President’s Message

Welcome to our updated website.

Photographs have now been added to the site. Look under the sub-Branch heading.  You will note that our Facebook page now appears on the right-hand side of the Home Page.  It will contain the Latest News and is therefore available on both sites.  Check the Facebook page for details on our next bus trip.  Closing date is our October Meeting.

As you are all aware, changes are happening within the RSL.  A new draft Constitution is being discussed and we hope the final draft will be with us in early November, which will allow us to time review it before the Extra-ordinary Congress in December.

Our meetings are averaging about 55 in attendance which is 52% of our Membership.  For those who are not attending, come along and join in with the camaraderie. It is always good to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.

We are only a phone call away if you need any assistance or welfare.  Please contact one of the welfare officers.

Ron Duckworth

Latest on Facebook:

Sad news this weekend
1. Our long serving receptionist at the Bass Hill Club who had just retired due to illness has passed away.
Kerrie Kelley’s funeral will be held at Rookwood Crematorium, South Chapel, 1300 hours on Friday, 19th July.
Rest In Peace

2. Our gentleman Member John Swindells, Royal Navy gunner, has passed away.
We now have funeral details:
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Sefton
9:15 hours, Tuesday 23rd of July
Medals and sub-Branch tie to be worn.
Lest We Forget
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The date has been corrected thanks to Max who saw I had put the wrong one. It is Tuesday, 23rd July


2 weeks ago

Bass Hill RSL Sub Branch

Or Member, “Gadget”Parkin was visited today by his Military Brotherhood Motor Cycle Club and presented with his retirement patch.
Gadget has been doing it tough and had to give away motorcycle riding because of his ill health.
Well done MBMMC!
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Or Member, “Gadget”Parkin was visited today by his Military Brotherhood Motor Cycle Club and presented with his retirement patch.
Gadget has been doing it tough and had to give away motorcycle riding because of his ill health.
Well done MBMMC!


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Nice one, don't look back focus forward

Tonight, Friday 5th July, 2019, President Ron Duckworth presented The Australian Air League Moorebank Squadron with a new Squadron Flag which the sub-Branch funded.
Additionally there were a number of awards and promotions made this night.
The Bass Hill RSL sub-Branch is proud to be associated with the AAL.
Footnote: Ron Duckworth was a former member of the Yagoona AAL when at school.
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President Ron, Vice President Ian, Treasurer Ralph and myself attended the RSLNSW Governance forum this morning in Sydney.
This session was one that should have been conducted several years ago when the ACNC commenced.
For us, we learnt very little new, but it was quite obvious that there were quite a few who did not know the complete responsibility and accountability of Trustees or Committee members.
Let us hope that these sessions will assist The League to move forward. I think the process has commenced. Any organisation must train it’s people of their accountabilities, especially under relevant legislation.
The next step RSLNSW needs to take are audits of sub-Branches. This is my personal opinion and not of this sub-Branch.
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WOMEN AT WAR by Bill Charlton

They often go unheralded though they too did their time.
Alongside the soldiers in the front line.
These are the women who served as nurses and more.
With their lives in great danger when they went to war.

There were the nurses in aid stations close to the front.
Who suffered from the shelling as they took the brunt.
The sight of the injuries of the wounded and the dying.
Would have lesser folk weeping and crying.

But they stood by their posts and performed their job well.
In conditions described as a real living hell.
They tended the wounded, and nursed the maimed.
Their expertise was appreciated and they were well-trained.

Some volunteered as spies, and were flown in France.
A role fraught with peril but they still took their chance.
So many brave women answered the call.
They also made sacrifices and many would fall.

Our women also served in World War Two.
There were so many roles that they now could do.
In every field our women were present.
Many nurses were held in Japanese prisons.

Raped and tortured their prospects looked dim.
But they had great courage, and fight still within.
Many survived the war and told their tales,
Of the suffering experienced in the enemy gaols.

Even today our servicewomen excel.
They hold key positions and they do their job well.
In the Army, the Navy and the Air Force they shine.
We salute all these women who serve in the front line!

Bill Charlton c 2019
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