Heritage SITREP

All deliveries now ‘Contactless’

Just a quick heads-up guys; with COVID-19, despite instructions, all couriers including Australia Post are making 'contactless' deliveries. Signatures are not being taken (despite the service being paid for) apparently during the pandemic, so it's back to the old days of 'paperboys hurling across the fence' in some cases it seems. Out of anyone's control unfortunately.

Online shopping only now

We have paused face-to-face customer service at our pickup centre in response to the COVID-19 threat - to protect customers and crew and support all COVID-19 health guidelines, both state and national. We sincerely trust you're staying safe. As we continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis, our greatest priority is the health and safety of our customers, team members, and the wider community. We have reviewed the directive from the Australian Government regarding the closure of all non-essential services &...

Zip. You can own it now, pay later

What's Zip? It's a payment method which gives you the freedom to buy now and pay later at thousands of Australia’s favourite stores - including Heritage Medals. Zip is an easy and flexible payment system which gives you the freedom to buy now and then pay later. There are two reusable account types, Zip Pay and Zip Money. Repayments are flexible so they suit your lifestyle - weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and you can pay as much as you like...

VALE: 2784385 2LT Timothy Andrew FISCHER

Timothy Andrew Fischer, AC, was an Australian politician and diplomat who served as leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996 to 1999. Fischer was born in Lockhart, New South Wales. He served with the Australian Army in the Viet Nam War. RVN Service: 09/04/1968 - 28/02/1969.1st Battalion (The Big Blue One), The Royal Australian Regiment. More; http://ow.ly/vFae30poKiq Lest we forget. 2LT Tim Fischer in RVN

Your favourite charity?

The original ex-military welfare organisation formed for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependents, the Returned and Services League of Australia, was established in 1916. Since then, there have been a large (and growing) number of welfare charities established essentially serving the same group of people, and even more formed to cater for police, fire and emergency services personnel - first responders. Which is your favourite?

Latest challenge coins

We're privileged to help the Wally Thompson OAM Club at Kapooka recognise their members, through the use of a new custom-designed challenge coin. These are the latest coins we've made, and we're pretty happy that the Wally Thompson OAM Club is also pretty happy. "Apologies for the delayed response, we are extremely happy with the coins. On behalf of the Wally Thompson, OAM Club I would like to sincerely thank you for your exceptional service. We look forwards to...

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.

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...

Beware The Amateur

Just when you think you've seen it all, here's #233. We had a request to remount a set of medals today that had been 'expertly' put together by another backyarder, this time in Darwin. Unlike the usual bad practices of using superglue and hot glue guns to tack back riband and medals (which in this case had been done with loads of hot glue), this miscreant 'expert' had also saved himself the expense of adding purpose-built fixings - by hot-glueing...