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In memorium


LTCOL Richard Farquhar (Reg) Sutton MC
Lieutenant Colonel Reg Sutton

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 the army."

David Wilkins.
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 beloved Reg.

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.