Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club

By Gary Scott, Rockingham Sub-Branch

The Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club (MBMMC) is for serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force, Commonwealth and Allied forces, their families, friends and their supporter base. The MBMMC is open to both male and female members, whether service members or supporters.

The MBMMC commenced in 2009. Its proud heritage lies in its initial membership with the Patriots Australia Motorcycle Club. It evolved from its grounding with Patriots Australia, adopting a greater purpose and mission. As a Club tribute, the MB wears the same colours (red and black) as worn by Patriots Australia. Our proud breast patch is a testimony to our tri-service heritage and where we came from. The patch symbolises our ‘triple nature’ – comprising Navy, Army and Air Force personnel, both permanent and Reserve services, for both males and females.

Additionally, and depending on the branch of service, we all wear the DPCU or DPNU on the back of our vests, along with our ‘Military Brotherhood’ ‘number plate’ patch to advise all of our proud Defence links.

The MBMMC’s mission is to provide camaraderie, mateship and firm support. The MBMMC was raised to provide essential support to ex-serving and serving veterans through a partnership with DVA, the RSL and other ex-service organisations, just as the Vietnam veterans do, but more for our upcoming young veterans.

MBMMC has members who have been trained in providing welfare, pension and advocacy support for all veterans and are very dedicated to that purpose.

The MBMMC:

  • runs in strict accordance with the Department of Defence guidelines. We do not allow non-prescription drugs, violence, nor sexist behaviour. We promote the same policies as the Department of Defence.
  • is a close-knit, family-oriented club and as such expects serving and ex-serving members and supporters to bring along their families and friends to all events.
  • is expected to grow quickly with affiliated sub branches being raised in all states.
  • welcomes ex-serving and serving members (ADF and CWTH) and supporters who wish to join us.

If you wish to join us as a Service Member, we do not have restrictions on the length of any service. You originally volunteered to serve your country (full-time or part-time), and that is good enough for us. We do not ask you to ‘prove anything’. As an ex-serving member, you have already proved your worth. If you are a current serving member, you are proving your worth each and every day.

If you wish to join us as a Sierra Squad Member (supporter), you will be welcomed with open arms.

If people are interested in joining or find out more, please contact a Sub Branch contact listed at our website at the Military Brotherhood website.

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