Operational and Peacekeeping Stories

This page is aimed at providing links to videos, audio interviews or stories about operations that involved graduates.

Malaya, Malay/Thai Border Operations, Malaysia and Confrontation


South Vietnam

The Battle of Long Tan

LTCOL F A Robertshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y3hv2xiofI

    • Adrian Roberts graduated from OCS Jun 63. He was posted to RAAC and was a Troop Commander. This is an account of his involvement in this event.

Battle of Long Tan – Australian Forces – Vietnam War 1966 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVcJ10EmW5k

Gulf War 1

MAJGEN John Cantwell on Exit Wounds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLd-2sduSl4

    • John Cantwell graduated from OCS in Dec 81. He had a wide variety of operational postings resulting in the development of his book Exit Wounds.

UN Peacekeeping

MAJ GEN Cheryl Pearce on UN and Defence in general – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZMbCG9xP2Q

    • Cheryl Pearce graduated from OCS in Dec 85 to RACMP. Her last posting was to the UN Force in Cyprus.