News

RSL marks a historic milestone

Stanthorpe RSL Sub Branch president Cyril Charlwood and Ballandean resident Pedro Curr at the recent Battle of Long Tan memorial. The sub branch will celebrate 100 years of the RSL on Saturday.
Stanthorpe RSL Sub Branch president Cyril Charlwood and Ballandean resident Pedro Curr at the recent Battle of Long Tan memorial. The sub branch will celebrate 100 years of the RSL on Saturday. Liana Turner

THE men who founded the Returned Service League of Australia to help returned servicemen of WWI probably didn't expect its services to be required for more than a century.

But the 1914-18 conflict was said to be the war to end all wars.

All the same, RSL sub-branches across the country have continued to assist veterans throughout the years.

Stanthorpe's veterans and a host of dignitaries will this weekend celebrate the Returned Service League's 100th anniversary.

Stanthorpe RSL sub-branch president Cyril Charlwood said he looked forward to the celebration.

Mr Charlwood said this was a significant occasion for the club, and the RSL as a whole.

He said RSL sub-branches from Wallangarra, Tenterfield and Texas would take part in the event.

The celebration will take place at Stanthorpe RSL club on Marsh St from noon this Saturday.

While the operations of the RSL may have evolved over the years, the core purpose has remained the same: to assist those who have served our armed forced, and those who have been left behind in the wake of tragedies.

"It was (initially) mainly about looking after returned men with wounds and widows with children,” Mr Charlwood said.

"I don't think those men that started it thought it would have gone for 100 years.

Guests will include Queensland RSl president Stewart Cameron, Western District president Max Foot and Southern Downs major Tracy Dobie.

Topics:  centenary rsl


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Nominate now to help cricket's crucial fundraiser

Souths players Harry Williams, Liam Lanza, Alex Cameron, Jordan Lanza, Ross Ricca, Tom and Adam Bonner and Stanthorpe Cricket president Luke Brady are looking forward to Stanthorpe's Super-8s fundraiser day.

Nominate now for Super-8s cricket fundraiser.

Showers forecast over weekend

One of billions of Rain Drops falls on the tweed Photo Blainey Woodham / Daily News

Stanthorpe is in for another wet weekend

Granite Belt's big leap in renewable energy

Tim Lucas on his property, where a wind farm has been approved.

Stanthorpe could be mostly wind-powered in the near future.

Local Partners

Council rocked by shocking bullying claims

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council has hit back at claims of bullying, after allegations surfaced in the media this week.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Waterskiers to descend on Storm King Dam this weekend

GOOD WEEKEND: A waterskier at the Waterski South Queensland annual tournament last year. The event will return to Storm King Dam this weekend.

Storm King Dam will come alive with waterskiers this weekend.

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

Steve Carell pulls cruel prank on fans of the office

Steve Carrell decided to pull a cruel prank on fans of The Office

Lee Lin Chin's man-crazy, beer-loving side revealed

HAVE A BEER: Lee Lin Chin her tips and quips on life.

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin offers up satirical tips and quips.

Married at First Sight: M'boro dad to feature on reality TV

LOOKING FOR LOVE: Farmer Sean Hollands, 35, from Maryborough will feature on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

A bull riding accident put everything into perspective for Sean.

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Top sportsman leaves town

GOLD CUP WINNER: Ben Tapp has moved to Tamworth and listed his historic Warwick property The Glen.

ONE of Australia's top campdrafters Ben Tapp has left Warwick

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!