A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


Trip to Puckapunyal

National Service scheme, 1964–1972
A fourth period of National Service was introduced in 1964, and in May 1965 the Coalition Government introduced new powers that enabled it to send national servicemen overseas. At that time Australian soldiers were involved in the war in Vietnam and with Indonesian Confrontation. The Menzies Government wished to raise the army’s numbers to 40,000 in order to meet overseas commitments.

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