National Patron
General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, AC(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

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ACT & NSW Branch

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  • The Branch welcomes new members however due to the lack of an RSL or Service Club in Canberra the Branch is relatively inactive. Our only regular event is to fly the banner at the Anzac Day march where all are welcome to join us.
    This Branch also sponsors the Annual Sandakan Remembrance Ceremony held at the AWM Canberra in late May each year.



President: Ian Davenport Ph 02 6258 8988

Secretary: Maureen Davenport Ph: 02 6258 8988

Written Correspondence: The Secretary, P.O. Box 670, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614


ACT Membership Form.Download

NSW Membership Form.Download

Membership categories are:
ORDINARY (current or ex-Defence Force member)
ASSOCIATE (spouse, widow, family member)
SOCIAL (>18yo)
JUNIOR (<18yo)
CORRESPONDING (interstate or overseas: no fee)
ANNUAL Subscriptions are due on 1 January, or with new Membership Applications.

There are well established Branches, representing all States and Territories, who conduct regular meetings, social functions and services of commemoration.

Membership is open to all Australian and Allied ex-Armed Forces personnel (and widows, widowers, family and friends) who served in the prescribed areas of Malaya, Singapore and Borneo during WW2, during the Malayan Emergency (1948-60), the Brunei Revolt (1962) and the Indonesian Confrontation with Malaysia (1962-66), on the Thai-Malay Border, in Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Ubon and on the Malay Peninsula post-1966, with Rifle Company Butterworth, and in East Timor/Timor Leste.

In Adelaide each year in August, on the Friday or Saturday closest to 31 August (Malaya & Borneo Veterans Day), we host a service of commemoration in the West Torrens War Memorial Gardens to honour the fallen.

We conduct commemoration services in the Sarawak Heroes Memorial Park in Kuching, Sarawak to honour the Australian Service personnel who lost their lives during Confrontation. Our Branch also provides financial assistance to three schools in the Bau District of Sarawak, located in areas where Australian forces were deployed in 1965 and 1966 during Confrontation.

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