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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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Host a Big Aussie Barbie for Prostate Cancer Fundraising

Host a Barbie to fundraise for prostate cancer. Cricket legend and Big Aussie Barbie ambassador, Matthew Hayden AM, says “Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Aussie men. “Hosting a BBQ is an easy way to help me raise $1,000,000 for men like my father to survive prostate cancer.” Find out how to…

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – INVICTUS GAMES 2018

1. The Invictus Games (IG) is an international multi-sport event for wounded, injured or ill (WII) serving and former serving military personnel. HRH Prince Harry initiated the IG following his observations of the Warrior Games in the United States. In 2014 London hosted the inaugural IG involving more than 400 competitors from 13 nations. Orlando…

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