Major General Jim Barry AM,MBE,RFD,ED (Retd) served in the Australian Defence Force as a Reservist, enlisting in Artillery in 1951 and retiring as Commander of the Third Division in 1989. As well as his distinguished career as a Citizen soldier, he has been a prominent businessman, Olympic Sports Administrator and Community Leader. He became National President of the Defence Reserves Association in 2008. MAJGEN Jim Barry is Patron of MHHV.
The Peter FitzSimons caravan rolls on!
As Patron of MHHV it is my privilege to offer my thoughts on what I considered was an excellent conference.
Larry Writer has provided a most readable dissection of possibly the most disreputable Olympic Games in the history of the Olympic movement.
On Friday, 28 March 2014, The Hon Ted Baillieu MLA, unveiled an impressive military plaque on Olympic Boulevard, outside the new AAMI Park stadium, the location of which now covers where the Northern Engineer’s Depot and the Southern Artillery Depot were located from 1935 till 1991.
In reviewing this book I must declare “my conflict of interest” as the author is a personal friend and I had the pleasure of launching this riveting narrative of Australia’s most critical period in its history.