News Archive


Victim or Victor?

Paul Warren introduced his book "The Fighter" and spoke about his childhood, early loss, the discipline of martial arts, his entry into the Army and experinces in Afganistan, being wounded by an IED, his journey with PTSD, a return home to a new life, and how he’s rebuilt his life & health.


Remembrance Day Highlights

Club Historan Jan Roberts-Billett and President LTCOL Michael Buckridge were interviewed for the November RACV Club Highlights magazine.


Club celebrates 138th year

Members met to celebrate 138 years since the Club was established. Each member was presented with a copy of the souvenir program from the 1932 50th Jubilee Anniversary of the Club.

The souvenir program was created from interviews with three of the Club's oldest members.  It covered: the establishment of the Club; the early quarterly dinners; the various premises used by the Club; and name changes.


ANZAC Day 2019

The April ANZAC Day lunch at the RACV Club was very successful with 91 attendees.  The address given by Michael Bennett, the great grandson of General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD was fascinating, covering 3 phases of Monash's life: professional man; soldier; and nation builder

The photo shows Pipeclay President LTCOL Michael Buckridge (L) & Michael Bennett (R)

Monash and Chauvel

Why write MONASH AND CHAUVEL? It’s now nearly a century since the deciding year of the First World War, 1918.

I wanted a book that encapsulated the impact of the First AIF in the two major fronts of that War. The best way was to combine the two narratives in one. By a bit of luck it worked.

Roland Perry


Pipeclay Annual Dinner Dance at the RACV Club

The tradition of the Annual Dinner Dance continued this year with a private function on the last Saturday of August off the RACV Club Member's Dining Room, a superb menu with matching wines and music by the Silver Service Jazz Band.


ANZAC Day 2018 gathering

Members of the Pipeclay Club met for ANZAC Day at the RACV Club. Historian and author Dr Ross McMullin spoke on the role and outstanding contribution of Australian soldiers and their leadership on the Western Front in 1917 and 1918.


GEN Sir John Monash's Relevance Today

2017 Monash Service speech by representative of Chief of Army, Brigadier Phillip Moses, at St Catherine’s School Waverley, NSW, based upon a brief by Roland J Perry, author of “Monash – The Outsider who won a War”.


Putting the NZ in ANZAC

An address by MAJGEN Jim Barry AM MBE RFD ED (Retd) to an ANZAC Day lunch of the Pipeclay Club commemoration 100 years since the original landing.