We thank our troops for their service and sacrifice
RSL Art Union Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae, Dec 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

RSL Art Union VIP Club Veteran

Meet Joe

Joe Devereux served as an Aircraft Technician in the Royal Australian Air Force for 16 years. Unfortunately, Joe became seriously ill whilst on a posting in Perth, WA, and was medically discharged in May.

Sadly, since his discharge, Joe has struggled with the transition to civilian life, experiencing physical illness and mental health issues, and had difficulty finding employment. Through the support of the RSL employment program, Joe has secured a role as Site Engineer with St Hilliers in Townsville, North Queensland, and is on the road to recovery. Watch Joe's story to find out more.

Ashlea Henley RSL Art Union Veteran

Meet Ashlea

Ashlea Henley, an ex-aircraft technician in the Royal Australian Navy, enlisted at 18 years old and served for seven and a half years.

Sadly, Ashlea was medically discharged in 2017 with a shoulder injury and diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Trojan's Trek, an RSL supported initiative, has helped her to connect with other veterans and played a pivotal part in her continued rehabilitation. Watch Ashlea's story to find out more. 
Luke Mates for Mates RSL Art Union

Meet Luke

Luke Halabi, an ex-Bushmaster Driver in the Australian Army, enlisted at 18 years old and served for just under nine years.

Sadly, Luke was medically discharged and diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For years Luke has suffered from anxiety, anger, insomnia and feeling on edge.

Mates4Mates, an RSL funded initiative, has played a major part in helping Luke on his journey to recovery. Watch to find out more.

Pennie Looker RSL Art Union

Meet Pennie

Pennie Looker, an ex-Psychological Examiner in the Army was medically discharged after serving for 19 years and was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Pennie faces challenges every day as she struggles with the effects of PTSD. This is the story of how Pennie was medically discharged after 19 years in the Australian Army, and the major stepping stones she has taken on her journey towards recovery.



Ben RSL Art Union Veteran

Meet Ben & Cam

Ben and Cameron enlisted at a young age and served for over 10 years. Sadly, both men were medically discharged and diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

When asked how he would describe himself, Ben shares, ā€œI used to be a warrior, then I turned into a worrier and now Iā€™m on the road to becoming a peaceful warrior.ā€

Watch to find out more about Ben and Cameron's story. Thank you for your support.