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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee. THC RSL,
Tel: 07 55234746