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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch Ringwood, Victoria

The Ringwood RSL has some of the best displays of memorabilia in Victorian. The collection focuses on locally and nationally relevant military memorabilia, covering all theatres of activity by Australian Forces since Federation from WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. We have on display items ranging from uniforms, equipment, photographs, medals souvenirs, trench art, books and ephemera.

Contact Information

location
16 Station Street Ringwood Victoria 3134 (map)
phone
+61 98706604

Contact

Opening Hours

9am until 10pm

Entry Fee

Free to visitors but they must sign in at reception.

Location

16 Station Street Ringwood Victoria

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Established by the late Len Polkinghorne the collection was catalogued with the assistance of John Mangan in the mid 1990s. The collection has continued to grow as the demand for suitable places capable of caring for these items increases.

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Uniform

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

12 Metal Trade badges on card

Inscriptions & Markings

Assorted

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Canvas web pouch with US stud

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Field rations

Inscriptions & Markings

White bread NET WEIGHT 1.75 OZ American Bread Company Nashville Tenn

Untitled

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Ward Room Plaque USS Whipple

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Cigarette Lighter

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

stainless steel zippo lighter,

Inscriptions & Markings

USA half dollar on front, uss Iwo Jima, with image of aircraft carrier,

Book - Infantry Training

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Infantry Training, Volume 1, Fieldcraft and Target Detection 1963, 121 pages

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

WW2 gaiters blanco finish

Inscriptions & Markings

VX80784

Uniform, Army Slouch Hat

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Army slouch hat, Puggaree with colour patch, Hat badge Australian Commonwealth millitary Forces attatched with match stick, side held up with a safety pin

Historical information

WW11

Object, Medals

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Group of 6 Vietnam era medals complete with shoulder title for RA Sigs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Active Service medal clasp Vietnam. Logistics support medal. Reserve force decoration. National medal. Australian Defence medal and Efficiency decoration with 2 clasps QE11. 3166251 J.D. Mather complete with photograph of Major Mather.

Equipment Ammom Pouch

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Webbing Pattern 37 pouch with brass fittings Dark green. Maybe stained for use in Malaya or Vietnam.

Inscriptions & Markings

ATD QNA 35

Uniform,

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Dress blues trousers for RAAOC member, Dark Blue with two red stripes down side of legs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Tagged inside

Uniform RAAF

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAF Officers rank shoulder boards

Uniform

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Blue Blazer - private purchase. Buttons with sleeve buttons.

Inscriptions & Markings

CGCF

Flags, Japanese flag

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Silk rectangle flag.

Historical information

Captured by Australian soldiers at Balikpapan (nth PNG) 1945

Inscriptions & Markings

Flag designated BALIKPAPAN. Has many signatures of presumably Australian soldiers. Flag also has Japanese language markings..

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Pattern 37 Web belt with two ammo pouches and brass fittings. WW2 vintage

Inscriptions & Markings

ZAA 1955 MW2 DD

Book WW1 Victorian - All Australian Memorial Victorian Edition

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black leather bound Gold rising sun embossed on the front.. Victorian edition printed 1917. All Australian memorial. Australia's roll of honour 1914-1916. History of heroes and helpers.

Historical information

Contains details and photos of many soldiers that served on Gallipoli. Not indexed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed pages and photographs. Lists names of all Victorians who served on Gallipoli with a special section listing all those killed.. Dedicated to Warrant Officer Ferdinand Oates of Beechworth Vic. His parents worked at the Asylum Beechworth.

Uniform, Badges

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00079.1 Royal Engineers Hat Badge Kings Crown George V1 00079.2 Royal Army Ordnance Corps Kings Crown Hat Badge 00079.3 Royal Corps of Signals Kings Crown Hat Badge

Uniform

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

RAASC hat badge anodised Gold on Silver Laurel Wreath

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

German WW2 aluminium water bottlewith metal screw cap. Covered in felt with webbing sling.

Historical information

It is believed that the donor brought home the bottle from the Nth African campaign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Book, Tilting at Dominoes Vietnam

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Hard cover printed book with some photos

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian and the Vietnam War

Medals WW2

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Group of 4 WW2 Service Medals mounted on a bar for wear. Full size. 00374.1 Rising Sun Hat Badge 00374.2 Rising Sun Lapel Badge

Inscriptions & Markings

1939 - 45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal 1939 - 45. Inscribed S.J.Cameron

Framed object

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Framed recruiting poster

Inscriptions & Markings

Expeditionary Forces Recruits Wanted

Equipment Bugle

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brass Bugle- with badge of the Canadian Ontario Regiment attached, QE2 Crown with multi coloured lanyard.

Historical information

Possibly had the badge added in recent times.

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings visible.

Blue Pennant, HMAS Sydney

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

triangular blue felt pennant,

Inscriptions & Markings

H.M.A.S Sydney, screen printed,

Framed Object, Letter on Trouser Leg

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Piece of material from khakhi trouser leg with hand written letter . Written by private Aubrey Neil on the Galipoli 23.07.1915. Sent to Miss N. Neil, Mullum Mullm Rd Ringwood, Victoria Australia . Double sided item

Ammunition

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brass shell casing with projectile and screw type fuse.

Historical information

Thought to be souvenired from WW1.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small "A" marked on fuse.

Equipment Army Water bag

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Canvas Water Bag

Inscriptions & Markings

Fontana 318154 Cat. no AF0005

Trench art.

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Triangular ash tray Twin engine bomber on stand

Uniform

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Warrant Officer 1st class insignia one silver two brass

Inscriptions & Markings

rank insignia

Trench Art Shell primer

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Headgear Cap Private purchase

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black cap with gold trim. Purchased as a souvenir.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nui Dat South Vietnam Floral leaves on peak

Uniform Italian belt

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Italian belt with 16 badges as souvenired in WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

Salvatore A39 Aerotatica Avorio

Equipment Tool Roll

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Cotton Drill Tool roll

Uniform, Badges

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00074.1 Cyclist Corps Badge 00074.2 Italian Badge Engineers. WW2 00074.3 Royal East Kent Hat Badge

Object, Souvenir

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Metal cigarette lighter with base missing.

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

NATO fabric ammunition bandolier Aug 61

Inscriptions & Markings

NATO 7.62mm Ball M80 5RD Clips WRA22205

Equipment, Safety Fuze No11

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black metal round container. Paper sticker label listing contents on lid. Stamped on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

48 feet of saftey fuse no11 3/45 20 seconds per yard burn rate, Group VI

Uniform, Army Jumper

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki Army Jumper crew neck with reinforced shoulders.

Book - Communication Instructions Radiotelephone Procedure

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Uniform - Tie from Prisoner of War reunion.

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Tie, Brown

Historical information

Probably made by a Prisoner of War Association for a reunion.

Inscriptions & Markings

Red triangle with gold crown and wording in gold JAVA 1942

Uniform, Overalls, Navy

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Two breast pockets with zippers, Bilateral zippered side pockets, Front full length zipper, Left side utility pocket, Velcro tape as wrist fastenings,

Inscriptions & Markings

Rank insignia Crown over Propellar over capital P, Chief Petty Officer,

Uniform, Australian Airforce Battle Jacket Corporal

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Blue Airforce men’s jacket with corporal chevrons, Four regular black buttons, Three black buttons with kings crown, Corporals chevrons, Airforce job description patch

Inscriptions & Markings

Tip Top Tailoring Made in Australia 1952

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brown canvas kit bag 1944

Inscriptions & Markings

Joyce Bros Pty Ltd 1916

Uniform, Helmut Brodie

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brodie Patent Helmut used in Korea.

Uniform, Army Trousers, Khaki

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Khaki Mens trousers

Historical information

Name of "Collins" written on inside pocket.

Untitled

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Object, Trench Art

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brass cigarette lighter. Probably made in WW1 from a French Lebel Bullet.

Historical information

Thought to have been made in WW1, possibly on the Western Front.

Inscriptions & Markings

3/11. IART.DI. IVW MI

Headgear Beret RAR

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black wool beret with ribbon complete with Infantry Badge Kings Crown.

Equipment Gas Mask

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00213.1 Gas Mask 00213.2 Gas Mask bag with shoulder strap

Significance

Gas Masks carried and warn by Warders and soldiers

Inscriptions & Markings

00213.1 HL2G41 113D 00213.2 JH V11