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The Australian Flag

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For the RSL protocols for wearing medals at events please click here RSL Medal Protocols.
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To find information on New Zealand Defence Force medals please follow this link

Badges of Rank

A pictorial listing of the badges of rank for Army, Navy and Air Force can be found here Badges of Rank for Australian Defence Forces.

Accessing Service Records

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RSL Funeral Services

To conduct a funeral service for an ex-service member that incorporates military traditions an outline of how to conduct an RSL funeral services can be found here Information on RSL Funeral Services.

  • RSL Tasmania
    RSL National shared RSL Tasmania's note.
  • RSL New South Wales
    March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    Have you got your tickets yet for the Australia v South Africa game on November 11 at Blundstone Oval? Don't forget that we've got an exclusive offer thanks to Cricket Australia, where you can get 15% off tickets - as ...
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    We've been so overwhelmed with support, we are unable to accept any more volunteers for Friday's planting. However, ...
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    Construction is now underway and set to meet the ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne visited Dundula Bakers School, Bakers Creek to meet the students and present them an Anzac Bear. The event was covered by 7 News Mackay.
    To donate a bear to your choice of school please visit ...
  • Arts / Film ‘veterans’ awarded as festival closes
    THE prizewinners for the Veterans’ Film Festival were named on the weekend by director Tom Papas as the event drew to a close at Capitol Cinemas in Manuka. Papas told those present for the screenin…
    RSL National shared a link.
    Thanking a veteran or currently serving member of the Australian Defence Force is not something many Aussies do.
    With returned soldiers, then and now, often facing unique challenges — from battle-related conditions such as wounds or post-traumatic stress disorder to ...
  • WILKO-fit
    AB Miller #anzacbears off on his first school visit #ig2018sydney
    RSL National shared WILKO-fit's photo.
  • 7th Light Horse - Australian Horse
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    Soon Trooper Jones will ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    We are delighted to have the Hyundai A-League supporting the Poppy Appeal in 2018. ⚽ As part of the Hyundai A-League #RemembranceRound this week, commemoration activities will be part of all matches around the country.
    You can grab tickets to ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    What a great festival! Huge thank you to all the people involved in the 4th Veterans Film Festival - the filmmakers from across the world, our special guests, the sponsors, the audience, the judges, the helpers and all those who ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Remember this November #thankyou #thanksforserving #poppyappeal
    RSL National shared Poppy Appeal Australia's post.
  • RSL Victoria
    We had the pleasure of catching up with our former State President Major General David McLachlan AO last week.
    McLachlan began his military service career as a graduate of the Officer Cadet School, Portsea in 1959 and served in the ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    With the upcoming Australia v South Africa ODI at Blundstone Arena being played on Remembrance Day, Cricket Australia is giving us a special offer to share for the event.
    By clicking on the link below and entering the discount code ...
    Capital Radio 101.7 FM & Capital Digital’s “The Listening Post”, hosted by Tony Howes, this Monday, November 5th from 6 to 8 pm, throws an emphasis on the Navy.
    Special guest is Richard Usher, a veteran of both the Royal ...
  • George Pullar and Julian Maroun from Foxtels Fighting Season, with their ANZAC Bear at the Veterans Film Festival in Canberra.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Adam Lunney with his ANZAC Bear at the Veterans Film Festival watching Spitfire prior to launching his book Ready to Strike.
    RSL National added 2 new photos.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Free Screening of Fighting Season (2 Episodes) followed by Q&A with George Pullar (Jarrod)_ and Julian Maroun (Pepsi) along with Kylie du Fresne Producer and Blake Asyhford writer.
    Event Cinema's Nov 3 @ 2pm
    Fighting Season - Australia (Rated: Ma+) ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    Eager to get along to the Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert but forgot to buy tickets in advance - DON'T WORRY!!
    We've made sure there are tickets available for purchase on the day from the door. Make sure you get ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Free Screening of Fighting Season (2 Episodes) followed by Q&A with George Pullar (Jarrod)_ and Julian Maroun (Pepsi) along with Kylie du Fresne Producer and Blake Asyhford writer.
    Event Cinema's Nov 3 @ 2pm
    Fighting Season - Australia (Rated: Ma+) ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Tonight we are thrilled to screen the Australian premiere of TransMilitary, a documentary about transgender people in the military and their fight for equality.TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Meet Adam at the launch of his wonderful book on the Australians that flew the greatest flying machine ever; Saturday Nov 3 from 12 pm at Manuka's Capitol Theatre. The book launch will be followed the VFF's Special Screening of ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    The Veterans Film Festival is up and running!! And what a great first night opening with a wonderful crowd. It wouldn't be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors and partners, so a big thank you and shout out ...
  • Photos from RSL National's post
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    RSL National added 3 new photos.
  • Governor-General of Australia
    Lynne and I were delighted to welcome Legacy Widows to Government House this morning.
    Across Australia, Legacy cares for over 60,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependents with a disability. Over 5,900 amazing volunteers provide care and support for the ...
  • South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch (Morisset)
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    RSL National shared South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch (Morisset)'s post.
  • Anzac Bears
    Trooper Jones was overseas recently and flew over the skies of Iraq as part of Operation OKRA. He also received a certificate for his efforts!
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Today’s the day - the opening of the festival!! Are you coming along to the first film? It’s the Australian premiere of Journey’s End starring Sam Claflin at 7pm at Manuka cinemas. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, ...
  • RSL Tasmania
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