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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

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

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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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Commerative object - Lone Pine Bowl

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

A round bowl made from pine wood.

Historical information

The wood from which the bowl was turned came from the original Lone Pine Tree that stood by the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne for many years.

Inscriptions & Markings

Details around the bottom. "The Lone Pine Gallipoli produced seeds which were subsequently planted in Australia. This bowel was made from the wood of one of those trees"

Badges Australian

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00080.1 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment White Metal 1900 - 1912 White Metal Hat badge. 00080.2 24th Australian Light Horse Regiment Hat Badge 1930 - 1942 Brass by K.G.Luke. Blackened ? 00080.3 25th Australian Light Horse Machine Gun Regt. 1930 - 42 Hat badge Brass.

Badges British

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00496.1 Royal Artillery Guards Regt Cap Badge 00496.2 Royal Marines Cap Badge Kings Crown 00496.3 Artillery collar badges (Pair)

Equipment Webb Belting

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Canvas webb strap / belt with brass fitting.

Inscriptions & Markings

TF & GID 250 M/ C patd July 40

Medals

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

oval frame, British Korea Medal, United Nations Korea Medal, court mounted,

Object - shell dressing

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

1 Large shell dressing

Inscriptions & Markings

Commonwealth of Australia shell dressing (with usage instructions).

Headgear Bush Hat

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Green / Khaki floppy Bush or Giggle Hat

Inscriptions & Markings

A 1970 8405 66 021 3025

Equipment

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Pair ammo pouches Vietnam canvas metal and plastic securing clips

Inscriptions & Markings

pouch 1 Mula 1803052 pouch 2 Baines

Equipment Web Belt

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Pattern 1937 Webb Belt complete with back buckles in original blanco condition.

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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Equipment Arm Band WW2

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Arm Band - ARP Messenger Blue lettering on a white background.

Historical information

WW2 ARP Messenger / Wardens arm band.

Inscriptions & Markings

ARP Messenger

Uniform, Army Jacket

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Green cotton drill jacket, short sleeve heavily starched. Similar in colour to jungle greens worn in Vietnam.

Historical information

Possible used in the Borneo Malaya conflicts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Colour patch Commonwealth Forces Japan and Malaya. Cloth Australia patch with QE2 Crown.

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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Printed Display item

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Coloured print of the HMAS Sydney which was lost with all hands of the Western Australian Coast in WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

"They keep high watch and ward" The HMAS Sydney in action by John Allcot.

Badges

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

4 Austn. All rising sun collar badges

Inscriptions & Markings

00514.1 Anodised Rising sun collar badge 00514.2 Anodised Rising sun collar badge 00514.3Copper/Brass alloy Rising sun collar badge 00514.4 Brass fretted Rising Sun collar badge

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

Equipment, First Aid Kit

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

First aid container metal Drab olive green metal container with red cross and yellow writing, Containg first aid equipment 3 first field dressing, Electrolyte powder, Kaolin compound powder, 1 band aid, adhiesive plastic patch. 3 Pin, Safety, Brass, Nickel plated, 1/2 inch 00083.1openend field dressing 00083.2 first field dressing un opened 00083.3 first field dressing un opened 00083.4 kaolin compound powder 00083.5 plastic band aid 00083.6 electrolyte powder 00083.7 safety pins X3

Inscriptions & Markings

6545-66-019-9802 First Aid Kit General purpose For MT (CES 6007)

Equipment, Water Bottle

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Blue enamal Felt cover Cork stopper Leather harness fitting complet with shoulder strap

Inscriptions & Markings

D B/A D KH 1942

Photos, Batch

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Sixteen black and white photographs with handwritten notes on back. Photos depict a soldier visiting Luxor, Karnak, Thebes, Giza and Palestine.

Historical information

Soldiers experiences in Egypt.

Inscriptions & Markings

(Example of type of description inscribed on back of photographs. 00143.1 ‘Again showing Jericho from very top of mountain with self holding rifle and officer of party. Oct 1941.’

Trench art.

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Chrome Shell Case

Medals WW2

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

WW2 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star and Defence Medal. Also included is 1945 School Medallion.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unnamed

Shield

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Brass Rising Sun with Queens Crown on a wooden backing

Inscriptions & Markings

Rising Sun "Australian Imperial Force"

Medal British War Medal 1914 1918

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Silver War Medal 1914 -18 to No 15126 A/Cpl. H. R. Macoboy ASC AIF

Historical information

WW1 Service medal, possibly missing other medals, namely a 1914 - 15 Star and a Victory Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

British War Medal - Naming around the edge, details recorded above.

Photos, Batch

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black and white photos of WW2. Middle East dessert. World war two,

Headgear USA Navy White "Dixie Cup" Hat

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

White cloth round hat.

Inscriptions & Markings

Raymond NE 537 44 39

Uniform, Navel Jacket Able Seaman Medic

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Black naval jacket with red rank and service patches, 4 black buttons, Red service chevron, Red able seaman rank patch, Medic colour patch

Historical information

World war 2 navy jacket Able seamen, Medic

Document Discharge Certificate

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Hard cardboard cover containing discharge certificate

Inscriptions & Markings

3787387 Trevor Ward PEARCE. Discharged 28 Sept 1967. Date of certificate 26 Oct 67.

Uniform, Army Jacket and Trousers

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

00041.1 Jacket Khaki Lined. Colonel, Ordenance. Red Lanyard. MTX embroided tag on inside of collar. Gold Buttons 00041.2 Trousers Khaki. Biro writings on inside pockets.

Historical information

Worn by Col. AM. Retd. David Jamison President of Ringwood RSL from 2012 -

Inscriptions & Markings

Colonel, insignia. Red Lanyard Ordenance. MTX embroidered tag on inside of collar, Gold buttons. Trousers Khaki. Biro writings on inside pockets.

Souvenir-coin

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Silver $1 coin minted for the centenary of the Australian Army encased in plastic container 1901-2001 in presentation box.Comes with certificate of authenticity recording number 7399 out of a run of 20,000 coins.

Inscriptions & Markings

Obverse Queen Elizabeth reverse Rising Sun