OCS Portsea Alumni Class of Dec 1973

The aim of this website is to record for posterity the year that was: the life and times of the Officer Cadet School of Australia, graduating class of 14 December 1973.  The records on this site include our training which commenced on 11 January 1973, graduation, post-graduate military service, civilian life (where posted) and reunions.

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Congratulations to Michael Buck aka “Buckie”

Mon 11, Jun 2018

Buckie was awarded the Order of Australia Medal – General Division in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Michael Graham Buck, Douglas Queensland 4814;

For service to the community through a range of charitable organisations and events;

  • Put a Tin in the Bin Christmas Promotion held in conjunction with Southern Cross Austereo.
  • Food Relief – NQ.
  • Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride for Children’s Cancer Queensland. [Raised $22,700]
  • Islah Sparkle Family Day 2016.
  • Movember. [Raised $8,500]
  • Give Me 5 For Kids.


The Investiture Ceremony held at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns on 8 September 2018, Buckie presented with his Order of Australia Medal by His Excellency, the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.


Investiture Ceremony – Phillip (Bimbo) Blundell

Tue 10, Apr 2018

This award “The New Zealand Order of Merit” MNZM was presented a couple of years ago to Phillip (Bimbo) Blundell by the Governor General of New Zealand at the time, His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jeremiah Mateparae GNZM QSO, who on the 16 December 2016 was announced that he would be New Zealand’s next high commissioner to the United Kingdom. Jerry was a graduate of the Officer Cadet School, Portsea class of December 1976.