SAMRA became an incorporated body on the 13th July 1988. It has been the main point of contact for ex members of the Regiment/Corps and other interested military associations. SAMRA is a member of the RAAC Corporation Ltd.


a. To perpetuate the close bonds of comradeship, and esprit de corps created by past and present members of the Regiment and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

b. To guard the good name and preserve the interests of the Regiment and Corps.

c. To foster the interests of the Regiment by;

i. Providing assistance for Regimental activities outside the scope of normal entitlement from Army sources, and

ii. Encouraging those suitable to serve with the Regiment, to so serve.

d. To assist in researching, recording, and preserving the history, traditions and customs of the Regiment and also its predecessor Regiments.


  • Ron Hoey (1987 - 1989),
  • Chris Hill (1989 - 1991)
  • Clarrie Mitchell (1991 - 1993)
  • Glenys Litchfield (1993 - 1998)
  • Dave Griffiths (1998 - 2005)
  • Ron Teusner (2005 - 2013)
  • Reg Williams (2013 - 2021)
  • Malcolm Haynes (2021 - Present)


Current financial membership is in excess of 160 ex members of the Regiment. Our database contains over 300 names of current and past members of the Regiment . If you would like to join go to our membership page.


Regular contact is maintained via our regular newsletters which covers Squadron activities and other matters of interest from the Corps and members.

Association Activities:

Restoration of Military Banners (3 LH Regt Guidon, 3 LH Regt Kings Colour) held at St Peters Cathedral.

Personnel support to Military Collection working bees.

Supply and and sale of RAAC and SAMRA merchandise.

Engraving of annual trophies presented to unit members.

Restoration of the 18 LHR Champion Crew/Tp Efficiency Shield

Black Hat functions.

Regular reunion lunches throughout the year with partners.

Support to 49 Army Cadet Unit.

Annual Remembrance Day crosses on North Terrace.

LH Memorial Service, ANZAC day.

Life member status of the former Military Collection.

Purchase of Guidon cases for 3/9 LH (SAMR)

Donations to the Military Collection

Framing of Commissions and Warrants for Squadron members.

Represents the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Corporation Ltd in South Australia.

Annual major functions for SAMRA members.

The development of the History Room at Elizabeth Training Depot