RSL Queensland State President, Major General Stephen Day DSC AM.

Remember to Remember on November 11th

RSL Queensland is calling on all Queenslanders to Remember to Remember on Saturday 11 November, with a minute’s silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to honour the service and sacrifice of our fallen service personnel.

From Australian Seniors

The RAAF Fly Past at the 2022 Remembrance Day Service. Photo: Marian Sampson

Remembrance Day Raymond Terrace

REMEMBRANCE Day, marking the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918, is an opportunity to stop, take stock and reflect on the contribution of Australia’s servicemen and women.

From News of the Area

The Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia now housing 1,834 pieces.

Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia

The Ipswich RSL Sub Branch war museum resides within the walls of Soldiers Memorial Hall, a meaningful repository of history and architectural landmark of profound significance to the local community since the opening of its doors in 1921.

From Ipswich News

Australian Army soldiers from the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment with members from the Long Tan Veteran's Association attend the 57th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan service held at the at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Photos: Corporal Nicole Dorrett

Soldiers connect with veterans

Marking 57 years since the battle, the camaraderie and unspoken exchanges among veterans were unmistakable as they met at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane to honour the service and sacrifice of all members involved in the Battle of Long Tan.

From Australian Government Defence

Aboriginal man John Wade served in the Vietnam war. (ABC News: Wiriya Sati)
Community News

Australian War Memorial honours 251st Aboriginal digger from Vietnam war

First Nations men who served during the Vietnam War are being added to the Australian War Memorial's (AWM) official history. There was no conscription for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but many still volunteered to serve. Fifty years on, their service is finally being recognised by the memorial.

From ABC News

Flight Lieutenant Garry Cooper (retd) in a RAAF Mirage aircraft.
Community News

A historic bird: flying with a Vietnam War pilot

The South Vietnamese sky was a smoky orange as dusk approached in July of 1968. The buzz of a United States Air Force (USAF) O-1 Bird Dog grew louder as it flew metres from the tree tops, looking for enemy targets, at the height of the Vietnam War.

From Australian Government Defence

Mark Ferguson OAM, at Vietnam Veteran (Northern) Day Commemorative Service at Palm Beach RSL Cenotaph. Photo: AJG

Vietnam Veterans Day (Northern) 50th End Of The War March At Palm Beach - All Welcome, All Belong Anniversary

A very special Vietnam Veterans (Northern) Commemorative Service takes place on Sunday August 20th, with a March to the Cenotaph of the Palm Beach RSL (commencing at 10:45 am from Iluka corner near General Store) led by Knox Old Boys Pipe and Drums Band. Organisers are asking all in the community to support local Veterans by attending this year’s March and Service as 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

From Pittwater Online News

Respected: Mary Elizabeth Cuthbertson’s niece Beth Charles, Ms Charles' granddaughter Bess Merkel, and Ms Cuthbertson’s nephew Melville Charles were on hand to help unveil a plaque honouring the fallen nurse. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Memorial bench honours nurse

A PLAQUE in memory of a Ballarat nurse who was killed while serving in Indonesia during World War Two was unveiled along Wendouree Parade on Sunday morning.

From Ballarat Times

Vivian Bullwinkel

Bullwinkel’s story set in stone at the Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial has unveiled a sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, the first of an individual nurse or woman. This sculpture will stand as a constant reminder of her exceptional military service and importance to the story of Australian nursing.

From Australian War Memorial

Australian veterans of the 1950-53 Korean War and Australian Minister of Veterans' Affairs and Defense Personnel Matt Keogh, fourth from left, mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war last Thursday by paying tribute to the veterans interred at the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea in Busan. [EMBASSY OF AUSTRALIA IN KOREA]

[UNFORGOTTEN HEROES] For Aussie vets, return to Korea proves painful but rewarding

Ernest R. Holden, an Australian veteran of the 1950-53 Korean War, holds at least six heroes close to his heart.
“No, I am not a hero,” he said, recalling the days of fierce fighting in the trenches of the Korean Peninsula. “The heroes are the mates that didn’t come back.” Holden was joined by a group of Australian veterans last week who came to Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of the armistice of the war.

From Korea JoongAng Daily

Deniliquin RSL Sub-branch member Tom 'Sarge' Cheeseman and local historian Marg Jefferies at the No. 7 Service Flying Training School Memorial at the Deniliquin Airport.
Community News

Let’s make it official

Efforts are underway to officially register two new war memorials in Deniliquin.

From Shepparton News

Heavily damaged trenches on the Hook, 13 July 1953.

The Battle of the Samichon River - the Hook 24 - 26 July 1953

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. In the three days leading up to the cease-fire, a savage battle was fought in the hills of the Jamestown Line at a position known as the Hook.

From Australian National Korean War Memorial

Community News

Diggers, Pacific counterparts share historical bond

Twenty Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed on Operation Mazurka in the Sinai, Egypt, were accompanied by five Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel deployed to the same area on a tour to Israel.


AWM welcomes Vietnam Vets

Australia to mark 50 years since end of involvement in Vietnam War

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian War Memorial will open the Commemorative Area and galleries for veterans and their families outside of normal open hours.

From Australian War Memorial

The Military and Service Working Dog National Monument at the RSPCA Brisbane Animal Care Campus.

Honouring our four-legged heroes

Army and Air Force personnel have participated in a service to honour the loyalty and commitment of military working dogs (MWD) over decades of service, including on operations overseas.

From Australian Government Defence