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Warrant Officer Lester’s war service honoured

Warrant Officer Donald Lester’s World War II service with the Royal Air Force has been honoured through Bundaberg Regional Council's Streets of Remembrance program. The program sees the badge under which local veterans served added to the signs of Bundaberg Region streets as a tribute to their service.

Private Miller Mack

Honouring Private Miller Mack

The first thing most people notice about this striking photograph of Ngarrindjeri Anzac Private Miller Mack is his eyes; the second is that he is an Aboriginal man. The photograph is often used as a symbol of Indigenous Australians’ contribution to the First World War.

From Australian War Memorial

The Australian Aboriginal League float in the 1947 May Day procession included several returned service personnel from the Second World War.

Service as Citizenship

Current Memorial research estimates that approximately 1,200 Indigenous Australian men attempted to enlist in the First World War. They did so in spite of the military restrictions on their service and the widespread dispossession, discrimination, and inequality many faced in their day-to-day lives.

From Australian War Memorial

HMAS Adelaide

A versatile ship: HMAS Adelaide’s service during the Second World War

The light cruiser HMAS Adelaide had seen service by the start of the Second World War. Built at the end of the First World War, it had been re-fitted and updated several times, as well as participating in policing actions in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, and trans-Tasman exercises with New Zealand.

From Australian War Memorial

The Spitfire was one of more than 10,000 Allied aircraft involved in the epic D-Day operation.

Australians remembered for role in D-Day landings

Eighty years ago, Australian Spitfire pilot Colin "Dinger" Bell and more than 3000 of his countrymen braved enemy fire as they stormed the heavily-defended beaches of Normandy.

From The Northern Daily Leader

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Funding secured for 19 war memorials

The NSW Government has today announced that 19 war memorials across the state will receive funding from Round 2 of the 2023/24 Community War Memorials Fund.

From Australian Seniors

President of Penshurst RSL Sub-branch, John Hoban, Shadow Minister for Veterans, Robyn Preston, Oatley MP Mark Coure, and Secretary of South-Hurstville RSL Sub-branch, Gordon Blair at the upgraded Hurstville Memorial Square.
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Upgraded Hurstville Memorial Square praised by RSL

The restored Hurstville Memorial Square and has been praised by local RSL Sub-branches.

The upgrade of Hurstville Memorial Square was recently completed, creating a revitalised space for the community to honour those who have given their lives in defence of Australia's freedoms.

From St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Victorian Governor Professor Margaret Gardner AC (right) presents Margaret Ekberg, the daughter of Pilot Officer David Taylor, with his Medal for Gallantry for heroism in PNG during the Second World War.

RAAF crew decorated 82 years on

More than 80 years after coming down in the sea off Papua New Guinea, the crew of a Hudson bomber are being remembered and celebrated for their heroism.

From Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs

Commemorating our Ex-Prisoners of War

Commemorating our Ex-Prisoners of War

From the Boer War to the Korean War, over 35,000 Australian service men and women have been captured and endured incarceration as Prisoners of War.

From Government House Western Australia

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Parade Ground Opening for Anzac Day Veterans’ March

The Australian War Memorial will proudly welcome veterans, current serving members, their families and the public to its newly developed Parade Ground for the 2024 ACT RSL Veterans’ March this Anzac Day.

From Australian War Memorial

John Murphy attended last year’s Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. Picture NCA NewsWire / Aaron Francis

What’s happening on Anzac Day in Australia

This Anzac Day thousands of Australians and New Zealanders will come together at services across the nation to reflect on those who died and the sacrifices made by our veterans and serving Defence Force members.

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