About Us


  • To provide support for the well-being of the RAR Family.
  • To be a trusted and competent voice on all matters affecting the well-being of the RAR Family.
  • To be the representative voice to the Queensland State Government and Federal Government agencies for the RAR Family, including the RAR Battalions’ Associations, located  in Queensland.
  • To manage the Royal Australian Regiment’s National Memorial Walk and  preserve the memory of those who died during service with the Regiment.
  • To perpetuate the close bonds of comradeship and esprit de corps created by past and present members of the Regiment.
  •  To guard and perpetuate the good name and preserve the interests of the Regiment.
  • To co-ordinate Queensland State RARA activities for the RAR Family.


To achieve its aims and to share the work responsibilities the Committee is structured with a Management Committee and appropriate Task Sub-committees. The Committee meets at least four times a year. Queensland based RAR Battalions’ Association delegates (normally the President or Secretary) attend.

Area committees for North Queensland, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast ensures that the Association is represented state-wide.


President: Kel Ryan

Deputy President: Vacant

Vice President (NQ): Neil Schwebel

Vice President (Gold Coast): Alf Vockler

Secretary: Greg Decker

Treasurer: Phil Challands

Admin Officer: Dave McDonald

Curator NMW: Peter Brennan

Webmaster: Rick Hollingdrake, OAM

Newsletter Editor: Vacant

Welfare Officer: Ross Langford OAM

ANZAC Day March Committee: Ross Langford OAM

Committee: Trevor Pond

Publishing: Dan Penman

Immediate Past President: Ted Chitham MC, OAM



North Queensland

Chairman: Neil Schwebel

Sunshine Coast: Kevin Lynch

Gold Coast: Alf Vockler

Kilcoy Diggers: Rod Slater

Patron: Neil (Lofty) Eiby, OAM

Honorary Gardener: Peter Cundall, AM

Honorary Padre: Padre Peter Devenish-Meares

Honorary Solicitor: Vacant