HISTORY sometimes has a strange way of repeating. Each of Townsville’s three infantry battalions has spent time in their formative years in what was historically referred to as the “Far East”, though it was “near west” from an Australian perspective. All served in Malaya during the Emergency and later as part of Australia’s military contribution […]

When I was very young, our nation went to war We cheered marching troops soon to leave our beloved shore Cause ours was a land of peace so free from foreign strife To marry, raise some Billy- Lids and have a wonderful life Where you could speak your mind any place and anytime It was […]

At the RARA’s National Council Meeting in Adelaide 2-4 October it was unanimously agreed that we endorse Overwatch Australia  and specifically participate in supporting RAR Overwatch. We see RAR Overwatch as an active part of the RARA’s role to protect the wellbeing of the RAR Family.  To that end we will advocate for its operational […]

Statement from the  Deputy President Repatriation Commission, Mr Craig Orme DSC AM CSC, regarding the proposed introduction of a new Bill for current and former ADF members. “Dear members, I’m aware of emails circulating in the veteran community about possible new veterans’ legislation being drafted. I’m emailing to advise that the Government intends to introduce a Bill […]

This week is National Carers’ Week (16 -23 October) and we all know how difficult it can be being responsible for the health and well being looking after someone. These five apps may help ease the burden just a little   National Carers week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid […]

The week is an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families to participate, connect and influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. This year’s theme is Social Connection. Events and activities DVA has partnered with Ex-service organizations’ (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of […]

GLENSIDE veteran Colonel Francis (Peter) Scott, 87, hopes to stand in South Korea, and peer through the border to Hill 317 — where he won a striking victory, and lost comrades. The fight for Hill 317 — also known as the Battle of Maryang San, or Operation Commando — was described by official Korean War […]