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MELVIN STAR
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:53:52 PM »
Another bit of military history at Mark's place was this old push bike I think its a MELVIN STAR they were still in use at a lot of large camps like Bandiana and  Puckapunyal when I first joined in 1964.

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Re: MELVIN STAR
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 09:03:29 PM »
I was never any good at spelling

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Re: MELVIN STAR
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:22:41 PM »
Ah yes. Melvin. Very classy suburb. Know it well.

I used to live in Malvern East.
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Re: MELVIN STAR
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 09:32:52 PM »
No No,  it really is Melvin.  I knew him well Horatio.

 
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Re: MELVIN STAR
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 03:12:15 AM »
In 1939 the minister advised that the army would not have bicycles
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/40840468?searchTerm=army
In 1940 they announced they were buying 2,000 aust made "cruisers" that secured a rifle to the cross bar!
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/81505354?searchTerm=army
In 1896 they were looking at these...
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71246595?searchTerm=army

http://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2011/03/23/the-bicycle-in-warfare/
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