Category: Kiap

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Didiman’s Diary #6

By David Montgomery 17th November 1958 I departed on recreation leave and returned on 3rd April 1959 reporting for duty at KONEDOBU head office receiving what I considered disappointing news; instead of returning to...

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Communications: Paul Oates

The Daily Radio Sked Arriving at my first Patrol Post in 1969, I was introduced to that slender and sometimes tenuous life line of TPNG outstations, the radio schedule or ‘sked’. In 1969 in...

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The kiap reunion 2013: Chips Mackellar

It was the biggest Kiap Reunion ever. Held on 10 November 2013 at the Kawana Waters Motel at Mooloolaba on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, a total of 307 kiaps, wives and descendants attended, not...

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A reunion 50 years in the making

In stark contrast to the 1962-1963 Cadet Education Officers (aka The Reunion Junkies), the first official reunion of the 1963-1964 CEOs has been held. Thirteen of the 38 who attended the Passing Out Ceremony...

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Tiger and the village pigs: Paul Oates

Not long after I returned to Kabwum from working on the Yalumet/Derim road, we received word that a mature age Assistant Patrol Officer would be arriving from Lae. Jim Soul and his wife and...