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Reunion 2000 - Going Nuts!

Officially Formed on February 6 2001, The West Australian University Regiment Association Inc. is for anyone who spent time serving with WAUR. All former and serving WAUR soldiers are eligible to join the association regardless of rank, sex, age or length of service. Associate membership is available to anyone who can show a genuine affiliation with the regiment.
The objects of your Association are to:
  • Foster an interest in the history and traditions of the Unit.
  • Provide a forum for former and serving members of the Unit to maintain contact.
  • Conduct social functions to enable former and serving members of the Unit to meet.
Apart from several ongoing history projects (which you are very welcome to get involved in), your Association conducts various social functions and issues a quarterly newsletter.

Clearly, the success or failure of Association functions, and the degree to which we are able to achieve our objects will depend on you - the bottom line is that the Association will be as good as we the members want to make it!

The committee welcomes your feedback on all matters to do with the Association. Please don't hesitate to contact any of us with your ideas, offers of help, suggestions or criticisms. Although your Association is bound by its constitution, we aim to make its day to day operations as informal and friendly as possible.


Committee 2005 - Left to Right: John Kargotich, Shaun Chapman and Mike Jenkin

At the 2000 Reunion


ANZAC Day 2015 - Together again and still going strong!!


Shaun Chapman

Also known as:


Shaun Chapman circa 1985


Enlisted in WAUR in October 1982, Recruits at Tone River Jan 83 followed by IET and AET and numerous annual camps - followed WAUR from Mounts Bay Rd to Karrakatta then Leeuwin and Artillery Barracks discharging in April 1992 as LCPL.

Highs: So Many! - 2 Weeks IET under hoochies at Bindoon, AET at Northam, Sub 2 CPL Northam Beach Party (or was it Toga?), Going feral at Lancelin Leopard using Mogs as APC's and discovering a MX82 500lb UXB, The Nannup camps, K89 & Skippy's revenge at Exmouth. The mix of absolute full on seriousness when training as opposed to the absolute full on party behaviour when in the mess are the stand out impressions. Lows: Watching OHS and political correctness dictate unit operations and the role changes that saw WAUR decline from annual camps of over 400 soldiers to less than 100

Michael Jenkin

Also known as:


Mike Jenkin circa 1986


Enlisted in WAUR in Feb 1983, Recruits at Northam May 83 followed by IET and AET and numerous annual camps - discharged in the late 1980's (can't recall the exact date) as LCPL.

I had a fantastic time with WAUR on activities too numerous to mention. The main thing I took away from that time was a host of good mates and fun times. That is why I was keen to get an Association off the ground.

John Kargotich

Also known as:


John Kargotich circa 1985


Recruits at Tone River Jan 83 followed by IET and AET and numerous annual camps - discharged in the late 1980's (can't recall the exact date) as LCPL and joined the Naval Reserve.

Life is amazingly busy - Having left the family dairy farm to work for the Department of Defence I then relocated to Canberra which led to a stint in Darfur, Haiti and Myanmar (Burma) with the UN Peace keepers.

I have fond memories of WAUR and enjoy catching up with my fellow WAURiors whenever I can.