Lt.Col. (ret'd) Reg Sutton died on 26 June
2004 after a long illness.
Reg Sutton was the company commander of A
Company 5RAR from 1968 to 1970 including the
complete tour of duty in South Vietnam.
Reg was a calm and courageous leader who was
an inspiration to his men. As the
citation for his Military Cross states;
"He commanded A Company with distinction and
outstanding success throughout operations in
1969. His aggressive leadership and skilful
handling of his company achieved exemplary
results. His actions reflected great credit
on himself, his Company, the Regiment and
5RAR 2nd Tour
Rob, Clay and David and their families would
like to express their deep appreciation for
the loving sympathy shown by all members of
the association following the death of our
It was particularly pleasing for the family
to see so many members of A Company who, in
many cases, travelled very long distances to
be with Reg on his last operation and the
Honour Guard touched us all deeply. A
Company did him proud!
I also believe that some fifteen members of
the company could not attend due to ill
health. Our thoughts are also with them.