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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 - S.L.R Rifle cleaning kit

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

A green pouch with a oil container, brush, pull through, utility tool.

Historical information

This object was used when S.L.R rifle was first introduced to Australia in 1959 during the Vietnam war. It was used to clean S.L.R rifles and ensure they were ready for use.

Inscriptions & Markings

on the back of the pouch it says "Rolls cleaning Accessories" "7.6cm/M Rifle MKI" "CAT. NO. IOCR. 6F. 100. 2016"

Memento - Siren

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Red painted metal half bullet shape Has air vents at the side and in front

Inscriptions & Markings

Paint has chipped off in places. A piece of paper on the top says Police siren as used on Military POlice vehicles in Vietnam during the `1960-`1970 Donated by Tony Rich WOA ret,

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

Booklet - A Guide to Customs of the Army

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Red imitation leather booklet with gold lettering for title. Above title is gold Army symbol. Bound with centre stapling. Pages 90gsm. Contains amendments 1 and 2

Historical information

Customs and traditions are important factors in the growth of maintenance of our esprit de corps.

Inscriptions & Markings

A Guide to Customs of the Army....Title.On reverse cover...7610/66/118/7012........RM83/30184......Cat.No.84 3209 1....ISBN 0 644 00589 0....HAND WRITTEN 0004.

Book - THE COMPLETE FLYING COURSE>

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular in shape. The book is blue in colour with a green dust cover. There are 93 pages.

Historical information

This book was used by new inductees into the Air Force to assist them with there training in 1939-1941.

Inscriptions & Markings

The complete flying course by N.ROY HARBEN D.F.C. A manual of flying tuition. C. Arthur Pearson, limited

Forage Cap - RAAF Forage Cap Warrant Officer Class

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

RAAF Forage Cap with Warrant Officer badge. Dark blue with Warrant Officer badge on front left hand side.

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAF Warrant Officer badge/ Name Sherman on inside

Book - Jungle Warfare - With the Australian Army in the South West Pacific

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Jungle Warfare - With the Australian Army in the South West Pacific. Brown front and back cover with Ore text and picture of soldier carrying his webbing. Same text on the spine. The inside front and back cover has text ore coloured text on a brown background. Photographs, illustrations, poems, stories, paintings

Historical information

This is the fourth book in this series to the people at home during WWII. Stories of military operations in the jungle and Kenai, mountains and swamps of New Guinea. There the terrain and climate gave to the fighting a character of its own, unlike anything experienced by Australians previously and never to be forgotten by those who took part in it.

Service Gear - Slouch Hat, Dog Tag, gaiters and belt on board

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Slouch Hat, Dog Tag, gaiters and belt on board

Card - Christmas Card

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Blue Card with white boundary, with card insert and red ribbon tying them together

Historical information

The cards where distributed army personal to send home from the war. J.I. McIntyre was a member of the Lara RSL along with brothers Jim and Thonas

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front page 58th Battalion Badge. Inside 1916-1917 inside a wreath of wheat .Going down on either side in a scroll like pattern is the names of battles on the left is Somme, Fromelles Sinai and on the right is Lagnicourt, Bullecourt, Polygon Wood. In the middle is written in script With Kindness Remembrances & all Good A.I.FWishes for Christmas & New Year From J.L McIntyre. Down the bottom is 58th Battalion A.I.F Xmas 1917 New Year 1918

United services home Drysdale.

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Historical information

Major-General TULLOCH opened the United Service Home at Drysdale on Wednesday 2 July 1891. When he arrived in Victoria as commander of the Victorian military forces in 1890, he was appalled to discover that a number of old soldiers and sailors of the Imperial forces were homeless and destitute in Melbourne.

Significance

Funds were raised to build the Home which was to be used for two classes of pensioners: those requiring a little financial assistance [sustenance] and those requiring somewhere to live.

Book - Reach For The Sky The Story of Douglas Bader DSO., DFO Paul Brickhill

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Blue cardboard covers with paper pages. On the spine red and gold print with gold stars at the top and bottom of writing

Historical information

The story of Douglas Bader his life and military career

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription to Thelma Has pictures and illustrations

Photograph - H.M.A.S.ADELAIDE

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

White bordered coloured print mounted on M.D.F.board.

Historical information

On 1 September 1939 Adelaide (I) commissioned for war service under the command of Captain HA Showers RAN, and operated on the Australian coast for defence of trade.

Significance

This is a limited print of HMAS Adelaide. No 6 in a series of 25. Royal Australian Navy 75th Anniversary.

Inscriptions & Markings

H.M.A.S.ADELAIDE,an improved Chatham class light crusier,shown during service in the Second World War. No 6 in a series of 25 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 75 TH ANNIVERSARY

Service Gear - Pull through rifle cylinder

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

18mm Dia Brass tube with a threaded cap on one end.The pull through cord is missing.

Historical information

Part of a WW1rifle cleaning kit used by Military service personal..

Inscriptions & Markings

HJ&S. with a stamp of a crown with V5 and 13 underneath.

Badge - HMAS Orion Cloth Badge

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

HMAS Orion Cloth badge. At left, a large white 'O' with red boomerang through it. Top right is submariners Badge of two dolphins with crown in gold and red. Gold writing beneath dolphins - HMAS Orion SSG 61. Badge has gold trim around edge.

Aircraft - Model - Zero

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Model aeroplane Japanese Zero. Painted green with large red circular markings. Orange wing edges.

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.

Minute Book - Lara Sub Branch RSL Minute Book

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Book of cardboard and paper

Historical information

Minute Book used by the Lara RSL Sub Branch to record minutes of meetings

Significance

Records of the meetings at Lara RSL Sub Branch

Inscriptions & Markings

On Cover 10/11/75 to 15/3/83 Lara Sub Branch RSL Minute Book

2017 D V A calendar - Animals in War 2017

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

The calendar features 12 pages of black & white graphics, one full colour representative poster The calendar lists national public holidays, DVA pension days and official days of commemoration proclaimed by the then Governor General of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

The 2017 D V A calen dar features images of some of the many animals witht wthe presenhich Australians have come into contact on mi[itary operations from the First World War to the preaent day.

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

Booklet - Form of Service Authorised to be used at Parades of the Australian Military Forces

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Form of Service Prayer Book 23rd November 1914 Australian Military Forces, Authorised by..Printers Hyde and Townsend Limited, London. E.C.

Historical information

World War 1 Form of Service for Church Parade, Australian Armed Forces.

Inscriptions & Markings

W. H. Osbourne , Major, Acting Secretary, Military Board, Melbourne, Victoria 23 November, 1914 Approved by The Chaplains-General, of the Anglican, Presbyterian . and MethodistChurches of the Commonwealth of Australia, and hereby Authorised to be used at all United Church Parades

Stereoscopic Photos World War 1 Ballarat

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Sepia Stereoscopic paper photographs mounted on grey cardboard

Historical information

Stereograph photo of Australian Infantry Force in Training at Camp Kitchen Ballarat Lining for Dinner

Inscriptions & Markings

12.926 Australian Expeditionary Force Camp Kitchen Ballarat Vic Lining up for dinner The Rose Stereographs Copyright Melbourne Sydney Wellington & London

Shell - 40 mm Anti Aircraft Shell

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

40 mm Anti Aircraft Projectile - Inert

Aircraft - Model - Focke Wulf Fw190

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Model aeroplane Messerchmitt Bf 109E. Painted with dappled two tone green camouflage. Orange nose cone.German 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.

Magazine - A Royal Garland

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

32 glossy pages of Black and White Photographs of news and events in London for the month of June 1953.

Historical information

This magazine was printed in June 1953. It is a collection of photoghraphs of events that occurred in London in June 1953.

Significance

This Magazine was collated and printed in June 1953, it is an original Magazine

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed and Published by by The Illustrated London News, Ingram House, 195-198 Strand, London. WC2.

Silk Maps - Four Collective maps

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Map 1....Silk Fabric ... "Western Pacific.Map 2....Silk fabric....Hong Kong /Canton.Map 3Cloth Map East Java South West Pacific.Map 4....Arakan/Irrawaddy fabric map.M

Significance

Scientific or research signifigance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Map 4....Restricted..Edition 1 -gsgsFabric Map 1;1,000,000 Map 3....No 25 Timor/No 26 East Java .Map 2 Hong Kong/Canton restricted MAP 1,NACI - HO. No.S 12.

Newspaper Article - An Airman's Inspiration - poem by MaGee Junior

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

An Airman's Inspiration - poem by MaGee JR

Historical information

The poem was written in memory of John Magee a 19 year old RCAF pilot who died as a result of an aeroplane crash.

Significance

A poem inspired by the Airmen of WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

A poem was supplied by Mr R.C Shelton in 1944 Written By Magee JR

Dog Tags - Burden, SEJ 238306

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Two metal tags one is circular and the other octagonal held together with a chain

Historical information

Scott Edward John BURDEN joined the Australian Army as a fitter and turner in the 44th intake of Australian Army Apprentices and graduated in 1990

Inscriptions & Markings

On both tags Aust 238306 BURDEN SEJ ANG A POS

Naval Ratings Cap - Naval Cap

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

White with Navy Tally Band

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside hat: Australian Government Clothing Factory - IDENT No: 8405.66.075.6073 Vic 1988 RAN Size 59

Certificate Expression of Thanks - Award

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular shaped Certificate.

Historical information

Presented to all service personal who served in WW2.by the Australian government.

Significance

Awarded to Ronald Leslie Gregory in appreciation of his service to the war effort by the Hon Paul Keating MP. Prime Minister of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a grateful nation expresses its thanks to RONALD LESLIE GREGORY for contributing to the war effort and the coming peace. Signed by Prime Minister the Hon. Paul Keating MP Signed by the Minister for Veterans Affairs the Hon. Con Sciacca MP

Book - The Australian Soldiers Magazine

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

2 x Aussie - The Australian Soldiers Magazine - June 1918 & April 1918 onwards

Inscriptions & Markings

AUSSIE

Face Paint - Camouflage Face Paint Box

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Green camouflage face paint plastic box with flip lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

WARNING KEEP OUT OF EYES - AUST CAM - PAINT FACE CAMOUFLAGE - NSN O850-6C-130-0172 WITH SUNSCREEN