Acknowledgments and Thanks to People who have really aided me with my "Rats of Tobruk Project" over 10 Years.


My Rats of Tobruk Project could not have been created and maintained, without the valued assistance and efforts of many people.

I hereby acknowledge and thank the following people in particular, and I apologize to those who may have provided assistance in some way, who I may have omitted from this acknowledgment.

First and foremost, I must acknowledge the incredible patience of my loving Wife, Maurveen, who suffered long periods of Loneliness during the 10 year course of my Project. I sincerely Love and Thank her dearly for her patience. Tasks such as these are never easy, if you do not have a Good Woman, supporting you in the background.

I acknowledge the great efforts of our Late Presidents of ROTA, Mr Alan Eldridge, and Mr Ron Williamson, for their years of Service to ROTA Victoria. My thanks also go to the Late President Mr Robert Semple BEM OAM (2/12 Field Regiment) and other Veterans who have supported my efforts over the years.

My sincere thanks go to; Late Mrs Nance Ormsby, President Ladies Aux, Mrs Rayda Noble, Coordinator of Junior Rats, Mr Hugh Williams, Ex Editor of Tobruk House News, Helen & Myra Schiele, Sec 2/23rd Bn Association, Heather Stepanavicius (MacFarlane), Sec 2/4th AGH, Enid Macfarlane 2/4 AGH; the Late - Steve Rowan, Sec 2/15 Bn Association Remembrance Club and Coral Reynolds, Sec 2/1st AFW.

Mr Ken Butterworth, Ex President of ROTMP&D Band and his Wife Mary, who helped me greatly by scanning and digitizing every Rats of Tobruk Newsletter, so that I could use them in my research - an enormous amount of work.

In more recent times - Joan and Walter Soroka (2/43 & 2/48 Bn (SA), Craig H Proctor (Vic), Don Mackrill (TAS), Veronica Scott-Killner (WA), Phil McWilliams & Darren Warren, 2/28 Bn Association (WA) and Roger Murphy (QLD), Sue Trewartha (SA), Sarah Clements (SA); Jan Gallagher (Qld); Martin Forsyth; and more recently, Matt McHugh, all have made incredible ongoing contributions and have been strong Supporters of my Rats of Tobruk Project.

Thank you everyone for your valued support and assistance provided for my Rats of Tobruk Project.

I thank the current Host of my Website (Hosting Australia) for their professional assistance in all matters relating to my Account.

I have arranged for Matt McHugh, wh has been in Training for a Period, to take over my Entire Rats of Tobruk Project, in the Event of my Passing.

Thank You One and All.

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