Volunteers sought for the RSLWA’s Poppy Project

2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the RSLWA is undertaking a 62,000 Poppy Project to highlight the significance of the occasion.

The 62,000 poppies represent the number of lives lost in World War One and the Project aims to have 62,000 poppies created and installed on the lawns of Kings Park in time for the 11 November Anniversary

Volunteers are sought for the two separate phases of this project; ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Installation’. 

The original source of the following article is from the Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/speeches/75th-anniversary-royal-australian-electrical-and-mechanical-engineers)

75th Birthday Parade - Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Welcome Address

Friday, 1 December, 2017

Parade Ground, Australian War Memorial

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Sharon Bown

MAJGEN Burr, Deputy Chief Army, Distinguished guests.

To the men, women and families, past and present, of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

On behalf of the Director, Dr Brendan Nelson and the Chairman of the Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, Welcome to the AWM on this momentous occasion – the 75thBirthday Parade of the Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

In conducting my research to deliver speeches such as this, I have the very privileged access to Australia’s finest military historians. Men and women who work tirelessly to aid the Memorial in its mission to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact upon Australian society. Men and women who work to ensure that your record of service is recorded, and preserved in perpetuity.

Perth put on spectacular weather for the dawn service and the march.  The march was well attended as well as the after march function.  A special thanks to the committee members that put in another stellar effort for another successful function!  It was great to catch up and see a few face that we have not see for a while!

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Australian War Memorial honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ex-serving members in new exhibit – For Country, for Nation

The Australian War Memorial has opened a new exhibition, For Country, for Nation, commemorating and exploring the military experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous Australians have served with honour among our military forces. The exhibition comprises a diverse range of art, objects, photographs and stories from across Australia that demonstrate their service.

For Country, for Nation is thematic in structure. Stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace are told under the following themes:

- we remember

- warrior strength, diplomats patience

- all heroes, our stories

- communities on the front line

- full rights as citizens

- our cultures continue.

The exhibition will be on display for the next year. For more information visit the Australian War Memorial website https://www.awm.gov.au/ 

 Oringinal Article was supplied from DVA E News.  Click HERE to see this article and others.