Bruce Gladman, 4/71
Bruce Frederick Gladman was born in Leeton, NSW, on 1 August 1948 and completed his secondary education at Maitland Boys High School, NSW. On 7 July 1970 Bruce joined the Citizen Military Forces as 2240242, serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal New South Wales Regiment, and deferred his National Service. He was employed as a Service Supervisor with John Church P/L. Bruce entered the Army as a National Serviceman on 29 September 1971 at the 3rd Training Battalion, Singleton.
Bruce commenced OTU on 15 October with Class 4/71. In his Senior Term, he was a member of 7 Platoon, Blamey Company. He graduated with his class on 19 April 1972.
Bruce was allocated to the RASigs and was posted to 549 Signal Troop. He took a Short Service Commission on 19 April 1973 and in 1975 was posted to 133 Signals Squadron.
Above: Bruce Gladman, front row on left, at Signals Corps Training.
In June 1978 Bruce was posted to 7 Signal Regiment, the first of four postings to that unit. He had further postings to 72 Signals Squadron, Ops Branch (Dept of Defence) twice, The Office of the Chief of the General Staff, 1 Aviation Regiment, 72 Electronic Warfare Squadron, and Land Headquarters.
In addition to his postings, Bruce had two overseas attachments: From 1 August to 1 November 1977, he was attached to 244 Signal Squadron (Air Support) in the United Kingdom, then from 3 to 29 March he was attached to the 1 Canadian Signal Regiment.
At the time of his death on 23 September 1993, Bruce was serving as a Major with 7 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare).
Bruce was a Rotarian. After his untimely death, the Rotary Club of Toowoomba planted a ‘Lone Pine’ in his memory at the Tourist Road Lions Park at Picnic Point, Toowoomba.