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Document Details


Title: Colin Bannister
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: Colin Bannister (Army - Malaya & Vietnam) Colin grew up in Sydney, New South Wales, and after school took several different jobs before joining the army. He was trained at the Royal Military College in Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, and graduated as a lieutenant in December 1955. He was an officer in the National Service Training Scheme before the army transferred him to the 3 Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) in January 1957. In October 1957 he was sent on his first stint of active service in Malaya. Colin served in Malaya for two years during which time he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Bannister, Colin
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Army
Locations discussed: Asia; Australia; Malaysia; Oceania; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Australia; Australia. Army; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Australia--Military policy; Malaysia; Oceania; Oral history; Vietnam
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026759-28934