CONTACT magazine – Issue 67

CONTACT Air Land & Sea magazine issue number 67 was published on 1 September 2020 and is completely free for anyone to read, download and share…

.If you prefer to download the .pdf version, you can find that HERE.
BUT PLEASE – FOR BEST RESULTS – save the .pdf to your hard drive, then open it from there before exploring. Be aware, the .pdf is about 75meg.



CONTACT now allows, invites and encourages our fans to submit their own* posts for publication on our web site – the best of which could be reproduced in CONTACT magazine.

*For copyright reasons ‘own posts’ means written by the person submitting. Please don’t submit somebody else’s work without their permission.

Posts can be on any topic – but should be relevant in some way to the CONTACT audience. We’d like to see news, advice, humour, poetry, tall tales or true – relevant to the serving and veteran military audiences.

For now, posts will be vetted before being made public. This could take up to 24 hours, but usually a lot less. If you become a trusted author (at our discretion), you may be allowed to post direct, without vetting.

We reserve the right to edit or even delete posts, as we see fit, to conform with our standards, copyright law etc.

We may contact you to discuss our edits – but we might not, if we think it unnecessary.

Use the submission form here to write your story and add up to 2 supporting photos.

You can also send stories or ask questions by emailing or phone 0408 496 664.





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Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

2 thoughts on “CONTACT magazine – Issue 67

  • 04/09/2020 at 4:42 am

    Hey there Brian,
    Thought you may have found a small space to notify all and sundry that at last a member of the Royal Australian Navy has been posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his action aboard HMAS ARMIDALE during W.W.II. Able Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheehan went down with his ship on December 1st. 1942. There is much that has been fought and written about this heroic young man that I do not need to regurgitate. The R.A.N. been in the fighting in every conflict Australia has been called upon to participate in. I’m sure there are many more circumstances where brave men have faced an enemy and never been acknowledged for their bravery but, I’m certain there are unheralded members of the Australian Defence Forces who are deserved of more than a campaign medal. I won’t go on but the name Capt. Hec Waller DSO and Bar, skipper of HMAS PERTH is example of devoted bravery in the true tradition of the RAN. He went down with his ship during the Battle of the Sunda Straits in December 1942.

    • 19/11/2020 at 11:18 am

      I’m sure you are right about many other deserving people and their deeds – but I guess we can’t reward them all.
      On the other hand, there are mechanisms in place to right perceived wrongs – just as happened with Sheean. But how many of us have the stamina for a fight that protracted?
      Well done to all Sheean’s family and supporters. I’m sure Teddy would be as impressed by their fight as they were by his.


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