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Defence Force Welfare Association – Media Statement

On Thursday 30 November 2017 the Government announced that it would establish a Royal Commission into the alleged misconduct of Australia’s banks and other financial services entities. The Government stated that the Inquiry ‘would consider the conduct of banks, insurers, financial services providers and superannuation funds’.   When the Terms of Reference for the Commission were duly issued there was singularly only one major financial service entity in the whole of Australia seemingly excluded from any scrutiny, namely the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC).   The Defence Force Welfare Association cannot agree with this exclusion and, on behalf of the many thousands of current and former members of the ADF whose superannuation is administered … Continue reading

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Army Newspaper Edition 1411 – 14 December 17

The latest edition of Army News is now available to view online: www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews SHARED VALUES: Soldiers from the front line share their experiences with Australian War Memorial staff and visitors.– PAGES 1 and 20 BE MERRY: Military Chiefs express their gratitude for the year’s work at home and abroad. – PAGES 2-3 URBAN COMBAT: The old Royal Adelaide Hospital becomes a battleground as Adelaide-based soldiers practise high-density combat techniques in the abandoned halls. – PAGE 10  And in sport: TAKING ON THE WORLD: One private’s rugby league skills take the national women’s team to the World Cup final. – PAGE 35-36

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2018 Major Events

Members and Friends of the RARA SA. We are ready to take bookings for a number of major events occurring in 2018. 1.   Our first major event is a Wine Tasting Afternoon on Sunday 25 March, from noon till 4pm.  It is fully catered meal prepared by Rob’s Roasts.  The wine selection will be made by our President, Mike von Berg.  For those who have attended in the past you will recall that Mike has offered up some excellent wine choices and they have been very enjoyable afternoons.   Cost for food will be $10 each.  Bookings are essential. 2.  We will be reviving our Greek Night on Friday … Continue reading

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December 2017 Events

You can read what is happening here RAR News December 2017

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December 2017 Edition of the Infantryman

This is the current issue of the Infantryman Infantryman December 2017 Dec 4 Below is the August 2017 issue Infantryman August 2017

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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  

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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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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. http://tunnelrats.com.au/pdfs/newsletters/Holdfast-31.pdf There is a very interesting article about FSB Andersen during February 1968.  Many of our 3RAR comrades will remember this Operation http://tunnelrats.com.au/pdfs/newsletters/Holdfast-30.pdf Here is the link to the Tunnel Rats Newsletter page http://tunnelrats.com.au/newnewsletters.php

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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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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 http://www.5rar.asn.au/history/information-book-for-nashos.pdf

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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

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Jock (Robbie) Buchan – a 6RAR Soldier lost but now found

An interesting article concerning Jock Buchan, KIA 11 December 1969, his ashes found in Scotland! You can read it here  Buchan Article ======================== Further to the above article, comments and a link from Paul Jackson, Jock’s Platoon Commander. Hi Fred,  What a special journey. It is hard to believe that after almost 50 years we have finally completed Jock’s story. We have come so far over the past year or so. A little over 12 months ago those involved in the action, Jock’s closest mates, did not even know where his body had gone after watching him being wrapped in a hutchie, tied on to a jungle penetrator and then … Continue reading

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Regimental Dinner Photos (25 June 16) – click on the photo to enlarge

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A Duty Done

Here is the final copy of  A DUTY DONE Addendum   The Addendum describes a number of new operations, including;  three by 1RAR in 1965 (Iron Triangle, New Life and Smash), two by 9RAR in 1969 (Matthew and Hat Dich), one by 5RAR in 1969 (Kings Cross) and the one by 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion on 17/18 August 1969 when the original Long Tan Cross was erected. It is necessary to have a copy of A Duty Done to read the Addendum. And here is a name index to be used in conjunction with the original A Duty Done A Duty Done Index of Names Here is the Price List for A Duty Done and … Continue reading

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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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