new guinea volunteer rifles & papua new guinea volunteer rifles ex-members association
Per aNgusta ad augusta (through trials to triumph)
Last modified - 13 November 2019
1. The November edition of HTT added
2. Like many of us, I sometimes have a red wine. It makes me feel mellow. At the same time, I found this song and the way in which it is sung, has a lot of meaning. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Hear it here....
3. The Montevideo Maru Memorial at the AWM. The Presidents speech. Look in "History"
4. Notes, the President's Report and a photo of the 2019 AGM. See the "News" page.
5. Read the story about how PNGVR was formed. An extremely interesting history. See "History"
6. More photos added especially to Unit Photos
7. A rearrangement of the NGVR photos with some added. Look in "History"
8. ANZAC Day photos added here....
9. Read Bob Harvey Hall's A Coy Reunion speech here...
10. Order form for Bob Harvey-Hall's book PNGVR a History 1950 - 1973 added here...
11. Read the Carry over from Field Dinners here.
12. Montevideo Maru 2019 article and photos added here
The PNGVR was an Australian CMF unit always commanded by a regular Army officer. There were 13 commanding officers from 1950 to 1973. PNGVR and NGVR were the only Australian volunteer Army Reserve units which were formed, served and disbanded overseas. They were at all times in the Australian Army Order of Battle, that is, they were front line units and were on continuous overseas service.