CONTACT’s top 10 posts of all time


Have you ever wondered what the top 10 posts on CONTACT are?

I have. So I thought I’d pass them on – just because.


Our top 10 posts of all time….
View Count…. Post Title
71873 Ex NZ SAS killed in bushfire-fighting helicopter crash
59215 RAAF Spartan ‘crash-lands’ in Waco Texas
52672 PM’s no-show at repatriation “a bastard act” – Veterans Party
47424 Australian Army gets new service dress uniform
38886 New Zealand buys new pistol and new rifle
37573 RAAF teen worried he might be a soldier
35901 Army responds to Reaper criticism
31527 New combat-shooting philosophy sweeps through Australian Army
28087 Magazine Archives
27857 1st Commando Regiment celebrates significant anniversary




On a similar topic, please have a look at this blog I wrote re CONTACT v Navy Daily – worth bragging about
On a similar topic, please have a look at this blog I wrote re CONTACT v Navy Daily – worth bragging about


  • I never thought I’d see the day, but – the once third-placed “Are VCs won or awarded” has been pushed out of the Top 10 list altogether..





  •  3:28

    Treating a gunshot wound

    Private Craig Hicks, an Australian medic at Forward Operating Base Hadrian, talks us through his actions when an Afghan National Police officer was brought in to his resus bay with a gunshot wound.

  •  1:50

    contact magazine news 2cav deck shoot

    Six ASLAVs from the Townsville-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a live-fire shoot on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra on Sunday, 4 October 2015.
    Video footage by Sergeant Hamish Patterson, 1JPA…

  •  1:49

    HMAS Adelaide Commissioning 4dec15

    Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet today at Garden Island, Sydney.
    General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia, presided ove…

  •  3:18

    New range philosophy in Australian Army

    The Australian Army is getting serious about marksmanship training. In conjunction with ATS (Australian Target Systems), Army held a major capability demonstration at Majura Range in Canberra in No…

  •  2:20

    iFly Downunder preview flight

    iFLY Downunder is Australia’s first indoor skydiving centre – and on 16 April, I gave it a test flight, reporting for CONTACT magazine and Military Photography Facebook page.


  •  1:33

    Military Funeral of Major General Digger James

    Major General William Brian ‘Digger’ James was laid to rest with full military honours in the ANZAC section of Pinaroo Cemetery in Brisbane’s north today.
    In a small private ceremony, the Albany Cr…

  •  3:24

    HMAS Canberra Commissioning

    Video compile by CONTACT, a free e-magazine from

    HMAS Canberra was formally commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 28 November 2014 when the Australian White Ensign…


  •  1:46

    Exercise Mars Olympics

    The Australian Army’s 2nd Commando Regiment conducted a five-day counter-terrorism training exercise in Sydney to rehearse the Australian Defence Force’s response capability to terrorist threats.










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