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About Us

 

In November 1987 the late Barry Vicary and a group of NASHO friends met in Queens Park, Toowoomba QLD to form the National Servicemen’s Association.

 

They were Vietnam Era National Servicemen who had served in Australia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.  They were seeking a better deal for all Australian Nashos to provide an avenue for them to find support, advocacy and camaraderie when they needed it.

 

South Australia was the first State Branch outside Queensland and was formed in 1992, followed by Victoria in 1994 and NSW in 1995.  Currently the Association has Branches in all States and Territories throughout Australia with the Officer Training Unit (OTU) Association as an affiliated member.

 

In September 1995, some 16 NASHOs met in Sydney and formed the NSW State Branch of the Association.  From 1995 to 1998 after a great deal of activity from a dedicated few, that 16 had grown to approximately 3,000 members with almost 20 Sub-Branches located throughout the State.  At its peak membership, NSW had over 40 Sub-Branches.  These Sub-Branches have a commitment to help the community, encourage fellowship between members and offer assistance and guidance on matters that affect the welfare of all NASHOS regardless of their membership.

 

A National Memorial dedicated to all National Servicemen and in memory of those who died was officially opened by the Governor-General at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in September 2010.

 

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Our Vision

 

 

 

     To bring together former National Servicemen within a spirit of comradeship and mutual support.

     To encourage fellowship between members and provide assistance and guidance on matters that affect the welfare of all National Servicemen.

     To maintain an organisation that will benefit all Ex National Servicemen and their families.

     To continue the tradition of “National Service” through service to the nation and the community.

 

 

Our Mission

 

     To represent all former National Servicemen in matters relating to their service.

     To continue to seek recognition of National Servicemen for their past service to the nation.

     Observe “National Servicemen’s Day” February 14th which recognises the contribution of National Service to Australia.

     Observe and participate in all designated service related commemorative events.

     Promote and develop camaraderie through social activities at all levels of the Association.

     Assist and cooperate with other organisations which have like membership and purpose as the National Servicemen’s Association.

     Have regard to matters affecting the freedom and identity of Australia as may arise and take such action that may be appropriate.

     To promote the history and sacrifice of National Service in Australia as part of Australia’s Military History.

 

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Navy Intake, HMAS LEEUWIN, WA 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Sub-Branches

 

The NSW State Executive administers a network of Sub-Branches throughout the State. They continue their “Service to the Nation” by serving their local community.

 

They comprise of individual members and each operates as an independent group with their own constitution and elected management committee under the umbrella of the State Management and the Guidelines and Principals of the National Association.  Each conducts regular member meetings according to their local need.

 

They participate in local commemorative events including National Servicemen’s Day in February, ANZAC Day in April, Reserve Forces Day in July and Vietnam Veteran's Day in August. Other events and social activities are conducted annually to suit member needs and the local schedule.

 

They are unique as a group: They have the common elements of age, experience, service and beliefs that act to bond members, which enable them to use their heritage to accomplish mateship, camaraderie and the fulfilment of projects within the local group and the wider community.

 

The Association operate for the benefit of all National Servicemen. If you are an individual or a group who see an advantage in joining the network or you wish to enquire about a particular Sub-Branch, click here to contact the State Secretary and provide enough information for a return contact.

 

 

 

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15th NSTB, E Coy 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our State Executives

 

 

 

PRESIDENT:

Barry O'Keefe

Email Barry in Long Jetty, NSW
 

SECRETARY:

Colin Shapland

Email Colin in Hargraves, NSW
 

TREASURER &

MEMBERSHIP:

 

 

 

Norm Mallard

Email Norm in Sutton Forrest, NSW
Phone Norm:  0499 440 070

Our Management Team

 

VICE PRESIDENT:

Noel Moulder

In Long Jetty, NSW

VICE PRESIDENT:

Brian Hicks

In Mittagong, NSW

MEMBER:

David Taylor

In Epping, NSW

MEMBER:

Neil Arena

In Kingsgrove, NSW

MEMBER:

Robert Brown

In Robertson, NSW

 

PATRONS:

Raymond McCann, Brigadier (Rtd) AM OBE
David Webster, Brigadier (Rtd) AM CSC

CHAPLAIN:

Rev. Howard Knowles BA TH Dip JP

 

 

 

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12 Platoon A Coy 11 NSTB First intake 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads

 

President's Bulletin:

Coming Soon

 

State Newsletter:

February 2017

 

Merchandise:

Download Merchandise Catalogue

Download Merchandise Order Form

 

 

Membership Forms:

Contact the Membership Officer, Norm Mallard for all membership enquiries

 

Download Application for Membership Form

Download 2017 Membership Renewal Form

 

 

 

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2 RTB 6 Platoon B Coy 2nd Intake 1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links

 

 

 

www.nashoaustralia.org.au
The National Servicemen's Association of Australia

 

http://www.vvaa.org.au

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

 

http://www.dva.gov.au
The Dept of Veterans Affairs

 

http://www.militaryshop.com.au
The Military Shop - Our official Merchandise Stockist

 

http://www.defence.gov.au
The Australian Department of Defence

 

http://www.defence.gov.au/medals
Medal Information

 

http://www.dpmc.gov.au/government/its-honour
Search the Australian Honours database

 

http://www.australiansawarded.com.au

A comprehensive reference of honours, decorations, awards, medals and official forms of recognition to Australians

 

http://www.diggerhistory.info

An unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services

 

http://www.naa.gov.au
The Australian National Archives

 

http://www.awm.gov.au
The Australian War Memorial

 

www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/roll_of_honour

Search the War Memorial's Roll of Honour for your ancestors

 

http://www.cwgc.org
The Commonweath War Graves Commission

 

http://nashosphotos.wikidot.com/
Photo archive from both National Service Schemes - find and submit photos of your unit

 

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2 RTB 14 Pl 4 Section 3rd Intake 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

The National Servicemen's Association of Australia NSW Branch Inc
ABN:  81165624064     CFN:  23158

 

Drop in (on Wednesdays) at:

The Sir Roden Cutler VC National Servicemen’s Centre

(Rear of Diggers at the Entrance)
Gallipoli Street
LONG JETTY   NSW   2261

 

Post us a Letter to:

PO Box 6187
LONG JETTY   NSW   2261

 

Call us on:

Secretary:  Colin Shapland:  02 6337 8378

State Office:  02 4332 2000 (Leave a message)

 

Email us at:

nswsecretary@ipstarmail.com.au

 

 

 

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The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia

New South Wales Branch Inc

ABN:  81165624064     CFN:  23158

 

 

Patrons:   Raymond McCann, Brigadier (Rtd) AM OBE, and David Webster, Brigadier (Rtd) AM CSC

Chaplain:  Rev. Howard Knowles BA TH Dip JP

 

Office:  The Sir Roden Cutler VC National Servicemen’s Centre - Gallipoli Street, Long Jetty NSW 2261

Post:  Post Box 6187, Long Jetty NSW 2261          Email:  nswsecretary@ipstarmail.com.au

 

 

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