On Friday 24th March 2017, the RSL Care SA in Myrtle Bank celebrated the War Veterans Home 100th Anniversary of care and support to the veteran community. On the 24th March 1917, Colonel Stanley Price-Weir, Commander of the 10th Battalion, AIF at Gallipoli, officially opened what was called the ‘Soldiers’ Home’.
Exactly 100 years later to the day, RSL Care SA celebrated the War Veterans Home centenary with residents, staff, volunteers, guests and members of the Defence and veteran community.
Andrew Russell Veteran Living Launched
It was a wonderful evening which also included the launch of RSL Care SA’s veteran homelessness program, Andrew Russell Veteran Living (ARVL). ARVL is named after Sergeant Andrew Russell who was a South Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2002. Andrew’s parents, Bob and Jan Russell, cut the ribbon to officially open the program at the 100th Anniversary.
RSL Care SA believes that the ex-service community deserves the best care and affordable accommodation. RSL Care SA is an independently constituted not for profit organisation with links to the Returned & Services League of Australia (SA Branch).
Our mission is to support veterans and their dependents, although the ex-service community are our primary client group it is not exclusively so. The facilities and services are also available to the broader community.