Next meeting of NMBVAATASINC will be held at the Newstead Hotel on Thursday 31AUG2017.....1100 hrs

*Note : Please direct  enquiries to the Secretary on (03) 6383 4677
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Dr Brendan Nelson has been appointed to the position of Director of the Australian War Memorial. He takes over from Maj-Gen Steve Gower who served in the role for a formidable 16 years.

Dr Nelson has a deep appreciation of military history, which was enhanced by his posting as Australian Ambassador in Brussels, with responsibility for our relations with Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO.

He said recently " I don't think there is any other group of Australians that has given more, or worked harder to shape our values and beliefs, than our armed services"

He insists that any future changes to the Memorial must not affect its essential character and charter as a shrine, a museum and a centre for education and research, - and one of the most popular tourist destinations
in Australia.

Dr Nelson pictured recently at the AWM

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Monica | Reply 31.05.2012 22.06

Well done Ken.

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07.05 | 12:21

Do you have any photos you would like to share ?

05.05 | 22:11

Selamat Malam. I served 1959-1961 in 1RAR. I remember the QM advising that reasonable fitting clothing was 'difficult'. We had all lost so much weight.

21.09 | 16:16

Our Association accepts all members who served in and around Malaya/Malaysia. Please send me unit histories so they may be put onto this website.

21.09 | 14:04

Can you send them electronicaly ? If not, please send them to:-
u2/21 Scott St
Beauty Point
TAS 7270
Alternatively, phone me on (03) 6383 4677

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