Project ROT, by Owen Carlton, A Proud Aussie Nasho.

The purpose behind my development of my National ROT Database and subsequent publication of records on my associated ROT Tribute Web Site, is to allow the Basic Details of the Famous RATS of TOBRUK , to be viewed by their Descendants, Relatives and Other Interested Friends and Researchers of the RATS of Tobruk.

In addition to Aussie Rats of Tobruk; Allied Troops, such as UK, Indian, Polish and Czech Service Personnel, who Served at Tobruk during the Siege Period, are in many cases, also listed on my Website.

This is my National ROT Database and ROT Tribute Web Site; the Web Site being the Original and Only one of its type in the World, for the Rats of Tobruk.

Should you have a need to query any existing record or to seek the addition of a new record, or to Update a record, please contact the Creator/Owner (Owen Carlton) by the Email Address found in the Contacts Menu.

I am only too pleased to assist in any way I can - This is what I do for my ongoing "Rats of Tobruk Project".

In the case of New Additions, it would be of great assistance if you could ensure that the Individual you are communicating about, has His Service Records digitized at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), so that he can be confirmed as having Served as a Rat of Tobruk, during the Siege Period. If not, please Email NAA ( ) and request his Service Records be made Viewable online - State his Service Number and Full Names.

There is a once only Charge by NAA to make a Service Record viewable online.

Alternately; you may be able to provide other forms of Evidence:-

  • Printed Documents previously obtained prior to digitization by NAA.
  • Evidence of him having been a Member of a ROTA Branch - Lapel Badge Number may be useful.
  • Photos of the Rear Face of the Africa Star and/or the "T" Tobruk Siege Medal may also be very useful.

It is of the highest importance for Integrity of the Database, that these valuable Records be made as accurate and complete as is possible, from information that is  available or which may become available in the future and that which may be provided by Descendants, Relatives and Interested Viewers.

Your assistance in this area will be very much appreciated.

Let us ALL help to Keep The "FLAME" Burning, in Memory of All Rats of Tobruk.

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