House News

Anzac Day Driveway Observance

Calling all Naval Association of Australia Sandgate Sub-Section members! For this coming Anzac Day, veterans are encouraged to participate in the Driveway Observance Campaign at 6am on 25 April 2020, and — for posterity — to share with your shipmates an image of your own personal involvement in this (hopefully) Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
House News

New War Memorial dedicated

SANDGATE Sub-Section was honoured to be associated with the Dedication Ceremony of a new War Memorial and Remembrance Gardens at Murrumba Downs on 6 February 2020. Fig Tree Retirement Village, located at 1 McClintock Drive, some 40km north of Brisbane, spent much of the last year organising the installation of Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
House News

Looks a lot like Christmas!

IT’S on again — the Sub-Section sausage sizzle kiosk will be setting up in the Bunnings Virginia car park on the last Saturday before Christmas! Come on down to the brand-new Superstore on Sandgate Road on Saturday, 21 December 2019. We’ll be on-site for a 7am start. As usual, our Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
RAN Milestones

Brisbane salutes the King

NAVAL OFFICER ON HORSEBACK Royal Review of Forces THE Royal Review of naval and military forces, to be held in The Domain on Monday [ 29 June 1936 ], in commemoration of the King’s birthday, will be the most colourful parade seen in Brisbane since the inception of voluntary training. Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
News Updates

Exploring Queensland legacies

THE legacies of World War I and how they shaped modern day Queensland will be the focus of Queensland Museum’s new permanent exhibition, Anzac Legacy Gallery, which opened on 10 November 2018. Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, said Anzac Legacy Gallery featured more Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
News Updates

You Can’t Stop the Beat!

DATECLAIMER: Friday, 26 October 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin, Queensland. Tickets: Just $20. It will be a hoot! ABOUT THE RANVB THE Royal Australian Navy Band Association Incorporated (the “RAN Veterans Band”) is an Ex-Services Organisation (“ESO”) formed in 1993 and made up of former Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
House News

Blooming great help!

HELP for St Mary’s Anglican Church’s Centenary of Armistice Day Project at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, is coming from places far and wide, and from all kinds of wonderful volunteer workers. President of the Naval Association of Australia (Sandgate Sub-Section), Darby Ashton, today praised the astonishing effort of a veritable fleet Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
News Updates

Poppy-making workshops at the Ekka

THE annual Royal Queensland Show (the “Ekka”), now in its 141st year, is arguably Queensland’s largest and most loved event bringing Queenslanders together to celebrate Australia’s agriculture and rich cultural history through competitions, live music, food, showbags and rides. One of the most poignant activities at this year’s Ekka will Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago