To the Members of Rail and Tram Rifle Club,    . 

It is with sadness that we notify the members and friends of Rail & Tram R.C. of the death of Mr. John William Charles DICKSON, our oldest member who was 98 years old at the time of his death on the 26 July 2018.  John was one of the last few surviving Australian soldiers known as "The Rats of Tobruk" Corporal NX20931 9th DIV, 2/13th Battalion AIF.

John was still shooting into his early  90's until he decided to stop shooting for a number of reasons, John would still come out the club on Saturdays with his mate Ben.  They would both enjoy a chat and catch up with their fellow members, as well as fish and chips for lunch. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Rats of Tobruk was the name given to the soldiers of the garrison who held the Libyan port of Tobruk against the Afrika Corps, during the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. The siege started on 10 April 1941 and was finally relieved at the end of November.

Between April and August 1941, around 14,000 Australian soldiers were besieged in Tobruk by a German–Italian army commanded by General Erwin Rommel. The garrison, commanded by Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead, consisted of the 9th Australian Division (20th, 24th, and 26th Brigades), the 18th Brigade of the 7th Australian Division, four regiments of British artillery, Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade, and 3rd Indian Motor Brigade.

We will remember John fondly, lest we forget


Great news - Rail & Tram members can now access the club house.

Commencing 19 August 2017 on each Saturday please see the Club Captain at Rail & Tram's club house or on the mound at
our normal Target allocation of   
E9 & EX to complete the range register and pay fees.

Shooting is presently being conducted as per the attached memo below from the MDRA Secretary

(reproduced from MDRA website)

Information to R & T members please make a note of the following times and dates.

Annual General Meeting commences 10am Saturday 22 September 2018 at Club

Christmas Party and Presentation of Trophies commences 10am Saturday 8 December 2018 at Club House


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