The National Servicemen's Association
of Australia Queensland Inc

Gold Coast North Branch

"We Proudly Lead the Way"

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National Service was introduced in 1951 for all 18 year old men. Over 250,000 young men served in the Army, Navy and Air Force until 1959. It was reintroduced in 1965 for the Army only, this time the period was for 2 years and was based on a birthday Ballot.
Fifty percent of these young men, aged 20 years old, went to Vietnam. There were 212 young National Service soldiers killed in action and 1479 wounded during that conflict.
The National Servicemen's Association was formed in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1987 by the late Barry Vicary. The growth was slow until early 1995 when it rapidly grew in Queensland to nearly 3000 members. Branches  are now formed in all states with a total membership of approximately 12,000 Australia wide.

The Gold Coast North Branch  was formed in late 1995 by three Gold Coast members:
John Danks, Len Cuttler and Hugh Williams. It now boasts of around 200 Members.  
The Gold Coast North Branch meets bi-monthly with a bi-monthly newsletter with a distribution of over 200 copies Australia wide.

30th July, Induction Day, will be held at our Memorial in Lorraine Stumm Palmer Park at Broadbeach; this commences at 10.30am for a 11.00am Service.

In July 2001, the Gold Coast hosted the 50th Anniversary of the first call-up of Nashos in 1951.
Click here to see what a magnificent event it turned out to be.

(A second  Branch was created on the Gold Coast in late 2001 - Gold Coast - South  Branch -  to primarily service members in the southern areas of the coast from Tallebudgera Creek to Coolangatta - see their separate Web Page). 

Click here for General Meetings

Click Here for Committee Meetings

Branch Post 10 Years Anniversary Celebrations

Patron Peter Franklin  
President Brian Handke 07 5630 8071
Secretary Roy  PAYNE 0448 234 036
Minute Secretary Bob Moll 07 5574 5032
Vice President   07 5519 9770
Treasurer David Moss 07 5576 0168
Padre John Mavor AM 07 5578 8112
Newsletter Editor Val Smith 07 5546 6505
Postal Address P O Box 924 Nerang Qld 4211  

For Further Nasho Information use these links

The Branch was formed on the 31st October 1995
The Charter was issued on the 14th February 1996
The first President Hugh Williams




Bayside Beaudesert Bribie Island Brisbane North Brisbane South Brisbane West BrisNorthWest Bundaberg Caboolture
Cairns Coral Coast Dalby Darwin Gladstone Gold Coast North Gold Coast South Twin Towns Gympie
Hervey Bay Ingham Innisfail Ipswich  W&M Mackay Maryborough Pine Rivers Pipes & Drums Redcliffe
Redlands Rockhampton South Burnett  Stanthorpe  Sunshine Coast  Tablelands  Toowoomba  Townsville  Warwick 



Revised: 24th May  2018