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Army December 8, 2011
APART of 2 Cav Regt histo-
ry and tradition will be lost
forever this month with the
closure of the RAP and
transfer of a mother to hundreds of
soldiers, nurse Sue Jamieson.
Receiving the title from a soldier
four months into her time at the unit
after giving him advice, Mrs Jamieson
found herself stuck with the name and
taking on the mum role in the unit.
When asked about being known as
mum, Mrs Jamieson said it was the
highest compliment she could ever
"At first my own children didn't
like it, especially when greeted on
weekends by the soldiers, but they
soon understood the relationship," Mrs
"I almost never hear my own name
these days with even the COs and
spouses calling me mum."
Since 2004 Mrs Jamieson has taken
care of the soldiers and families of 2
Cav Regt as if they were her own, as
well as being primary health carer for
the women of 1 Bde.
Building up a relationship with the
unit and its members over the years,
Mrs Jamieson's RAP became known
as the social hub of the unit, with
members from every rank walking
through its doors not only for medical
assistance but often for a break, advice
and the odd lolly.
The unit will complete its 12th
year of operational deployments this
year, during which time Mrs Jamieson
has been an invaluable member of the
mental health and support team, often
alone or with little support due to the
CO 2 Cav Regt Lt-Col Simon
Johnstone said Mrs Jamieson would
be deeply missed but would always
remain mum to the regimental family.
"She's an exceptional nurse with
amazing skills and a big heart," Lt-Col
"She's also been known to include
the occasional bit of hard love."
Always there for the soldiers, Mrs
Jamieson has been part of the march-
in requirements, not only in her
medical role, but also giving the new
soldiers their boundaries and advice
regarding both life and social issues.
With the centralisation of health-
care and closure of the RAP, there has
been an outpouring of love, messages
and gifts from across the unit before
her move to the new South Clinic
located in the 5RAR HQ building.
Lured recently to the Rowell
Centre under false pretences, she
entered to find the entire unit wait-
ing to present her with a limited-edi-
She's known as 'Mum' to anyone who's
served with 2 Cav Regt since 2004. Spr Nick
Wiseman sits down with nurse Sue Jamieson.
Cav farewells 'mum'
tion print of Desert Pursuit (4th Light
Horse Regiment) by Ron Marshall.
Former CO Col Anthony Rawlins
said Mrs Jamieson brought the unit
together in a way he had never seen
"I could walk in to the RAP to talk
and instantly know if there was some-
thing I needed to get sorted for the
diggers," Col Rawlins said.
"She was not only great at her job
but a 2 Cav Regt institution."
Mrs Jamieson said she enjoyed
every moment with 2 Cav Regt, where
she spent the longest placement of her
more than 30-year nursing career.
"These guys are worthy of my care
and that's why I've stayed so long,"
Mrs Jamieson said she looked for-
ward to the challenge and something
different at the South Clinic following
the formal closure of the 2 Cav Regt
RAP on December 2.
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Mum moves on: Former 2 Cav Regt nurse Sue Jamieson has been a mother figure for all members of the
regiment, including Cpl Philip Tisdall, left, and Cpl John Halpin.
Photo by Pte Gary Steenbergen
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