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The Alliance today comprises

The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA), Naval Association of Australia (NAA), RAAF Association (RAAFA)Royal Australian Regiment Corporation (RARC)Australian Special Air Service Association (ASASA),The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Service Men and Women, The Fleet Air Arm Association of AustraliaPartners of Veterans Association of AustraliaRoyal Australian Armoured Corps Corporation (RAAC)The National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia (NMBVAA), The Defence Reserves Association (DRA)The Australian Gulf War Veterans AssociationMilitary Police Association Australia (MPAA), Australian Army Apprentices Association, The Australian Commando Association The War Widows Guild and The Combat Support Association.

History of The National Memorial Walk

Keeping The Spriet Alive

The Royal Australian Regiment’s National Memorial Walk is a ‘living” memorial to commemorate those RAR soldiers who died while serving overseas on operational service with The Regiment. Its motto is “Keeping the Spirit Alive”.

Many of the Regiment’s known dead are buried overseas in Japan and Korea. Some remain missing in action presumed dead in Korea.

The Walk which is located within Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane Qld provides a place of solace and focus within Australia for the commemoration of the service and sacrifices made by our men.

History of The Royal Australian Regiment

RARN Bannar

After World War II, it was decided that a small regular army be established and an Australian component be deployed to the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (BCOF) in Japan.

For that purpose the 34th Infantry Brigade was raised on Morotai Island. It comprised the 65th , 66th  and 67th  Battalions formed mostly from volunteers from Australia’s World War II AIF Divisions and carried forward the outstanding traditions of our infantrymen.


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