Monthly Archives: June 2015

65 Years Since the Start of the Korean War

On the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, encouraged Australians to remember those who served in what […]

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Vale Terence (Terry) John Briscoe

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr Terence John Briscoe (SX 33560), aged 89.  Terry passed away surrounded by his family in the evening of […]

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Journey of Pride

Twenty Army Reservists from Adelaide are preparing to make history in July as part of a landmark national parade at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The parade – on […]

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2nd Division Centenary Commemorations: Lieutenant Valery Duval

Lieutenant Valery Duval will be carrying the 27th Battalion Queen’s Colour at the 2nd Division Centenary Parade in Canberra on 24 July. He joined the Army Reserve in 2009 after […]

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Funding for Victory in the Pacific

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson announced the National Returned and Services League (RSL) will receive a grant of $200,000 to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory […]

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106 Second World War Veterans to be Awarded the Legion of Honour

More than 100 veterans of the Second World War will this year be honoured at ceremonies across the country with France’s prestigious Legion of Honour award, which was created by […]

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Before the Poppy Came the Violet – 100th Anniversary of Violet Day

Thursday 2 July 2015 marks the centenary of a uniquely South Australian commemorative event – the first large-scale Violet Day to be held in Australia. On this day in 1915 […]

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A Family tradition in Medal Restoration

With three great uncles who served in World War 2, one of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, Tania Buck was very interested in the legacy her relatives had left for […]

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100th Anniversary Commemoration of Lone Pine, 6 August 2015

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today announced arrangements for the 100th anniversary commemoration for the August Offensive at Lone Pine, Gallipoli in Turkey on 6 […]

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National Search for Official Historian Begins

The compilation of the Official Histories of Australian operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the peacekeeping operations in East Timor took a significant step forward today with the Australian War Memorial […]

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