Ted Chitham

50th Anniversary 5th December: The End of National Service

50th Anniversary 5th December: The End of National Service

Tomorrow we recognise more than 280,000 Australians who were called up to serve their country in National Service schemes between 1951 and 1972. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the men who served as ‘Nashos’ should be proud of their service. “Tomorrow...

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Veterans’ Affairs Portfolio Responsibilities

Veterans’ Affairs Portfolio Responsibilities

As you may be aware, following the 2022 election, the Australian Government’s Veterans’ Affairsportfolio is the responsibility of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Assistant Ministerfor Veterans’ Affairs. We are writing to advise of the division of Veterans’...

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“Patriotism and Values”

“Patriotism and Values”

This is a Speech delivered by Michael von Berg MC OAM to the National Agriculture and Relates Industries Day Conference 21st Nov 2022 and the National Mining and Related Industries Day Conference 22 Nov 2022 Good afternoon, ladies, and gentlemen. My appearance here...

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Have the ADF Chiefs lost the Plot?

Have the ADF Chiefs lost the Plot?

The ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT ASSOCIATION totally supports the comments made in yesterday's joint statement by the Australian Special Air Services Association (ASASA) National Chairman Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith and Commando (CDO) Association National Vice President...

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Service in Somalia Recognised by DHAAT

Service in Somalia Recognised by DHAAT

I am sure all of you who have ever served in or with the Big Blue One will be pleased to hear the great news regarding the recognition of Somalia Service for the 1RAR Battalion Group. The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal has completed its Inquiry into Unit...

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