VETERANS HEALTH WEEK

As part of Veterans’ Health Week 10 – 18 October 2015, the Kedron-Wavell Sub Branch RSL Inc, and Kedron-Wavell Services Club, in conjunction with local Health Providers and the Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a Veterans and Veterans Families morning tea supported by Health & Hearing of Chermside.  The Guest speaker, Dr Andrew Khoo (a leading specialist in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) gave a presentation on PTSD.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the local Health Providers who were present at this morning tea:

Walters Green Psychology Practice:

Walters Green Clinical Psychology Practice was proud to be an exhibitor at the Veterans Health Expo on Wednesday 14 October, 2015.  Some great resources where available on the day including, information about Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, PTSD, and more.  If you would like a copy of the resources, have a query, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Practice by visiting their website www.wgcpp.com.au

Walters Green

Health & Hearing :

Upgrading Hearing Aids

Where is H&H located

Contact Health & Hearing

Hearing Test Referral

Qld Orthotics & Podiatry:

Qld Orthotics & Podiatry

The next function (a Family Day at Baringbar Park, Kittyhawk Drive) will be held on Sunday 18 October 11:00 to 3:00.  Please click on the link below for more details:

Veterans Day in the Park

 

7th Brigade Centenary Open Day

7Brigade Open Day

You are welcome to the 7th Brigade Centenary Open Day.  Free Entry, however no pets are allowed (there will be Military Working Dogs present).  Details are below:

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 12 September 2015

7th Brigade Park, Chermside (near “Kidspace”).

 

Lest we forget…

On this day in 1914 Volunteer recruiting began in Australia.  By the end of 1914 52,561 Australian volunteers passed the strict physical and medical standards for overseas service.

Lest we forget….

On this day in 1914 Britain declared war on Germany.

WORLD WAR I UNIFORMS and what they mean

Uniform – Australian Light Horse 1914-1918

Uniform – Australian Light Horse 1914-1918

Our Sub Branch is proud to be able to display an original uniform worn by one of the mounted soldiers of the Australian Light Horse 1914-1918.

The distinctive uniform is instantly recognisable beginning with the famous Australian slouch hat adorned with badge, chinstrap, hatband and feathers.  The Service Dress jacket (complete with buttons and badges) was worn with riding breeches.  The dress jacket was secured with a Leather belt with leather pouches 2×10 round & 2×15 round.

This particular uniform also comprises of a haversack with shoulder strap, a water bottle with leather carrier and shoulder strap.  The distinctive Light Horse Bandolier (some of which carried up to 90 r0unds of ammunition)  has 9xpouches for Cal .303-in ammunition.  The uniform is completed with leather leggings (Stowassar Pattern), and dark tan leather boots.

The Sub Branch was successful in securing the purchase of this uniform.   You will see this uniform proudly displayed in a cabinet to the left hand side as you ride the Services Club escalator to the first floor of the Services Club.

 

 

 

Service Dress Jacket and Jodhpurs Army, WWI

Service Dress Jacket and Jodhpurs Army, WWI

Further, as part of the Sub Branch’s World War I uniform collection, a uniform tunic known as the “jacket service dress” worn by the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) with khaki cord breeches is also displayed.  This jacket service dress would have been worn over a soft grey collarless flannel shirt and underclothes consisting of a vest and drawers.

(By way of background, the Australian War Memorial records show that the 9th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. It was the first battalion recruited in Queensland, and with the 10th, 11th and 12th Battalions it formed the 3rd Brigade.

The battalion was raised within weeks of the declaration of war in August 1914 and embarked just two months later. After preliminary training, the battalion sailed to Egypt, arriving in early December. The 3rd Brigade was the covering force for the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915, and so was the first ashore at around 4.30 am. The battalion was heavily involved in establishing and defending the front line of the ANZAC beachhead. It served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December 1915.)

This particular jacket service dress displays the rank insignia of a Lance Corporal, Signaller.  The colour patch denotes this uniform as having being worn by a 9th Battalion Australian Imperial Force (AIF) soldier.  You will note the metal shoulder badges denoting the Australian Infantry (INF) and the metal Rising Sun collar badges.

The Australian War Memorial Website explains in March 1916, AIF Orders announced that the only badges to be worn by Australians were hat and collar badges, unit colour patches, badges of rank and the curved metal titles ‘AUSTRALIA’ on the shoulder straps. Some months later approval was given for another badge; the wound stripe. This was a strip of narrow gold Russia braid, two inches in length, worn perpendicularly on the left sleeve of the jacket to mark each occasion a soldier was wounded badly enough to be evacuated from the front line.

The jacket displayed by the Sub Branch has one Wound Badge cloth stripe, which means the wearer was wounded badly enough to be evacuated from the front line one time.   It also displays a red white and blue ribbon of the 1914-15 Star which means that the wearer of this uniform saw service in a theatre of war before 1916.  This Other Rank’s (OR’s) Army uniform was donated to the Kedron-Wavell Sub Branch RSL Inc and is on display in the Voyager Centre Memorabilia Display.

A link to the Australian War Memorial blog containing information about the AIF, its uniform and badges is below.

https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2014/07/31/australian-imperial-force-aif-badges-1914-1918/

Australian War Memorial blog post of RC10118 Lance Corporal Albany Varney, 12th Light Horse Regiment, showing location of badges on his uniform

Australian War Memorial blog post of RC10118 Lance Corporal Albany Varney, 12th Light Horse Regiment, showing location of badges on his uniform

 

 

Lest we forget…

100 years ago today the Australian, New Zealand, French and British troops made their fateful pre-dawn amphibious landing on or near the Gallipoli peninsula.

NOTICE OF AGM – 10 March 2015

 

 

NOTICE OF
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

THE RETURNED AND SERVICES LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA
(QUEENSLAND BRANCH)
KEDRON-WAVELL SUB BRANCH RSL INC
___________________________________________________________
Tuesday, 10 March 2014
Kedron-Wavell Community Centre

7:00pm  (Doors open 6.00pm)
NOTE:
Only financial members of the Kedron-Wavell Sub-Branch RSL Inc are permitted to vote.

NOMINATED POSITIONS TO BE FILLED
President*
Snr Vice President
Jnr Vice President
Honorary Secretary
Assistant Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Internal Auditor
General Committee Members (6)
***********
Nominee and Nominators must be Life Members, Life Subscribers or Service Members of the Kedron-Wavell Sub Branch RSL Inc (Financial for 2015).

 *   Nominations for PRESIDENT must be in the hands of the Secretary by no later than
1600hrs (4.00pm) on Tuesday 10th February 2015.

  Nominations for COMMITTEE MEMBERS must be in the hands of the Secretary by no later than 1600 hrs (4.00pm) on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

All nomination forms are available from the Office Co-ordinator/Honorary Secretary.

Mary-Ann Keech
Honorary Secretary
20 January 2015

 

01. Notice of Positions to be filled

Lest we forget…

…100 years ago today, having arrived at the seaport of Aden at the entrance to the Red Sea, Australian and New Zealand troops were diverted to Egypt as a garrison force to protect the Suez Canal against the Ottoman Turks.

LEST WE FORGET