“On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Royal Australian Regiment Association and its members, the Battalion Associations of the Regiment, we wish to thank you for your loyalty and support in what has been a very busy and at times a testing year.
We wish everyone who has served and currently serving in the Royal Australian Regiment and their families (The RAR Family) a very happy and safe Christmas with their wider family and friends and a prosperous and healthy New Year.
Experience has shown that during this festive period it could be a trigger for some who are struggling with their thoughts and intentions and to those affected please get on the phone to some of your warrior mates to seek support. It’s the unbreakable bond and the values of mateship we all share that binds us and gets us through some bad days and we have all been there for time to time. If everyone of us gets on the phone to at least a half a dozen warrior mates over the holiday period to say g’day or have a yarn to see how they are it will be the most powerful Christmas present you can give to anyone. We know we can count on you as a part of our values driven culture of caring for our mates and keeping that spirit alive.
We look forward to continuing our advocacy to governments and relevant authorities for our RAR Family’s well-being and protection of their service entitlements.
Michael von Berg MC OAM
President RARA National