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Honoray Colonel - Royal Queensland Regiment

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No. qq/75

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FRIDAY. JUNE 22. 1975


(Statement by the Acting Minister for Defence, Senator Reg Bishop)

The Governor· General has appointed Queensland’s

Governor, Air Marshal Sir Colin Hannah, Honorary Colonel of

the Royal Queensland Regiment.

Sir Colin, former Chief of the Air Staff, RAAF,

succeeds Brigadier J.L. Amies, who had held the appointment

since 1967.

The Royal Queensland Regiment is the State-

based infantry regiment for CMF soldiers in Queensland. ,

Its Honorary Colonel, like the holders of

similar honorary military positions, is a senior service

officer, or Governor of the State, appointed to assist in

domestic matters of the regiment.

His functions are broad-based and include such

matters as advice on memorials, custom® and.charities;

assistance to keep in touch with allied units; the fostering

of esprit-de-corps; and assistance with the maintenance of

the civilian community's interest in the regiment· ·

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