Association Structure

Role Member
President Matthew Shea
Vice President Ross Langford
Secretary Greg Bond
Treasurer Greg Knowes
QLD Representative John Smith
NSW Representative .
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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