Poppy News from the RSL

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Anniversary Honour for Wilf

On Sunday 20 September, long-serving Sub-Branch member, Wilf Taylor, was presented with a Commemorative Certificate and medallion, marking the end of World War II.
The medallion and certificate has been made available to every living veteran of the Second World War, like Wilf, by the Australian Government.
While Australia can never repay the debt we owe almost one million Australians who served, this medallion and certificate are a small but meaningful way we can thank living veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century.
The medallion obverse design features the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, wording of appreciation and identifies by name theatres of war that saw the significant involvement of Australian Armed Forces. The reverse design utilises the poppy as the central symbol surrounded by the wording 'Australia Remembers' and the beginning and end years of the Second World War.
The medallion is presented in a display case, includes a card that explains the design and contains a brief expression of thanks. The theatres of war detailed on the medallion are based on locations identified within the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial (AWM).
The design of the commemorative certificate complements the medallion. It includes the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, 'Australia Remembers' wording and the beginning and end years of the 75 year anniversary: 1945-2020.
The certificate is contained within its own folder that allows for independent display, framing or mounting.

Photo: Sub-Branch President, Ron Payne, presents the WWII Commemorative Medallion and Certificate to Wilf Taylor.
Wilf Taylor

Bunnings 1 Khaki and Chrome

Although initially the weather threatened, it was a fine day for the Adelaide Cruisin' Classics car club event at the RSL Morphett Vale Sub-Branch, on Sunday 20 September.
Over 20 classic cars, with enough chrome, spit and polish to make any Sergeant Major green with envy, were on display and visitors enjoyed the sun, refreshments and entertainment.
With RSL memorabilia also on display and music supplied by the Rock 'n Rollin' DJ Jess Mallia, it certainly was a day all the family was able to enjoy.
The joint venture between the RSL and the car club was so popular, that is set to be a regular event on the second Sunday of October each year.
Bunnings 2

Garden Fence Beer Garden Project

With funds donated to the Sub-Branch, stage one of the 'Beer Garden Project' has been completed.
A pine post and rail fence has been erected to divide the car park from the lawn area on the southern side of the building, still allowing easy access for transferring items to and from the storage sheds.
Sheets of recycled corrugated iron featuring a number of silhouettes representing all services including service nurses, are to be affixed to the side fence of the property into the car park to complete the project.
Tables, chairs and umbrellas will be placed outside, in fine weather to provide a pleasant area to socialise.
Our thanks to Kennards Hire for loaning the equipment, at no charge, to dig the holes for the posts.
A name for the area has yet to be decided. Maybe 'RSL Beer Garden' or 'ANZAC Garden'?

Bunnings 1 Cake Stall a Winner

The Women's Auxiliary was invited by Milena from Bunnings to hold a cake stall at their Noarlunga store, to mark International Women's Day.
This was a very successful event, raising almost $500.00. It was a fun social day, as well as selling the wonderful home baked goodies.
A big Thank You to everyone who was involved in cooking or making donations of cash and goods and to those who were involved on the day.
Bunnings 2

Bangka Day Commemorations

Bangka Day commemorations, marking the 78th Anniversary of the Radji Beach Massacre, where six Australian nurses were among a group of British, Australian and other soldiers, nurses and locals that were massacred on the island during WWII, were held on Sunday February 16th at the Women's Memorial Playing Fields, St. Marys.

Pictured in attendance are RSL Morphett Vale President, Ron Payne and Women's Auxiliary President, Ros Day, with Auxiliary members, Dierdre Owen and Bev Hillman.

(Photo by Elaine Winter)
Bangka Day