5RAR's R.A.P. (Regimental Aid Post)
Sign 1st Tour
sign adorned the front of the RAP during 5RAR's 1st tour. Tony
White, 5RAR's RMO during the 1st tour said:
'The “artist” was
Private Noel Clare of the battalion Intelligence Section. I
commissioned him to do it (I could see that he had a suitably
'The sign [a travesty of the RAAMC (Royal Australian Army medical
Corps) badge] was mounted (after the General’s visit!)
over the entrance to our shiny brand new Kingstrand hut which had
replaced a couple of 11x11 tents as the RAP'.
'Unfortunately someone nicked it just before we were due to come
'Sadly Noel Clare died in a motor bike accident in Terendak in the
first year after RTA' (Return to Australia).
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