Royal United Services Institute of Australia


RUSI of Queensland

RUSI QLD: What's On

The RUSI Qld holds lecture meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the months February through to November. All persons in sympathy with the aims of the Institute and all Service Personnel whether serving, in Reserve or Retired are always welcome at RUSI Lectures, irrespective of whether they are members. Guests are most welcome.

Lectures will be at the United Service Club during 2015.  There is parking available behind the club with the entrance off Upper Edward Street.  The Club is a short walk from Central Railway Station.  A cash bar will be open if you require drinks before or after the lecture.  USC dress Standards for the USC should be observed: men: long or short sleeved buttoned shirt, tailored trousers, with business shoes; women: Skirt or pant suit, jacket/blouse with skirt or tailored trousers or a dress. You can register by emailing:rusiq@optusnet.com.au.

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RUSI OF QLD PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2017

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RUSIQ Lecture Programme,   Notice

Wednesday, 18 October 2017;  1200,  RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks

  “The Australian Light Horse in WWI”

Presented by: CAPT Adele Catt

31 October 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the famous charge by the 4Th and 12th Light Horse Regiments at Beersheba. But there is much more to the story than this one event. CAPT Catts can’t cover everything in this rich saga, but she will attempt to highlight a number of other battles and key aspects of the desert campaign. Most importantly, she will also attempt to debunk some of the more common myths that abound, and to excite listeners to study this area in more detail.

The mounted soldier is one of the most evocative symbols in Australian military history. He is part of the Australian Army Heritage.

The history of the ALH is a great story, which becomes better as one grasps more of the facts and detail.

CAPT Adele Catts enlisted in the Australian Army Reserve (WRAAC) on 11 February 1981.

She had an early taste of “Museums”, in 1983, when she worked at Army Museum, NSW whilst studying. In 1993 she completed the “Army Curator’s Course” at the AWM, and was posted as Curator at the 3rd/9th Light Horse (SAMR) Museum in Adelaide. She has completed a further 5 University courses in Museum studies.

CAPT Catts became well known in southern Queensland circles during her 18 years as Curator of the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum at Enoggera. In July 2013 she was posted to Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, as the Manager, Army Museum  South Queensland, her current posting.

CAPT Catts attended the centenary celebrations of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa, 2000, and Gallipoli and Beersheba, 2008, in an official capacity. She was an Honorary ADC to two Queensland Governors (2003-08) 

To register to attend this lecture, please phone the Secretary: Mr Rick Jeffreys OAM,   0411 511 369, or email to rusiq@optusnet.com.au by Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bookings are essential for Security and Catering purposes!!

Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security

The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members  (includes lunch)


RUSIQ Evening Lecture            

Tuesday, 31 October 2017,      1800,    RUSI Hall Victoria Barracks

Subject:  “The Charge at Beersheba and its context”

“For days the Charge was the talk of the camps and messes. The Australian Light Horse had galloped into history”

Every Australian recognises the image of the Australian Light Horseman, it is up there with cricket, koalas  and beer! Is this accolade deserved?

This presentation will be delivered on 31 October, the 100th Anniversary of the famous charge by the 4th and 12th Light Horse at Beersheba in Palestine, a pivotal action on the road to Jerusalem.

No other action by Australians in the Middle East in WWI has caught the public imagination as has the Charge. Two feature films have been made about it.

The build up to this action and its aftermath will be examined as part of the Palestine Campaign of WWI

Presenter: CAPT Adele Catts enlisted in the Australian Army Reserve (WRAAC) on11 February 1981.

She had an early taste of “Museums”, in 1983, when she worked at Army Museum  NSW whilst studying. In 1993 she completed the “Army Curator’s Course” at the AWM, and was posted as Curator at the 3rd/9th Light Horse (SAMR) Museum in Adelaide. She has completed a further 5 University courses in Museum studies.

CAPT Catts became well known in southern Queensland circles during her 18 years as Curator of the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum at Enoggera. In July 2013 she was posted to Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, as the Manager, Army Museum South Queensland, her current posting.

CAPT Catts attended the centenary celebrations of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa, 2000, and Gallipoli and Beersheba, 2008, in an official capacity. She was an Honorary ADC to two Queensland Governors (2003-08) 

To register to attend this lecture, please phone the Secretary: Mr Rick Jeffreys OAM  0411 511 369, or email to rusiq@optusnet.com.au by Monday, 30 October 2017

Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security

The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members (which includes supper)

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RUSIQ PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2017

LECTURE PROGRAM

Tues 10 October - Military Modelling Special Interest Group - "Say Farewell to the Beersheba Diorama"


Wed 13 September -
Captain David Hayward (Retd):
"The Sovereignty Dispute in the South China Sea - Economic Considerations for the Military & Economic Security of Australia."


Tues 5 September - Diane Melloy: "The Boys of Brisbane Grammar School, Soldiers of the Queen and the King, to the Boer War and to the Great War."

Wed 23 August - Major Matthew Marcinkewycz: "The Modern IED Threat" Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a pervasive threat on the asymmetric battleground.

Tues 1 August - Lieutenant Colonel Rick Maher: “Gallantry –v- Leadership, a comparison of these attributes, using the careers of three Allied Aviation VC Winners: The Western Front, 1916 to 1918.”

RUSIQLD PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2016

LECTURE PROGRAM

Tues 1 August - : Australia’s Amphibious Forces

Wed 16 March - Captain Paul D Johnstone (Ret’d): In (Cyber) Space No One Can Hear You Scream – Defence of the Digital Spectrum

Wed 20 April - Major Ross Eastgate, OAM (Ret’d): The Arab-Israeli Wars 1967-82 - A UN Observer’s Story

Wed 18 May - CMDR Peter Tedman RAN Senior Naval Officer South Queensland:Naval Development of Bulimba and its Current/Future Role

Wed 15 June - AIRCDRE Peter Growder (Ret’d): The F111 – A Backbone in Australia’s Strategic Defence Over 40 Years

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SEMINAR PROGRAM

OTHER EVENTS - NON RUSI of QLD


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