From Germany to the Mallee
Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England, is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom. Within it lies the remains of 446 Australians killed during both world wars including 95 from the Second World War. The story of one of those men, Private Eric Richard Schiele, begins in Germany, extends all the way to the Mallee in Victoria, and ends tragically in England during the Second World War.
Defence on the storm front
While the Australian Defence Force’s primary role is to defend and protect Australia, it also provides assistance through its capabilities and resources in times of natural disasters, as we have seen countless times.
Gardening for wellbeing
Gardens have long been a source of solace, particularly for people who have suffered trauma. Whether it’s sprouting seeds on your windowsill, tending to plants in your backyard, or perusing a public garden, there is something deeply satisfying about being connected to nature.
Welcome to Mufti
RSL Victoria has published its member magazine Mufti since the 1930s. In our latest edition of Mufti, we tackle the big topics in the veteran community today.
Could there be an important piece of Australian military history hiding in your garage?
The longest war
Gwen Cherne is an advocate, mother, and widow. In our exclusive interview, Gwen shares recollections from her time as an aid worker in Afghanistan, the story of how she met and fell in love with her husband, and an insight into her new found purpose of using her voice to advocate for veterans and their families.
RSL Advocacy Here For You
Lynne McCullagh is a changed woman. After 43 years of living day to day, her future is more secure than it’s ever been.
RSL Victoria's Poppy Appeal, 100 years of giving
For 100 years, Victorians have generously donated their time and money towards the annual RSL Poppy Appeal. And with the Appeal’s centennial anniversary this year, it’s an apt time to reflect on its evolution, ongoing relevance, importance, and the tireless efforts behind each Appeal.
Memories from the Kokoda trail
One of the last members of the legendary 39th Australian Infantry Battalion, WWII veteran Cec Driscoll’s story is both harrowing and humbling.
Anthony Moffitt, or Harry as he’s known, wears many hats – he is a Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment veteran, a registered psychologist, a human performance consultant, a father, husband, cricket tragic and now an author.
Celebrating 100 years of the RAAF
1921 saw the formation of the Australian Air Force (AAF), later known as the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF). There are very few people around today who will remember Australia 100 years ago, when the country marked several milestones that shaped the life we enjoy now.
Love and the ‘Forgotten Army’
It’s been 75 years since Joan Sanders Majithia was formally discharged from the Women’s Royal Australian Navy Service, but despite the passage of time she has kept her war time secrets close to her chest.
A visit from the American First Lady
A visit from an American First Lady is an event to rival royalty, so when Eleanor Roosevelt touched down in Australia at the height of a war effort, it was a moment of history feverishly celebrated.