Here are some Ex service organisations located in Tasmania that can help. Click on the photos below and they will take you to the respected organisations that are able to assist you.
Vietnam Veterans & Veterans MC TAS
It is a matter of history that the United States and its allies waged a protracted war in Vietnam during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Australia, being one of the United States allies was involved from 1962 until 1972.
The aftermath of this war and the social upheaval it caused left a large number of veterans deeply traumatised and adrift in the society they had returned to.
All experienced to a larger degree the bitterness and sometimes hatred of the general public who had not shared their experiences in Vietnam. Many veterans were shunned, and in turn shunned society and turned to the only people who they could trust – their Brothers in Arms, fellow Vietnam Veterans.
In late 1989, an advertisement was placed in a Melbourne newspaper seeking those Vietnam Veterans who were also Motorcyclists, and who would be interested in starting a Motorcycle Club. There was a strong response and, so, at the Broadford Hotel, the Victorian Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club was born. During the same time other like minded Vietnam Veterans across Australia were coming together and forming chapters.
To support the wellbeing and betterment of our members, former and serving members of the ADF, and their dependants, with the provision of welfare and commemorative services and, where appropriate, contribute to the worthy needs within the community.
Objectives of the League:
- Welfare of war veterans, serving members of the ADF, ex-servicemen and women and their dependants;
- Advocacy and Representation;
- Accepts as a result of its charter, a moral obligation to help all veterans, serving members of the ADF, and ex-service members regardless of whether they are members of the League or not;
- Commemoration and Remembrance;
- Participates in Employment Programs for veterans, ex-service members and their dependants;
- Committed to democratic principles and practices;
- Provides a means for members to enjoy camaraderie, fellowship and mateship;
- Provides effective and efficient management of RSL assets and resources for the benefit of it’s members, Serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), veterans and the ex-service community;
- Acts as an effective lobby group by monitoring relevant Government Departments and policies;
- Provides moral and active support for the ADF;
- Active within the community and Australian Society;
- Practices and endeavours to instill in the Australian people the patriotic, loyalty and pride which the League has for the Nation, it’s people, the Crown and the Flag