Issue 2
June 2004

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CONTACT Air Land & Sea

On the high seas, cold receptions from non-compliant crews and even Mother Nature, are all in a day's work for Navy's boarding parties.

Words Brian Hartigan
Pics Phil Barling and ADF

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CONTACT Air Land & Sea

As Anzac Day grows in stature, media coverage of big-city marches can overshadow the rest of the nation. CONTACT sent a team to see how the day is commemorated in a town like Alice.

Words Sean Burton
Pics Jason Weeding, Fullframe

CONTACT Air Land & Sea

Ten years after 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered under the indifferent noses of a watching world, some say we still don't care.

Words Sean Burton
Pics ADF

CONTACT Air Land & Sea

As 3/4 Cavalry Regiment arrives in Baidoa and establishes a foot-hold in a less-than-friendly town, Wayne Cooper realises exactly how far away from home he really is.

Words Wayne Cooper
Pics Wayne Cooper, Pete Reeves and ADF

CONTACT Air Land & Sea

Wounded in Vietnam, Graham Edwards MP continues to fight the good fight on a radically different front - as the veterans' advocate.

Words Brian Hartigan
Pic Ash Roach


  • Hard choice - We ask, why does Australia need a tank anyway?
  • Anzac Day picture essay from the beaches of Gallipoli
  • Drug runner play Russian Roulette on Tajik border
  • Caribou - Vietnam vet still flying on operations
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Free pull-out poster

Plus our regular columns;

    • Just Soldiers by WO1 Darryl Kelly
    • Games reviews by Sapper Gameboy
    • Recruit Nobber by Jonathan Garland