2RAR Malaya and 2/4RAR Malaysia Reunion CANCELLED


The reunion committee will refund anyone who has already paid for the reunion.




The Commanding Officer 2RAR would like to extend an invitation to all ex-members and/or their families of 2RAR and 2/4RAR who served in Malaya and Malaysia

2 RAR Malaya – First Tour (1955 – 1957)

2 RAR Malaya – Second Tour (1961 – 1963)

Sep 1974 – Nov 1974  Rifle Company Butterworth – C Coy from 2/4 RAR

Mar 1975 – Jun 1975  Rifle Company Butterworth – A Coy from 2/4 RAR

Sep 1975 – Nov 1975  Rifle Company Butterworth – B Coy from 2/4 RAR

Mar 1978 – May 1978 Rifle Company Butterworth – A Coy from 2/4 RAR

Feb 1979 – May 1979 Rifle Company Butterworth – C Coy from 2/4 RAR

Dec 1980 – Mar 1981 Rifle Company Butterworth – B Coy from 2/4 RAR

Feb 1982 – May 1982 Rifle Company Butterworth – D Coy from 2/4 RAR

Feb 1983 – May 1983 Rifle Company Butterworth – C Coy from 2/4 RAR

Dec 1984 – Mar 1985 Rifle Company Butterworth – A Coy from 2/4 RAR

Jun 1986 – Aug 1986  Rifle Company Butterworth – B coy from 2/4 RAR

Dec 1987 – Mar 1988 Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB 03) – D Coy from 2/4 RAR

Sep 1988 – Nov 1988  Rifle Company Butterworth (RCB 06) – C Coy from 2/4 RAR



This reunion is being organised on behalf of your group by nearly all ex 2RAR who are not part of your reunion but would like to help you commemorate and enjoy yourselves.

We aren’t paid and are volunteers so please support us and come.

We hope that you do make the effort and renew friendships from long ago.


Schedule of Events

Saturday 29th August

Meet and great at RSL ($10 per person)


Sunday 30th August

Free Day

Formal reunion Dinner at RSL ($70 per person)


Monday 31st August – Malaya and Borneo Veteran’s Day

Back to the Battalion, Day at 2RAR (Amphib) including:

0900 to 1000 – Arrival at Battalion headquarters

1000 to 1100 – Memorial Service & wreath laying (Appropriate Dress, Tie & Medals to be worn)

Group Photos then Move to Edgar Towner VC Club

1100 to 1230 – Welcome by CO and Presentation on 2RAR (Amphib) and Display by soldiers

1230 to 1330 – BBQ lunch ($10 per person)

1230 to 1700 – Bar Open, 2 RAR Historical Collection Open, Indoor Shooting Range Open

Please note: For entry to 2RAR Lavarack Barracks, you will require enclosed shoes and Photo ID, please bring a Hat and water bottle


Tuesday 1st September

Depart for home locations


Please ring or contact us if we can help – 2 RAR Reunions Committee

Email: 2RAR.Reunions@gmail.com

0419749198 (Jason Harrison);
0428588431 (Mal Gray);
0459635087 (Merv Dicton); or,
0477756279 (Trica Clark)


Registration form


Please fill out the registration form and make payment as soon as possible.

Please read the payment instructions on the registration form.

There will be no payment on the day.



There are many places to stay in Townsville as it is the largest city outside off Brisbane.

The Casino (right out on the point at the end of the strand)

The CWA units on the Strand (The Stand is the North Queensland Attraction beach front area in the city) – very reasonable accommodation

Something on Palmer Street (Palmer Street is the Dining street of Townsville)

BIG 4 Caravan Park with units on the Beach

Caravan Park with units next to the base






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