: (03) 9598 3474
Mob: 0400 113 929
E-mail: corcorf@bigpond.net.au

or:

Barry West,
38 Smalley Circuit,
Giralang,
ACT, 2617

Tel: (02) 6258 2009
Mob: 0412 448 332
E-mail: bandswest@netspeed.com.au