Mr Ronald Raymond (Ray) James JP

Place & Date of Birth: Babinda, North Queensland. 8th March 1949

Marital Status/Family: Married to Pauline 15th January 1972. Two children, three grandchildren.

Work History: 1965-1985 - Royal Australian Navy (Chief Petty Officer). 

1985-2005 - SRA. TIB. & NSW Police Force (Sergeant)

Military Service:

1965 - 1985 - Royal Australian Navy (Chief Petty Officer Marine Technical Propulsion 3)

1985 - 2014 - Royal Australian Navy Reserve (Chief Petty Officer MT)

Campaign Medals/Decorations/Awards:

  • Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with clasp “Vietnam” 
  • Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal 
  • Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with clasp “FESR”
  • Defence Long Service Medal 
  • National Medal 
  • Australian Defence Medal 
  • Return from Active Service Badge 
  • NSW Police Diligent & Ethical Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
RSL Service:
Now a Life Member, Ray joined RSL NSW Branch 13th November, 1975

Positions held:
  • Management Committee Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch 2006; 
  • Vice President Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch 2010; 
  • President Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch 2011- current;
  • Junior Vice President F.S.M.D.C. 2014 to - current;
  • NSW State Councillor Metropolitan 2014 - 2017
  • NSW State Vice President Metropolitan 2017 - current 
Committees NSW RSL State Branch:
  • ANZAC Day March Sydney committee (Deputy Chair);
  • RSL Youth Council (Deputy Chair)
  • Agenda Committee
  • State Veterans’ Affairs, Defence and Conditions of Service Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Reveille Committee
Committees outside NSW RSL State Branch:
  • St Mary’s RSL Memorial Trust (Deputy Chair)
  • Bardia Precinct Heritage Committee (Ingleburn Army Camp)
  • RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir, Inc. Committee.
Other Ex-Service Organisation Positions:
  • President Vietnam Veterans Association Australia Macarthur Sub Branch 
  • Member Vietnam Veterans, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association Australia
  • Member Naval Association Australia Campbelltown Sub Section
  • Member HMAS Sydney Association; - Member HMAS Brisbane Association
  • Member HMAS Melbourne/USS Frank. E. Evans Collision Group
  • Tingira Association
  • Victory in Pacific Committee Cabravale Diggers
Welfare Officer:
  • Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch
  • VVAA Macarthur Sub Branch
Outside Organisations:
  • Member Traffic Committee Campbelltown City Council
  • Member ANZAC Centenary Committee Campbelltown City Council and Werriwa Federal Electorate
  • Stakeholder for Bardia Precinct Heritage Committee due to role as President of Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch.