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Anzac Day at The Lion

For those attending The Lion after the Anzac Day March, you can view the buffet and drinks menu here.  There will also be a full menu available. Anzac Day 2018 BBQ Menu Anzac Day Drinks 2018  

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Press Release from the Minister

You can read it here Chester Release – Putting Veterans and Their Families First – New Study to Improve Veterans’ Advocacy Services

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Army Newspaper Edition 1417 – 19 April 18

The latest edition of Army News is now available to view online: www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews GOLDEN GAMES: Army provides eyes in the sky and on the ground during efforts to secure Commonwealth Games. – Pages 1, 3 and centre AIR SUPPORT: Trainers with Task Group Taji teach Iraqi soldiers to control the terrain from above. – Pages 4-5 STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY: Chief of Army tours facilities at 51st Far North Queensland Regiment. – Pages 24-25  And in sport: UNITED: Combined ADF team unable to topple state sides at mixed netball competition. – Pages 26 and 28

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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.  We will be reviving our Greek Night on Friday 4 May.   Tim Kara and family will be doing the catering.  They have excelled in the past.  Food will only cost $10 each.  Numbers for catering purposes are required. 2.   On Saturday 23 June we will have our annual Regimental Dinner, again catered by Hand Made Catering.  These have always been hugely successful events, just look at the photos on this website.  Cost will be $65.  Payment in advance essential. 3.   We will also be … Continue reading

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Mefloquine Information Paper

I am writing to inform you about an information paper on mefloquine that has been developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).    DVA is aware that there is concern among some current and former serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members about the use of mefloquine in the ADF and potential health impacts.  DVA has developed an information paper to build awareness of the information and support that is available, and how to access it.   The information paper is attached to this email and will also be uploaded on the DVA website at www.dva.gov.au/mefloquine. or view the paper here Mefloquine Information Paper  You are welcome to circulate this paper … Continue reading

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April 2018 Edition of the Infantryman

This is the current issue of the Infantryman Infantryman final 2 March 2018 Below is December 2017 Infantryman December 2017 Dec 4 Below is the August 2017 issue Infantryman August 2017

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Baria Remembered

An interesting article via Mal, courtesy of Mr Thai Dang and Ricochet Baria remembered

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RARA SA Wine Tasting 25 March 2018

What a great afternoon of eating drinking and generally making merry with wonderful friends along with our two very learned wine experts in William Smidmore and Mike von Berg.  Of course without the wonderful team of workers who made it all happen and come together  and of course the Caterers who did a fabulous job and making life a little easier for the team – if I mention names then sure as eggs somebody will be left out and we cannot let that happen.  At the end of the afternoon in the clean up I managed to collect 20 sheets with 5 of those with completed points, 2 half completed … Continue reading

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Colonel Don Beard

Esteemed elder of the RARA SA Colonel Don Beard AM RFD ED has provided an interesting article and a number of photos of  his time in Japan and Korea.  Another esteemed elder, Colonel Peter Scott, has provided the captions.  You may have to rotate a couple of the photos whilst viewing. Article by Colonel Don Beard AM RFD ED L to R Major Don Beard, Medical Officer BCOF Hospital Kure, Randolph Churchill visiting journalist, Jean Irvine, Nurse in BCOF Hospital, Kure, circa 1950 Stretcher Bearers of 3RAR carrying casualty through the snow. Captain Don Beard RMO 3RAR Somewhere at the rear. Probably during early 1951. Likely 3RAR soldiers cleaning weapons … Continue reading

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Coral/Balmoral Exhibit

The Army Museum has almost completed a Coral/Balmoral exhibit which will be officially opened in May three days before the Torrens Parade ground show, May 12 We will forward an invite to museum event at Keswick Barracks with details This email is to inform RAR members – 1RAR and 3RAR – they are invited to attend the AMOSA display on Wednesday, May 9 at 10am-11am at the Army Museum, Keswick Barracks (main gate of Anzac Hwy) for the opening Tea and refreshments etc If you are interested in attending please contact the Army Museum or we will pass on your details.  

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Psych Comments in Cyber Space

You can see the details here Psychiatric Consultation and Assistance Facts (002)

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Vietnam remembers 50 years after Tet Offensive

Courtesy of VN Express Vietnam remembers victory and losses 50 years after Tet Offensive By Manh Tung, Tuyet Nguyen, Tran Duy   January 30, 2018 | 01:55 pm GMT+7 Bay Son talks about the Tet Offensive attacks in 1968, where he lost 16 comrades. Photo by VnExpress/Duy Tran Heroic memories are accompanied by pain and guilt, say veterans who lost hundreds of comrades. Half a century since his troops helped land heavy blows on key U.S. bases in Saigon, Bay Son still carries the guilt of not being able to find his dead comrades. One morning in late January 2018, he woke up in a room at Thong Nhat Hospital, a … Continue reading

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Decimation of the Engineer Patrol

February 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968, widely accepted as the turning point of that War. During that time the Australian Army engaged in joint operations with NZ and American troops and, for the first time, North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong forces attacked an understrength Australian Fire Support Base, code named Andersen, set up near Bien Hoa. The history books have for too long ignored the battle at Fire Support Base Andersen, probably because the Commander of the Australian Force Vietnam at the time, Major General Arthur MacDonald, saw the results (ie small number of Enemy dead) as ‘not spectacular’. Body count was … Continue reading

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Members 2017 Xmas Party

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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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