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History

The Background Notes available through this page are in response to interest by Members in the Club's rich history and heritage, and in the remarkable people who have contributed to the Club over the years.

This increased interest is demonstrated through: the formation of the History Interest Group, and energy and enthusiasm for the projects being undertaken by this group; the curiosity and thirst for information noticed around the Club; and the responses to our Western Front Study Tours in 2013 and 2017, and the planned Tour in late 2020.

A small group of volunteers is progressively developing the range of Background Notes across the broad categories of People, Buildings, History, and Heritage. The intention is to cover a very broad number of topics with additional Background Notes to be posted to this page over time.

The Notes are designed to be 'bite-sized packets' of light reading for casual use by Members. As they are not written in a manner that is appropriate for public distribution or serious academic use, Members are requested not to distribute them outside our membership.

Despite the best efforts of History Interest Group volunteers, there are sure to be errors and omissions in the Notes, and we ask Members to please contact the Club if you can assist to identify corrections required, or to provide additional information.

Since mid-2015 we have published a "History Page" in each Club Magazine. In A Centenary of the Great War: From Evacuation to Armistice you'll find a collection of extracts from the USCQ Magazine for Members particularly interested in the Centenary of the Great War. 

 
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Club History

The United Service Club Queensland, The First Century 1892-1992, has been scanned and made available below in sections to make downloading easier.

Section 1: Chapters   1 to 3

Section 2: Chapters   4 to 6

Section 3: Chapters   7 to 10

Section 4: Chapters 11 to 13

Section 5: Chapters 14 to 15

 
 
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People - Life Members

Image: MAJGEN W. B. James AC, AO, MBE, MC

USC Life Members Listing

MAJGEN J.F. Owen OM
LTCOL W.J. Boggie
LTCOL V. Larsen VD
MAJ F.L. Jones
LTCOL J.H. Adams
COL The Hon J.F.G. Foxton CMG, VD
CAPT C.E. deF. Pennefather
COL E. Deshon CMG
LT J.W. Wassell
LT H.M. Chester
LTCOL Pye
LTCOL F.B.T.W. Koch
CAPT G.A.H. Curtis RD, RAN
LTCOL R.G. Groom VD
MAJ H.M.M. Maddock VD
LTCOL W.G. Allsop CMG, DSO, VD
LTCOL F. O'Mahoney DSO, VD
LT T.J. Barry
COL D.E. Evans DSO, OBE, VD
CAPT J.T. Manchester
LT N.M. Bell
SQNLDR H.J.I. Hinkler AFC
LTCOL R.A. Stanley DSO, VD
COL F.M. Plant VD
ACMDRE Sir Charles Kingsford Smith KB, MC, AFC
BRIG R.M.  Stodart VD
COL C.D.W. Rankin VD
MAJGEN R.S. Browne CB, VD
LT J.F. Church
COL F.A. Hughes DSO, VD
CAPT R.A.N. Plant VD
COL F.W.G. Annand DSO**, VD
ENG CDR H.S. Platt RN RTD (EM)
COL Sir Leslie Wilson PC, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, DSO, RM
LTCOL C.G. Gehrmann VD
LTCOL L.A. Little
Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein KG, GCB, DSO
Rear Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCVO, KCSI, KCIE, KCB, DSO
HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, OM, GCVO, GBE, AK, PC
MAJ E.T. Towner VC, MC
LTGEN Sir John Lavarack KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO
COL Sir Henry Abel Smith KCMG, KCVO, DSO
The Hon Sir Alan Mansfield KCMG, KCVO, K.St J
AIR MARSHAL Sir Colin Hannah KBE, CB, K.St J
CMDR N.S. Pixley CMG, MBE, CRD, Kt.ON
CDRE Sir James Ramsay KCMG, KCVO, CBE, DSC
FLTLT M. Adams
HRH the Duchess of Kent, GCVO
LTCOL R.W. Cameron DSO, ED
BRIG J.L. Amies CBE, ED
BRIG C.D.F. Wilson OAM, RFD, ED
ACDRE The Hon Sir Walter Campbell AC, QC
MAJGEN P.M. Arnison AC, CVO
MAJGEN W.B. James AC, AO, MBE, MC
Mr N.B. Hosking
LT G.M Colless
MAJ M. L Doyle
MAJGEN P. M. Jeffery AC, AO, CVO, MC

COL D.J. Scanlan CSM, RFD, ADC

BRIG R.N. McNab CSC, RFD

 

 
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People - Presidents

Image: MAJ Trevor de Carteret RFD

USC Presidents Listing

MAJGEN J.F. Owen OM

CMDR W. Drake RN

COL R.E. Drury CMG

COL H. Gunter

COL H. Finn

CAPT W.R. Creswell CMG, RN

COL T. Price CB

CAPT F. Tickell CMG, CNF

COL J.S. Lyster

CAPT J.T. Richardson CNF

LTCOL Sutton

LTCOL G.H. Hopkins

LTCOL H.A. Goddard

CMDR G.A.H. Curtis RAN

BRIGGEN G.L. Lee CMG, DSO

BRIGGEN G.G.H. Irving

 LTCOL T. Pye

 LTCOL F.A. Hughes DSO

 LTCOL P. Currie CMG, DSO

COL J. Hill MC, ED 

ENGRCDR H.S. Platt RNSR

COL D.E. Evans DSO, VD

COL F.A. Hughes DSO, VD, ADC

LTCOL R.A. Stanley DSO, VD

LT R. Beamish

LTCOL H.R. Carter

LCDR N.S. Pixley VD, ADC, RANR

FLGOFF A.G. Grant OBE

LT E.H. Voss

MAJGEN J.M.A.Durant CMG, DSO

MAJ B.T. Cowlishaw MC

CAPT D.A. Dowling

LTCOL L.A. Little 

MAJ G.C. Reid MC

LTCOL S.L. McIntyre MC, MM

LTCOL J.L. Amies CBE, ED

WGCDR A.F. McSweyn MC, AFC

MAJ D.G.M. Murphy

MAJ T.G. Mcminn

WGCDR F.G. Christensen

BRIG D.R. Kerr ED

CAPT J.T. Yates

BRIG C.A. McEachern DSO, ED

LTCOL R.W. Cameron DSO, ED

CAPT K.C. Campbell

WGCDR C.G.C. Olive MBE, DFC

ACDRE D.W. Kingwell CBE, DSO

GPCAPT P.R. Smith

COL C.D.F. Wilson ED

CAPT O.M. May OBE, VRD, RANR

MAJGEN The Hon. J.L. Kelly

COL V.W. Mullins ED

FLTLT M. Adams

BRIG M. Brown MC, ED

BRIG L.R. Greville DSO

FLGOFF A. Overett

MAJGEN W.B. James AC, AO, MBE, MC

CAPT R.C. Needham

MAJ M.L. Doyle

LTCOL S.J. Maitland OAM, RFD

CAPT A.H. Craig RAN (Rtd)

SQNLDR R.J. Olive AM, RFD

SQNLDR R.J. Maloney

MAJGEN D.R. Luttrell AO, RFD, ED

LT G.M. Colless

FLTLT G.M. Egan

COL D.J. Scanlan CSM, RFD, ADC

MAJ J.A. Walker

BRIG R.N. McNab CSC, RFD

MAJ P.L. Doyle APM

MAJ T.A. de Carteret RFD

LTCOL T. Coyle