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News at the RARA SA

Today’s news; RARA-SA – News – Week Ending Friday 20th. May 2022 RARA-SA – Monthly News – May 2022

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Army News Edition Issue 1511, 12 May 2022

In this edition of Army News   https://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/ May 12  2022Welcome to the latest edition of Army News.Click HERE to read the latest edition.In this edition: ARMS FOR UKRAINE: Howitzers added to consignment to repel Russian aggression – Pages 1 and 3. … Continue reading

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Latest RARA SA Infantryman

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

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Photo of the Week

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Participation in the Australian Military and Veteran Family Study

The Australian Institute of Family Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is conducting a new study on Australian military and veteran families.   Participants are sought from families of current ADF members and … Continue reading

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Latest media releases from Minister for Veteran Affairs – New Veteran Wellbeing Grants

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel – Media Release – $27 million for new Veteran Wellbeing Grants 211015 – Media Release – Minister Gee – Veterans’ Health Week Snapshot of AIHW Report – Veterans Segment Additional mental health support … Continue reading

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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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