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Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch Upwey, Victoria

Museum attached to the Upwey Belgrave RSL

Contact Information

location
1 Mast Gully Road Upwey Victoria 3158 (map)
phone
+61 03 9754 3665

Contact

Opening Hours

10-2pm Thursdays and 10 - 3 pm Sundays Other times & Tours by arrangement

Entry Fee

No Set fee - gold coin donation encouraged

Location

1 Mast Gully Road Upwey Victoria

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Collection focus in on our communities military history Date range is from pre-federation to current times

Meredith Blake 1 August 2013 3:37 PM

Great cataloguing Running Rabbits! Excellent to see some new items up there.

DOC ANTHONY 23 October 2014 11:58 AM

Hi everyone. Have received info. about a travelling road show by DVA in conjunction with the 100th ANZAC commemorations. Are you interested in having an exhibition of memorabilia from the museum to be held at the village where I reside here in Pakenham? Please advise and I'll come over to discuss the details further. Cheers, Doc

Leigh Baker 28 October 2014 11:37 AM

We do 5-6 external exhibitions a year. If you have a theme and date in mind get back to me and we will see what we can do. Regards. Leigh

Leigh Baker 28 October 2014 11:37 AM

We do 5-6 external exhibitions a year. If you have a theme and date in mind get back to me and we will see what we can do. Regards. Leigh

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4563 items

4563 items

Shell Casing & Projectile

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

20mm Cannon shell & projectile

RAA Badge

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Royal Aust. Artilery Collar Badge copper coloured.

Photo

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Newspaper page - The Sun Saturday Jan 27th 1945.

Helmet

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Brodie British/ Australian, LT 1939 missing insert..

ANZAC Biscuit Tin -"Balikpapan 1945"

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

ANZAC Biscuit Tin "Balikpapan 1945"

Collection

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

relics from ANZAC Cove

Photo

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

3 Wirraways in formation

Plaque

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Plaque for Black Rover

Photo Gallipoli

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Photographs entitled Battle Of Gallipoli and on rear certificate of authenticity

Water Bottle

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Cloth Covered with 37 pattern webbing straps

Photograph (size2)

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Sabre Jet Fighter over the MCG (Noted armed with side winders missiles.)

Medals - Medals of PTE Arthur Ernest Clarke

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Historical information

WW1 Served in Gallipoli & France WW2 Militia The 1914 Star This bronze medal award was authorized by King George V in April 1917 for those who had served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 to midnight on 22nd November 1914 inclusive. The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it. It should be remembered that recipients of this medal were responsible for assisting the French to hold back the German army while new recruits could be trained and equipped. Collectively, they fully deserve a great deal of honour for their part in the first sixteen weeks of the Great War. There were approximately 378,000 1914 Stars issued. The British War Medal, 1914-18 The silver or bronze medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918 inclusive Approximately 6.5 million British War Medals were issued. Approximately 6.4 million of these were the silver versions of this medal. The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim. The Allied Victory Medal Approximately 5.7 million victory medals were issued. The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim. The 1939-45 Star Awarded for service as follows: • Army - awarded for six months service in an operational command during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945. The War Medal 1939-45 Awarded to members who served full-time in operational or non-operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Clarke SN 1703 8 Btn AIF

Shoes

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Shoes. Black

Socks

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Socks cotton white long

Brass Keepers

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Brass keepers for belt

RAN Trousers

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Trousers White. Snr Sailor.

Photo

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Pipers Lament. Long Tan

Trousers - Battledress

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Army Trousers (Use with Jacket U565a)

Hat

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Cap physical training instructor

Model

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

WW 2 Gernham Infantry Machine Gunner 1940

Uniform Complete

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

US Army Air Force Cam jacket & Trousers

Shirt

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Shirt tropical khaki long sleeve

Badges

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Collar badges for tunic (2)

MIA Flag

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Missing In Action Flag

Waistcoat - Mess

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Waistcoat Red Mess (part of UC045)

Lanyard

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

White

Picture (size 5)

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Spitfire

Uniform Complete

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Desert cam. "Sample" Trousers, Shirt, Rank Slide Holder, Large Brim Floppy hat

Photo HMAS Una

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Photo of HMAS Una renamed after capture in New Guinea in 1914 formerly known as German Ship Komet. With story attached.

Safe Pass

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Red Cross safe conduct Pass for both Boer and Allied