ACA

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RECENT UPDATES
UPCOMING EVENTS
ACA QLD AGM AND FAMILY BBQ - 24 FEB 2019
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The ACA QLD will be hosting a family BBQ at the Queensland Maritime Museum in a new function area on the southern side of the HMAS Diamantina. Free parking is available in the QMMM, entry is via the slip lane off little dock street. An AGM will be held at 1030, followed by BBQ starting at 1200. A cold coin donation is welcomed, and bring a small plate of food for all to share. Please email the ACA Qld Secretary on acaqld_secretary@commando.org.au to advise attendance and numbers.
COMMANDOS RETURN 2019: TIMOR LESTE 22 JUN - 3 JUL 2019
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See the attached flyer for information on this fantastic program that takes veterans and Commandos to Timor leste for in depth historical tours and cultural experiences with the Timor Leste people. As per the flyer complete the expression of interest form and send to the ACA Qld President on email: acaqld_president@commando.org.au no later than 5 March 2019.
WHO CAN JOIN THE ACA?
Did you or a family member serve with: WW2 Commandos, 1 Commando Coy, 2 Commando Coy, 1st Commando Regiment, 4 RAR (Commando), 2nd Commando Regiment, 126 Commando Signals Squadron, or 301 Signals Squadron? Why not become a member of the Australian Commando Association.

There are four types of membership offered for those wishing to join the ACA. When filling out the membership application below please select the correct membership type that best describes the applicant:

FULL MEMBER: A person who has been on the posted strength of an Australian Commando Unit.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: A person who has been on the posted strength of a unit that has directly supported Australian Commando Units since WWII.

AFFILIATE MEMBER: A person who has been a member (or still a member) of a likeminded military unit

SOCIAL MEMBER - family member of an Australian Commando who has been KIA or passed away.


MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the Association is to:

Foster and perpetuate ties of comradeship, between Queensland domiciled former Commandos of World War 2 Independent Companies/Commando Squadrons and former members of post-world War 2 Australian Commando and Special Forces Units and serving members who have been /or are on the posted strength of a current, former, unit which has been, or is now part of Special Operations Command (SOCOMD), and to encourage the spirit of loyalty to Australia and to encourage former Commandos to take an active part in matters of national importance, particularly defence.

Promote activities of a ceremonial commemorative, memorial, sporting or social character for the benefit of members and families.

Foster and develop the Association's support to the Commando Welfare Trust and patriotic funds in support of its eligible members to its objectives.

Assist former Commandos and former members of SOCOMD including surviving dependents with their problems.

Concentrate its efforts on repatriation and veterans' affairs via representation and advocacy means to all relevant Authorities and/or other parties.

Form and support relationships with other special forces, military and kindred associations for mutual benefit.

Adopt any other objectives agreed upon in pursuance of a Special Resolution in accordance with the Constitution and it's provisions.


MEMBERS AREA
Our members area contains a number of useful links and information for our members. The quarterly Commando News is the official newsletter of the Australian Commando Association. 

The events gallery contains pictures from some of the various state and national association events conducted by our members. 

The video gallery contains a number of general interest videos about Commandos, their training and options. 

The veteran Information and articles section contains a number of useful links covering range of veterans issues. The National Commando Association
committee will add links and documents here regularly that may be of interest to Veterans and their families. 

The support services section provides information on businesses that provide various services to our members.

Click the members area icon below to see our members area.

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
You can choose to join a state association who have their own committee and events in each state, or the ACA National Association. Joining the National Association is an option for those members who are geographically not able to make it to state association events, or may live overseas. However still have full access to all the services offered by the ACA.

To apply to join the ACA click the Icon above, fill in your personal information and the relevant Association will then be in touch to organise your membership. Fees are $45 per annum (Full members), $30 per annum (Associate and Affiliate members), and $20 (Social members.


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MEMBERS AREA
The members area contains Commando News editions, events galleries, video gallery, veteran information and articles, and support services. Click the button above to to to the members area.


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COMMANDO HISTORY
Have you ever wondered how Australian Commando's came into existence? Click the button above to see a brief history of Commandos from inception in WWII, to modern day commando regiments.


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SOCIAL MEDIA
The ACA uses facebook and Instagram social media accounts. Click the links below to go to each of these pages. Current members of any state or national Commando Associations are also invited to join a closed Facebook page where members can discuss and share private information. The link to the closed ACA Facebook page is below. Members are asked to answer the two questions upon requesting to join, then one of the group admins will confirm membership and add you to the closed group.

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FACEBOOK
This is the public Facebook page of the ACA. Anyone can follow, view, and make comments on this page. A great way to see what the national and state associations are doing.


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FACEBOOK GROUP
Only current ACA national or state members can joint this closed private Facebook group. If your a member follow the link above and answer the two questions and one of the group admins will add you to the group.


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INSTAGRAM
This is the public Instragram page of the ACA. Anyone can follow, view, and make comments on this page. A great way to see what the national and state associations are doing.


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ACA CALENDAR
Check here regularly to see our upcoming ACA National and State Association events. This calendar includes events happening across all state and national associations.
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CORPORATE SPONSORS
The Australian Commando Association is seeking corporate sponsors. If you are a business owner, or know a business who may be interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please use the contact us page to contact the ACA National Secretary.
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DONATIONS
Under Construction - Coming Soon to be updated
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