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Edinburgh Air Show

The Australian Defence Force has announced that South Australia will host the next Defence Air Show on 9 and 10 November 2019. RAAF Base Edinburgh, on the outskirts of Adelaide, will open its gates to the public for an exhilarating, action packed Air Show. The two day event will showcase advances in aviation technology during…

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2019 RSL ANZAC AWARDS

The Returned & Services League of Australia announced the recipients of the 2019 ANZAC of the Year awards. The ANZAC of the Year Awards are made annually ‘to recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and to the community in a positive, selfless and…

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AFTER HOURS CARE

RSL SA recognises that veteran care is often needed out of business hours and provide this list of agencies and contacts that may offer assistance when we are unavailable. AFTER HOURS CARE Veterans Mental Health issues take various forms – confusion, dementia, suicide threat, anxiety, aggression. There are varying degrees of resolution – GP through…

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OPEN ARMS 24/7 SUPPORT

Open Arms is here 24/7 to support current and ex-serving veterans and families with free and confidential counselling and group programs. If you need help to rebuild your mental fitness call 1800 011 046. Check out the website http://www.OpenArms.gov.au

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IF IT DOESN’T ADD UP, SPEAK UP

The National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 is a vital component of Australia’s national counter-terrorism efforts. The nature of terrorism is changing, with callers providing information on the use of websites or social media platforms promoting violent extremist ideology, suspicious travel planning, and reports from people concerned that someone they know is becoming radicalised towards violent extremism. Even if…

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Stamps Commemorate Memorial Sculptor

Australian ANZAC memorials commemorated by Isle of Man Post Office stamp collection. Sculptor Rayner Hoff was born on the Isle of Man in 1894 and served in the British Army during the Great War. He attended London’s College of Art where he honed his skills as a sculptor. After a career in Europe, Hoff moved…

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VALOUR & VIOLETS – South Australians in the Great War

VALOUR & VIOLETS Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives. Valour and Violets brings together for the first time the stories of the campaigns and battles…

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RAID ON CELTIC WOOD

What happened to 71 out of 85 Australian soldiers missing after an attack on the Germans in Celtic Wood in 1917? For a century it has been a mystery of the Great War. Three Courts of Inquiry with vague results, speculation of a massacre and acceptance of what was officially recorded did not resolve the…

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Young Veterans at Northfield RSL

Young Veterans on a Mission at Northfield RSL. President Warren Melling and his team of several generations are making their RSL appealing to younger members. Read the Messenger news article http://bit.ly/2upWySl Photo courtesy of Messenger

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Bronson Horan, New RSL State President

Letter from Bronson Horan, new RSL SA State President Dear Members Preamble Today a meeting was held of the RSL SA State Board, at which BRIG Tim Hanna announced his resignation as State President and from the Board of RSL SA. Mrs Jill Hoare will be stepping down as her term as Vice President has…

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