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Raymond Robinson Memorial Military Museum

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Alan Griffin cut the ribbon to officially open the Raymond Robinson Memorial Military Museum at the Yorke Peninsula Veterans and Community Centre, on Port Road, Kadina on 1st November 2008.

The late Raymond Robinson was from Fisherman's Bay, and was the second Australian on the ground in Vietnam.

"The highly decorated ex-serviceman served in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and his ashes are in our memorial garden," centre spokesperson Mike Rodsted said.

"He was a driving force behind the establishment of this centre and the museum is a fitting memorial."

Around 100 people joined guests at the opening, including Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Veterans' Affairs SA/NT Ian Kelly, National President of the Vietnam Veterans Association Ron Coxon, members of the Veterans Review Board Trina McConnell and Michael Griffin, State Presidents of the Vietnam Veterans Association, ex-Vietnam members of the Australian Army Training Team and former members of the 7th Royal Australian Regiment.

Work began on the museum structure early this year, with funding through Work for the Dole. All contents are from members' personal mementos or loaned from members of the community.

"We are looking for anything militaria to exhibit, which will be held in our registry on loan. This area has such a rich service history. Please don't throw it out. It must be preserved," Mike said.

The museum is open weekdays.