RSL ACT Branch
RSL ACT Branch
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Veterans Support Centre

Advocacy and advice

RAYMOND A SUNDERLAND AO - RSL BIOGRAPHY -MA (Canberra), Grad Dip Admin (Canberra) Ray Sunderland was born on 26 July 1930 in Sydney. He entered the Royal Military College Duntroon in February 1950 and graduated as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Artillery on 8 December 1953He saw operational service with 105 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery in Malaya from 1955 to 1957. He then gave service in a variety of staff, training and regimental appointments in Australia and the United States of America. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1984 for service to the Australian Army and retired on 25 July 1985. He is the author of numerous articles and books on international relations and defence policy. He joined British Aerospace Australia in 1985 as Head of Marketing and was appointed an Executive Director of the company in 1987. He retired in 1990. He then pursued an active retirement and apart from Legacy and the RSL, which he has served for the past 30 years, has assisted many other charities He served as President of Canberra Legacy in 1966 and on the Board of Canberra Legacy from 1996 to 2016, he was also a Director of Legacy Australia for 5 years. He has been a Pensions Officer and Advocate for Legacy since 1990 and Woden Valley RSL since 2016.  

RAYMOND A SUNDERLAND AO - RSL BIOGRAPHY -MA (Canberra), Grad Dip Admin (Canberra)
Ray Sunderland was born on 26 July 1930 in Sydney. He entered the Royal Military College Duntroon in February 1950 and graduated as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Artillery on 8 December 1953He saw operational service with 105 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery in Malaya from 1955 to 1957. He then gave service in a variety of staff, training and regimental appointments in Australia and the United States of America. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1984 for service to the Australian Army and retired on 25 July 1985. He is the author of numerous articles and books on international relations and defence policy. He joined British Aerospace Australia in 1985 as Head of Marketing and was appointed an Executive Director of the company in 1987. He retired in 1990. He then pursued an active retirement and apart from Legacy and the RSL, which he has served for the past 30 years, has assisted many other charities He served as President of Canberra Legacy in 1966 and on the Board of Canberra Legacy from 1996 to 2016, he was also a Director of Legacy Australia for 5 years. He has been a Pensions Officer and Advocate for Legacy since 1990 and Woden Valley RSL since 2016.

 

Our trained advocates are former servicemen and women who apply their extensive experience to help with DVA Claims. Please call Andrew on 6285 1931 to make an appointment with a trained volunteer Advocate at the Veterans Support Centre at the Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street,HOLDER ACT 2611.
We provide advocacy services for all members of the veteran community, including serving members.
In an emergency, please contact the available counselling services: VVCS 1800 011 046; Lifeline 13 11 14;  Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636