Letters from Timor provides a very different and personal perspective of Australian Military Operations. Through the compilation of excerpts of his experiences in Timor, Graeme Ramsden, a chaplain in the Australian Regular Army, has portrayed, with passion and clarity, an engaging account of what it means to serve God, soldiers and the civilian population during a military action.
Chaplain Graeme Ramsden served in Vietnam as a soldier with the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps in 1968-69. In 1976, he was commissioned and served as a quartermaster, officer commanding a workshop and, as an instructor at the Land Warfare Centre. In 1990, he undertook theological studies and was ordained as a deacon of the Roman Catholic Church and developed a wide pastoral experience with the church. In 1993, he commenced duties as a chaplain in the Australian Regular Army. In 1999 he deployed on operations to support the Joint Support Unit with the international force in East Timor (INTERFET). During the deployment, he was also appointed Deputy Senior Chaplain for the mission