Ken Matthews: Let me share my story – Part 1
Posted on: Mon 17 Jul 2017
In a quiet tree-lined street in a Melbourne suburb, Ken Matthews, a Veteran of both the Malaya/Borneo conflict and the Vietnam War, sat at his dining-room table recently and recorded his experiences. Enlisting in 1960 with the intention of becoming a motor mechanic, he found himself graduating from recruit training as an infantry soldier – do you think his Mum was dismayed!! He was soon on his way to the jungles of Malaya and Borneo with 3RAR to fight in a conflict that even today, more than 50 years on, is still little known by the general public.
Part 2 of Ken’s story will be broadcast on Monday 24.07.17.
Producer Helen Meyer
Photo provided by Ken Matthews: 6PL B Coy 3 RAR resupply by Timor ponies Thai-Malay Border operations 1964