Historical information

This is a set of 13 photographs of officers posted to the Army Survey Regiment, Fortuna Villa, Bendigo Victoria in circa 1986. The photos were taken in the gardens next to the front steps of Fortuna Villa. LTCOL Don Swiney MBE was appointed as CO of the Army Survey Regiment from 1985 to 1987. He was subsequently promoted to Colonel and was Director of the Royal Australian Survey Corp from November 1988 to January 1991, and the honorary position as Colonel Commandant from January 1993 to January 1996.

Physical description

This is a set of 13 photographs of officers posted to the Army Survey Regiment, Fortuna Villa, Bendigo Victoria in circa 1986. The photographs are on 35mm negative film and were scanned at 96 dpi. They are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection.
.1) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, CAPT Danny Galbraith, CAPT John South, MAJ Doug Campbell – US Exchange.
.2) - Photo, colour, c1986. MAJ Doug Campbell – US Exchange.
.3) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: unidentified (x2), CAPT Roger Rix, CAPT Andrew McLeod, CAPT Laurie Newton (civvies), MAJ Kim Weston, MAJ Doug Campbell – US Exchange.
.4) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, MAJ Rene van den Tol, unidentified, CAPT Roger Rix, LT Greg Oaten, MAJ Kim Weston, CAPT Andrew McLeod, CAPT Laurie Newton (civvies).
.5) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, MAJ Rene van den Tol, unidentified, CAPT Roger Rix.
.6) - Photo, colour, 1986. L to R: unidentified, MAJ Kim Weston, MAJ Rene van den Tol, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, unidentified.
.7) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: Mr Tony Spurling, CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, MAJ Daryl Hockings CSM, MAJ Kim Weston, LT Brenton McDonald.
.8) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: Mr Tony Spurling, LT Carol Dunstan, CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, MAJ Daryl Hockings CSM, MAJ Kim Weston.
.9) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: MAJ Rene van den Tol, LT Brenton McDonald, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, MAJ Bob McHenry, unidentified, CAPT Roger Rix, CAPT Andrew McLeod, LT Greg Oaten.
.10) - Photo, colour, c1986. Mr Tony Spurling, CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, LT Carol Dunstan, MAJ Daryl Hockings CSM, MAJ Rene van den Tol, MAJ Mick Byrne, MAJ Bob McHenry, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE.
.11) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: Mr Tony Spurling, Mr Pat Thwaites, CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, LT Carol Dunstan, MAJ Daryl Hockings CSM, MAJ Rene van den Tol, MAJ Mick Byrne, LT Brenton McDonald, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, unidentified (x3), LT Greg Oaten, CAPT Roger Rix, CAPT Danny Galbraith, CAPT Laurie Newton (civvies).
.12) & .13) - Photo, colour, c1986. L to R: MAJ Doug Campbell – US Exchange, Mr Pat Thwaites, Mr Tony Spurling, MAJ Daryl Hockings CSM, MAJ Mick Byrne, CAPT John South, LT Carol Dunstan, CAPT Danny Galbraith, CO LTCOL Don Swiney MBE, MAJ Rene van den Tol, MAJ Bob McHenry, LT Brenton McDonald, LT Vicky Thompson, CAPT Roger Rix, unidentified, MAJ Kim Weston, CAPT Peter Cates, CAPT Peter ‘Blue’ Blaskett, LT Greg Oaten, CAPT Andrew McLeod, CAPT Laurie Newton (civvies).

Inscriptions & markings

.1P to .13P – no annotations. No personnel are identified.