Service Voices

Monday 20 November, 2017
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM

Crispin Boxhall:  From Soldier to Beekeeper

In a fascinating interview, 24 year career officer Crispin Boxhall who served in  Iraq and Bosnia tells of how he turned to a more leisurely life as an Apiarist in a picturesque region of the Adelaide hills. It’s been a significant career shift, and Crispin now produces honey and teaches beekeeping from his property at Petwood near Nairne.  Hard work? Low income?  Yes,  but worth it.  Crispin divulges many interesting things about our bees, and also tells us one simple thing that metropolitan householders can do to help save our bees!

It’s a far cry from being part of a representative gathering of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel in the courtyard gallery of the Australian War Memorial where the Iraqi Prime Minister Mr Nouri Kamil al-Maliki recognised the ADF’s role in the reconstruction of his country.

Paul ‘Tich’ Tyson:   Army Medic –  Veteran Advocate

The Broken-Hill lad who served in the Army for many years.  We hear about his life in Broken Hill, his family’s involvement with the Military, and about joining the Army at age 17 where he found himself in the Medical Corps and eventually serving in Vietnam.  Tich recounts some of those Vietnam experiences at 1st Australian Field Hospital, call-sign Vampire.

When Australia’s combat role in Vietnam ended in November 1971 with the withdrawal of most of the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) from Nui Dat, most of the medical personnel were withdrawn from 1 Aust FD Hosp. The hospital remained in operation until December that year, when the bulk of Australian grounds forces returned to Australia.  Tich talks about those final days in Vietnam, and about his current involvement in the Veteran arena.

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