NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
Australian Capital Territory Branch Inc.
Post Office Box 7211, Duffy, ACT 2611
Phone: + (02) 6288 5584
Welcome to the NSAA ACT Branch Inc
The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia is currently Australia's second largest ex-military service organization just behind the RSL in total membership numbers.
Vietnam was a war that divided the Australian nation and some sections of the community reviled and abused Diggers in uniform, including National Servicemen. On top of that, those who had served in Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, although giving up two years of their lives, were not eligible for the repatriation benifits available to active servicemen. The late Barry Vicary founded the National Servicemen's Association in Toowomba on November 28, 1987 to seek a better deal for these Nashos. Later, he widened the Association to include the 1950's call up.
The ACT Branch Inc of the National Servicemen’s Association was formed to assist all ex National Servicemen from both schemes and to promote the issues we feel should be brought to the attention of the Federal Government and other National bodies.
We hope that you will find this web page easy to navigate and that you are able to find out what your friends are doing around Australia and be assisted to make contact with them through the links currently in our pages and those to be included at some later date.
Through “Membership Form Page” you will be able to apply for Membership in the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia ACT Branch Inc, or in any other State/Territory Branch/Sub-Branch anywhere in Australia.
We would like to introduce our new editor for 'natinfo' and 'natinfo bulletin'. Terry Perrott will be taking over all control of our Monthly Newsletters. He has a lot of experience from his days in many positions of the Gold Coast Northern Branch, which included being Treasurer from 2003~2010. Terry also organised the nine day coach tour to Canberra for the Dedication of the National Service Memorial in September 2010. He was ably assisted by his wife, Shirley.
It can be seen that Terry has quite a lot of experience to the Branch and I am very happy to leave it all to him as he will keep making our Monthly Newsletters better. I have after 10 or so years at the keyboard become stale so anything must be better and that is one of the main reasons we have asked Terry to take over.
Canberra Services Club
Membership Renewals are now due – to renew please call in at the Administrative Office in the Car Park of the Canberra Bowling Club between 10am – 2pm Monday to Thursday. The form is available on the website www.canberraservicesclub.com.au. Alternatively, ring the Club number 02 6295 1389.
National Service Memorial Dedication Photographs.
We are proud to advise that the photographs of the Dedication Service March by Year of intake is now on the photo section of our web site.
Please feel free to download a copy for your personal record.
As we move more into the role of a State/Territory Branch of the NSAA it is pleasing to see that the majority of our members are embracing the concept