As ANZAC Day commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the MRCA is mindful of the contribution made by past and present Service Men and Women.
We are privileged to have Ted Hardy, a Tobruk veteran, as one of our members. Ted is only one of twelve "Rats of Tobruk" members still living in NSW.
He is a much respected member of the R.A.E. (CMF) Rifle Club. His presence, almost every Saturday, is cherished by us all.
Photographs: Ted Hardy was one of five members of "The Rats of Tobruk" who attended the "Tobruk March" at Five Dock. Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, spoke about the events at Tobruk and to each member personally. The "Rats of Tobruk" banner will be displayed at Five Dock RSL Club before being moved to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

"The Rats of Tobruk" was the name given to the soldiers of the garrison who held the Libyan port of Tobruk against the Afrika Corps, during the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. The siege started on 10 April 1941 and was finally relieved at the end of November."  -Wikipedia