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              Barnaby Joyce sworn into Tamworth RSL Sub-branch

Barnaby Joyce

10 Apr 2017

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has been sworn in as the newest member of the historic Tamworth RSL Sub-branch today.

In what is believed to be a first in Australian RSL history, Mr Joyce’s swearing in will see the local Federal Member, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, and the local State Member in the same RSL Sub-branch, with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson already being a member for a number of years.

Mr Joyce served in the Army Reserve for 5 years and his paternal and maternal grandfathers served during the First World War while his father served during the Second World War. He said he was honoured to be accepted into such a prestigious organisation and hoped he could make a similar contribution as other notable members who have been involved with the sub-branch during its 99-year history.

“I’m proud to be serving with such dedicated members of the community that make up the Tamworth RSL Sub-branch and it’s especially promising that we now have both a State and Federal Member among the membership,” Mr Joyce said.

“This occasion is appropriate to wear my father’s and grandfather’s medals in remembrance and honour of their exemplary service.

“The sub-branch has had some prestigious members in its 99-year history in Tamworth, such as former Tamworth State MPs Ray Walsh and Noel Park, as well as current members, so I am pleased to be counted among such great company.”

RSL Tamworth Sub-branch President Bob Chapman said it was a special time to be involved in the Tamworth RSL Sub-branch, with the club’s 100th anniversary coming up in May 2018.

“The Tamworth Sub-branch has received a lot of support from both the State and Federal Members over the years so it is definitely an honour and a privilege to have them both as sub-branch members at the same time,” Mr Chapman said.

              Tamworth RSL sub-Branch welcomes four life members

                                    Life Members

Between the four of them, there’s almost 150 years of Tamworth RSL sub-branch membership – last week they were awarded life membership with the organisation they’ve committed so much of their time to. Click here for the full story

 

                                                   

Important dates to remember

Sandakan Memorial Service, ANZAC Park, Brisbane Street - 5pm Wednesday 15th February 2017

75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore - Wednesday 15th February 2017

ANZAC Day Commemoration Service, Tamworth Town Hall - Tuesday 25th April 2017

Centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt - Tuesday 25th April 2017

Battle of Coral Sea Day - Thursday 4th May 2017

75th anniversary of Bomber Command Operations - Sunday 4th June 2017

Vietnam Veteran's Day (Long Tan Day) Railway Park, Marius Street - 5pm Friday 18th August 2017

75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay - Friday 25th August 2017

70th anniversary Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers - Thursday 14th September 2017

Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood, Passchendaele - Tuesday 26th September 2017

75th anniversary of the start of El Alamein - Monday 23rd October 2017

Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, Sinai Palestine Campaign - Tuesday 31st October 2017

75th anniversary of Kokoda and the beachheads - Thursday 2nd November 2017

Remembrance Day Commemoration Service, Tamworth Town Hall - Saturday 11th November 2017

 

Ufocus Medal Mounting