Yearly Archives - 2018

Italy Declares War

11 DEC 1941: World War II and both Germany and Italy declare war on the United State. Though they had no need to do so, the declaration of waragainst the United States aligned the world's greatest economic andmilitary power against them and virtually ensured their eventual defeat. Three days ago, US President Franklin Roosevelt announced America was at war with Japan, the third Axis power, following the surprise attack on its naval base at Pearl Harbor. Today Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini,...

End of An Era

Long-standing naval outfitters in Rockingham WA, Glendinnings shuts its doors today for the last time, after several decades serving the tailoring and memorabilia needs of Garden Island's navy community. Popular manager Tom Kenny will still be in the area, heading up a new business venture of his own. As far as we know, the only two remaining stores in Sydney and Melbourne will continue to trade.

Medal Publications

With interest in medals generating lots of conversations over the last few days, just in case you weren't aware - there is a slew of free publications over at the Defence Honours and Awards web site. The range includes everything from fact sheets and guides, to posters. Here's the link; http://ow.ly/3vim30jHMhX

Kapyong/Anzac Day Orders Closed

Orders for Kapyong Day and ANZAC Day have closed WEF 1500hrs AWST on Tuesday 17 April 2018. All orders have been Express Post only from 1500hrs AWST on Friday 13 April - and to have any chance of delivery prior to 23/24 April, Express Post of pick up are the ONLY options. We have no control over Australia Post’s performance, and this close to the event, leaving orders this late is a risk. Express Post generally takes at least 2-3 days or...

Korean Medal Approved for Wear

If you, or a relative served in Korea, you may not be aware of the new Defence authorisation to wear the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. The ROKWSM was introduced by South Korea in 1951 to recognise the assistance provided by members of the United Nations forces in combating communist aggression in Korea. During the Korean War, Australia used the Imperial Honours and Awards System and was therefore subject to the award policies set by the United Kingdom at...

jQuery(document).ready(function(){});