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3787020 MACKIE, Ronald James.
22 April 1945 - 15 October 2019.

Ronald James MackiePTE Ronald ‘Ron’ Mackie passed away surrounded by his family, in Ipswich QLD, on Tuesday 15 October.

Ron completed his Corps Training in 8 Platoon, C Company. He then deployed with 5 RAR to South Vietnam, on the Battalion’s 1st tour. Serving there from 12 May 1966 until he returned to Australia with the Battalion, aboard HMAS Sydney, on 12 May 1967.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Thursday 24 October at the Centenary Memorial Gardens, following the service family and friends will meet at CSI (RSL) North Ipswich.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ipswich RSL Sub branch in Ron's honour.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor  

215608 CAMERON, Victor Maxwell "Max."
27 November 1946 - 18 October 2019.

CPL Victor ‘Max’ Cameron died on Friday 18 October at his home in Walligan, in the Hervey Bay area of Queensland. He had been quite ill for some time.

Max first saw service in South Vietnam with 1 RAR from January to June 1966 and he was WIA in April. When 1 RAR returned to Australia he joined 6 RAR until he completed his deployment in December 1966.

He later joined C Company 5 RAR and redeployed with the Battalion to SVN on 28 January 1969, serving with
C Company. Max suffered a non-battle casualty in April which necessitated his return to Australia.

We believe that a private family funeral will be held on Saturday 26 October in Hervey Bay.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

215794 SMALE, Lloyd.
30 July 1943 - 23 September 2019.

Signalman Lloyd Smale died on Monday 23 September in Baulkham Hills, NSW.

Lloyd was a member of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. He served with Bravo Company, 5 RAR, for the term of the Battalion’s 1966-67 tour of South Vietnam. Lloyd returned to Australia as part of the advance party to prepare for the return of the Battalion to Australia in March 1967.

The funeral service for Lloyd will be held at the Chapel of Castlebrook Memorial Park
Rouse Hill NSW on Friday 4 October, commencing at 13:00hrs.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor