REUNION – 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ADF OPERATIONS IN SOMALIA – CANBERRA 23-25 APR 23

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of ADF operations in Somalia that were conducted in two distinct operations being Operation IGUANA (as part of UNOSOM) established under UNSCR 751, and Operation SOLACE which was established under UNSCR 794 authorising a coalition of UN members under US command, to form UNITAF This reunion is a unique and […]

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More supports now available for veterans in residential aged care

From this week, Veterans, war widows and widowers living in residential aged care will benefit from expanded access to clinically necessary allied health care services and rehabilitation aids and appliances, regardless of the level of care they are receiving. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the changes will mean all eligible veterans, widows and […]

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Queensland Government – New and existing training opportunities for Queensland veterans

The Office for Veterans is excited to promote several new and existing Queensland Government-funded training opportunities for Queensland veterans. Please share amongst your veteran networks. Defence to Civilian Success Training Program The Office for Veterans has partnered with TAFE Queensland to deliver the Defence to Civilian Success Training Program. This program is providing free TAFE […]

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A fighter in and out of the ring – Private Billy McAllister 6 RAR

Whether in the field or in the boxing ring, Private Billy McAllister epitomises the toughness renowned by the Royal Australian Regiment. .Training to fight at the 6th Battalion every day helped him prepare to fight at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. His third fight was stopped after he sustained a serious cut […]

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RAR Association Victoria – Newsletter October 2022

Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

MAJOR Charles McMoran Wilson MC (later Lord Moran) was a multi-decorated World War I British Army medical officer who served in France with an infantry battalion, and later a base hospital.  After his return to the UK in 1919 he read in The Times of a Royal Commission into shell shock.  He was appalled that none of […]

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Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off today

Get out your kitchen utensils and put on your best apron as Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off for 2022.  With this year’s theme focusing on “Eat Well”, Veterans’ Health Week is an opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups around the nation to host events to promote healthy eating habits and improve people’s knowledge […]

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RARA Bibliography Database as at 30 Sep 22 and Annual Report

The RAR  bibliography records the known published and unpublished history of the Regiment since its formation in 1948. Here is the latest update from our RAR Registrar Russell Linwood The bibliography is a dynamic work and will forever be a work in progress as we, with your help, identify material that we have not yet recorded. This is particularly so with […]

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Australian Government Response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Today, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Matt Keogh MP, tabled in Parliament the Australian Government response to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide’s Interim Report, which is available here: Australian Government Response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide – September 2022 (dva.gov.au).  Minister Keogh also […]

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4 RARA Newsletter – Apology

Dear Members, In our latest newsletter some of you may have read in the Passing Parade that “Rollo Brett” had passed away. Due to incorrect information, we received it was not our Rollo Brett but a distant relative of Rollo’s. We apologies to Rollo and his Family and Members for any hurt that may have […]

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