Category Archives: training

Fishing with grenades… and a powerful brew of vaccines

                      20/6/44 Dear Mother & Dad Received your welcome letter of the 13th today – am glad to hear that the colds are on the mend and you’re all happy.  … Continue reading

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Despondent but determined “I think I might as well carry on”

                                21st May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter arrived on Thursday along with one from E.A.Mc. – and read together made very … Continue reading

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The old hands are certainly browned off : a joyless journey north

                        TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Aust 5/ 5/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you both happy and well and … Continue reading

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Excellent postal service, Christmas Eve chaos and extra good (but alcohol free) dinner

                          TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 25th Dec 43 Dear Mother & Dad The big day of the year is here again and … Continue reading

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Late November: Cazaly moves to Lenah Valley and a sports day includes diving

                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/ NGF Tng Sch New Guinea 21st Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad After a lapse of about a week … Continue reading

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Frank Bethune’s famous orders

                                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 7th Nov 1943 Dear Mother & Dad … Continue reading

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A long hot walk back from the rear details camp

                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 26th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad Must try and race a few lines off.  I’m all behind with my letter writing … Continue reading

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