ANZAC Day Ask Me Anything: Rachael Cosgrove

Ahead of ANZAC Day 2024, Navy veteran Rachael Cosgrove joined her daughters Sophie and Kaitlyn to explore the impact of her service on their family.

By Lachlan Haycock and Carlos Manaog

At a glance:

  • This ANZAC Day, RSL NSW stands with and supports Australian families with loved ones who have served in Defence.
  • The impact of veterans’ service extends beyond the individual and affects their family members, spouses and children.
  • Navy veteran Rachael Cosgrove joined her daughters Sophie and Kaitlyn to explore the impact of her service on their family.

Veterans never serve alone. On ANZAC Day and throughout the year, they are supported by a network of family members and friends who provide a vital helping hand through the ups and downs of life in and out of Defence.

The impact of veterans’ service extends beyond the individual and affects their family members, spouses and children, ranging across aspects such as relocation, employment and education.

RSL NSW and their members stand steadfast alongside veterans and their families, ready to provide connection and support through every phase of their journey. 

Navy veteran Rachael Cosgrove, a member of Mascot RSL sub-Branch and the President of DEFGLIS, joined her wife Gillian, and daughters Sophie and Kaitlyn, ahead of this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations to explore the impact of her service on their family.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Whether you’ve served for a single day or decades, RSL NSW welcomes veterans of any service length – and any career background – to join the organisation. Access support services and become part of a like-minded community of peers by becoming a member of RSL NSW.

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