Order of the Day – 2 RAR (Amphibious)

See attached.  From the CO 2RAR on this auspicious occasion.

171013 – Order – 2 RAR – Commanding Officers Order of the Day 001-17 – 2…


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Army Newspaper Edition 1407 – 19 October 17

Read it here   http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/

UNCONQUERED: Current and former wounded, injured and ill soldiers show true Invictus Games spirit at the multi-sport event in Toronto, Canada. - LIFT-OUT

HELPING HAND: Soldiers offer assistance to Vanuatu locals evacuating ahead of a volcanic eruption. – PAGE 2

READY FOR ACTION: Australian and New Zealand instructors have been preparing Iraqi junior officers in the fight against Daesh. – PAGES 4-5

And in sport

HOLD ON: Combatants represent their companies in the 6RAR Combatives Tournament. - PAGE 27

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5th/7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that a general meeting of the 5th/7th Battalion, The
Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated will be held on:

Date:   Saturday, 9th December 2017  Time:  3pm

Location: Grand Central Hotel, 270 Ann Street, Brisbane Central Station, Brisbane

It should be noted that at the conclusion of the AGM drinks will be taken
followed by a casual dinner within the hotel. A reunion is planned for
1900hrs. Members meals will be subsidised by association funds. The
price reduction will be advised at the AGM.

For details email :  57rarassociation@gmail.com

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‘The first day I will never forget’: first Afghan woman in the Australian army speaks

 Courtesy of SBS 


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Veterans Departing the Defence Forces


About 35 per cent of veterans who leave the Defence Force are jobless, and those without formal qualifications find it the hardest to transition to the civilian workplace.

Courtesy of the ABC, 26 Sep 17

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The Waterloo Message

An absolute cracker!


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DVA Claims Management Report

One of the RARA’s most experienced advocates attended.  It is important to get this out there to show all veterans what DVA is trying to achieve and to also counteract some of the statements made by those who constantly attack DVA.

You can read the report here Claims Management Report FINAL

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7RAR – Freedom of the City – 8 September 17

Below are a selection of photos of 7RAR’s parade and march through Adelaide.  As ever, click on the photo for improved viewing.

7RAR 2ic Major Scott Golden with Certificate granting Freedom of the City


Jump starting an APC


Our RARA photographers Carol and Jeff


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7RAR Sports Day – Tuesday 5 September

The day was hosted by the Brighton Rugby and AFL club

In the rugby match, 7 RAR defeated A squadron, 1 Armoured Regiment, 64-0 in an entertaining encounter.  In the AFL, the  Pigs once again dominated over their opponents, 16 ALR, by 70 points.

Around 400 people enjoyed the day which is part of 7 RAR’s birthday week celebrations with the freedom of the city being granted on Friday 8 September, followed by the battalion ball at the  Convention Centre on Saturday night.


Above are former 5/7 RAR members Tony Bailey, Darren Bald, Tony Hooker with former 5/7 member and now 7 RAR 2ic Major Scott Golden, Chris Shannon and Mark Freer all enjoying the hospitality at the Brighton Bombers AFL club bar.

Below are a selection of photos of the day (click on photos for better viewing).


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Two Items Worth Revisiting

Click on the image for improved viewing, 1967 I think.


Join Army

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RARA SA Regimental Dinner 19 Aug 2017

Here are a few photos of our highly successful dinner.  As always, by selecting a photo you will be able to view a better photo as well as the caption for it.

And some nostalgic memories of our May 2013 Regimental Dinner


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Long Tan Day 2017

See a selection of photos taken at the Long Tan Day Service held at the Torrens Parade Ground.  As always, click on the photos for improved viewing and captions.


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RCB Update

Please view the latest news on the RCB campaign here RCB Update

There is an extensive history to this campaign under the Advocacy tab (above).

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August 2017 Edition of the Infantryman

Please note on the first page, the important statement concerning the RARA  SA Inc.  Our future has been secured at Linden Park!

This is as a result of the massive effort made by Mike von Berg, Rod Graham, Steve Larkins and Patron Laurie Lewis.  The work they have done has also secured the immediate future of the SA Branch of the RSL.  An outstanding achievement by them all.

Infantryman August 2017

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Latest Issue of Holdfast for July 2017, Issue No 31

Here is the latest Holdfast.  In this edition, there are numerous excellent articles and photos including one of 5 RAR’s Sergeant Rod Lees after the mine incident in June 1969 – the photo was supplied by Rod.


There is a very interesting article about FSB Andersen during February 1968.  Many of our 3RAR comrades will remember this Operation


Here is the link to the Tunnel Rats Newsletter page


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The Casualty List

The Casualty List has been off line for some time, here it is revived.

Note by clicking on the sub-headings, unit or coy/pl for example, you can then filter your searches.


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Infantryman Editions

Here is the April 2017 edition Infantryman April 2017

You can view the November 2016 edition here Infantryman November final 16.11.2016

the August 2016 edition here Infantryman August

and the April 2016 edition here Infantryman+April+2016

There are numerous excellent articles and a list of activities at HQ for the foreseeable future.

Archived Infantryman are under the Infantryman tab.

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Pocket Book for National Servicemen

Courtesy of the 5RAR website, here is some historical information which may help revive a number of fading memories


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7RAR Presentation to RARA SA

The RSM and CO of 7RAR presented a flag to the RARA SA on 14 December 2016.  This flag represents one of the 7RAR soldiers Killed In Action and was flown over the 7RAR base in Iraq during September 2016.

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2016 RARA SA Xmas Show

A number of photos to view, as ever, click on the photo to increase the size

2016 RARA Xmas1 2016 RARA Xmas Women with crackers 2016 RARA Xmas Raffle winner Joy 2016 RARA Xmas Heather Dwiar & Joy Johnson with hams 2016 RARA Xmas Craig Nicholls & Penelope with pudding. Margery Parkes background 2016 RARA Xmas Craig & Co 2016 RARA Xmas cracker shot 2016 RARA Xmas Arthur & wife and ann Dennis serving pudding 2016 RARA Xmas  John Hadaway & Mike Bevan with hams

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