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News at the RARA SA

Reminders; AGM on Sunday 9 October, followed by Greek Lunch and, membership renewals are due 1 July.  If you are unsure of when your subs expire, please contact the RARA.

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Army News Edition Issue 1521, 29 Sep 2022

In this edition of Army News   https://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/ September 29, 2022TRIBUTE TO A MONARCH: Australia says farewell – Four-page wraparound. REMEMBERING KOKODA: Personnel pay tribute – Centre. TURNING UP THE HEAT: Training gets real – Page 14.

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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Report – 26 Sep 22

Today, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Matt Keogh MP, tabled in Parliament the Australian Government response to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide’s Interim Report, which is available here: Australian Government Response to the Interim Report … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – another Greek Lunch scheduled for after the AGM on Sunday 9 October

Tim Kara organising the last BBQ. The next Greek BBQ will commence on at 1230 hours immediately after the AGM.  The cost for the food component will be $20. Please contact the treasurer (Mike) at rar01@internode.on.net to book a seat … Continue reading

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Latest RARA SA Infantryman

Hot off the press, Infantryman August 2022 Infantryman August 2022 – Copy for April 2022  Infantryman 8 April 2022 and, for December 2021 https://flipbookpdf.net/web/site/372aa22cf26e4539e706972f04490333e07abcad202112.pdf.html  

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Latest media releases from Veteran Affairs

NEW   ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE INTERIM REPORT ABS Census slides – July 2022 Financial Assistance  Helping Veterans to Stay at Home Additional mental health support for white card holders  

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Film posted by John Neervoort

I have posted a number of videos on Youtube of film that I took on 6RAR’s second tour in 1969-70. Each video is about 5 minutes long.  There is no commentary, just appropriate sounds of aircraft/guns/armour and background music. I … Continue reading

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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. http://www.thecasualtylist.com/

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National Servicemen in Combat

An interesting read    National-Servicemen-in-Combat Courtesy Dave Wilkins OAM and 5RAR Website

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RSL Virtual War Memorial – Updated site

If you have not visited this site yet, it is very interesting and has some current members of the RARA SA on it, including the President, Mike von Berg MC OAM and Robert “Dogs”Kearney. https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/

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DFRDB Matters

100719 version REDRESS OF DFRDB PENSION INJUSTICE FOR FORMER ADF PERSONNEL

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Two Items Worth Revisiting

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

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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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Pocket Book for National Servicemen

Courtesy of the 5RAR website, here is some historical information which may help revive a number of fading memories http://www.5rar.asn.au/history/information-book-for-nashos.pdf

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‘He should have died’: the Vietnam veteran who never really returned

Please take the time to read this article which is primarily about Michael McKernan’s book, “When This Thing Happened”. The title defers to Michael Stawyskyj’s constant reference to the moment in Vietnam in 1969 – “When this thing happened”.  Michael Stawyskyj is the … Continue reading

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