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)R PRESS , NO. 5063


Statement by the Minister for the Army. the Hon. Malcolm Fraser, M.P.

The Commanding Officer of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian

jgiment, to be raised later this month, will be Lieutenant-Colonel A.L. Morrison.

Announcing this today, the Minister for the Army, Mr. Malcolm Fraser,

lid that Lieutenant-Colonel Morrison would take up his new appointment on

Dvember 13·

At present he was an instructor at the Australian Staff College, '

leenscliff, Victoria.

The 9th Battalion would be based at Woodside, South Australia. '

Another Infantry appointment was that of Lieutenant-Colonel C.N. Khan,

10 would become Commanding Officer of 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian

?gime'nt, based at Holsworthy, NSW, succeeding Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Warr. '

Lieutenant-Colonel Khan was at present Area Commander, Murray Barracks .

rea, in New Guinea.


Lieutenant-Colonel Morrison graduated from the Royal Military College,

mtroon, in 195 -'7 and held a number of Infantry appointments which included

?rvice in Japan and Korea. Following a posting to 51st Infantry Battalion he

istructed at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and was later attached to

le Australian Army Staff in the United Kingdom to attend the Staff College, ·

imberley. He then held appointments with the Australian Army Staff in the UK,

id after his teturn to Australia took up an appointment with 1st Battalion,

e Royal Australian Regiment, becoming Executive Officer of the unit in .

cember, 1963· His appointment as an instructor at the Australian Staff

liege followed in January, 1965.

Lieutenant-Colonel Khan graduated from Royal Military College, Duntroon,

1951 and after Infantry appointments became a member of the 1953 Coronation

ntingent in the United Kingdom» Returning to Australia he held a number of

aff and regimental postings in Victoria and New South Wales before becoming

instructor at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1957. He remained in that

pointment until 1961, when he joined the Army Team of Lecturers, and later the

le year was attached to the Office of the Military Attache in Washington, USA,

attend the Staff College at Kingston (Canada), Following his return to

itralia he was posted to 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment^ for two

irs before taking up his appoinment in New Guinea.

Lists: A and B

. Further information:

CANBERRA: Major E. Ross-Smith (65-4061) (86-1138)


ovember, 1967