Pearson was enlisted into the Army as a National
Serviceman in 1967. After his corps training in
Infantry he was posted to the 5th Battalion The
Royal Australian Regiment. He served with the
Battalion in South Vietnam in C Company as a
machine gunner during its second tour of duty.
After the completion of his National Service,
Geoff resumed his career in banking. In later
years he established his own business which he
conducts in Sydney.
a member of the 5RAR Association, Geoff was
appointed in the 1980s to the National Committee
and served as Publicity Officer. In that role he
initiated the publication of Tiger Tales in 1987
and continued until 1994. He recognized the need
for Association identity on occasions such as
ANZAC Day so he designed and subsequently
produced at his own expense the first
Association Banners which are now updated and
distributed to all State Branches.
He prepared a computerized data base for the
Association and personally financed the design
and manufacture of Association ties and
membership badges until the Association was in a
position to accept these costs.
Geoff has been the Association National
Secretary for over twelve years. He has
maintained a comprehensive record of the
activities of the Association and in particular
the Committee. He has maintained contact with
many ex -members of the Battalion and has become
a valuable point of contact for all
members. He has arranged regular reunions of
former sub-unit colleagues and has been a
principal organizer in the much larger regular
Geoff Pearson has served 5RAR and the 5RAR
Association with distinction for over 40 years.
He has given freely of his time, his own
resources and funds. As a principal office
bearer of the Association he is fiercely
protective of the reputation and symbolic
importance of the Association. He is an
excellent candidate for appointment as one of
the inaugural life members of the Association.
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