Association Structure

Role Member
President Matthew Shea
Vice President Ross Langford
Secretary Greg Bond
Treasurer Greg Knowes
QLD Representative John Smith
NSW Representative James Thorpe
Victorian Representative Ron Linden
Tasmanian Representative Ric Rees
SA Representative  Chris Shannon
NT Representative Kane Pene 
WA Representative Stephan Webb


Objectives of the Associations:

  • Perpetuate the close bonds of comradeship and esprit de corps created by past members of the Fifth/Seventh Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment;
  • Guard the good name and preserve the interests of the Battalion;
  • Preserve the memory of those who died on service with the Battalion;
  • Provide referrals to relevant welfare agencies to Association members who request or require it;
  • Support any successor battalion(s) to the Battalion, in whatever way is practical and appropriate for the Association;
  • Watch over the interests of members and dependants of deceased members and to help those of them requiring assistance;
  • Promote and provide facilities for re-unions and social events for members and their families, dependants and descendants of deceased members;
  • Become a  Registered Charitable Organization should it become desirable to do so consistent with and in furtherance of the objects of the Association;



Membership is open to anyone who has served with 5/7 RAR regardless of their Corps.

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