Royal Australian Regiment Association – South Australia

Week Ending Friday 10th. December, 2021

Fridays From 1600hrs to 2100hrs At 13 Beatty Street, Linden Park

Ken Duthy (left) and RARA-SA Vice President Rod Graham (right) inspect the Christmas Raffle prizes either donated or organised (with appreciation) by Ken Duthy. 50 tickets only at $20.00 per ticket. One in five chance of winning a prize.

(Left)  Australian Defence Force (ADF) veteran Harry Moffitt (who served in seven deployments to Afghanistan) and (Right) Former ADF Afghan interpreter Samandar Khan Sediqi who were captains in the – “Eleven Bats” – Afghan Interpreters X1 v “Harry” Moffatts Wandering Warriors X1 played Last

Sunday At The Kilburn Oval.

Former Afghan Australian Defence Force (ADF) interpreter Abdul Ghafar Stanakzai was a driving force behind bringing the match to life. The Afghan Interpreters 7/236 defeated Harry Moffitt’s “Wandering Warriors” 9/140. Information and Photograph courtesy of the ABC via RSL-SA’s Keith Harrison

Events / Services:

(Please Note that all are subject to current and any further Coronavirus restrictions)

Friday 10th. December – From 1600hrs to 2100hrs:

Traditional Evening Camaraderie over Evening drinks, in addition to tea and coffee being available from 1600hrs, bar snacks from 1730hrs with the Stand Fast incorporating the reciting of the Ode and the Traditional Refrains at 1800hrs

Friday 17th. December – From 1600hrs to 2100hrs:

From 1600hrs – Informal Christmas Drinks and Traditional Evening Camaraderie, in addition to tea and coffee is available, with the Stand Fast incorporating the reciting of the Ode and the Traditional Refrains at 1800hrs. From 1830hrs – Christmas Meal – Cold Meat Collation / Seafood inc Prawns / Sweets – Cost $20.00 pp. Meal RSVP Tuesday 14th. December, 2021 – Sub Branch Secretary M: 0412 644 749 / E: [email protected] Plus Member’s Raffle Draw – $50.00

We will welcome visitors from the SASRA-SA, 7RAR, 10/27RSAR and AUR.

Christmas Close:

We will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period following our last drinks for 2021 on Friday the 17th December, 2021 and will reopen on Friday 14th January 2022. We thank all members and visitors for their patronage during 2021 and wish all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Reopening on Friday 14th. January 2022 at 1600hrs:

Other RARA-SA Activities:

RARA-SA exercise group from 0930hrs each Tuesday morning at the Association, 13 Beatty Street Linden Park for an hour followed by a cuppa and bickie for a gold coin donation. Rod Graham can be contacted on M: 0427 977 145 / [email protected] for further information.

The RARA-SA Library has a wide variety of military and associated books and publications, available on an honour system.

RARA-SA Hall Booking enquiries to E: [email protected]

RSL Today is a 15-minute program broadcast on 1197AM Vision Australia Radio Adelaide on Thursdays at 4:30pm and available for listening 24/7 online. Hosted by RSL Today program hosts David Lyas and Keith Harrison, the programme contains general and commemorative information, event announcements and guest interviews.

Listen to the program online at any time: https://youtu.be/0VAv738yiEM

The Future Of The Torrens Parade Ground – Your Valuable Input Is Required:

Your opportunity to have a say on the future of the Torrens Parade Ground and Military Heritage Precinct ends on 17th December. The Steering Committee led by former governor Kevin Scarce is currently asking for feedback via an online survey accessible here: https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/torrens-training-depot… Although the initial registration process may be deemed rather onerous, noting the questions raised regarding the possible future of the Parade Ground – Adelaide Oval parking, Social venue, other non-traditional military uses etc, your input regarding this valuable historic SA military site will be invaluable.

Contact Details: – RARA-SA Club Manager / RARA-SA (Burnside) RSL Sub Branch Secretary M: 0412 644 749 / E: [email protected] / W: www.rarasa.org.au / Facebook RAR SA – Duty First

 

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