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Lara RSL Sub Branch Lara, Victoria

Lara RSL Sub Branch. We are members of the Returned and Services League Australia. For further Information about RSL Victoria, see www.rslvic.com.au.
The building we use was formerly the Corio Roads Board, then Corio Shire office until 1937. The centre section was built in 1863, and the wings added in 1923.
It is a heritage listed building and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Lara.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 228 Lara Victoria 3212 (map)
phone
+61 Bruce Challoner President 0400546449

Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment; call Bruce on 0400546449 or see a member at the Sub Branch Friday nights 6 - 8 pm.

Entry Fee

Free admission.

Location

McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

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Service Gear - Kit Bag

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Kit Bag - T.R. Plain 58 TH BN

Playing Cards - Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A deck of playing cards in a small cardboard box.

Historical information

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq the US issued playing cards to its forces with images of the Iraqi government and Baath party members on them. These cards were used to allow troops in the field to identify and capture the most wanted members of the Iraqi upper echelons. This deck is a reproduction set of the originals. The U.S. military inadvertently included in the jokers the trademarked Hoyle joker owned by the United States Playing Card Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Although The U.S. Playing Card company does not object to the government's use of the image, they do object to other companies using the trademarked image. Thus, in some sense, the U.S. military inadvertently granted The U.S. Playing Card Company exclusive rights to manufacture the authentic decks, if the trademarked images on the jokers are considered a requirement for being authentic.

Inscriptions & Markings

Has the words "IRAQI Most WANTED Playing Cards" on the front along with stars at the bottom and top.On reverse it has a preview of the cards at below that it has "Made In U.S.A." Above those are two paragraphs with descriptions about the cards. They are from the Iraqi War. One side has information about where they were manufactured. On the top it has a sticker that has been ripped and on the bottom it has a bar code and the words "From the maker of Bicycle".

Photograph - Box of Captioned historical photos of Lara

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Box of Captioned historical photos of Lara

Service Gear - Large Rigger's Knife Pen Knife

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Stag Bone, brown and white motley patterned Handled, Steel knife blade and punch with copper hook handle

Inscriptions & Markings

Sheffield, Joseph Allen and Sons

Plaque - The Royal United Service Institution of N>S>W

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rosewood lacquered wood base with badge on top

Historical information

Founded as the United Service Institution of New South Wales in 1888, the Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales today is one of seven self-governing constituent bodies of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia. The United Service Institution of New South Wales (Sutton, 1989) was established in Sydney on 20 August 1888, with the first general meeting on 24 October and election of officers on 14 November 1888. The Patron was the Governor of New South Wales and the first President was Major-General J. S. Richardson, CB [Note 1], Commandant of the Military Forces of New South Wales. In his inaugural address delivered on 3 January 1890, General Richardson stated that the main object of the Institution was to be “the higher professional education of officers” (Richardson, 1890). The Rules specified the object as “the promotion of Military and Naval Art, Science and Literature” via: Origins of the United Service Institutions A meeting of some 80 naval and military officers, “a veritable roll-call of the Battle of Waterloo”, in London on 25 June 1831, agreed to form a Naval and Military Library and Museum (Kent, 1996). King William IV agreed to be the Patron of the new Institution and the Duke of Wellington to be its founding President. The United Service Institution was officially born the following day – 26 June 1831. The Duke of Wellington presented his personal sword to the Institution to be permanently displayed as a symbol of the link between the Institution and the Armed Forces. •a Library, containing historical, scientific and professional works; •a Topographic Room, with maps, charts and plans; •a Museum for objects illustrative of the progress of military and naval art among all nations; and •the reading, at its stated meetings, of papers on professional subjects, with discussion thereon.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Royal United Service Institution of N>S>W Crown on top of circular badge. Inside of circle crown, crossed swords and bird.

Memento - HMAS Australia Veterans ASSN medallion

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A medallion that says "HMAS Australia Veterans ASSN" on one side and "National Reunion Sydney June 1981" on the obverse.

Historical information

Ronald Leslie Gregory (R/22961) served in the Australian Royal Navy. Born 5th August 1921, he enlisted on the 7th March 1939, and served on the HMAS Kuttabul II. He was discharged in 1948. The medallion forms part of a collection of Ronald Leslie's belongings that were donated to the Lara RSL in 2006.

Inscriptions & Markings

"HMAS Australia Veterans ASSN" "National Reunion Sydney June 1981"

Service Gear - B-8 Flying Goggle Case - USAAF

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

B-8 Flying Goggle Case - USAAF

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Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Booklet - Rank and Badges in the Australian and USA Navy Army and the RAAF and Auxiliaries

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Book of Rank and Badges 33 pages in colour.

Historical information

Booklet used by military personnel World War 2 to identify different ranks within different services in USA and Australia

Significance

Booklet used by service ranks of Australia and USA during World War 2

Identity Card - Kenneth Simons

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Made of card, two pieces with a plastic cover

Historical information

This card belonged to the president of thde Lara RSL for 25 years

Inscriptions & Markings

Kenneth George Simons, Cpl. No 1753,There is a picture attached to first card, with number 37228. Personal Description, change of rank Australian Military Forces Identity Card with rising sun emblem in between, with 4 points Second card, card no name, MIL Service Noor 1173 Card No. N8 240 284,UNIT and APO AUST ARMY,, next line NA, Signature of authorising signature

Memento - 2005 End of World War II 60th Anniversary Service To Australia Medallion

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Medallion struck to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, issued to eligible veterans in 2005. Stored in its original issue box.

Historical information

Ronald Leslie Gregory (R/22961) served in the Australian Royal Navy. Born 5th August 1921, he enlisted on the 7th March 1939, and served on the HMAS Kuttabul II. He was discharged in 1948. The commemorative coin forms part of a collection of Ronald Leslie's belongings that were donated to the Lara RSL in 2006.

Inscriptions & Markings

Coin Side A: World War II 60 years 1945 2005 Coin Side B: World War II Service to Australia Front of Box: Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs Inside Box: 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II For Service To Australia

Photography - Belfoca Folding Film Camera

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Black folding Belfoca film camera

Historical information

The Belfoca was a popular medium format folding camera for type No. 120 rollfilm, made by Belca and after 1957 made by Welta, and produced between c.1950-59. With the presentation of the new Belca Belfoca II the basic belfoca is now called Belfoca I. It was similar to Belfoca but with slightly different struts. [1]. Made for 6x9cm images, it could be used with a mask for 6x6cm exposures. It had features that facilitated film load, exposure counting and closing the camera. The frame finder, the optional accessory brilliant finder and the shutter release button on top were further features to make this camera user-friendly. It was so popular that Feinmess in Freital started making camera lenses because other makers like Ludwig and Meyer had difficulties in supplying enough Meritar and Trioplan lenses. The camera was available with fast f4.5 lens or normal f6.3 lens. Shutter equipment was a multi-speed Tempor or Prontor-S shutter or a three-speed Binor or Junior shutter. The waist level view finder has to have been optional because it is not very common on these more modern folding cameras. The Belfoca is more or less a copy of the Zeiss Nettar (515/2) but in spite of rather similar specifications the results are slightly inferior compared to the original. After the WW2, the Dresden firm Balda stayed in east Germany and its name changed to Belca-Werk in 1951. It continued for some time to produce folders, and was absorbed into VEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz in 1957. From that time Belca Belfoca cameras made by Welta, which was also a part of VEB-camera-Werke Niedersedlitz.

Inscriptions & Markings

Belfoca , illegible sticker on back

Articles - Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne Series 1/15

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne Series 1/15

Weapons - Bayonet SLR Rifle

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

All metal Black SLR Bayonet, Handle is rivetted on to Blade, there are no markings of any kind in the bayonet or handle.

Historical information

Adopted in 1957, production of the L1A2 bayonet began at Lithgow in 1958. The bayonet is of all metal construction and, in a departure from previous Lithgow production, is devoid of any markings.

Significance

This Bayonet is an original as would have been used by a member of the AMF.

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings

Newspaper Article - Overseas Daily Mirror - January 1941

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Overseas Daily Mirror - January 1941

Booklet - Blairs illustrated Guide to EDINBURGH

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A "portrait 'shaped booklet titled Blairs Illustrated Guide to Edinburgh . Red cardboard cover black illustrations. 64 paper pages.

Historical information

Produced to direct interested people to all places of interest & history within Edinburgh

Significance

Post W W ! .

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover shows aTHISTLE & a CASTLE . By William Kay Stationer Book Binder &Printer 3Bank street Edinburgh.

certificate of appreciation - Certificate of appreciation from DACLAND-LARA ROTARY GOLF DAY 2015 to LARA RSL for the support

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A4 sheet laminated with green wash top and bottom signed by president dated 27th March 2015 carries the Logo of DACLAND an LARA ROTARY.

Historical information

2015 certificate of appreciation from dacland-lara Rotary to Lara RSL.

Significance

Historic record of Lara RSL local involvememt

Inscriptions & Markings

Certificate of appreciation presented tp LARA RSL in appreciation of your support for the DACLAND-LARA ROTARY Golf Day 2015

Badge - Warrant officer crown badge group 2

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

brass crown with peak on top and two lug holes on the back.

Historical information

Warrant Officers were first introduced into the British Army on the 1st January 1879. A class of Warrant Officers was constituted, "to assist in the discharge of the subordinate duties of the Commissariat and Transport and of the Ordnance Store Departments of our Army, to be denominated 'Conductors of Supplies' and 'Conductors of Stores' respectively.this badge This badge was issued to Warrant officers class2

Significance

This badge was issued to distinguish the wearers rank from other Warrant officers.

Personal Records - Naval Pay and Identity Book

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Historical information

Issued to Leading Seaman Stocker Mechanic Robert K. Lawson A33592 who was serving at HMS HMS Gamecock formally RAF Bramcote

Significance

Naval Pay and Identity Book used by British Naval personnel during WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Page S.43A NAVAL PAY AND IDENTITY BOOK Anyone finding this book should hand it in at a Police Station or forward it to 35 Finch Road GREENOCK *Address of Port Division to be inserted

Service Gear - Replica Trench Lighter

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

VTG bowers sure fire bullet shaped flint lighter. Ww1-2 trench lighter z4. Replica.

Historical information

Used by the troops during ww1-2. Tony Rich is a member of the Lara RSL and he bought it as a replica.

Aircraft - Model - Messerchmitt Bf109E

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Model aeroplane German Messerchmitt Bf190E. Painted green and tan with and orange nose cone. German markings. 1/32 scale.

Historical information

These model aeroplanes were handed to the RSL unbuilt when an unknown member passed away. Gordon Ball built and painted the models in 2014.

Book - Aircraft Carriers - Printed 1979

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Aircraft Carriers - Printed 1979

Newspaper Article - 56 x London Illustrated News by 56 dated 1936 1946 1947 1948

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

56 x London Illustrated News by 56 dated 1936 1946 147 148

Identity Card - WW2 Identity Card

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Identity Card - J.W. McIntyre 1942 issued to all British Subjects during World War 2 (Form C.R. 3)

Historical information

Identity card for J. W. McIntyre used in World War 2

Significance

Identity card used by J.W. McIntyre of Lara in World War 2

Inscriptions & Markings

Light brown card stock (see two images)

Cards - Saddams Staff Most Wanted

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A sealed pack of playing cards issued by USFLAGKING. Front of pack has crest and words "ISSUED BY USFLAGKING BRAND PLAYING CARDS 2003". Reverse side has pictures each of Saddam's staff most wanted.

Historical information

In the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition, the U.S. military developed a set of playing cards to help troops identify the most-wanted members of President Saddam Hussein's government, mostly high-ranking members of the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party or members of the Revolutionary Command Council. The cards were officially named the "personality identification playing cards". According to spokesman for the Defense Intelligence Agency Jim Brooks (US Navy Lieutenant commander), playing cards such as these have been used as far back as the US Civil War and World War II. It was thought that seeing the names, faces and titles of most-wanted individuals would help soldiers to identify them if they were to run into them in the field.

Memento - Photo/Greeting card Album

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Dark Blue Photo album A3 (20 Pages) containing greeting cards/photos taken during the the First World War. Some cards are coloured. Cards show various scenes from England, Belgium, Malta, Sudan, Egypt and Athens

Historical information

Collection of World War One Photos

Significance

Collection of Post/Greeting cards collected by a Lara family from World War One

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions or marking on the cover

Medal - Belgium Croix De Guerre Medal of WW1

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Medal WW1 Belgium Croix De Guerre. Maltise Cross with crossed swords intersected under a shield. Mounted on a crown suspended on a red ribben with 5 narrow green stripes made of bronze. Lion on the shield on reverse side.

Historical information

It was first introduced in 25th October 1915. It translates literally as "war cross". It is a military decoration of the kingdom of Belgium, established by royal decree. Primary awarded for bravery or other military virture on the battlefiel. The award was reestablished on 20th July 1940 by Belgian government in exile for recognition of bravery and military virtue during World War 2. It was also reestablished by Royal decree on 3rd April 1954 for award during future conflicts. It was only awarded to individuals. Not only for bravery but also for three years or more of service on the front line, or good conduct. Also awarded to volunteers older than 40 or younger than 16 after minimum 18 months of service, to escaped prisioners of war rejoining the armed forces, and to military personnel who were placed on inactive duty because of injury. This particular medal was awarded to RSM Cadwell, 4669, of the Australian 22nd Battalion WW1; at the 3rd Battle of Ypres, during the Broodseinde attack on seeing that an enemy post had not been mopped up and that its Machine Gun was still in action, armed with only a revolver he worked his way towards the post and although wounded in the neck he succeeded in silencing the gun and making the crew prisoners.

Significance

This object is of historical significances as it is a symbol of the bravery and commitment of soliders during the First World War. Issued to S. Cadwell RSM Service number 4669

Inscriptions & Markings

Stylised A, on shield on front Shield, Lion on reverse side of shield.

Special General Order.Battle Honours-Citation Of Units,28th June 1951

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Framed Glass covered Print,Rectangular in Shape showing a painting of Australian soldiers fighting the enemy near Kapyong,Korea,in 1951,with a description underneath.

Historical information

During 1951, the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR), fighting as part of a British Commonwealth Brigade in Korea, was engaged in the two most significant and commemorated battles of the Australian Army’s deployment to the three-year Korean War.

Significance

The battles of Kapyong (23–24 April 1951) and Maryang San (2–8 October 1951) were significant confrontations with a numerically superior enemy force, and saw 3 RAR win the first honours for the newly formed Royal Australian Regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Detailed description of the Special General Order,Battle Honours-Citation of Units. 28th June 1951 General Mathew B Ridgeway, Supreme Commander UNITED NATIONS FORCES

Book - Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-1945 - Volume II

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-1945 - Volume II

Framed photo print of Mosquito fighter plane.

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular shaped picture frame showing Mosquito fighter plane.

Historical information

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engine shoulder-winged multi-role combat aircraft. The crew of two, pilot and navigator, sat side by side. It served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era whose frame was constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed The Wooden Wonder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito

Significance

It is one of the paradoxes of aircraft development that some of the world's greatest aeroplanes have achieved their fame doing jobs other than the one they were originally designed for. No better example of this could be found than the Mosquito, which, conceived as a bomber, became one of the war's most potent fighters. More than this, indeed, it was probably the most successfully versatile of any twin-engined type built between 1939 and 1945. It excelled in all the widely varied roles. Its duties included the duties of low-level and high-attack day and night bomber, long-range photo-reconnaissance, mine layer, pathfinder, high-speed military transport, long-range day and night fighter, and fighter-bomber. It served in Europe, the Middle and Far East and on the Russian front. In fact, the ubiquitous Mosquito reigned supreme among General Purpose types. Of the grand total of 7,781 Mosquitos built, 6,710 were delivered during the war years. www.aviation-history.com/dehavilland/mosquito.html

Ordinance - 75mm French Shell Casing

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Brass Shell Base with Lid Belgium 1916-1919

Historical information

Many casings were decorated by troops and used as ashtrays & containers.

Significance

It examples the quality of material [brass]used for shell casing at that time.

Inscriptions & Markings

BELGIUM ...1916_1919

Gas Mask - Gas Mask with canister

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Gas Mask WWII made in 1941 and the Canister was made 1942 Typical design of a mask made of black rubber with glass eye slots with metal rims. Black Metal nose filter. Black with red stripes Elasticized straps to hold mask in place, with a short tan circular rubber cloth covered tube that connects to the canister. Canister is oval shaped reinforced with ridges, brown in colour

Historical information

used by service personai during WW11

Significance

Extensively used in World War Two

Inscriptions & Markings

On tag holding all the straps for mask is VO 1 with roman numerals 3 Underneath date 26 -1-42 . Side of mask OTRC 10/41 On the metal NO 4# Inside mask on metal rims of eye piece Stokes 1942 On canister base W A K 2 Eiv.m No 48 1942 Richard Hughes Pty Ltd Sydney MLC 17 2 42 next line AT 297

Card - OL BOI HERIM TOK (OLD BOY HEAR HIM TALK)

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Frail white paper Australian Government issue letter.

Historical information

WW11 has ended and Australian Government has issuing this letter in pidgeon English for local Papua New Guinea tribesman to advise that WW11 has ended.

Significance

WW11 has ended and Papua New Guinea village population needed to be advised of need to pass info on to any Japanese Soldier and have them interned, repariated to their homeland.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Government logo with Kangeroo & Emu reverse has an Papua New Guinea emblem.

Book - Beautiful Britain

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Beautiful Britain Werner Company - 1894

Historical information

A Graphic history of Stately Houses circa 1894.

Significance

Souvenier from Great Britain from Mc Intyre family.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Scenery &The Splendours of the United Kingdom.

Hat - Yellow United Nations Peace Monitoring Group Bougainville

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Yellow United Nations floppy hat with United Nations Peace Monitoring Group Badge on front of hat. The Peace Monitoring Group badge has PEACE in black above the badge and Peace Monitoring Group in black beneath. The badge has a white dove on a blue background with black olive branch. Underneath dove is map of Papua New Guinea. Hat is circular and can be squashed up to fit in baggage. Made in China of cotton material.

Significance

Used by Peace Keeping Forces in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in the 90's

Inscriptions & Markings

Has Peace Monitoring Group badge on front. Badge has black writing with white dove on blue sky with green olive branch

Honour Roll - Lara WW2 Honour roll

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Photograph - Lara WWII Honour Roll

Newspaper Article - The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne May 9th 1944

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The Sun News Pictorial Melbourne May 9th 1944

Photograph Album - To Allan Groves

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Cardboard Album Khaki coloured 8 leaves with photos and written descriptions

Inscriptions & Markings

Front sleeve To Allan Groves With Christmas greetings from Will Adams YMCA Secretary with A.L.H. Brigade There are explanations under each couple of photos too much to write in this space. In general the photos are of Will Adams experience in Egypt The Rafa Raid Prisoners of war, Beni Selah women waiting for water. Women making bricks, 53rd Casualty Clearing Station destroyed by a bomb, Royal Scots Fusilier Pipe Band after church parade, The Sultan Hasser Mosque

Badge - German Iron Cross

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

German Iron Cross Second Class WW1 1914

Inscriptions & Markings

Crown above "F W". Laurel branch or oak leaves in centre of cross with date " 1813 " below. Raised metal border of cross outline. Attachment ring at top of cross with another brass ring attached. Reverse side: Crown above central "W" with date "1914 below.

Uniform - Fatigues Jacket

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Air Force jacket fatigues in blue camouflage

Historical information

Worn by Air Force personnel in 2014

Significance

Used by Air Force personnel as standard uniform

Inscriptions & Markings

Air Force patch left top of sleeve. Tag of neck indicates June 2014

framed picture 1914-1918 Willis - Two men forth from this home - Charles H. Willis 1915 & Norman G. Willis 1915

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Wooden framed World War 1 memorial - Two Men Went Forth From This Home - Charles H. Willis 1915 & Norman G. Willis 1915. To fight for the preservation of Australia's nationhood. Titled - 1914 The World War . 1918. Photo inserts of Charles H. Willis 1915 & Norman G. Willis 1915. Grey colored title band. Green wreath encircling with a stylized Australian Soldier with rifle and bayonet.

Inscriptions & Markings

Memorial for Charles H. Willis 1915 & Norman G. Willis 1915. Two men went forth from this home.

Shoes - Petty Officer Naval Shoes

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Polished black men's dress shoes with black laces.

Historical information

Worn by Robert Lawson Promoted to Petty Officer Engineering (MTP) 1979

Significance

This uniform was worn by Bob Lawson. Bob is a member of Lara RSL, and this uniform is representative of his service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Book - Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-1945 - Volume V

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-1945 - Volume V

Framed Photograph of Anzac cove. - Anzac Cove 1915

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular shaped glass covered picture frame showing Anzac Cove.

Historical information

Gallipoli Campaign 1915-6[edit] The first objective for soldiers coming ashore in enemy-held territory was to establish a beachhead, that is a safe section of beach protected from enemy attack where supplies and extra troops could be safely brought ashore. Anzac Cove was always within 1 kilometre (3,300 ft) of the front-line, well within the range of Turkish artillery though spurs from the high ground of Plugge's Plateau, which rose above Arıburnu, provided some protection. General William Birdwood, commander of Anzac, made his headquarters in a gully overlooking the cove, as did the commanders of the New Zealand and Australian Division and the Australian 1st Division. It was on 29 April that General Birdwood recommended that the original landing site between the two headlands be known as "Anzac Cove" and that the surrounding, hitherto nameless, area occupied by his corps be known as "Anzac".

Significance

Anzac Cove is a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. It became famous as the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on 25 April 1915. The cove is 600 metres (2,000 ft) long, bounded by the headlands of Arıburnu to the north and Little Arıburnu, known as Hell Spit, to the south. Following the landing at Anzac Cove, the beach became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops for the eight months of the Gallipoli campaign.

Aircraft - Model - Kyushu J7W

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Model aeroplane Japanese Kyushu J7W. Painted green with markings.

Historical information

These model aeroplanes were handed to the RSL unbuilt when an unknown member passed away. Gordon Ball built and painted the models in 2014.

Framed collection of the Kokoda Trail. - The Kodoka Trail.

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular shaped glass covered picture frame showing a collection of photos,two flags and a Rising sun badge.

Historical information

The Kokoda Track (or Trail) is a single-file thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres (60ml) overland) - 60 kilometres (37ml) in a straight line - through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea (PNG).The trail was First used by Europeans in the 1890s by miners struggling northwards to the Yodda Kokoda goldfields. During the Pacific War of World War 2 a series of battles were fought from July 1942 to January 1943 between Japanese and Australian forces.

Significance

One of the bloodiest campaigns of World War 2,which has forever sealed the relation ship between Australia and Papua New Guinea began 61 years ago. This Photographic Memorial is dedicated to those Australian and Papua New Guinea forces who fought against the Japanese with courage and fortitude on the Kokoda Trail.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Kododa Trail.

Flag - Russian Paratropper Flag

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Oblong.....landscape.....pale blue.....emerald green...yellow & black....synthetic fabric.......central motif /2 aircraft with manned inflated parachute.

Significance

Historic,Rare..

Card - Simon

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

USA Naval ID Card - Simon

Medical - First Field Dressing WW2

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

First Field Dressing WWI .Rectangular in shape with stitching along the top.Khaki in colour.I

Historical information

Issued to Service Personal on whilst on active service to render first aid if required.

Inscriptions & Markings

Commomwealth of Australia.Shell dressing. Outer Cover. Tear cover 0pen at top between stitches. To open inner waterproof cover,tear apart at the corner indicated by arrow. DIRECTIONS FOR USE.-Take the folded ends of bandage in each hand,and keeping bandage taut,apply the gauze pad to wound and fix bandages with safety pin. In the case of head wounds,when respirators have to be worn,care should be taken to adjust the pad so that it does not interfere with the fit of the face- piece. DO NOT HANDLE WOUND OR PAD. Johnson & Johnson Pty, Ltd. Sydney. NOVEMBER 1941.

Equipment - Poncho Half Shelter WWII

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Poncho Half Shelter WWII