Today marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Indonesian Confrontation, an undeclared conflict fought mainly along the Malaysian-Indonesian frontier on the island of Borneo from 1963-1966. “Today we remember the service and sacrifice of the Australians on Borneo 50 years ago,” Mr Tehan said. The full media release can be found here; 50th Anniversary of [...]
The service to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli next week has been cancelled due to security concerns. National President Mr Rod White AM RFD, supported this decision with his comments appearing in an article in The Australian. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/lone-pine-service-at-gallipoli-canned-after-failed-coup/news-story/0bb29250522f291adfc8d7f7c0654ec5
National President, Mr Rod White AM RFD is honoured to be representing The Returned & Services League of Australia at World War One commemorative services in France. Please click here for the media release RSL National President attends services in France.
Australia will honour the service and sacrifice of our First World War soldiers this week at the centenary commemorations for the battles of Fromelles and Pozières. The Battle of Fromelles (19 July, 1916) was the first major engagement by Australian soldiers on the Western Front where the Australian 5th Division suffered 5,533 casualties in just 24 [...]
The 18 August is Vietnam Veteran's Day and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Please click here to find a listing of some of the events that have been planned to commemorate the efforts of the Australian's who were involved in the Vietnam War Honouring Vietnam Veterans.
Fought between July and November 1916, the Battle of the Somme was one of the defining events of the First World War and the largest battle on the western front. On 1 July 1916 the conflict started and centenary commemorations have commenced. The first day of the 141-day campaign, was and still is the deadliest day in the history of [...]
On Thursday, 2 June 2016 Australia will welcome home 33 Australians including 22 service personnel and dependents, many of whom were casualties of the Vietnam War, from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore. It will be one of the largest single repatriations of Australian service men and dependents in Australia’s history. Full details at https://dva-minister.infoservices.com.au/campaign/1701/70XdG7lzblbsvQyxhd4paSc8CbOE3Oma/campaign_preview
This year marks the 75th anniversaries of the Battle of Greece and Crete in Australia. The commemorative activities are being held during the week beginning 11 April 2016. This is earlier than the usual timing around May to enable people to attend services overseas during that month. A National service of commemoration will be held at [...]
A commemorative service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk was held on the 10 April 2016 in Canberra. A number of surviving Rats of Tobruk attended the memorial service. One of the veterans read a poem of remembrance during the service and others laid a wreath to mark the anniversary. They were assisted by students from the [...]
Patriotic Productions conducts Honour flights to recognise veterans. On 6 June 2016, there will be an Air Lift of 500 Vietnam Combat Veterans with a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington D.C. There is an opportunity for up to 10 Australian Vietnam Veterans to join the flight from Omaha, Nebraska, USA. This special Air [...]