- Coral/Balmoral Exhibit 22/03/2018
- Army Newspaper Edition 1415 – 2218 March 18 21/03/2018
- 2018 Major Events 20/03/2018
- Psych Comments in Cyber Space 03/03/2018
- CALLS TO INCLUDE CSC IN BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY ROYAL COMMISSION 13/02/2018
- Vietnam remembers 50 years after Tet Offensive 02/02/2018
- Decimation of the Engineer Patrol 30/01/2018
- Members 2017 Xmas Party 20/12/2017
- December 2017 Edition of the Infantryman 05/12/2017
- 7RAR – Freedom of the City – 8 September 17 09/09/2017
- Two Items Worth Revisiting 03/09/2017
- RARA SA Regimental Dinner 19 Aug 2017 20/08/2017
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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.
The latest edition of Army News is now available to view online: www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews NEW FORCE: Rheinmetall to produce Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to replace Light Armoured Vehicle fleets. – PAGES 1-3 PREPARED: 2CER collaborate with Queensland police to secure key sites for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.– Page 7 FRIENDS IN NEED: 5 Avn Regt comes to the aid of our neighbours after an earthquake hits the PNG Highlands. – LIFT-OUT And in sport: HIGH SPIRITS: Army dominant as services come together to compete in the Kapooka K-Series. – PAGE 23-24
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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Further to the CSC in Banking etc Dear ADSO Members, All will undoubtedly recall that late last year we issued a joint ADSO/RSL Media Statement calling on the Government to amend the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference into Banking and Super to include an examination of the military superannuation funds administered by the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation. Well, this afternoon, representing ADSO as a whole, I was invited, along with the National President RSL, to the Shadow DVA Minister’s office for a preview of what the Opposition planned to do in that regard. As we found out, their decision was to proactively support the joint advocacy of ADSO/RSL to include CSC in the Royal … Continue reading
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
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
This is the current issue of the Infantryman Infantryman December 2017 Dec 4 Below is the August 2017 issue Infantryman August 2017
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
Click on the image for improved viewing, 1967 I think. Join Army
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
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.
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).
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
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/
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.
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
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.
A number of photos to view, as ever, click on the photo to increase the size