Flyover: A CT4A aircraft from No 100 Squadron RAAF Point Cook Museum will be part of the event. Photo: FILE
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Historic battle to be remembered

The Air Force Association Ballarat Branch is remembering the Battle for Australia this weekend. The 2022 Battle for Australia Weekend is an acknowledgment of the service people who fought against and pushed back Japanese attacks from 1942 to 1945, and will be marked this Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 August.

From Ballarat Times

Agios Christos Church, opposite the Old Square Tower site. Photo: Jim Claven

Finding the Lost WW1 Graveyard of Lemnos

One would think that after one hundred years there was not much more to be found in the history of the Greek Island of Lemnos’ involvement in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16.

Winchelsea Memorial
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Opening of Winchelsea war memorial cairns

Winchelsea RSL members will lead a community commemoration on 21 August acknowledging formal opening of the town’s war memorial cairns and the region’s proud service history.

From The National Tribune

A tribute to the fallen of World War I now honors all who have lost their lives to war.
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Mount Macedon Memorial Cross

Situated among the trees at the summit of Mount Macedon, high in the Macedon Ranges lies the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross. At a height of 68 feet (21 meters), this striking and imposing monument is said to be one of the most significant in the state of Victoria. It’s a site of remembrance and was initially built in 1934 to remember those who lost their lives from 1914-1918 during World War 1.

From Atlas Obscura

HMAS Canberra

Memorial commemorates 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Canberra

Tuesday marks the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I). In the darkness of the early hours of 9 August 1942, the Australian heavy cruiser was sunk, having been severely damaged off Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) in a surprise attack by a powerful Japanese naval force.

The Plaque joins the Honour Stone at the Bush War Memorial dedicated to those lost in three separate instances in proximity to the site.
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SS Dureenbee Plaque unveiled

Moruya Country Markets Secretary, Kay Nash has unveiled a bronze plaque commemorating the lives lost in the the 80th Anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on the Merchant Naval Ship Fishing Trawler SS Dureenbee 17NM off the coast of Moruya.

From the beagle News

Lest we forget: The Borough community will mark 100 years of the Eaglehawk War Memorial with a new plaque to be unveiled on Friday. Photo: MATTINBGN/ WIKIMEDIA

Cenotaph centenary celebrated

One-hundred years ago the Eaglehawk war memorial was unveiled to honour those who died in World War one. Now, it’s getting an update with more recent information and a plaque acknowledging the service of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, as well as those who’ve served in peacekeeping operations around the world.

Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Morrow adjusts a Vietnamese soldier's shooting position. Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. November 1971.

Australian Army Training Team Vietnam

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the arrival in Saigon of the first contingent of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, on 3 August 1962.

Denis Ratcliffe, Michael, Frank, Pauline and Noelene Holman on one of the memorial seats commissioned by Emu Park Lions
Community News

Memorial benches for shire

Livingstone Shire Council have approved requests for the installation of memorial benches by the Emu Park Lions and the MG Club for installation in Yeppoon and Emu Park.

From CQ Today

A ceremony at the Australian War Memorial will mark 80 years since the start of the Kokoda campaign.

Commemorations mark 80 years since Kokoda

Its name is synonymous with resilience, bravery and courage, and eight decades on the role of Australian troops at Kokoda is still being remembered with pride.


AWM welcomes back full Veterans’ March this Anzac Day

This year for the first time since 2019, the Australian War Memorial will welcome a full Veterans’ March on Anzac Day, Monday 25 April, the 107th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli.

Australian War Memorial director Matt Anderson said the Memorial has been working closely with the ACT Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL), which coordinates the march.

26 members of the New Zealand military visited Brockenhurst cemetery
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New Zealand soldiers lay poppies for fallen comrades at St Nicholas's Church in Brockenhurst

Military representatives from New Zealand paid a visit to honour fallen comrades buried in Brockenhurst’s cemetery.

Thousands of soldiers from New Zealand, India and other Commonwealth nations were treated for their wounds in military hospitals in Brockenhurst during the First World War, with the village chosen because of its clear air and good transport links.

From New Milton Advertiser & Lymington TImes

Harry Aldridge

Harry Aldridge: Navigating Bomber Command

Flight Sergeant Harry Aldridge was huddled over a small desk in a Lancaster bomber, flying low over the Netherlands. Sitting in a cramped, curtained-off compartment, he worked by the light of a simple lamp, the pilot relying on him to find the target before guiding the aircraft and its crew safely home.