External Media

Special Operations Task Group V: Remembers Luke Worsley- let’s all think about what it means to be Australian

We at Wandering Warriors are asked all the time by members of the public for insights into what our troops are experiencing on operations. This story by Darren Peters involves death on operations. It’s a tough but noble story that some will hopefully find uplifting. We greatly appreciate guys like Darren Peters who are […]

Angel Squad – looking after post-1998 veterans who have alcohol and substance abuse issues secondary to PTSD

Founder Colleen McKenna explains why she started Angle Squad:

“We specifically look after post-1998 veterans who have alcohol and substance abuse issues secondary to PTSD as I
had found this to be very much a missing link in the chain of services available to PTSD sufferers.
I kept seeing too many instances of young veterans being released from […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – COMMEMORATING THE ANZAC CENTENARY

Dear Editor,

One hundred years on from the First World War and the landing of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps – the Anzacs – on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey, Australians come together to honour all of those who have served our country.

The men and women who served in the Australian Imperial […]

Transitioning from military back to civilian life can be a struggle for many veterans

Transitioning from military back to civilian life can be a struggle for many veterans. It is a transition that throws up common threads of shared experience across all three services, and even the defence forces of other nations. Here are some words on the subject from a former US Army Ranger.

http://www.havokjournal.com/culture/muddled-misguided-future-rangers-perspective-happy-life/

What our British SAS mates from the Pilgrim Bandits Charity are doing to help their war wounded

Injured soldier Ben Parkinson starts oxygen therapy
 

A soldier who suffered devastating injuries in Afghanistan has started oxygen treatment to help his speech and memory. Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, 30, from Doncaster, was left brain damaged and lost both his legs after a bomb attack in 2006. He is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment at Castle Craig […]

Tribute to Philip Hughes

God’s 11

The pitch was fast, the weather grouse the story was sublime
This young man was determined with one thing on his mind
Confirming that when riding into battle, you’d want him by your side
Focussed in bat at the ready and playing for the team
The desire want and yearning was more than one could dream
His commitment, […]

PM Tony Abbott supports the Wandering Warriors

Prime Minister Tony Abbott tweets: Great to catch up with @WanderingSAS team after their walk from Bris to Canb. Support them @ http://wanderingwarriors.org 

SAS vets complete 1300km trek to Canberra – Story by the Australian

THREE weeks, 1300kms, and legions of weeping blisters.

THE Wandering Warriors stiffly trudged the final steps of their epic march from Brisbane to the entrance of the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra on Thursday.

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Wandering Warriors completed their Brisbane to Canberra Mega Challenge at the Memorial

Today the Wandering Warriors completed their Brisbane to Canberra Mega Challenge at the Memorial. Their arrival was followed by the Australian Special Air Service Association Plaque Dedication Ceremony, which payed tribute to the service and sacrifice of all those who have served with the Special Air Services Association.

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Wandering Warriors’ foot-slogging cares for the carers of ex-comrades in arms

IN 2013 they walked 1600km in 33 days from Brisbane to Birdsville, braving sub-zero mornings in Gatton, Oakey and Dalby and 40-plus degree days beyond Windorah, raising more than $120,000.

This year members of the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) Association charity, the Wandering Warriors, will tackle the 1300km Brisbane-to-Canberra mega-challenge.

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