Nov
11
Mon
2019
REMEMBRANCE DAY
Nov 11 all-day

11th hour
of the
11th day
of the
11th month 

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY
Services held at 11am at war memorials and schools
in suburbs, towns and places across the country.

 

In remembrance of those who served
and those who died
in the Great War of 1914-1918
and armed conflicts
and peacekeeping operations since.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
Agenda for EGM
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

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EGM @ Veterans Advocay Centre
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For APPVA financial members APPVA Notice EGM 12 Nov

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Australian UNTAG deployments awarded Chief of the General Staff Commendation 1990
Mar 2 all-day

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Mar
6
Fri
2020
40 Year Reunion of Commonwealth Ceasefire Monitoring Force _ Rhodesia @ Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Members of the Commonwealth Ceasefire Monitoring Force (CCMF) are hosting their first reunion in

40 years since returning from Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Reunion is open to all those that served as part of the CCFM and Rhodesian Forces including wives and partners. Reunion includes Meet and Greet on Friday 6 March and Dinner on 7 March. This is our first reunion it will be a great event and an opportunity to unite together, catch up with old mates and make some new mates. Please pass this on to anyone that you know that served in the CCMF or the Rhodesian Forces For further information please contact:

Contact

Richard Clarke – ulyssess39371@gmail.com – 0468947929 or Les Norton – les.norton@safetman.com.au -0404812423

 

 

Mar
11
Wed
2020
UNTAG Namibia 1989 1ASC advance party deployed
Mar 11 all-day

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Apr
2
Thu
2020
LCPL Shannon McAliney – Somalia 2nd April 1993
Apr 2 all-day

In memory of 1RAR LCPL Shannon McAliney, who died while serving on peacekeeping operations in Somalia on 2 April 1993.

The 21-year-old from Ballina was going out on patrol when another soldier handed him his Steyr rifle to hold. The rifle discharged and the bullet hit Shannon in the stomach at point blank range. Although he was wearing a flak jacket, he suffered massive internal injuries and, despite efforts to treat the wound, he died later that night.

Thank you for your service, Shannon. Rest in peace.

* Photo shows Shannon assisting a Somali woman at a food distribution centre in the Bay Region of southern Somalia during Operation Solace. © Australian War Memorial

Apr
22
Wed
2020
25th Anniversary Kibeho Massacre in Rwanda
Apr 22 all-day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibeho_massacre

Apr
25
Sat
2020
ANZAC Day
Apr 25 all-day

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May
11
Mon
2020
17 Construction Squadron (UNTAG) Honour Distinction anniversary
May 11 all-day
17 Construction Squadron is awarded the Honour Distinction, Namibia 1989–1990, in recognition of its creditable performance in support of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group operation to manage the transition of Namibia to independence in 1990. Despite being deployed to provide engineering support, when the ceasefire broke down at the start of the mission, members of the squadron helped establish Assembly Points, which enabled the mission to continue. This activity was conducted in the face of hostility from elements of the former colonial power and personal danger arising from the breakdown of the cease fire. Later, 17 Construction Squadron became involved in the election process itself, providing security, transport and logistic support to election officials, monitors, other UN personnel, voters and polling stations. Members of 17 Construction Squadron ensured that, as much as possible, the election was able to proceed without interruption or interference and ensured that all parties were free from intimidation or duress. With the selfless support of individuals from other units of the Australian Defence Force, 17 Construction Squadron played a key role in the smooth and effective transition of Namibia from colonial rule to independence. The Squadron performed a role well beyond what was expected and brought great credit on itself, the Australian Army and Australia.

Chief of Army“. Army Headquarters, Canberra. 10 April 2012.