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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.

Contact Information

location
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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Menu Farewell dinner at the Hotel Lotte in honour of Korean Veterans

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Paper Menu with gold braid tie and tassel for Farewell dinner at the Hotel Lotte in honour of Korean Veterans

Boots Brown Leather

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Pair new brown leather service boots

Inscriptions & Markings

(Arrow) P 85 1942

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

Plaque Royal British Legion - Royal British Legion

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Historical information

The British Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-Service community as a merger of four organisations: the Comrades of the Great War, the National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers, the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers and the Officers' Association. It was granted a Royal Charter on 29 May 1971 to mark its fiftieth anniversary which gives the Legion the privilege of the prefix 'Royal'.[1] Earl Haig, commander of the Battle of the Somme and Passchendaele was one of the founders of the Legion, and was President until his death.

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal British Legion

Post card - Reading War Hospital No. 3 Reading World War I

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Post Card of Staff and Patients at Reading War Hospital No.3 1918. Identified are Sister Clarke (Sister in Charge) centre, on her left is Sister Leadbetter and Right Sister Cobb. Second from right in second row is Staff Sergeant A. S. Woods. Henri Claude Roussac is seated in the front row but which is not known

Significance

See other entries for Henri Claude Roussac

Cigatette Case

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Silver plated brass cigarette case with a hinged lid and a hinged clasp. Inside are two cotton strings to hold cigarettes in place. On the obverse is a brass crest of ARMENTIERES Reverse has a scratched inscription reading H Roussac 25th A.I.F.

Historical information

Bought by Sig. Henry Roussac in France during WWI

Inscriptions & Markings

On the obverse is a brass crest of ARMENTIERES Reverse has a scratched inscription reading H Roussac 25th A.I.F.

Medals

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

3 Medals Africa Star 39-45 Star awarded to N. B. Walter TX 548 and Iron Cross second class with swords (1939)

Inscriptions & Markings

N. B. Walter TX 548

Korean War Medal

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Gold coloured medal with red insert yellow green white blue and red ribbon

Historical information

Presented to all Korean Veterans. Not pproved to be worn by Australian Troops

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented by Singman Rhee (Korean Characters

Shells

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

2 2 inch shells steel with black preserving paint

Historical information

World War I artillery shells

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Model Kitty Hawk

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Small model Kitty Hawk mounted on stand

Inscriptions & Markings

RAF Roundels

Cribbage Board

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Trench Art cribbage board made from a drilled brass plate mounted to a polished wooden base with 4 brass wood screws.

Historical information

Trench art WWI

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

British Legion Card

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Blue Cloth/paper hard covered booklet with insignia of British Legion.

Historical information

Issued to members of the British Legion who had served in war

Inscriptions & Markings

British Legion Logo Badge No.29A3885

Medallion Anzac Commerative

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Case lined with red velvet contains 2 Commemerative Medallions depicting the landing at Gallipoli and the reverse depicting Simpson and his Donkey

Inscriptions & Markings

Numismatics society of Australia

Ballast Thai Burma Railway

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Greyish type of granite rock. Silver engraved plate on front.

Historical information

Hand crushed ballast made by Australian POW's for the Japanese during WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian - Thai chamber of commerce

Campaign Medals 39-45 with Africa Star

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Campaign Medals Awarded to J. C. Richardson VX5633 39-45 Star Africa Star, 39-45 War Medal Australian Defence Medal

Inscriptions & Markings

J. C. Richardson VX5633

Field Dressing - First Field Dressing

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Canvas pouch containing 2 field dressings

Historical information

Dressing carried by all service personnel for use if wounded

Binoculars WWi

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Pair of green binoculars said to be of German Naval origin

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Cigarettes tin

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Unopened round tin of army issue "Players" cigarettes

Historical information

Issued to Frank Doyle during WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

Front "Players Navy Cut" Rear difficult to read as deteriorated with time "John Players England"

Christmas Card / Menu - Christmas Greetings

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Christmas card / Menu for the H.M.A.S. Commonwealth 1951 at Kure Japan. Map shows Japan and Korea where shore base was in service until 1956

Historical information

Card was hand drawn to celebrate Christmas 1951 at H.M.A.S. Commonwealth .HMAS Commonwealth was a former Royal Australian Navy administered shore base located in Kure, Japan. The base was previously run by the British as HMS Commonwealth, the base was renamed HMAS Commonwealth on 1 October 1948 until it ceased operation , at which time the base was transferred to Japanese control HMAS Commonwealth(Establishment) was then transferred from 28 Apr 1952 19 Apr 1956 to Korea

Inscriptions & Markings

Xmas Greetings H.M.A.S. Commonwealth

Plaque H.M.S. Ark Royal

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden plaque with insignia of H.M.S. Ark Royal

Historical information

Ark Royal (1587), the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada campaign of 1588. HMS Ark Royal (1914), merchant ship, converted to an aircraft carrier during World War I HMS Ark Royal (91), British aircraft carrier launched in 1937 that participated in World War II and was sunk by a U-boat in 1941. HMS Ark Royal (R09), an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier launched in 1950, decommissioned in 1979 HMS Ark Royal (R07), an Invincible-class aircraft carrier, launched in 1981, decommissioned in 2011

Plaque 10 Squadron RAAF - 10 Squadron RAAF

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia of 10 Squadron RAAF

Inscriptions & Markings

10 Squadron RAAF

News Paper - The Sun News Pictorial

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Reprint of the front page of the Melbourne "Sun News Pictorial'" Headline news Loss of the H.M.A.S. Sydney

Historical information

Reprint of the front page of the Melbourne "Sun News Pictorial'" Headline news Loss of the H.M.A.S. Sydney

Inscriptions & Markings

Sun News Pictorial'

Plaque 467 Squadron RAAF - 467 Squadron RAAF

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Plaque Ex Services Association BRUNEI

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden plaque 15cm x 13cm

Inscriptions & Markings

Ex Services Association BRUNEI

Cleaning Kit Mundlos RG34

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Mundlos RG34 cleaning Kit for Mauser K98k. Kit container containing Brush with brass wire core, bristle brush, oil canister, pull through.tool, waxed thread and wax block

Historical information

Used by German troops to clean Mauser K98k Carbine WWII

Plaque H.M.A.S. Albatross - H.M.A.S. Albatross

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

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

Historical information

In July 1947, the Commonwealth Defence Council approved the formation of a Fleet Air Arm which would be controlled and operated by the RAN. The initial planning included purchase of two aircraft carriers, aircraft and establishment of shore facilities. The carriers were named HMA Ships Sydney and Melbourne, and the shore facilities were at Nowra. HMAS Albatross was commissioned in August 1948 and the 20th Carrier Air Group, comprising Sea Fury and Firefly aircraft, was brought from England to Australia by HMAS Sydney. These aircraft, operated by 805 and 816 Squadrons, disembarked to Nowra in May 1949. In November 1950, they were joined by the Carrier Air Group of 808 and 817 Squadrons, also flying Sea Furies and Fireflies. HMAS Albatross has been expanding ever since. As more capable aircraft have been acquired, so ground support facilities have had to be built. In 1955, Sea Venoms and Gannets arrived, requiring radar workshops and test facilities. More aircraft necessitated stricter standards of air traffic control and a new control tower was built in 1958. In 1964 the introduction of Wessex helicopters, with a dunking sonar capability, required a further expansion of services. In 1965, it was decided to buy American aircraft to replace the ageing British Gannets and Sea Venoms. McDonnell Douglas Skyhawks and Grumman Trackers were chosenand additional avionics facilities were built to service the complex equipment they carried. The helicopters now based at HMAS Albatross have restored to the RAN much of the anti-submarine capability lost when the Tracker squadron was disbanded in 1983. In recent years significant redevelopment has taken place, continuing the operation of HMAS Albatross and recognising its strategic importance as the sole Royal Australian Navy Air Station.

Inscriptions & Markings

H.M.A.S. Albatross

Ammunition

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

11 rounds of various caliber Korean War Vintage

Royal Flying Corps. Insignia

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Cast brass rectangle with the insignia of the Royal Flying Corps. cast in raised releif

Historical information

This was collected by Henry Claude Roussac 1737 a Gallipoli Veteran 25 Bn

Inscriptions & Markings

RCF

Plaque NZ 21 Bn. 2NZEF New Zealand Expiditonary Forces - NZ 21 Bn. 2NZEF New Zealand Expiditonary Forces

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm