Medical Referral Forms
DVA has changed the way there medical referral forms are to be
used. The old “bankcard” type of slip is no longer used. You need to
advise you GP to use the form that is located on
South Vietnam Campaign Medal
The following is a transcript of the testimonies of John Carroll and
Fred McLeod-Dryden, of the Inquiry into the eligibility for awarding of
the South Vietnam Campaign Medal. This Inquiry was held at the Mercure
Hotel, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne on Friday 6th September, 2013.
RAAF CEREMONIAL CREST and the AUSTRALIAN ARMY RISING SUN,
now available - see clothing store
VALE: Bob Gibbs
Life Member Bob Gibbs passed away on 15th November 2013. Bob
has worked tirelessly for many years for our association in Welfare. We
extend our sincere condolences to his family.
Bob's funeral is to be held at Graeme Family Funerals, Risdon Road,
Newtown Tas. at 1300 on Monday 25th November.
GALLIPOLI 2015 BALLOT OPENS MIDNIGHT 15
The ballot for places at Gallipoli on Anzac Day 2015 will open tomorrow,
the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of ANZAC
Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson announced today.
new charity 'Keeping Watch'
The Chief of Navy has recently announced the launch of Navy's new
charity 'Keeping Watch'. In his announcement by message to all of the
Navy, CN went on to say that Keeping Watch is a most important
initiative that will enable Navy to better care for and support our
officers and sailors and their families in times of need.
The link below will take you to the Emden website for the full story.
It has been translated from German
Iron Cross At Royal Australian Navy
To a certain unique event took place on 6 October 2013 in Sydney
Harbour: As part of the 100-year celebration of the Australian Navy
handed the inspector of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Axel Schimpf, the
Iron Cross, the "Emden" to his Australian counterpart, Vice Admiral Ray
Read the full story.....
Letter to all ESOs.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Minister Assisting the Prime
Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, the Senator the Hon. Michael
Ronaldson, has asked me to write to you regarding a proposed Australian
Government commemorative mission to France in June 2014. The purpose of
the Mission is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings
at Normandy and the subsequent European campaign.
Mission Nomination form.....
Covering letter for medical history form.....
Medical history form.....
HMAS Sydney Family Birthday Gathering
On Saturday 2nd November, 2013, three generations of HMAS Sydney sailors
gathered at the home of world renowned model maker Max Montague to
celebrate their birthdays in a unique fashion. The guest of honour was
WWII veteran Dick Radcliffe.
REDUCED DEEMING RATES PUT MONEY BACK IN VETERANS’ POCKETS
Nearly 60,000 members of the veteran and defence communities will
benefit from a decrease to deeming rates, the Minister for Veterans’
Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, announced today.
Government Gazette - Notices of Investigation
a. exposure to ionising radiation; &
b. benzene exposure,
as factors in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
exposure to ionising radiation as a factor in Alzheimer-type dementia
HMAS SYDNEY I Memorial Service
A memorial service was held at Bradleys Head on 6 October 2013
to commemorate HMAS Sydney I and SMS Emden. 200 guests attended the
memorial service. Guests included the Governor of NSW Her Excellency the
Honourable Prof Marie Bashir AC CVO, Chief of Defence Force GEN David
Hurley, AC, DSC, the Administrator, Cocos Keeling Islands Mr. Jon
Stanhope and the German Ambassador to Australia, Dr. Christoph Muller.
The memorial service included addresses and memorabilia presentations by
the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN and the Chief
of Navy Federal Republic of Germany, Vice Admiral Axel Schimpf.
Following the memorial service, Mr Mike Carlton launched his new book
‘First Victory’, which tells the story of HMAS Sydney’s hunt for the
German raider, Emden. See photos in gallery.....
Exercise the Key During Veterans' Health Week
Veterans of all ages are encouraged to improve their health and
wellbeing by increasing their levels of physical activity during
Veterans’ Health Week.
Families in Focus on World Mental Health
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael
Ronaldson, encouraged members of the veteran and Defence communities to
recognise the importance of family support in mental health recovery in
the lead up to tomorrow’s World Mental Health Day.
Added photos from the Grand Final luncheon
New item - Woolly Pully added in the Clothing Store
Added new life member, Sydney II veteran Allen Baddeley
(some photos in the Gallery page)
Government Gazette - Notices of Investigation
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Alcohol Dependence & Alcohol Abuse
Drug Dependence & Drug Abuse
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk in Seymour
- well worth a visit
Click here to view
THE 2013 SEAFARERS COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to a number of reasons it has been decided to combine this year’s
Annual Seafarers Church Service [St Paul’s Cathedral] and Navy Wreath
Laying Service [Shrine of Remembrance] into one Seafarers Commemorative
Service. This significant service will be conducted at the Cenotaph,
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. This combined service will take place
SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2013 and will commence at 1030.
Commemorative Plaque for Ronald MacDonald 1918 – 1942
(Article is translated from German)
The German Naval Association and the Embassy of the Commonwealth of
Australia were invited on Friday, April 19, 2013, for the commemoration
of the plaque of Ronald Allan Heffernan MacDonald, representative of the
members of the Australian Navy, in the historic Hall of the Marine
Memorial in Laboe in the county Schleswig-Holstein.
Under A Rising Sun
A poem, Under A Rising Sun, written by one of our members,
Laura Benney, aged 13, was read by me at the Anzac Day service at the
Seaford RSL in 2013. Laura's great great grandfather, paid the ultimate
sacrifice when he was killed on the Western Front in 1916. It is in
tribute to him that she penned these words.
Click here or
the image to view the video.
here to read the poem.....
Sons of ANZAC’s Vietnam Memorial Tour
In 2015 it will be the centennial of the landing at Anzac Cove and
coincidentally a significant anniversary for Vietnam Veterans, being 50
years since the deployment of our first battle group. That deployment
went on to last 10 years.
Statement of Principles concerning MYELOMA No. 69 of
2012 for the purposes of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.
You and Your Prostate
has been produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
to assist members of the veteran community to gain a better
understanding of the complex issues and management options relating to
Completion of Review into the
Statements of Principles Nos. 28 and 29 of 2005
In Respect of Malignant Neoplasm of the Prostate.
Ships Eligibility for War Service