Queensland ANZAC of the Year

Few are as knowledgeable about the role of animals in war zones as veteran Nigel Allsopp; and certainly no one is more dedicated to seeing they are remembered.

RSL Reveals Home for Heroes

Australian Defence Force veterans are moving into stunning new homes and re-connecting with old mates after RSL (Queensland Branch) completed the $18m transformation of the Warhaven housing complex. 

Brighter Futures Through Education

A new scholarship program developed by RSL (Queensland Branch) is helping provide educational opportunities to deserving dependents of Australian veterans.

Historic Navy Statue Unveiled

An imposing two-metre bronze sailor now takes pride of place at Brisbane's Southbank.

Australian Veterans head to Toronto for Invictus Games

A total of 43 Australian veteran athletes (including 20 from Queensland) will compete in the third Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, from September 23-30. RSL Queensland is providing financial support via RSL National to help train the Queensland team.

Honouring Our Indigenous Veterans

As part of Reconciliation Week, the military service of Australia’s Indigenous armed forces was acknowledged at the Indigenous Veterans’ Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance at ANZAC Square on May 31.

Reporting from the Front Lines

Watching Darren Curtis on the Nine News bulletin, few people would realise that he lives a double life. But behind the façade of mild-mannered reporter, Darren is also a Captain in the Australian Army Reserve.

Darlene Brown: Taking it to the Limit

Navy veteran Darlene Brown finds relief from PTSD in pushing her body to the limit.

70 Years of Keeping the Peace

For countries torn apart by war, the appearance of the United Nations' Blue Berets is a sign that the first tangible steps have been taken on the road to peace.

75th Anniversary of the Battle Of Milne Bay

The battle is often described as the first major battle of the war in the Pacific in which Allied troops decisively defeated Japanese land forces. Although Japanese land forces had experienced local setbacks elsewhere in the Pacific earlier in the war, unlike at Milne Bay, these actions had not forced them to withdraw completely and abandon their strategic objective. Nor did they have such a profound impact upon the moral aspect of the war. Milne Bay showed the limits of Japanese capability to expand using relatively small forces in the face of increasingly larger Allied troop concentrations and command of the air. As a result of the battle, Allied morale was boosted and Milne Bay was developed into a major Allied base, which was used to mount subsequent operations in the region.

Mephisto: A Significant Souvenir

The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich, is currently home to an important piece of military history.

Battle for Australia Day

Battle for Australia Day is a chance to pause and recognise the service and sacrifice of those who defended Australia when WWII came to our shores in 1942.

PTSD Initiative: Research to Restore Lives

A guide to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and your Physical Health. An initiative of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and RSL Queensland.

Vasey Resilience Centre

While there has been a significant – and necessary – emphasis on supporting our wounded, injured and ill soldiers for many years, the question has been asked: what if we could prevent some of those things from occurring in the first place?

Soldier To Civilian: The Journey Home

Imagine losing your identity, your job, and your purpose – all on the same day.  It might sound like an absurd prospect to civilians, but for our service personnel it is the reality that some feel confronted with as they discharge from the Defence Force and transition into civilian society. In this article, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation provide an insight into the direction of their most recent research project.

Support From The Top

Supported by RSL Queensland, the Human Performance Framework has three main pillars – the Vasey Resilience Centre, which builds soldiers’ performance before deployment, Geckos Family Centre, which looks after soldiers’ families, and the Soldier Recovery Centre, which helps rehabilitate soldiers when they return from service.