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  1. I am very much hoping that some old pals will come across this forum and get in touch via the following website. 11 INDEPENDENT FIELD SQUADRON TERENDAK MALAYA Maybe someone knows someone.
  2. Stuju

    Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Hi Just wondering if anyone has been to the Sydney Royal Easter Show ? it sounds quite fun from the website any comments/tips/experiences on the show much appreciated gizmo
  3. motherof2

    Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne

    My sister was admitted here last night with complications with her pregnancy. She's on bed rest and probably going stir crazy knowing her. Does anyone work here? If so could you pop in and say 'Hi'? Please pm me if you can help. Thanks
  4. Hi We are due to have our medicals on the 4th Jan. When I spoke to the receptionist at the surgery she explained that they send the Medicals/Xray results to Oz via Royal Mail International Signed For. I've read on PIO that many people seem to send medicals by Courier. Do you arrange courier service yourself and take the medical/xray results away with you or does the surgery sort courier out if you request and pay for it?:err: Thanks for any help Rachel
  5. Guest

    Meds to Oz via ROyal Mail

    Hi everyone, know there are a few people who have issues like ourselves with Royal Mail and meds possibly being lost coz no record of them. Well a bit of good news we know a couple who same as us couldnt track meds as they were sent with Royal mail, they posted them 8th August and thought theyd been lost!! Well just heard that they got their visa this week. so it looks like they arent going missing at all just that they arent being recorded hope this makes you feel better I know we do!!!!!
  6. Guest

    Royal Mail Strikes!!

    Anybody else tearing their hair out waiting for this to come to some kind of resolution? Fair play to the posties in their efforts to improve their working conditions etc but it's driving me mad as I am expecting several (what I class as) important letters eg. work references, vetassess response, english test dates etc.......... Don't they know some of us are trying to apply for a visa here!!! :yes:
  7. Guest

    The Australian Royal Family

    THE AUSTRALIAN ROYAL FAMILY Mr.A.Cross of sleepy little Datchett, Berks., is suspected of having blue blood in his veins. A self-styled ‘Royal Family’ in Australia, says so. And wants Mr.Cross, in the High-st., to pay Stg.10 pounds to become The Honourable A.Cross. My audience yesterday with His Royal Highness, Kevin, Prince Regent, of Hutt River Province, reveals that scores of Britons thought to have traces of nobility in their family trees, are being sought to have ‘honours’ bestowed on them by a tiny, Australian outback cult that seceded from Australia 26 years ago - printed their own currency, stamps and passports - and got away with it. Should Mr.Cross pursue the matter, I understand, a possible Earldom, or a Grand Dukedom is not entirely out of the question. I discovered HRH Prince Kevin, 72, casually dressed in a golf shirt hanging outside his slacks, working on a stack of UK airmail letters when I arrived at his office in an industrial estate of car wreckers and pie factories on the Queensland Gold Coast. The mail contained answers from people who had been made offers of Citizenship to the breakaway Hutt River Province in the centre of Western Australia. The Province’s heralds, I was told, are going through the population of England to come up with a list of people with traces of nobility in their ancestry. Lord Peter Regensburg had, on HRH’s behalf, sent off Official Documentations of Recognition informing recipients that for the small sum of Stg.10, they would receive a Royal Award Certificate enabling them to be known henceforth as The Honourable. They would - if they accepted - be numbered among 20,000 Citizens of Hutt River Province scattered around the world. Or possibly one of 500 Knights, if they passed the rigid tests requiring recommendation from another Knight, and a review by committee of their peers who must have known them and their good works for more than 10 years. How much, I wondered, should I have to give HRH Kevin to become a Knight? Prince Kevin (one of Hutt River’s six Princes, and who insists on the use of his title when you meet him) seemed put out by the vulgarity of the request. ‘You do not pay to become a Knight. You pay for the regalia, which costs between $600 and $1,500, depending upon the order bestowed on you.’ His is gold-plated and cost $1,500. Hutt River Province is 18,000 acres of pasture 500 km north of Perth, where, in 1969, farmer Leonard Casley had a rich crop of wheat ready to harvest. He had invested $500,000 in property development and stock and he looked forward to a bumper wheat cheque which would be needed to re-imburse him. To his dismay, the government’s Wheat Quota Commission gave him notice that only a limited amount of his wheat could be sold, not enough to even pay his hire-purchase. Casley angrily gave notice that he would withdraw his land from the jurisdiction of the State of Western Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia, but would continue to show allegiance to the Queen. He had gone through old encyclopaedias and discovered that in Magna Carta, a reference to British law proclaimed a monarch to be in tort (in the wrong) if he or she allowed any injustice to be done to a subject. Casley believed what was happening to him was an injustice and despite his sworn allegiance, sent off a $52m. territorial compensation claim to Her Majesty through the West Australian Governor. There had also been talk of his land being resumed. To the astonishment of top constitutional lawyers the "stubborn little Aussie battler" successfully maintained his stance that international conventions allowed him to form a "self-preservation government" if his land’s economy had been destroyed. He dispatched secession notices to the State and Commonwealth and proclaimed his farm as "The Principality of Hutt". He had stamps, currency and passports printed, and today tourist buses make their way to see the self-styled Prince Leonard, now 71 and still farming, and his Princess Shirley making scones. Royal Highness Kevin (aka Kevin Dale, ex-cooking equipment salesman), in charge of the Province outpost for the last 20 years, told me: ‘I have had three heart attacks with the strain of it all. I have been under tremendous pressure, handling the ridicule, taking the back-stabbing. I’m about to give it all up. Retire. We had television crews from Paris, the US and Australia at our 26th. anniversary dinner and that was stress in itself. ‘People have tried to expose us, but there is nothing to expose. We raise funds for charity and every cent of those funds raised is published on the front page of our newsletter and goes straight to the cause it was raised for. We have two $25,000 humidicribs about to be flown to the Solomons. They were paid for by two American Knights.’ Why do people from 15 different countries want to become Knights, Dukes, Earls or ask to be awarded useless titles like The Serene Order of Leonard? ‘They enjoy dressing up; wearing the chains, the decorations and the regalia. Americans are the most interested in titles; then Germans run a close second followed by The Old Dart and Japan. They also enjoy raising money for worthy causes and having fun.’ What began as a belly-laugh script imitating the Peter Sellers movie "Passport to Pimlico", has become a small industry; five full-time workers run Prince Kevin’s office and there are 20 volunteers sending out stamps and passports. When a metropolitan daily published the New Year Honours, Hutt River minders managed to get its own list into the page: a pharmacist was created Knight of the Royal Order and a property man the Illustrious Order of Merit. ‘Whenever people laugh at us,’ says Prince Kevin, ‘I just say to Prince Leonard: "Stuff ‘em.’"
  8. melbourners hopefully

    different Royal mail explanation

    HI Again, Thought i would ring the Royal mail again and this time i got a different story, The parcel service the medical centre used only tracks it within the Uk . They have said it has left the uk ,but we have to contact who ever it is getting delivered to ,to say they havn,t received it and then after 25 days they will look into it. Does anyone know if i can contact the LCU to say they have received it or Australia,s postal service to say it has been delivered ,by giving them our tracking number. Thanks again Sean
  9. melbourners hopefully

    meds could be lost by Royal mail

    Hi, Just tried my tracking number with the Royal Mail ,who our medical centre used to send the medicals, and have been told they could be lost ,i don,t think they even got out of England. They have said they carn,t officially say they are lost till 25 days are up ,it has now been 15. I,ve contacted the medical centre and they told me 6 others have been lost in the last couple of weeks and that she will now copy our files and get a letter off the Doctor saying our medicals were ok and they got lost in the post, she said this is ok and will resend them by TNT. Has this happened to anyone else? Have they turned up very late?Is it ok for the medical centre to just send a covering letter and copies. Any information would be welcome at this frustrating time. Thanks Sean
  10. Hi, We sent our application off to the TRA on the 29th Jan by the royal mail signed for service. We were only able to use their tracking service whilst it was in this country, once it left the country we were told to use the Auspost tracking service. We tried this every day but it came up with nothing, after reading one of the posts on PIO forum slagging off the Parcelforce/Royalmail service we got really concerned, we kept trying Auspost but still no result, so we tried ringing TRA direct after 8 days. We were so relieved when they informed us that it had arrived that day. I just wanted to tell anyone who has used, or is planning to use this service, that it is really quite good and not to worry. 8 days is an acceptable time to deliver to the other side of the world. Kim
  11. Guest

    Courier or royal mail

    Just looking for a bit of advice which is the best way to send your application off by courier or royal mail. Thanks in advance
  12. Guest

    A Right Royal Prince

    Prince Andrew and the security check. "There was a bit of consternation on both sides," one source said. "Managers and security were called and it was suggested to the Prince that he sit down in the next room and think about it for a while. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/10/01/1127804697488.html?from=top5# Cheers.
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