Largs Bay RSL: Importance of Gathering to Commemorate

Posted on: Mon 28 Sep 2020

Kay Day tells briefly about her father, a POW on the notorious Burma Railway; Brenton Rule talks about his Navy Service and encourages fellow RAN Veterans to hang in there during the Covid-19 restrictions; and Peter Cates, President of the Largs Bay RSL tells us how they worked with the restrictions to hold a commemoration service to a full house, with other RSL Presidents and members also attending.

State President of the RSL, Cheryl Cates recounts the story of two RAAF personnel who became the last Aussies to be killed in action in Vietnam and repatriated back to Australia.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Recorded on location at The Largs Bay RSL

Photo: The full complement of No 2 Squadron RAAF at USAF Base Phan Rang, just before returning to Australia on 1971-06-04.    AWM Creative Commons


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