Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Lemnos Friends of ANZAC Association announce new research centre

“The Lemnos’ Friends of ANZAC“ Association, proudly presents  its new project. Below is the animated presentation of the creation of our brand new  Research Center, in the area where the WW1 […]

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Sergeant Andrew Russell

8252925 Sergeant Andrew Robert Russell died of wounds received when his patrol vehicle struck an anti-tank mine on 16 February 2002 in Afghanistan where he was deployed with the Special […]

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75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

February 15th, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore – one of the darkest days in Australia’s wartime history. Having advanced from the Malayan Peninsular into Singapore, […]

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75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said on today’s 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, Australians would pause and reflect on the lives lost and more than 15,000 Australian […]

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Commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke

As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by […]

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February VAC Key Outcomes

A Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) meeting was held on Thursday, 9 February, 2017, in the Combined Mess at Torrens Parade Ground.  The Chair of the Veterans’ Advisory Council, AVM Brent Espeland […]

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Commemorations for 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin

Minister for Veterans Affairs’ Dan Tehan said Australians will pause and reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin on 19 February. More than 240 people died during […]

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National Servicemen’s Day

February 14 is National Servicemen’s Day and the annual service is held on the closest Saturday – this year it is Saturday February 11.  The service is presented by the […]

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Roving Cheer-Up Hut to visit Loxton

A Cheer-Up Hut – first erected in 1915 as a rest and recreation venue for soldiers – will reappear in Loxton this April to provide a focal point for community […]

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Australia Day Honours

Australia Day Awards are an integral part of Australia Day celebrations. The awards celebrate and honour the outstanding achievement of Australians in our communities. Four South Australians from the veteran […]

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