GUEST OVERVIEW: Alistair Pope emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to Perth, WA in 1964. His first job in Australia was surveying the roads and railways to be built for the new iron ore mining projects in the Pilbara. He then joined Cooper Brothers as a Cadet Accountant before enlisting the Army by volunteering for National Service (one of less than 400 young Australians who did so). He was selected for Officer Training at Scheyville and graduated as a 2LT in 1967. He served in Vietnam, Indonesia and PNG, and as a sub-unit Commander in 3rd Brigade. In 1981 he attended Army Staff College, Queenscliff. Three years after graduation, he was promoted to the senior officer rank of LtCol. After 20-years-service he retired from the Australian Army in 1986. He founded his own business and worked internationally as a Project Manager in the energy, oil & gas, biotechnology and telecommunications industries until his retirement. Alistair retains a keen interest in current affairs, current military matters and military history. He has had 200+ articles published in The Scheyvillian, Strategy & Tactics, World at War, Modern War, Camaraderie, Harim Tok Tok, Quadrant, Quadrant Online and the Australian Chess Quarterly.
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