Stephen Dunn

I received the very sad news that David Kibbey passed away on 24 December 2021 at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney after a long illness. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 4 Jan 21 at 1300 at St Christopher’s Manuka followed by internment at the Woden Cemetery at about 1430. There will […]

Australia joined its allies in the Middle East after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. On 11 July 2021, the Defence Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that after twenty years, all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel had departed Afghanistan, bringing our nation’s longest war to a close. He has advised that a national day […]

The Royal Australian Regiment Association ACT is saddened to learn of the death of Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO CVO MC FRSN, on 18 December 2020 at the age of 83. Major General Jeffrey was a brave soldier and a statesman at the highest level, rising to serve as Australia’s twenty-fourth Governor-General. […]

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 12 November 2020 VETERANS and their families in Western Australia will benefit from a new chapter in supporting wellbeing and support services with the official opening of the first Veteran Wellbeing Centre, ANZAC House Veteran Central. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester congratulated the Returned and Services League of Western Australia (RSL […]

The Government is creating a new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (The National Commissioner), in recognition of the need for concerted action to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide among the Australian Defence Force member and veteran communities. Attached below is a letter from the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, Chris […]

The 2020 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Service, to remember those who died and who served in the Vietnam War, will be conducted on the 18th August at the National Vietnam Memorial, Anzac Parade, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The program has been reduced in format and the number of invitees due to the impact of […]

Royal Australian Regiment Corporation (RARC) Advocacy 2020-2021   The RARC is the national peak body representing the officers and soldiers who have served, are serving or will serve in the Royal Australian Regiment and their families. The Regiment was formed on 23 November 1948 and today the RARC includes the Australian Regular Army Infantry Battalion Associations, […]

The Royal Australian Regiment Association – ACT held it’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by virtual meeting using ZOOM on line. The minutes the meeting and the President’s report are attached.

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The 5 RAR Association in cooperation with the Australian National University Press have recently published a new book titled “Vietnam Vanguard – The 5th Battalion’s Approach to Counter Insurgency 1966”. The book recounts 5 RAR’s insertion into Vietnam as the initial major unit of the 1st Australian Task Force, the securing of Nui Dat and major […]

As you are aware, the Federal Government instigated strict measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic which has placed restriction on the numbers that may attend commemorative events. As our members are in the COVID–19 high risk category the committee has decided to cancel all our 2020 commemorative events. This will be reviewed […]