The Braidwood RSL Sub Branch
The main aim of the Sub Branch is to look after the well being, welfare of ex-service and service men and women in Braidwood and surrounding areas.
The Braidwood R.S.L Sub-Branch meets on the first Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Meetings are held at the Braidwood Service's Club. All ex service personnel are warmly invited to attend our meetings. Contact RSL Sub Branch President Ted Younger.
Vietnam Vets Memorial Day Commemoration - 18 August 2016
For the last few years the date of the commencement of the Battle of Long Tan in South Vietnam has been recognised as Vietnam Memorial Day. On Thursday 18 August the Braidwood RSL sub-branch will hold a short, informal memorial service in the Memorial Garden on the corner of Ryrie Park at 11 a.m. , to remember all those who served and fell in South Vietnam, or who have subsequently passed away. All Vietnam veterans in the district are warmly invited to attend and anyone else who wishes to remember is most welcome. (In the event of inclement weather we will move to the Services Club). The memorial service will be followed by a lunch at the Services Club.
ANZAC Day 2016
The President and members of the Braidwood RSL Sub-Branch cordially invite the Braidwood community to join with them in commemorating ANZAC Day 2016. The day consists of a Dawn Service and later a march followed by a commemorative service at the War Memorial and in Ryrie Park. This year, as part of the centenary of WWI, we are commemorating all those who went to WWI from the Braidwood District.
The Dawn Service has been rescheduled to at 6.00 am at the memorial flag pole in Ryrie Park. John Barilaro, MP, Member for Monaro will attend the Dawn Service. This will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Service’s Club from 6.45 am (gold coin donation to go to Legacy).
Local ceremonies will be held in Majors Creek at 8.00 am and Araluen at 9.00am.
A full schedule of events for the day is available - click here to view/download the file.
Click here to access the timing of events, the march and relevant contact details.
This year the local radio station 2BRW will be broadcasting the Braidwood ceremony live from Ryrie Park.
The Braidwood RSL sub branch will also be launching "Marching home to Braidwood" - the documentation of Braidwood's WW1 veterans - at the Service's Club, ANZAC Day 2016.
This follows the 2015 publication of commemorative booklets honouring the 88 fallen from Braidwood and surrounding districts. Click here to access those booklets.
ANAZC Day 2015
The Braidwood R.S.L Sub-Branch would like to thank everyone who made the 2015 ANZAC day in Braidwood such a sucess. One of the ways we chose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipolli landings and our fallen soldiers was to research and publish commemorative booklets honouring the 88 fallen from Braidwood and surrounding districts. Click here to access those booklets.
See video below and photos in the Photo section