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Waverley RSL Sub Branch Glen Waverley, Victoria

The Glen Waverley Sub-Branch of the Returned Servicemen’s League, Victoria was formed on the 9th September 1950, when 25 Returned Servicemen met at the Mechanic’s Institute Hall (The Waverley Hall) Springvale Road, Black Flat.
In 1960, our name was changed from Glen Waverley Sub-Branch to the Waverley Sub-Branch, at the time the City of Waverley was created from the Shire of Mulgrave.
In 1963, an adjoining block of land was acquired and the first major expansion of our club rooms took place.
In 1968, Membership by this time, had increased to over 200 ordinary members.Membership now exceeds 4000.
Our collection of memorabilla items include Medals, Military Artifacts, Trench Art, Photographs,Commemorative items and Badges. For further information on any of our item- Click on the email enquiry link on this page.

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161 Coleman Parade. Glen Waverley 3150 (map)
phone
+61 03 9803 2872

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Opening Hours

Closed for renovation

Entry Fee

Visitors - By appointment only during renovation

Location

161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley Victoria

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Medals, Military Artifacts, Trench Art, Photographs,Commemorative items and Badges.

Significance

Our aim is to preserve the heritage of the Men and Women who have served their Country both in peace time and in times of conflict.

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News Paper - The Sun News Pictorial

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Reprint of the front page of the Melbourne "Sun Pictorial'" Headline news Pearl Harbour Dec. 8 1941

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Reprint of the front page of the Melbourne "Sun Pictorial'" Headline news Pearl Harbour Attacked

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Reprint of the front page of the Melbourne "Sun Pictorial'" Headline news Pearl Harbour Dec. 8 1941

Brush for pull through

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Bristle brush for pullthrough d/0015e

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Bristle brush

Plaque Coldstream Quards - Coldstream Quards

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

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Coldstream Quards

Soldiers Record Book J Bagnal - Soldiers Record of Service Book

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Paper booklet with plasticised cover

Historical information

Carried by every Australian Solder WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers Record of Service Book

Commisioning Poster - H.M.A.S. WARRAMUNGA

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Poster in wooden frame under glass H.M.A.S. Warramunga Commissioned 31st March 2001 Port Melbourne Victoria Presented to Waverley R.S.L. by Co. H.M.A.S. Warramunga

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H.M.A.S. Warramunga Commissioned 31st March 2001 Port Melbourne Victoria Presented to Waverley R.S.L. by Co. H.M.A.S. Warramunga

Leggings Light Horse

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Pair of leather leggings with leather straps and and brass buckles

Historical information

Leggings used by Australian Light Horse during WWII and Boer War

Plaque Vietnam Vererans Parade Sydney 1987 - Vietnam Vererans Parade Sydney 1987

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Historical information

Anecdotal evidence holds that most men returned from Vietnam in the dead of night, hidden from the public. In fact, large numbers actually returned on HMAS Sydney, to a welcome by dignitaries and a parade. The manner of their homecoming affected the way in which veterans recovered from the war, those who did arrive late at night to no fanfare and the seeming indifference of the military had more trouble adjusting to life at home than did those whose return was more public and who had had the benefit of a couple of weeks unwinding on board Sydney before reaching Australia. But the return home was only the beginning of a long period of readjustment. For a long time after the war large numbers of Vietnam veterans felt that many in Australia blamed them, rather than politicians, for the war and the way it had been conducted. Images of the war, many still familiar, of children burned by napalm, of the dead of My Lai, of a South Vietnamese general summarily executing a member of the Viet Cong in the streets of Saigon, had an effect on public opinion and public understanding. The fact that these images related more to the American/Vietnamese experience in Vietnam was less remarked upon. People associated the role of Australians in the war with that of the Americans in a way that failed to recognise the two countries’ different approaches to fighting in Vietnam. see https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CDwQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYL06ddRmiJE&ei=O9OJUYnxC5GaiQeey4HQCA&usg=AFQjCNEjq876qAoYu0WnWslDSNRUJlmuBw&bvm=bv.46226182,d.aGc

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Vietnam Vererans Parade Sydney 1987

Tail fin candlestick

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Alloy metal tail fin from a 3 inch motar

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Exploded mortar tail fin used as a candle stick during Korean war

Pull through

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Metal bead pull through with wire attachment hook for use with d/0015b, d/0015c and d/0015g

Plaque 3 Army Recruiting Unit - 3 Army Recruiting Unit

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of 3 Army Recruiting Unit

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3 Army Recruiting Unit

Print 2 Diggers in a horse drawn cart - None

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Framed print of 2 Diggers in a horse drawn cart. Thought to be in Middle East WWI

Plaque RSL Washington DC Sub-Branch - RSL Washington DC Sub-Branch

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

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RSL Washington DC Sub-Branch

Plaque H.M.A.S Brisbane - H.M.A.S Brisbane

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of H.M.A.S Brisbane

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HMAS Brisbane (1915), a Town class light cruiser launched in 1915 and decommissioned in 1935 HMAS Brisbane (naval base), a naval base operated in Brisbane between 1940 and 1942 HMAS Brisbane (D 41), a Perth class guided missile destroyer launched in 1966 and decommissioned in 2001 HMAS Brisbane (DDGH 41), a Hobart class air warfare destroyer predicted to enter service in 2017

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H.M.A.S Brisbane

Print Signals in Action 1914 -1918 - Signals in Action 1914 -1918

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Print in wooden frame under glass Signals in Action 1914 -1918

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Signals in action 1914 -1918 By Ivor HELE CBE

Egg Cup

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Silver plated bowl shape with decorative pattern around it. Circular base stand.

Plaque Papua New Guinae Defence Forces - Papua New Guinae Defence Forces

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden plaque 15cm x 13cm

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Papua New Guinae Defence Forces

Plaque Royal Australian Navy - Royal Australian Navy

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of Royal Australian Navy

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Royal Australian Navy

Medallion Thank you Korean Vererans

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Silver Medallion in hinged wooden case

Historical information

Issued to Korean veterans who served in the United Nations Peace Keeping Force

Inscriptions & Markings

Thank you Korean Veterans

Vesta box

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Black, Bakelite,silver indented plate on two sides. Removable top and cross hatched sides for striking

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Japanese printing on both faces

Print "Someone had to go first" Vietnam 1970 - Someone had to go first

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Print in wooden frame under glass "Someone had to go first" Vietnam 1970 Leon Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Someone had to go first" Vietnam 1970 Leon Park

Plaque 4 Sqn.R.A.A.F. Hospital - R.A.A.F. Hospital

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of 4 Sqn.R.A.A.F. Hospital

Historical information

No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, formed at Point Cook, Victoria, in October 1916. After embarking for England to complete its training, the squadron deployed to France in December 1917. From the outset, No 4 Squadron aircraft regularly engaged the Red Baron's elite 'Flying Circus' and, in spite of their lack of experience, quickly gained the ascendancy over the German squadron. During its brief war service, No 4 Squadron destroyed some 128 enemy aircraft and spawned a total of eleven aces. The squadron's highest scoring airman was Captain Cobby who, in addition to shooting down 29 aircraft, also destroyed 13 observation balloons. World War II saw No 4 Squadron Wirraways deployed to Port Moresby in support of Australian troops fighting in the New Guinea jungles. In their slow and vulnerable aircraft, losses from anti-aircraft fire were high, however, this never deterred the Wirraway crews from completing their assigned tasks. This aggressive spirit was exemplified by Pilot Officer Archer and his crewman, Sergeant Coulston, who, while on a reconnaissance mission, found themselves above a Japanese Zero fighter. Despite operating a vastly inferior aircraft, Pilot Officer Archer dived to the attack and shot down the enemy aircraft. In June 1943, No 4 Squadron received its first Boomerang fighters and continued to support Allied troops during the Cape Gloucester landings before moving to Morotai. No 4 Squadron ended the war in Borneo and returned to Australia in November 1945, where it was renamed No 3 Squadron - thus closing the chapter on a very distinguished and proud unit. Summary of Unit Name(s) Start Date End Date No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 06/06/1966 06/06/1966 No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 03/07/1966 No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 01/08/1966 01/08/1966 No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 05/09/1966 No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 29/09/1966 No. 4 RAAF Hospital, Butterworth 29/10/1966 29/10/1966 http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/units/4sqn.htm

Inscriptions & Markings

4 Sqn R.A.A.F. Hospital

Revolver Holster

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Brown leather revolver holster with brass clip The holster showing blood stains

Historical information

This holster was worn by Lt. Alec Goudie 31st Btn. !st A.I.F. when he was wounded in Fromelles in 1916

Plaque Joint Defence Space Communication Station - Joint Defence Space Communication Station

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 25cm x 20cm with insignia of Joint Defence Space Communication Station

Inscriptions & Markings

Joint Defence Space Communication Station

Bronze Bust Roy Longmore

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Bronze bust of Roy Longmore With photo of Roy in uniform and a photo of the presentation ceromony showing Mal Carson Sub-branch president Roy Longmore's son Eric and the sculptor Cameron McFarlane

Historical information

see item d/0202

Plaque Royal Australian Regiment 2/3 Anti Tank Regiment - Royal Australian Regiment 2/3 Anti Tank Regiment

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of Royal Australian Regiment 2/3 Anti Tank Regiment

Historical information

This regiment 2/3 Anti-tank later was known as the 2/3 Tank Attack Regiment. The colors are sometimes shown as the reverse of the above.http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awmohww2/army/vol1/awmohww2-army-vol1-app4.pdf The "T" shape of the colour patch denotes the Regiment served at Tobruk

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Royal Australian Regiment 2/3 Anti Tank Regiment

Brush for pull through

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Bristle brush with brass core for attachment to pull through d/0015e

Historical information

see d/0015.7

Plaque 2/1 Australian Inf. Btn. - 2/1 Australian Inf. Btn.

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of 2/1 Australian Inf. Btn.

Inscriptions & Markings

2/1 Australian Inf. Btn.

Holster

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Webbing pistol holster with flap closed by a brass press stud Reverse has clips for attaching to standard issue webbing belt (d/0176)

Inscriptions & Markings

Z L & T LTD 1942

Pack Cotton Wool Absorbent

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Cotton wool absorbent in canvas pack with makers name on front

Booklet

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Commissioning booklet for H.M.A.S. Arunta 1998 with Letter to Barry McKillop thanking him for the donation of The Ships Bell of the Original Arunta signed by G J Yorke Commanding Officer

Historical information

Issued at launch of the new ship H.M.A.S Arunta

Inscriptions & Markings

The Navy Times