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A place of pride in Collie

Collie Cardiff RSL Branch will be featuring a 'Did you Know' column in the Collie Mail once a month. The column aims to be informative about the town's military past.

Are you a proud Rat of Tobruk descendant?

During World War 2, more than 14,000 Australians including many from Western Australia, fought at Tobruk (Libya), during the historic 242-day siege.  These men became famously known as the Rats

Rats of Tobruk Database

As time moves on, and as ROTA Branches are closing and fading out, we are fast losing our Veteran Rats of Tobruk, with only 52 Living Rats now recorded on

Our Forgotten Volunteers

Before Gallipoli, there was Serbia. Stricken by a typhus epidemic, the country cried out for help. Hundreds of Australian and New Zealanders heeded that call. Doctors, nurses and those in

Courage in the Skies Book Review

Qantas has long been an icon of Australia, he red and white kangaroo flying across our skies, transporting explorers, businessmen and families around the world. Founded in 1920, Qantas has

Christmas Closures & Services

RSLWA Head Office will be closed from 12pm Friday 21st December 2018 through to Wednesday 2nd January 2019. WELFARE In the case of an emergency, our State Welfare Officer Rosalind

Godley. The man behind the myth.

Godley is known to be the incompetent field commander that led members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and II ANZAC Corps to their deaths at Gallipoli and Passchendaele.

World War I soldiers finally honoured

Ten previously unrecognised South West World War I soldiers who died in the years following the war will finally be honoured this weekend, with new headstones to be revealed over