City of Mandurah RSL officially open new Greenfields home | photos

The City of Mandurah RSL Club officially opened their new home late last month, with a ceremony held and attended by local dignitaries and members of the public.

The club has moved to their new home at 20/22 Rouse Road in Greenfields, with a strong turnout for the proceedings on Saturday, November 23.

Graeme Edwards, a prominent former politician and previous state president of the RSL, was in attendance and has been named as the Mandurah club's patron.

The club has been named the City of Mandurah Sub-Branch Bell VC Club, after Frederick Bell, who was the first West Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross medal after fighting in the Boer War.

Mr Bell's descendants Aidan and Damian Bell live in Mandurah and were on hand on the day, along with local politicians Andrew Hastie, David Templeman and Zak Kirkup.

Mandurah RSL president Dave Mabbs said it had been a long journey to finalise moving into the facility and new members were welcome.

"We would like to thank our local politicians for their support and input through the evolutionary process of building up the sub-branch," he said.

"Thank you to all members and the public for their patience through the process as well.

"I'd like to stress that you do not have to be an ex-service person or currently serving to become a member of the club - come down and have a look."

Mr Mabbs said the club had over 400 members and were working towards Anzac Day 2020.

For more information, visit the club's Facebook page.