Aug 17

DVA Media Release Ceremony Long Tan Vietnam

Click the link below (joint media release) to read the Joint Media Release for the cancellation of the Ceremony at Long Tan in Vietnam!

 

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Jul 27

State Management Committee meeting

The next SMC meeting is  to be held at Bribie on:

Friday 12th May 2017 commencing at 09:00 hrs

 

Contact:

Darryl Shipp

QLD State Secretary –

secretary@vvaaqueensland.asn.au

Jun 20

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2016

Vietnam Veterans Day 50th Anniversary Ceremony for 2016 at ANZAC Square Brisbane.

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Jan 14

Notice AGM 2017


vvaaVIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION of AUSTRALIA

(QUEENSLAND BRANCH)Inc.

“Honour the dead, but fight like hell for the living”

 

President Peter Hindle

Secretary Darryl Shipp

E-Mail:  secretary@vvaaqueensland.asn.au

Telephone 07 47230569

Mobile        0400032786

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

Queensland Branch Inc.

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Jan 14

Meet and Greet

A Meet and Greet will be held at Bribie on:

Thursday 11th May 2017 commencing at 16:00 hrs

 

Please notify secretary if you are attending!

Contact:

Darryl Shipp

QLD State Secretary –

secretary@vvaaqueensland.asn.au

Oct 07

Portable Military Memorabilia Display.

Portable Military Memorabilia Display.

The volunteer Curator of the Gold Coast War Museum, Mr. Bob Meehan OAM (a
Vietnam War Veteran)has extended his activities in order to provide military
memorabilia displays, free of charge,  to organisations such as Schools,
Defence Establishments,  Services Clubs and Ex-Service Organisations.

The original concept was displays of memorabilia depicting each era and
deployment of the ADF during the last century (The ANZAC Centenary) but this
has been expanded to encompass all occasions involving Australians from the
time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our
peace-keeping roles under the umbrella of the United Nations Organisation.

In a project hosted by the Tweed Heads & Coolangatta RSL Sub-Branch (THC
RSL) and supported by DVA and Bunnings Hardware, Tweed Heads South,, skilled
members of the THC RSL have built thirty display cabinets measuring 1200mm x
1200mm x 285mm which Bob Meehan has loaded with military memorabilia.(Please
refer to the attachments).

The first booking of appropriate display cabinets is for the 8/9 RAR
Military Tattoo at Enoggera on 31 October, 2014.

Catalogue of Display Cabinets available to date:

1.            Colonial Period, 1788-1901 (Colonial, Maori Wars 1860-1863, Sudan 1885, Boxer Rebellion, 1900-1901)

2.            Zulu Wars, 1879-1896 (We were not involved)

3.            Boer War, 1899-1902

4.            Gallipoli, 1915

5.            First World War, 1914-1918.

6.            Australians North Africa (WW2), 1939-45.

7.            Axis Forces (WW2), 1939-1945.

8.            Australians Pacific  (WW2), 1941-1945.

9.            Japanese Forces (WW2), 1941-1945.

10.          Occupation of Japan, 1946-1951.

11.          Korean War, 1950-1953.

12.          Malayan Emergency, 1950-1960, Indonesian Confrontation, 1963-1966.

13.          Australian Forces, Vietnam War, 1962-1975.

14.          American Forces, Vietnam War, 1962-1975.

15.          Vietcong Forces, Vietnam War, 1962-1975.

16.          Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War, 1966.

17.          Montagnards, Vietnam War, 1962-1975.

18.          ANZUK, 1971-1974. Butterworth, 1946.

19.          Multinational Force & Observers, 1976-1979, 1982-1986 & 1993-Present.

20.          Somalia, 1993-1996.

21.          Rwanda, 1994.

22.          Timor, 1999.

23.          Bougainville, 1998-2003.

24.          Iraq, 2003-2009.

25.          Afghanistan. 2001-Present.

26.          Solomon Islands, 2004-2013.

27.          United Nations, 1947-Present.

28.          Australian Special Forces.

Please direct all enquiries to Mr. R. Meehan OAM , Gold Coast War Museum, 42 Rogers Rd., Mudgeeraba, 4213. Mob: 0427 935 680  eMail: bobmeehan@bigpond.com

Les. Taylor,
Committee. THC RSL,
Tel: 07 55234746

Oct 07

VICTORIA’S EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY GETS CREATIVE

Friday, 26 September 2014 

VICTORIA’S EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY GETS CREATIVE

The creative talents of members of Victoria’s ex-service community will be celebrated today at the official launch of the 2014 Victorian Veteran Community Story Writing and Art Competition (SWAC) exhibition.

Today I have the privilege of viewing the 401 entries that have been submitted across the categories of writing, art, craft and photography.  I am delighted that this annual exhibition, now in its 52nd year, is still being widely celebrated by members of the Victorian veteran community.

The SWAC began in 1962 at the Repatriation General Hospital as therapy for returned soldiers and has continued after the hospitals transfer to the state of Victoria in January 1995 when it became a campus of Austin Health.

Click Here to Read More.

Oct 07

WAR veterans will be forced to queue at Centrelink

WAR veterans will be forced to queue at Centrelink when the Department of Veterans Affairs closes its Frankston office next month.

A department spokesman, who declined to be named, confirmed the office would close on October 17 and its services would move to the Centrelink office in Davey St. Frankston Mayor Darrel Taylor, who served in the army for 16 years until 2012 said it was essential the department provided a service on the peninsula.

Click here to read more.

Sep 22

WEBCLAIM ONLINE SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Thursday, 18 September 2014 

WEBCLAIM ONLINE SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has launched a new online claims system for allied health providers servicing the veteran community.
DVA Webclaim is a no-cost online service that has been developed specifically to help reduce the administrative costs and practice resources required to service the needs of veterans.
DVA Webclaim is now accessible to all allied, dental and optical health providers through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) portal.

Click Here to Read More: VA073 WEBCLAIM ONLINE SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Sep 22

EXPERTS DISCOVER GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELD CLUES

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 

EXPERTS DISCOVER GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELD CLUES

A team of eminent archaeologists, historians and researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey have uncovered more than 14 kilometres of trench – much of it in the original frontline – leading to rare insights into the often forgotten struggles of those who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula 100 years ago.  They have also found evidence of ancient Roman occupation.
The Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey (JHAS) study used non-invasive, advanced mapping, and GPS technology which records positions accurate to within 15 centimetres.

Click Here to Read More: VA073 Experts Discover Gallipoli Battlefield Clues.

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