Australian States Memorial Ceremonies

  

                 2018  Bomber Command’s 11th Year of Commemoration

Canberra Ceremony will be held on SUNDAY  June 3

The Canberra Events are as follows

       4:55pm Last Post Ceremony Pool of Reflections AWM

                                                      Sunday June 3

11:00 am Commemorative Wreathlaying Ceremony Bomber Command Memorial Western Sculpture Garden

For further information see below

BCCDF Invitation 2018

 

     Commemorative Ceremonies in other States

Bomber Command Commemoration and Wreathlaying Ceremony

SYDNEY

The Ceremony this year is being mounted by the Australian Flying Corps  and Royal Australian Air Force Association ( NSW Division Inc)  in conjunction in partnership with the Bomber Command Association of Australia NSW Inc

SUNDAY   27 May 2018

Cenotaph   Martin Place

11 :00  am ( please be seated by 10:30 am)

          Guest Speaker Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC ( Ret’d)

Former Chief of the Defence Force and Patron of Bomber Command Association in Australia Inc

   Decoration and medals may be worn

 

 

 

REPORTS on 2016 Ceremonies

As in past years ceremonies were  held in capital cities of Australia to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Bomber Command aircrew. With the exception of Perth and Adelaide all ceremonies were  held on Sunday June 5

                                     Sunday May 29

Perth      Memorial Wall Air Force Memorial Estate, Bull Creek

10:00 am  Contact RAAFA (WA) 08 93114444

 

                                   Sunday May 29

Adelaide      Location   Torrens Parade Ground ( NE Corner near RAAF plaques)

Ceremony mounted by RAAFA SA

BC Adelaide 2016 022

BC Adelaide 2016 010Bomber Command 2016 025

 

 

                            

Melbourne    The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Western Gallery Ground Floor

Sydney    

The Cenotaph, Martin Place

Sunday June 5

Weather conditions…..WET. But with everyone sheltered on the walkway near the GPO building the ceremony went ahead. Eight BC veterans were in attendance. Wreaths were laid though some wreaths  did not make it to Sydney due to the adverse weather conditions. The Knox Pipe Band as in 2015 were instrumental is setting an appropriate tone and Bugler Ben Close was impressive. In adding to the solemnity and importance of the Service was Custodian of the Cenotaph Will Smith who stood in the rain for the the duration of the ceremony and the Catafalque party from Richmond Air Base.

One of the wreaths that did not make it due to floodwaters

Wording Flt Lt Gordon Sutherland Pyle ‘ The Bravest of Brave’ Love forever Robin and Anna  Pyle wreath

The Reflection was given by Eric Barton and it is attached.

ERIC BARTON DFC Ld’H

 

 

 

 

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