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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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Overseas Anniversary Commemorations

As many Australians start to plan overseas trips for 2018, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs encourage those planning on attending international commemorative services to register early. Registration to attend overseas commemorations is now open and passes are provided at no cost: http://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au

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Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to SX11122 Bill McEvoy OAM, 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, Rat of Tobruk and Battle of El Alamein veteran (Plympton Glenelg RSL). Also David Lyas (Morphett Vale RSL), Trevor Whitelaw (Brighton RSL), David Helman (RAAFA). All worthy recipients of Medals of the Order of Australia.

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AE1 Submarine Found

Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, ending a 103 year maritime mystery. The Royal Australian Navy submarine was lost off Rabaul on 14 September 1914 with all personnel aboard. The fate of 800 ton AE1 and her 35 crew members has remained one of the persistent mysteries of Australia’s military history. We Will…

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The Signal – Summer Edition

Summer Edition of The Signal. We commend our volunteer editor, Peter Hancock CSC, for his capability and diligence in producing this issue. The new format is crisp and interesting reading Use this link to view online or to download and print https://rslsathesignal.wixsite.com/thesignal/magazine  

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Interim President’s Update 1/12/17

The last seven days have been eventful to say the least for the RSL South Australia/ Northern Territory and to be honest for me personally. I am writing to let you know how we are tracking and to discuss some issues that might be relevant to you. Resignation of the former CEO The rumour mill…

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State President Resignation from RSL National

Resignation from the board of RSL National (RSL Australia Limited) With the endorsement of Board, I resigned as a director of RSL National effective today, 29 November. I have taken this step because I do not agree with the current direction being taken by RSL National on a number of matters and I do not…

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Major Grant for Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL

The South Australian Government approved a significant grant of $150,000.00 to the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL for major club redevelopments. Members and the public will benefit massively from the project. SA Premier Jay Weatherill presented the RSL Treasurer Julia Barry and President Colin Johns with the grant cheque.

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Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize 2018

Students in years 9 and 10 in 2018 are eligible to enter an historical research competition relating to World War 1. The recipients of the prize participate in a fully funded study tour to Vietnam in October 2018. The competition is a great curriculum opportunity to: • Address the year 9 Australian Curriculum: History World…

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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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