Project ROTA


Project ROTA, by Owen Carlton, A Proud Aussie Nasho & ROTA Affiliate, N0003.


The purpose behind my development of the ROTA Membership Database and its subsequent publication on this Web Site, is to allow the Basic Details of the Famous RATS of TOBRUK , to be viewed by their Descendants, Relatives and Other Interested Friends of the RATS of Tobruk.

In addition to Aussie Rats of Tobruk; Allied Troops, such as UK, Indian, Polish and Czech confirmed Service Personnel, who Served at Tobruk during the Siege Period, can be and are in some cases, also listed on the Website.

This is now a National ROT Membership Database and Web Site; the Web Site being the only one of its type in the World.

Should you have a need to query any existing record or to seek the addition of a new record, please contact the Creator/Author (Owen Carlton) by the Email Address found in the Contacts Menu. I am only too pleased to assist in any way I can - This is what I do for My Rats of Tobruk Project.

It would be of great assistance if you could ensure that the Individual you are communicating about, has His Service Record digitized at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), so that He can be confirmed as having Served as a Rat of Tobruk, during the Siege Period. There is a Charge by NAA to provide this service.

Alternately; you may be able to provide other Printed Documentation of his Service or evidence of him having been a Member of a ROTA Branch. Photos of the Rear Face of his Africa Star and the "T" Tobruk Medal will be given consideration, as Verification of his Service as a Rat of Tobruk.

It is of the highest importance for Integrity, that these valuable Records be made as accurate and complete as is possible, from information that is currently available or which may become available in the future and that which may be provided by Descendants, Relatives and Interested Viewers.

Your assistance in this area will be very much appreciated.

If you are a Descendant or Relative of a Veteran Rat of Tobruk, or, of a Fallen Rat of Tobruk, you are eligible to apply for Affiliate Membership of the Rats of Tobruk Association, Inc, Victoria. Please use the Membership Interest eForm found in the ABOUT/Membership/Interest Inquiry Menu of the Website.

Affiliate Members (Descendants and Relatives), are the ones who hold the Memories of the Rats of Tobruk and Responsibility for the Future of this Unique Association; the future is in their hands to ensure through Affiliate Membership, that the Traditions of the Rats of Tobruk and their Association are carried forward into the Future >>>>>>>>>.

Let us ALL help to Keep The FLAME Burning, in Memory of All Rats of Tobruk.