Research & Articles by Lt. Col. Peter Winstanley OAM RFD (Retired), JP
Research, Interviews and Articles about the Prisoners Of War of the Japanese who built the Burma to Thailand railway during world war two. Focusing on the doctors and medical staff among the prisoners. Also organised trips to Thailand twice a year.
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Trips To Thailand

Trips are conducted to Thailand twice a year to visit the Burma-Thailand Railway. The Anzac Day tour in April is conducted by the Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association (Inc) and is called the “Quiet Lion Tour”.

In November a Remembrance Day trip is conducted by the Defence Reserves Association (Inc) WA Branch.

The trips in general provide for visits to the start of the railway line at Non Pladuk, Ban Pong, the Bridge over the River Kwai, war cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi, Chungkai Cutting, Thailand Burma Railway Centre, Wampo Viaduct, Hellfire Pass, Hellfire Pass Museum and nearby POW camp sites, Kinsayok and 3 Pagodas Pass. Also included is a train journey over the Wampo Viaduct and a houseboat cruise down the Kwai Noi River.


ITINERARY NOVEMBER 2007 (Word Document)


Previous Trips:

Remembrance Day Hellfire Pass Thailand 2002 - by Joan Sewell

Defence Reserves Association Remembrance Day Trip 2003 - by Rene Henry

Remembrance Day Hellfire Pass Thailand 2004 - by Cynthia Egerton-Warburton

Report on the DRA Remembrance Day - Tour of Thailand, November 2005 - by Vicki Mail

Remembrance Day Trip November 2006 - by Vicki Mail

Remembrance Day Trip 2007 - by Amy Barnes UK


Future Trips:

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