RSL NSW 

COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

 
 2 RAR Historical Collection
Have you served or had a relative in the 66th BN 2nd AIF, 2 AR, 2 RAR or 2/4 RAR? Do you have images, gear, medals, maps, photographs, movies etc. from you or your relative’s service in these units which form the lineage of today’s 2 RAR (AMPHIB)? Are these items sitting in boxes or a trunk not seeing the light of day, with the possibility they could be thrown out by your family if you passed? The Unit has served in places like The Dutch East Indies, Japan, Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, Malaysia, Rhodesia, Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, East Timor, The Solomon Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Timor Leste. We are not just interested in operational service we are very much interested in the Battalion’s daily life, Exercises, Sport, Special Activities, parades, ETVCC, BN balls etc. during its time.

The 2 RAR Historical Collection would like you to consider donating these items for display and to be preserved as part of the collection. We would like copies of any digital images or scanned copies if you don’t want to part with the originals. Remember your negatives and photos are slowly degrading. These items will be available to view and be appreciated by all who visit the historical collection. Ex-members, relatives of these members, current and future members will be able to appreciate and view these items knowing they are at their home at 2 RAR. The museum is funded by donations, sponsors and grants, if you are an individual or business that would like to be a “friend of the 2 RAR Historical Collection” please contact the curator. The museum is looking to completely upgrade and refurbish the Historical Collection display in the near future.

If you would like to visit or donate to the collection please also contact the curator. The curator (CPL J Harrison, soon to be Mr) can be contacted on 0419 749 198 or email 2RAR.Museum@gmail.com. Second to None! 

 
 RSL LifeCare - Non-Executive Director Positions
RSL LifeCare is seeking Non-Executive Directors (2 remunerated positions) who can demonstrate an understanding and empathy towards those who have served our country. Applications close 26 April 2018.

View position descriptions HERE.
 
 RESTORE Trial - Phoenix Australia 
Do you believe you have developed PTSD during your military service?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a new treatment trial conducted at the VVCS office in Sydney. The RESTORE trial investigates one of the most effective interventions for PTSD – prolonged exposure.

Potential benefits of taking part in the trial include an improvement in PTSD symptoms and a better quality of life. Prolonged exposure therapy is an effective and evidence-based treatment for PTSD, which can help a person to confront and come to terms with painful memories, challenge unhelpful thinking, and resume activities that are typically too distressing.

The trial organisers are seeking veterans or current serving personnel between 18 and 75 years of age, who have PTSD-like symptoms related to a traumatic experience during their military service. To express interest in participating in the trial or to find out more, call 1800 856 824 or visit www.phoenixaustralia.org/RESTORE

 Nasho's WA Group - Call for Photos
The Nasho's WA group are looking for platoon and section photos to add to their website. To send photos, please email them to Bob McGuire at nashoswa71@gmail.com or visit www.wanashos.wikidot.com/

 Discounted Holiday Accommodation - RAAF Welfare Recreational Company
The RAAF Welfare Recreational Company offers discounted holiday accommodation to eligible persons, including ex-serving members. The Ambassador Apartments on the Gold Coast have recently been improved with new furnishings, upgraded wet areas and new carpeting. Bookings can be made six months in advance and there are usually ample vacancies outside the school holiday periods and in the quieter, cooler months. 

Ring Andrew on 07 5531 5692 or visit www.raafholidays.com.au

 Defence Archives to provide secure online records access
Defence Archives and Service Centres (DASC) is upgrading its systems and processes to provide customers with faster, secure access to records via the internet. 

Beginning 10 January 2018, DASC will upload completed requested records to a secure Defence website for easy customer access.

DASC will email a unique link and password to the relevant customer to provide them with online access to the requested records.

Customers must provide a valid email address at the time of placing a records request to access the online service.

Please call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) if you do not have a valid email address.
 

 Wingham and the Upper Manning Honour Roll Project
Wingham RSL sub-Branch commenced a project to update the Honour Roll at the Wingham Memorial Town Hall. They aim to create, document and carry out a process to identify every person in the Wingham and Upper Manning locality who has completed military service in the Australian Defence Force and to recognise their service by placing their details on a military honour board at the Wingham Town Hall.

The project committee has made determinations to include twenty-eight new names to the honour roll.


 Kedron State High School Needs Your Help!
Do you know of any past or current Kedron State High School (Brisbane) students or staff (cleaners, groundsmen, office workers, teachers, principals etc), who have served as part of the Australian Defence Force during military campaigns? If so, we need your help.This year, the Kedron High RSL Liaison Prefects are working towards acquiring an Honour Board for Kedron State High School.However, we need the community’s help to track down the names of Australian Defence Force servicemen and women from Kedron High who have served in military campaigns to ensure their names are included on the Honour Board. If you know of any Kedron High staff or student who should be added to the Honour Board, please contact Kedron State High School.

Address: 34 Park Rd, Wooloowin QLD 4030

Phone: (07) 3630 3333

Email: info@kedronshs.eq.edu.au 

Please spread the word so that we may honour those who have served. Thank you, Ryan Malone and Claudia Watson RSL Liaison Prefects

 Our Spirit - Stories of past and current serving women of the permanent Australian Defence Forces

OUR SPIRIT will be an anthology that will tell the stories of our recent and current servicewomen. The content will focus on the positive, negative, mundane, tragic, humorous, unique and unusual aspects of life as a woman in the Australia Defence Force.

We are seeking submissions from ex or current serving women who were in the ADF from the 1970s onwards, in the following formats: Short stories, essays, poetry, diary entry/entries, emails or letters, artwork (paintings, drawings, sketches, illustration) with a short caption (up to 100 words); and photographs with a short caption (up to 100 words).

Any past or present servicewomen interested in contributing to Our Spirit, can email us to get our submission guidelines, or find out more via our email address ourspiritcollection@hotmail.com, or go to our webpage www.ourspiritcollection.weebly.com

Some information about us: Melanie was in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Supply Officer for 18 years and is a published author and poet.Jennifer was in the Australian Army as a Supply and Training and Development Officer, resigning in 1995 and is also a published author.

 Mordialloc College Proposed Honour Board
The Mordialloc College Alumni Association (MCAA) is gathering information for a proposed honour board to be installed at the school (formerly known as Mordialloc-Chelsea High School). 

We are seeking the names of former students who are veterans. If you are a war veteran or know of war service personnel who attended the school please contact:

Paula McCarthy | ph: (03) 9587 4573 | email: paulamc@optusnet.com.au | PO Box 5121, Mordialloc 3195 
or
George Raphael | 1104092 | PM6740 | ph: (03) 9798 4883 | 68/360 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough Vic 3173

 RAAF Engineering Apprentices and JEAT 70th Anniversary
RAAF Engineering Apprentices and JEAT 70th Anniversary: 23rd - 27th April 2018 Wagga Wagga.
  • Monday 23rd: Welcome, Registration, name tags etc.
  • Tuesday 24th: intake functions.
  • Wednesday 25th: ANZAC Day March -parade lead.
  • Thursday 26th: Official Function 6pm.
  • Friday 27th: Farewell breakfast
Contact Facebook: Aircare Australia
Terry Gould : terrygould45@hotmail.com or 0419 146 688

 Riverina Contempoary Veterans Group (RCVG) 
Greetings all,

For those in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding areas, please feel welcome to attend the Wagga Wagga sub-Branch (26 Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga) on a Thursday and meet with members of the Riverina Contempoary Veterans Group (RCVG).

We are a group of sub-Branch members who are supportive of all veterans but have a vested interest in the issues confronting Contemporary Veterans, their families, and their support networks.

Want to know more email me at rsl.wel@bigpond.net.au (attention Richard Salcole)


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