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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

Statue

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

Small resin statuette of a Lewis gunner

Plaque 2/7th Battalion RAR

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

2/7th Battalion RAR

Trousers

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

Army Service Dress Trousers (stored with jacket U571a)

HARRIS D. J.

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

Photos WW1 and Certificate of Service - British Army. David John Harris

Rank Slide

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

Rank slide 2nd lieutenant (Country unknown)

Propeller for a DHC-4 Caribou light transport

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

Historical information

DHC-4 Caribou light transport The Royal Australian Air Force DHC-4 Caribou was a versatile tactical light transport aircraft . Its main operational role was tactical air transport in support of the Australian Army.

Significance

The Caribou was last operated by No 38 Squadron from RAAF Base Townsville in December 2009. The Caribou is a twin-engined high-wing monoplane with full-span double-slotted Fowler flaps and fully-reversible propellers, which allow it to achieve its trademark steep approach with very short take-offs and landings on unprepared runways. The high wing and distinctive high placement of the tail provide easy access to a large cargo compartment, while the low-pressure tyres permit operation on unprepared runways. It was the last piston-engined aircraft in the Air Force and was our only aircraft to employ the Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System (LAPES), where up to 2000kg of sled-mounted cargo is extracted from the aircraft by a parachute from a metre above the ground. The Caribou is equipped with GPS satellite navigation and night-vision equipment, giving it the capability to operate in any weather, day or night, to either land or drop soldiers and equipment by parachute with pinpoint accuracy. The Caribou is not pressurised and is not fitted with auto-pilot or weather radar. The first Caribou arrived in Australia in April 1964 and they were deployed to Vietnam from July 1964 to February 1972 and carried over 600,000 passengers and a huge quantity of cargo while they were there. Since 1997 the Caribou participated in famine-relief operations in Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya during Operations SIERRA, PLES DRAI and AUSINDO JAYA, as well as the tsunami-relief operation in PNG in 1999 and operations in East Timor and the Solomon Islands since 1999. Their service life was over 40 years.

Ammunition Pouch

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

Leather Pouch for 10 .303 rounds. N Made b y M.Marvey co ltd Walsall England. Stamped 169217 dated G & M 1906

Jumper

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

Jumper Army Khaki with epaulets

T-shirt

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

Neutral Colour T Shirt

Scourer

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

Small, soap filled scourer, for cleaning a dixie.

Silver Jubilee Booklet

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

King George V and Queen Mary-May 6th 1910 to May 6th 1935.

Epaulettes

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

WRAAC Captain (2 blank with loose pips, 2 complete)

White Fronts

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

White fronts X (3)

Badge

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

RAAF Warrant Officer Sleeve Badge

Pull Through

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

for Skoda 7.5 cm Mountain Gun

cartridge

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

Signal Flare cartridge 38mm expended

Photo Royal Yacht "Britannia".

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

Photo - Royal Yacht "Britannia". Rear-Admiral Hugh Janion's Obituary.

Ammunition Case

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

Metal ammo. Case for .38 rounds.

Map

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

Viet Cong Map of Nui Dat Area

Pouch

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

Canvas pouch for entrenching tool

Photograph

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

HMAS Castlemaine

Collar Badges

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

2 eagle collar badges (Support Unit Tengah)

Scabbard

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

Canvas. Marked Braver Bros

Invitation

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

Invitation to Sports Meeting at Michinhampton Aerodrome on ANZAC Day 25th April 1918 by Officers and Men of A.F.C.(part of COL049)

Soldier's Pay Book

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

#V5243 Sgt. Henry Bertram Raymond GEORGE

Shell Casing

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

Shell casing 50mm

Photo

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

Dustoff - USA Wounded being removed from Combat

Publication

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

Presidental and Senate Eklections

Photo

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

Caribou

Hat

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

Ratings hat tally band blank