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FINLEY RSL SUB-BRANCH

The Finley RSL Sub-Branch meets on the second Thursday of each month.

> 7pm during daylight savings hours

> 6pm during non-daylight savings hours

Contact Anne Freestone on 0428 293 922

Email: FinleySB@rslnsw.org.au

this information is correct as at 22 February 2024

FINLEY RSC - HISTORY
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People may not know that our Club goes back to 1955.

There is a rich history attached to our beginnings.

THAT HISTORY WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN SOON FOR UPDATES.

In the meantime, this illustration shows what the RSL Clubrooms looked like in the early days.

Illustration from the back cover of Finley Returned Soldiers Club Ltd: 50 Years - 1997 

Copies of this book are available at the Club for just $5 (which will be donated to Legacy)

SYMBOLISM OF THE RSL BADGE

The badge itself is a symbol of readiness at all times to render service to the country and to former comrades.

No wealth or influence can purchase the RSL badge which may be worn only by those who are members of the RSL.

The SHIELD shape is symbolic of the protection which the RSL gives to its members, their dependants, and widows and orphans of those who paid the supreme sacrifice.

RED represents the blood ties of war that exist between comrades.

WHITE stands for the purity of the motives in joining the League - to render service without thought of personal gain or ambition.

BLUE indicates a willingness to render that service to a comrade anywhere under the blue sky - wherever he or she may be.

The wattle is symbolic of Australia. The leek, rose, thistle and shamrock represent the link with Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland respectively.

Depicted in the centre of the badge, and encircled by the name of the organisation, are a sailor, soldier, airman and servicewoman marching together with their arms linked in friendship. This is to show that within the circle of the League, all Services and all ranks march together in unity and comradeship.

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