Category Archives: Carrier platoon

My small circle – big camp fires and balancing the books

                20th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad Another week has come to an end so I will give you a resume of events in the small circle in which I move.  We … Continue reading

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Three years since leaving Sydney – seems more like twenty

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 7 May 43 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 2nd arrived this morning – quite good delivery, isn’t … Continue reading

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Wishing and hoping…. and finally re-joining the battalion in Queensland

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd platoon 25th Brigade Attached 7 Aust MMG Battalion 1st March 1943 Dear Mother & Dad I received three cheerful and interesting letters from you … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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Rubber production and Jeeps ‘that can just about climb a brick wall’

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 11th Dec 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your two very interesting letters of the 16th & 23rd of November today – after so long without … Continue reading

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Forty million mosquitoes to the acre… but it seems the tide is turning

  23rd Nov 1942 TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF   NG Dear Mother & Dad As you’ll see from the address I’m back with the mob – the uncertain state of flux – of … Continue reading

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More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Moresby not a bad little place but the jungle an incarnation of hell

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 25/9/42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines to let you know I’m still happy in the service and quite fit and well and hoping … Continue reading

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Don’t take too much notice of what you read in the papers

  19th September 42 Dear Mother & Dad After nearly a month without news it was good to get the mail today.  Your letters of the 31st and seventh and two from Youngster written on the 1st and 8th of … Continue reading

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The colonel gets a surprise dunking and laughs with the rest

                            24th Aug 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the seventeenth on Friday.  Sorry to hear that dad has the gout again … Continue reading

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