2015-2016 Office Bearers


Also on the Management Committee
Vice President: Duncan Walker
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Kevin Waring

Also on the Management Committee 
Treasurer: Kevin Waring 
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MAJ Kevin Waring enlisted in Atherton in February 1983 as a Private and has served in Atherton, Innisfail and Cairns.
During his time as a soldier he saw the unit transform from an Independent Rifle Company to the raising of it as a Regional Surveillance Force Unit (RFSU).
Commissioned as 2LT in 1992, he has been a platoon commander in A Coy, Recruiting and Enlistment Officer in Admin Coy,the Operations Officer in A Coy, the Officer Commanding Operational Support Company and is currently Officer in Charge, Unit Recruiting & Reinforcement Cell.

Apart from the necessary stints at Training Group as a student, he has spent his entire career in the Battalion.
In addition to his role in the Battalion, Kevin is also the Regional Liaison Officer – Army to the Defence Reserves Support Council FNQ regional committee.

In his civilian life he is a Sales Support Officer with Suncorp Business Banking in Cairns and is married to Andrea. He has two children, Chelsea and Keelan.







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Also on the Management Committee
Secretary: Peta Ison
secretary@fnqra.com
 

Peta originally joined the Regular Army at 17 in 1974 and has been posted to all States except Tassie.  
She has worked with RFSU's for approximately 15 years, both NORFORCE and 51 FNQR in admin and training roles.


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Also on the Management Committee
Membership Secretary: Bob Davis

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As the WO1 Supervisor Catering at DSG NQ Townsville, Dec 84 to May 87, Bob was associated with Battalion doing unit visits.
In 1985 he came up to assist with the catering for the functions on the renaming of Unit to 51 FNQR.

In May 1989 Bob transferred to inactive GRes after 27 years in ARA and then served as Unit WO1 Caterer from Sep 1989 till retirement due to age in May 2001.



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Also on the Management Committee
Cairns & Northern Area Rep (A Coy AR) -- North of Deeral and West to the top range.
Robert (Bob) Ison
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Also on the Management Committee
Innisfail & Southern Area Rep (A Coy AR) -- Deeral and South also West to the top range.
Alan (Woody) Woodnutt
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Also on the Management Committee
Tableland & Western Area Rep (A Coy AR) --  West from the top range.
John Mitchell (Fudd) Hardy
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Weipa & Cape Area Rep (B Coy AR)
Neil (Dicko) Dickinson
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TI &Torres Stra
it Area Rep (C Coy AR) 
Josie Naawi
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I enlisted as General Reserve in 1985 at 51st Battalion Cairns. My recruit course was at Townsville with trade course (Cook) at Trade Training Centre Brisbane. I am a sole parent with three girls and a son, they are now raising their own families.  
I moved from Cairns to Yorke lsland in 1992 thus transferred to C Coy where I am still serving as Coy Cook. I qualified, Subj 4 CPL Cook (GRes) at the ADF School of Catering at HMAS Cerberus Victoria in 1998.

I was part of the Torres Strait Islander Dance Group from the Battalion in Corroboree 2000 that was held in Sydney.

I still enjoy serving in the Battalion and have served 30 years on 1 July 2015.


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Mt Isa & Gulf Area Rep (D Coy AR) 
James Henry (Jim) Nuttal 
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