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UniSA hosts the VWM Showcase

The inaugural showcase for the RSL Virtual War Memorial Schools Program and the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize was held at the University of South Australia, on Tuesday 7 February. Attended by the South Australian Minister for Education and Child Development, the Honourable Susan Close MP, and combined with professional development workshops for teachers, the…

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1942 Remembered

The year 1942 will be remembered many times throughout 2017 as we reflect on 75 year anniversaries of World War Two and the various battles that were taking place across the world. February 15 is the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, where a week of heavy fighting and casualties resulted in the British command…

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Basic training volunteers required

For Operation K9 to continue supporting our veterans, we rely on the great work volunteers provide to the Royal Society for the Blind, our partners in the program.  Volunteer Puppy Educators are crucial to ensuring a steady supply of suitable dogs is available to meet demand. Puppy Educators come from a variety of backgrounds, including…

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Australia Day Honours

The RSL congratulations all Australians who were recognised last week in the Australia Day Honours. We would in particular like to recognise three recipients who have made a significant contribution to the ADF and veteran community in South Australia: Lieutenant Colonel Graham Malcolm GOODWIN, for outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of the 10th/27th Battalion,…

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Garage sale to support OPK9

Two dedicated volunteers are turning trash into treasure for the Operation K9 assistance dog program.  Tanya and Tracy are supporters of the program and held a successful fundraiser at Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL last year (pictured above with Colin and David).  Their first venture for 2017 is a garage sale at Adams Place, Alberton on…

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Positive outcomes from the TDU

The RSL Active program has participated in the Tour Down Under for the first time and the results are impressive.  An average of 25 cyclists rode each day, with some cyclists riding 560 kilometres across the six days. The RSL Active brand, including cycling kits and support vehicles, was exposed to over 700,000 spectators who…

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Canberra seeks donation of soil

The staff of the RSL Virtual War Memorial have had some interesting requests in the past but this one was out of the box.  The Australian War Memorial are developing a new Flanders Field Memorial Garden to be unveiled in Canberra in April.  The garden is a gift from the people of Flanders to commemorate…

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Sappers and Shrapnel

RSL staff have toured the new exhibition Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches at the Art Gallery of South Australia.  Sappers & Shrapnel is a contemporary art project inspired by the little-known and undervalued art form known as trench art.  This term describes the objects made from the waste of…

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RSL to celebrate Australia Day

RSL SA will participate in the Australia Day Parade on January 26 with the Australia Day Council allowing RSL SA members to march with the RSL flag.  The annual parade has grown in significance over the past few years and many multicultural and community groups participate.  The parade commences at 6:00pm from the corner of…

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The Jamie Larcombe Centre – Update

On 10 November 2016, Minister for Health, the Honourable Jack Snelling MP, and Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the Honourable Leesa Vlahos MP, announced that the new Veterans’ mental health precinct at Glenside Health Service Campus will be named “The Jamie Larcombe Centre”.  The name of the centre was selected after extensive consultation…

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