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2020 Bushfire Assist

To all the members of the 10th/27th Battalion Battle Group who supported the Emergency Services on Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills during the devastating bushfires, let it be known that Australia is proud of you.

For the first time in history legislation was enacted that allowed our Reservists to be called up on CFTS (Continuous Full Time Service) and assist fighting the fires and repairing some of the damage done by the fires. As this website goes to “print,” our soldiers are still on the fire front line, doing whatever they can to make life a bit easier for the Emergency Services and for the people of Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills.

The Battlegroup deployed in record time, and in very short periods were already on the ground while we were still reading about it in the newspapers.

From Rod Beames, President of the RSAR Association Inc, there is this This morning I had the pleasure of watching the troops from the 10/27 Battle Group depart from Keswick on their way to Kangaroo Island. I spoke to a couple before they boarded the buses and they were keen, and understood their task. It brought a lump to one’s throat as they drove past and waved farewell.
I then met the new RSM of the Battalion, WO1 John Craig. He has just taken up his position and has hit the ground running. This is all “new Territory” for Reservists but there is a sense of confidence that it will lead to a successful outcome. The RSM attends at least 2 briefings each day in reference to the fires and 10/27 Bn’s support role.
The fight is far from over, but we will support our soldiers as they are supporting the people of South Australia.”

 Those of you with Facebook and other social media platforms would have already seen most of the pictures featured here. We owe a debt of gratitude to the photographers, who are too numerous to name, however we do wish to thank Trent Burnard for keeping our RSARA Facebook page well informed, and Mark Blondell (& friends) for reporting directly from the fire front.

You people are all amazing, and while those of us too old or too important to go, sit at home and watch, you continue to uphold the traditions of the Australian Defence Force. Pro Patria (which actually means “For Country.”)

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Constitution and Rules

Here is a copy of the current constitution (As at 04 August 2019). click here.

2020 AGM Minutes & Reports

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Other News

Search Photos: You can now search the photos (as well as the text) on this website using the Search Boxes at the top right of the Home page.

Items For Sale: Regimental ties, Association polo shirts and other items are available for sale.  The Polo Shirt has an association badge woven into the fabric. Order yours now. To go to the Merchandise page click here.

Constitution: Click here to read the Constitution and Rules of the Association.

South African War Memorial in Adelaide: Listen to the 4 narratives for the soundpost by clicking here or for more info

Information about the Nasho Memorial at Keswick: Click Here

RSAR History: A link has been added to the History page to enable download of a more detailed narrative of RSAR history, prepared by WO1 Adrian Hodges, RSM 10/27 Bn 2012 – 2015. Click here to go straight to the narrative.

Pro Patria Journal 2014 – prepared by WO2 Craig Thomson click here

ARMY – The Soldiers Newspaper: Published by Dept of Defence (This is quite separate to newsletters published by RSAR Association branches.)  A link has been added to the Links page.  To view ARMY click here.

ANZAC Day March 2013:
To see a short video of the RSARA Group marching on ANZAC Day 2013  click here