The Lancer Band Today is Vietnam Veterans' Day, a moment to pause, remember, and celebrate all those who served during the Vietnam War, and the many who were and are affected by it. In a few hours, The Lancer Band will be performing a semi-acoustic set at ST MARYS RSL CLUB before the 5pm sunset commemoration, where the band will also provide musicial support for the ceremony. We recorded this version of Redgum's iconic song 'I Was Only Nineteen' back in 2015 during a rehearsal, and it is a song that always gives us reason to pause and remember the many whose lives were touched by the Vietnam war. St Marys Outpost St Marys RSL Sub Branch ... See MoreSee Less
Campbelltown Labor Councillors The Battle of Long Tan took place 52 years ago today in a rubber plantation near Long Tân, in Phước Tuy Province, South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.
Praise for our servicemen involved in the battle came from many quarters. Prime Minister Harold Holt congratulated the ‘skill, effectiveness and high courage' of the combatants, which he noted was in the best Australian tradition.
Today in Mawson Park, under a cloudless winter’s sky, the 18 fallen and 24 wounded during the battle were remembered at a moving Memorial Service.
Mayor George Brticevic was joined by the Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren MP, the Federal Member for Macarthur Dr Mike Freelander MP and the Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong MP at the moving service.
Our Campbelltown Labor Councillors’ team thanks the Macarthur Sub Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the RSL Vice President Metropolitan Ray James for their commitment to keeping alive the memory of those who gave their lives for our country. Lest We Forget
Greg Warren MP Dr Mike Freelander MP Anoulack Chanthivong Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch ... See MoreSee Less
RSL DefenceCare can provide urgent financial assistance and counselling for Australian veterans and their immediate families living in NSW who are affected by disaster.
Veterans living in areas affected by drought have requested assistance through RSL DefenceCare, which has provided some relief:
- Thank you RSL DefenceCare very, very much - this will make things a lot easier to handle through this bad time. Not knowing how long the drought will go for is an unknown but knowing you are there if things get worse is very much appreciated.
- May I take this opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The $3000 showed up in our bank account today and as a result I will now be able to drive into Gunnedah first thing tomorrow morning and purchase fodder for the stock that we still have left. Once again thank you so very much, we appreciate your help more than you will ever know.
- Thank you for organising the extra funds from the Disaster Relief Fund. We are very grateful as it looks like there is not any rain in site and we have had to buy more feed.
We would like to reach and assist as many NSW based veterans as possible who are affected by the drought. Please spread the word.
To request assistance contact RSL DefenceCare on (02) 8088 0388 or click the link 👉 bit.ly/FundAssistance. ... See MoreSee Less
Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on the 18th of August every year. Originally known as Long Tan Day, this day was chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966.
A Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration Service will take place at The Cenotaph, Martin Place at 10.30am on Saturday 18th August.
For those attending the commemoration service, free travel has been approved for current and past serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their carers, spouses, children and grandchildren of living and deceased service personnel.
Free travel will be available on Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink intercity services, Sydney Ferries, Sydney Light Rail and bus services in the Sydney metropolitan and outer-metropolitan areas.
To access these services, participants will be required to: • wear an Australian Defence uniform; or • display service medals; or • carry a War Widow's gold card; or • carry an official letter of accreditation from a branch of the Returned and Services League or other recognised ex-services organisation.
Military Shop Share the story of Vietnam with our amazing collection of Vietnam commemorative products. Get a FREE Vietnam Lapel Pins Set of Six worth $35 when you spend $50 or more on our Vietnam Range. Enter promo code VIET18 at the checkout. ... See MoreSee Less