Program of the Official Opening of Igam Barracks

Courtesy of Peter Darmody


Igam Barracks, situated near Lae on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, was one of the places that Chalkies were sent between the years 1966 and 1972. Igam was opened in 1968 by Phillip Lynch, the then Minister for the Army.

The program for the opening of these barracks has survived the years and recently came to light in a sorting exercise by Peter Darmody. Interestingly, Peter was the person who acted as the Minister in the practice parades leading up to the opening Ceremony. Below is a selection of pages from this program.




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