VIETNAM VETERANS DAY 18th AUGUST 2020
With the current Covid 19 restrictions in place, we have had to cancel the VV Day Memorial March and Service this year. This decision wasn’t taken lightly.
Check with your local RSL to see if any services will be conducted close to you?
The Service went ahead at Burpengary Memorial on the 18th August 2020 to remember the fallen comrades of the Vietnam War.
“Honour the dead, but fight like hell for the living”
President Peter Hindle
Secretary Darryl Shipp
Telephone 07 47230569
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia
Queensland Branch Inc.
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: email@example.com
Committee. THC RSL,
Tel: 07 55234746
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.
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.