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Week ending 21 January 2022 at the RARA SA

  RARA-SA – News – Week Ending Friday 21st. January 2022 RARA-SA – Monthly News – January 2022 (002)

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Rapid Antigen Testing Advice

Following a meeting of National Cabinet on Wednesday, 5 January 2022, the Australian Government has announced that up to 10 free Rapid Antigen Tests over three months (a maximum of 5 in a month) will be made available free through … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week

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Latest RARA SA Infantryman

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

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Details of the 2022 Anzac Day March

2022 Adelaide ANZAC Day Commemorative March

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Army News Edition Issue 1503, 9 December 2021

In this edition of Army News   https://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/ NEW ERA: Army Aviation Command is officially raised – Pages 1, 17-20 HELPING HAND: The ADF lends its support to the Solomon Islands – Page 5 TRAINING: Army shows off its skills and capabilities … 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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Latest media releases from Minister for Veteran Affairs – Veterans’ Health Week

211015 – Media Release – Minister Gee – Veterans’ Health Week Snapshot of AIHW Report – Veterans Segment Additional mental health support for white card holders Chester release – Supporting the wellbeing of veterans and their families Chester release – … 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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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,  … Continue reading

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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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