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$392,000 to honour Australia's veteran community.



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Alan Griffin

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs,

VA092 Friday, 12 September 2008

$392,000 TO HONOUR AUSTRALIA'S VETERAN COMMUNITY

Projects across the country honouring Australia’s wartime heritage will receive $392,613 in funding, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, announced today.

Mr Griffin said the funding demonstrated the Rudd Government’s commitment to helping communities honour Australia’s wartime heritage.

“Today we have funded more than 150 local projects and activities that recognise the contribution of the men and women who have served our nation in the defence forces,” Mr Griffin said.

“Local communities play an important role in encouraging Australians to participate in commemorative activities, including attending Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services at local war memorials.

“This funding will support a range of projects across Australia including upgrading and restoring community war memorials, preserving and displaying wartime memorabilia, publishing untold unit histories and supporting school initiatives for younger Australians,” he said.

Mr Griffin said hundreds of local and community organisations had benefited from more than $700,000 nationally through the Saluting Their Service commemorations program since the Federal election last year.

“The experience of service in the defence forces has been part of the lives of many Australian families. This Government is committed to ensuring the legacy of those who have served, and continue to serve, is honoured and remembered for generations to come,” Mr Griffin said.

Mr Griffin encouraged local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for funding to visit www.dva.gov.au or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254 (for metro callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non-metro callers).

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Editors note: A list of grant recipients from every state and territory is attached.

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Saluting Their Service grants ACT Recipients

• The ACT Division of the Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive $3636 to preserve the commemorative propeller at the RAAF Memorial Grove.

• Marist College Canberra will receive $4000 to help install an honour board at the college dedicated to ex-students who served in World War II.

• Morshead Home for Veterans and Other Aged Persons will receive $3000 towards a project to collect oral histories from veterans in the home and make them available online; and $4000 to restore the field gun at the Morshead Veterans Memorial Garden.

• Dr John Moremon will receive $3000 to help publish a unit history of No 4 and No 5 Squadrons, Royal Australian Air Force in World War II.

Saluting Their Service grants NSW Recipients

• The Bomber Command Association of Australia will receive $3000 to help hold a memorial day at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Berlin.

• Sixth Australian Division Association will receive $1500 to help purchase eight unit flags and holders for 2nd Australian Imperial Force Units to use in marches and days of commemoration.

• The Cooma-Monaro Sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia will receive $2270 to help attach commemorative plaques to war memorials in Nimmitabel, Bombala, Jindabyne, Berridale and Adaminaby dedicated to all national servicemen from the district.

• Moree Plains Shire Council Dhiiyaan Indigenous Centre will receive $1929 to help install a plaque at the Moree Cemetery dedicated to all Aboriginal ex-servicemen from the district who served in World War I and World War II.

• Shortland RSL Sub-branch will receive $3520 to help refurbish an artillery gun located at the Shortland RSL Memorial Grove.

• The Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia, St Marys Outpost Sub-branch, will receive $3000 to help hold a commemorative service for the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral at St Marys RSL Club in August.

• Sugarloaf and Districts Action Group, West Wallsend Cemetery Committee, will receive $4000 to help construct a new war memorial in West Wallsend commemorating servicemen and women from the district who served post World War I.

• Queanbeyan City Council will receive $4000 to help repair and restore the Queanbeyan Boer War Memorial.

• Goomeroi Aboriginal Elders Council Toomelah will receive $4000 to help build a new war memorial at Toomelah Mission dedicated to Aboriginal servicemen and women.

• Garden Village Port Macquarie will receive $3000 to help build a commemorative garden with plaque and flagpole in the grounds of the facility for use by residents on days of commemoration.

• The Women’s Royal Australian Air Force Reunion Group will receive $1000 to help hold a final reunion at the NSW Leagues Club in Sydney in October.

• Woodburn Evans Head RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help expand the display area at the sub-branch to include new display cabinets to house wartime memorabilia; and $2752 to help purchase display items and mannequins to display military uniforms.

• The Military Police Association of Australia will receive $558 to help purchase a national banner for use at commemorative events.

• Wentworth Falls RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help restore and upgrade the surrounds of the Wentworth Falls War Memorial to improve safety.

• Dubbo RSL Sub-branch will receive $660 to help restore the Wongarbon War Memorial located at the Wongarbon Public School.

• Miranda RSL Sub-branch will receive $1850 to help hold a modern history symposium for year 10 students. The symposium will include veteran guest speakers and a photographic display of various wartime events.

• The Integrated Servicepeople’s Association of Australia will receive two grants totalling $5060 to help purchase display cabinets to house Navy and Air Force wartime memorabilia at the association’s Veterans Centre Memorabilia Room.

• The 30th Australian Infantry Battalion Australian Imperial Force Association will receive $1050 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to the battalion.

• 3 Transport Association will receive $3424 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to 3 Company Royal Australian Army Service Corps to be followed by a luncheon.

• The Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force Association, NSW Division, will receive $1050 to hold a dedication ceremony in September, and $1632 to help install a commemorative plaque at the RAAF Memorial Grove to honour women’s service during World War II.

• The Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans and Associated Forces will receive $3000 to help hold a memorial service at the Springwood War Memorial in August to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral followed by a luncheon.

• The Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Trust will receive $4000 to help extend the current monument and memorial walls at Rathmines Park, Royal Australian Air Force Base, to display wartime memorabilia.

• Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help hold a Vietnam veterans awareness display at the Twin Towns Services Club in August which will include photographs, maps, uniforms and other memorabilia from the Vietnam War.

• The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway will receive three grants totalling $6333 to help replace vandalised glass panels at the Menari, Macdonalds Corner and Sanananda Stations at the walkway.

• Avalon Beach RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help install a display cabinet at the sub-branch to exhibit wartime memorabilia.

• Euchareena Honour Board Committee will receive $1955 to help restore the World War I honour board and install a new honour board to include the names of servicemen and women from the district who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam at the Euchareena Soldiers Memorial Hall; and $3000 to help dedicate the new honour board and install a flagpole.

• The Australian Water Transport Association will receive $1400 to help install a plaque at Charlesworth House on Bent Street in Sydney. The plaque will mark the site of the headquarters of the Australian Military Forces, Water Transport and Landing Craft which directed operations in the South West Pacific Area in World War II.

• Murwillumbah East Public School will receive $1528 to help install a plaque at Kingscliff Memorial Walkway commemorating women in war to be followed by a morning tea for veterans and guests.

• 2/6th Australian Field Regiment Association will receive $769 to help install a plaque at Rocky Creek Memorial Park and $914 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to the 2/6th Australian Regiment Royal Australian Artillery, 7th Division Australian Imperial Force 1940-1945.

• United Nations Police Association of Australia will receive $4000 to help install a plaque and honour board at the Goulburn Police Academy dedicated to police veterans who served in United Nations peace operations in Cyprus and East Timor.

• 9th Australian Division Council will receive $750 to help hold a luncheon at the Combined Services Club in Sydney in October to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle for Sattelberg.

• The Milton-Ulladulla RSL Sub-branch will receive $2695 to help refurbish the Ulladulla War Memorial at Kendall Cottage.

• Port Kembla RSL Sub-branch will receive $1870 to help install a memorial at the Koonawarra Public School to be used by students on days of commemoration.

• Seven Hills/Toongabbie RSL Sub-branch will receive $958 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to Ordnance Field Park 1966-1972 Vietnam Nui Dat.

• Murwillumbah RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help hold a Remembrance Day exhibition titled ‘Women in the Services’ at the Murwillumbah Services Memorial Club in November.

• The Dungog Sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association will receive $2891 to help install a plaque at the RSL Memorial in Stroud dedicated to national servicemen.

• Marulan District Historical Society will receive $4000 to help upgrade the Marulan War Memorial by adding the names of servicemen and women from the district who served in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq.

• Endeavour Nursing Home will receive $1639 to help install a flagpole at the home in Kogarah for use by residents on days of commemoration.

• Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia will receive $3000 to help publish a unit history of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

• Operations Pilgrimage Group will receive $3000 towards an event at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour to commemorate the voyage of the MV Krait in World War II, which was held on 1 June 2008.

• Taralga RSL Sub-branch will receive $1507 to help replace the flagpole at the Taralga World War II War Memorial after recent vandalism.

• The Far North Coast Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $2750 to help hold a function to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral.

• Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service will receive $3000 to help run a series of community events with local school students about Australia’s wartime heritage.

• The Wentworth and Coomealla Districts Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia will receive $1700 to help hold a lunch to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Fire

Support Bases Coral and Balmoral combined with Long Tan Day commemorations; and $1269 to erect a memorial at the sub-branch dedicated to those who have served Australian in times of war, conflict and peace operations.

• The 7th Australian Division Australian Infantry Forces Association will receive $928 to help install a plaque at the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park dedicated to the 7th Australian Division and the 2nd Australian Infantry Forces who served from 1940-46.

Saluting Their Service grants Victorian Recipients

• Yarram RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help restore the Yarram War Memorial.

• Pascoe Vale RSL Sub-branch will receive $1375 to help install a flagpole at the entrance of the club for use by members on days of commemoration.

• Wodonga RSL Sub-branch will receive $2200 to help restore the marble soldier at the sub-branch after several vandalism attacks.

• Westmont Aged Care Services will receive $1100 to help install a flagpole in the grounds of the aged care facility for use by residents on days of commemoration.

• The Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial and Army Tank Museum will receive $3000 to help publish a biographical honour roll of all members of the Australian Light Horse and the Australian Armoured Corps who have died during service since 1939.

• 5/7 Royal Australian Regiment Association will receive $866 to help purchase a unit banner for use at marches and days of commemoration.

• Mornington Peninsula Family History Society will receive $3000 to help publish a book titled Echoes from the Front detailing the history of Frankston’s Avenue of Honour, a memorial to those who served in World War I.

• Geelong Legacy Club will receive $385 to help display wartime photographs from Rabaul at the club.

• Ocean Grove RSL Sub-branch will receive $1820 to help install a flagpole at the entrance of the club for use by members on days of commemoration.

• Nathalia/Picola RSL Sub-branch will receive $900 to help install six commemorative plaques at the base of trees in the Nathalia Memorial garden to commemorate veterans from the district who served Australian in all wars and conflicts.

• The Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans Association, Victoria Division, will receive $538 to help install a plaque at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne dedicated to the Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam.

• The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Victoria Division, will receive $3000 to help install three display cabinets at the Victorian Air Forces’ Centre to exhibit wartime memorabilia.

• The Australian Civilian Medical/Surgical Team Vietnam will receive $2250 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial in October dedicated to the Australian Civilian Medical/Surgical Team Vietnam.

• Peter James Centre, Eastern Health, will receive $4000 to help re-establish the existing flagpole and memorial garden at Eastern Health Aged Care facility in Burwood following recent renovations.

• Footscray City College will receive $3000 to help fund a research project ‘Vietnam Reflections’ to be undertaken by students from the college working with local Vietnam veterans to produce a book on their wartime experiences.

• Phillip Island RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help build a memorial garden at the Cowes RSL Club dedicated to all residents from Phillip Island who served Australia in wars and conflicts.

• The Abberfield Aged Care Facility will receive $1490 to help install a flagpole in the grounds of the facility for use by residents on days of commemoration.

• Sea Lake RSL Sub-branch will receive $2600 to help restore the World War I honour board located in the foyer of the club.

• Greensborough RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help build a commemorative wall at the club to honour veterans from all wars, conflicts and peace operations since the Boer War.

• Derrinallum and Lismore Community Association will receive $1040 to help install a plaque dedicated to soldier settlers from the Ettrick Estate in Derrinallum.

• Violet Town RSL Sub-branch will receive $2233 to help restore a World War I illuminated memorial which was presented to the mother of a local fallen soldier by 19 of his comrades in the Victorian Mounted Rifles.

• The Victoria Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia will receive $3000 to help hold a memorial service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne in August to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral combined with Vietnam Veterans Day commemorations.

• The Turriff Memorial Hall Committee will receive $4000 to help build a new memorial wall in Turriff dedicated to servicemen and women from the district who have served Australia in wars and conflicts.

• Golden Plains Shire will receive $2934 to help install a new column at the Bannockburn War Memorial dedicated to post World War II campaigns.

• The 1st Armoured Regiment Association will receive $1220 to help hold a commemorative dinner in Puckapunyal for the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral.

• 2/1 North Australia Observer Unit Association will receive $867 to help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to the unit.

• Keilor East RSL Sub-branch will receive $1250 to help hold a function to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the formation of The Royal Australian Regiment; and $1450 to help hold a commemorative ball for the 90th anniversary of the liberation of Villers-Bretonneux, France.

• The Australian Legion of Ex-servicemen and Women will receive $3000 to support the annual commemorative ceremony for Battle for Australia Day on 3 September at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

• The HMAS Perth National Association Inc will receive $1384 for a service to rededicate the HMAS Perth Memorial Plaque in the memorial gardens at HMAS Cerberus.

Saluting Their Service grants South Australian Recipients

• Alfred Masonic Hall Trust will receive $1297 to help refurbish the World War I roll of honour located at the Illingworth Masonic Hall in Goodwood.

• The South Australian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $2250 for a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

• Mylor Citizens Friendship Club will receive $4000 to help pave around the Mylor War Memorial to improve access and safety for elderly community members attending commemorative services.

• Robe RSL Sub-branch will receive $1964 to help restore the Robe War Memorial.

• McLaren Vale and Districts RSL Sub-branch will receive $3100 to help install a memorial in McLaren Vale Memorial Park dedicated to veterans from the district who served in all wars and conflicts.

• The Beachvale Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $3000 to help install three display cabinets at the club rooms to display wartime memorabilia.

• The National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association of Australia will receive $2500 to help purchase six banners to be used in marches and on days of commemoration.

• The Junction Community Centre will receive $4000 to help restore the Ottoway World War I honour board located at the community centre.

• Kadina Memorial High School will receive $1033 to help with a student research project into the service of 15 former students and two nurses.

• The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-servicemen and Women will receive $880 to help relocate flagpoles from the memorial garden in South Terrace to a new garden in Richmond.

• HMAS Vendetta Reunion will receive $2450 for a reunion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the HMAS Vendetta.

• The Port Noarlunga/Christies Beach RSL Sub-branch will receive $3630 to help install 11 small plaques at the club displaying all Australian Active Service Medals awarded for peacekeeping operations.

• The 9th Australian Division Reunion will receive $1250 to help hold a reunion at the Mount Gambier RSL Club in October to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Lae Invasion and the Battle for Sattelberg.

• The Survey Ex-Servicemen’s Association of South Australia will receive $3900 to help install a Royal Australian Survey Corps Memorial at the Pathway of Honour in Adelaide dedicated to the men and women who served in the Corps.

• The West Croydon and Kilkenny RSL Sub-branch will receive $1964 to help restore the honour board at the club and add 100 names of veterans from the West Croydon and Kilkenny area.

• The Mitcham Primary School Council will receive $4000 to help restore 340 metal crosses dedicated to the 2/48th Infantry Battalion which will be placed on the lawns on North Terrace, adjacent to the State War Memorial in Adelaide on Remembrance Day.

• 10th Battalion Australian Imperial Force Association will receive $988 to help install a sign at the Tiger Simpson Cairn dedicated to servicemen from Kangaroo Island who lost their lives while serving at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

• Padman Health Care Springfields will receive $2283 to help install a memorial and flagpole at the Padman Health Care facility for use by residents on days of commemoration.

• Gilles Plains and Hampstead RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help install a display case at the club to showcase wartime memorabilia.

• The Yorke Peninsula Veteran and Community Centre will receive $4000 to help construct a waterproof shelter over a newly restored 1917 Krupp Howitzer gun at the centre in Kadina.

• The South Australian branch of the Korea and South East Asia Forces Association will receive $3000 to help hold a memorial service at Henley Town Hall followed by a luncheon in July to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

• Railways RSL Sub-branch will receive $612 to help repair the Railways Memorial at the Pathway of Honour in Adelaide after recent vandalism.

• The Airborne Brotherhood of South Australia will receive $750 to help repair a plaque in Walkerville after recent vandalism.

• The Semaphore RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to hold a march commemorating Merchant Navy Day on 3 September 2008.

Saluting Their Service grants Western Australian Recipients

• The Royal Australian Air Force Ubon Thailand Group will receive $3300 to help hold a reunion and a plaque dedication ceremony in August to commemorate all who served with the RAAF contingent at Ubon from 1962-1968.

• The Western Australian Branch of The Royal Australian Regiment Association will receive $1500 to help hold a reunion in November to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the formation of The Royal Australian Regiment.

• The Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation will receive $3000 to hold a photographic display at the museum commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

• The Perth North Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $2250 to help hold a memorial service on Remembrance Day to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.

• Nashos League of Western Australia will receive $4000 to help construct a memorial at Brookton to commemorate National Servicemen.

• The City of Bayswater will receive $4000 to help upgrade the Halliday Park War Memorial with a fence and handrails to improve safety.

• The Fleet Air Arm Association will receive $4000 to help install a plaque at Monument Hill, Fremantle, dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm.

• 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion Ex-members Association will receive $4000 to help install a memorial in Adelaide dedicated to the battalion.

• The Shire of East Pilbara will receive $4000 to help build a new memorial at Nullagine dedicated to all servicemen and women who served Australia in wars and conflicts.

• The Shire of Bruce Rock will receive $3000 to help hold a ‘Back to the Bush’ reunion in November to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

• The Australian Defence Force Trackers and War Dogs Association will receive $1612 for a memorial plaque to trackers and military dogs who have served Australia in times of war and peace.

Saluting Their Service grants Tasmanian Recipients

• Lindisfarne RSL Sub-branch and Citizens Club will receive $4000 to help install 16 plaques at Anzac Park, Lindisfarne, dedicated to veterans from the district who lost their lives while serving in Vietnam.

• The 12th/40th Battalion, The Royal Tasmania Regiment, will receive $3000 to restore and preserve the World War I 40th Battalion Australian Imperial Force flag housed in Company Headquarters in Warrane.

• The Burnie and Districts Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia will receive $1050 to help hold a commemorative dinner in August to mark the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

• Deloraine RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help restore the Deloraine Cenotaph.

• Break O’Day Council will receive $2500 to help install two plaques at the Fingal Cenotaph dedicated to all servicemen and women from the district who served in World Wars I and II; and $2500 to help install plaques at the St Mary’s Cenotaph dedicated to the veterans from the district who lost their lives in World Wars I and II.

• Hobart Legacy will receive $3000 to help print 300 copies of a booklet Legacy: A Teachers Guide as a reference guide for teachers.

• South Channel Ratepayers Association will receive $3495 to help restore the Middleton and Flowerpot World War I and World War II rolls of honour which were damaged in the 1967 bush fires.

• Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch will receive $1350 to refurbish a 25 pounder artillery gun located at the entrance of the club.

• Oatlands RSL Sub-branch will receive $1231 to frame and display wartime photographs at the sub-branch.

• Devonport RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to restore wartime memorabilia at the Jack Mason Memorial Museum.

Saluting Their Service grants NT Recipient

• The Darwin and District Sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia will receive $2652 to help install a plaque and hold a dedication ceremony in August to commemorate all national servicemen.

Saluting Their Service grants Queensland Recipients

• Burleigh Heads RSL Sub-branch will receive $2050 to help hold a memorial service to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.

• Kissing Point Military Museum will receive $3000 to help install an audio visual interpretive display in the North Queensland Military Museum.

• Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub-branch will receive $2959 to help install lighting at the Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Cenotaph to improve safety and enhance the memorial.

• The Veterans’ Support and Advocacy Service Australia will receive $3000 to help install display cabinets at the Advocacy Service building in Jimberoo to showcase wartime memorabilia and military books.

• Biloela RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help refurbish the RSL Cenotaph and landscape its surrounds.

• Yarraman and District Historical Society will receive $2151 to help upgrade the Beersheba room at the historical society by including naval memorabilia and framing service medals.

• The Coolangatta Tweed Heads Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia will receive two grants totalling $7000 to help re-establish the Gold Coast Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden and memorial plaques in the Kirra Sports Club and hold a luncheon in August to commemorate the re-opening of the memorial.

• The Queensland Division of the Vendetta Veterans Association will receive $3000 to help hold a reunion in Brisbane in April 2009 to commemorate the re-commissioning of HMAS Vendetta I in 1939 and the 1969 deployment of HMAS Vendetta II to Vietnam.

• Robina State High School will receive $2000 to help install a war memorial and commemorative plaque at the school to be used by students on days of remembrance.

• The Southport and Districts Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia will receive $4671 to help install a plaque at the Southport RSL Cenotaph on Vietnam Veterans’ Day dedicated to 1st and 3rd Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

• Mudgeeraba RSL Sub-branch will receive $4000 to help install a display case to showcase wartime memorabilia.

• Miles and District Historical Society will receive $1768 to help restore 100 World War II photographs held at the historical society.

• Sarina RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help establish a memorabilia room at the club to display wartime memorabilia.

• Tiaro RSL Sub-branch will receive $1590 to help install a new memorial in the Tiaro Memorial Gardens dedicated to those who served in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Peace Operations.

• The Innisfail, Tully and Babinda Sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia will receive $1270 to help install a memorial dedicated to National servicemen in Anzac Park, Innisfail.

• Pittsworth RSL Sub-branch will receive $3000 to help install a display cabinet, and preserve and restore wartime memorabilia to showcase in the cabinet.

• Beenleigh and District RSL Sub-branch will receive $3254 to help install security lighting at the Beenleigh War Memorial to help deter vandalism and improve safety.

• The Pine Rivers Sub-branch of the Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive $4000 to help install a display cabinet at the sub-branch to showcase wartime memorabilia including mannequins wearing RAAF uniforms.

• The Gold Coast-Tweed Heads Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Centre will receive $3000 to help hold a luncheon in Surfers Paradise in October to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.

• The Lockyer/Brisbane Valley Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $960 to help hold a memorial service to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral.

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