The 2/2nd Field Regiment Association proudly represents former members of the 2/2nd Field Regiment, 6th Division, 2nd A.I.F. and welcomes the support of their families, relatives, descendants and friends.
With branches in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland the Association maintains an active and vibrant community spanning successive generations that reflect an ongoing interest, admiration and respect for the Regiment and all who served with it.
CANCELLATION OF 2020 ANNUAL 2/2nd REGIMENTAL LUNCHEON/AGM
Unfortunately, due to the current and ongoing Covid-19 situation, the decision has been reluctantly taken to cancel this event scheduled for October this year. A brief 2020 report from the President can be viewed under ‘Recent Posts’.
*** ANZAC PILGRIMAGE TO GREECE AND CRETE IN MAY 2021 FOR COMMEMORATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF CRETE 1941
Dear Members and Friends,
Join the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand for an ANZAC Pilgrimage to Greece, in Athens and on Crete to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and the Australian involvement in 1941.
This moving journey that will take place in May 2021, will take you where soldiers from Australia, New Zealand Britain and Greece fought alongside Cretan civilians to push back German invaders during the Battle for Crete in May of 1941.
You will participate in official ceremonies honouring those who fought in the Battle, whilst tracing the history of this significant event during WWII.
Join us on this touching journey as we analyse the Battle by visiting its key sites, whilst at the same time, reliving the heroism and the hopes of the Cretan partisans who fought alongside our own Australian and New Zealand troops.
For a complete detailed program please register your interest in attending via email at with the Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand at email@example.com .
The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand has partnered with Touchdown Tours for all your travel and accommodation requirements with two wonderful packages on offer. Please contact Jaqui on ( 03 ) 9482 5215 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CRETAN FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA & N. Z.
Apart from Anzac Day and Annual General Meeting/Luncheon in October, our Association continues to maintain a strong involvement in the following:
Kindred Organisation Unit Association Committee – RSL
This provides a network for Units and is also the forum for unit associations for input into the Anzac Day.
March and Dawn Service with our committee delegate attending.
Battle of Crete Commemorative Council
We continue to attend some of their events thereby maintaining a strong bond to Crete where some of our veterans courageously fought in 1941 and not forgetting those that went into hiding on the island. The Cretan people at great peril to themselves continued to help our veterans.
In recent years some of their members have marched with us on Anzac Day in their traditional dress.
Hellenic sub-branch RSL
Each year invitations are received to attend Greek Independence Day. The Greeks fought the Otterman Empire from 25th March 1821 with victory finally in 1832. The day is commemorated on the day the war began.
Also invitations to “OHI” (NO) Day on 28th October. Originates from 1940 with the defeat of the Italian Army.
Our attendance involves wreath laying at the Hellenic Memorial or the Shrine Forecourt and then we return to their clubrooms for the traditional lunch of fish and chips.
Kalamata 23 Society
Held in May each year and wreath laying at the Hellenic Memorial in the Shrine precinct.
Shrine of Remembrance
Events are conducted all the time and you can check on their website to see what is on.
Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg
Anzac Day (prior to 25th) and Remembrance Day ceremonies are held each year and everyone is welcome to attend. Remember to visit the Chapel stained glass windows with our own Keith Rossi depicted. Everyone welcome to attend.
From time to time with some conducted by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
Many members attend for meals and a flutter on pokies and if you are on holidays etc please take the opportunity to support our RSL – you are always welcome.
SEE PHOTOS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE OF PAST EVENTS:
. 2/2 ANNUAL LUNCHEON, Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley held on Sunday, 28 October 2018.
. UPDATED PHOTOS OF BRALLOS PASS MEMORIAL PLAQUE – SURROUNDS COMPLETED AUGUST 2018
. 2/2 PLAQUE CEREMONY – THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA – 21 FEBRUARY 2018
A Dedication Ceremony for a 2/2 Plaque was held on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 2.00PM in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard at The Australian War Memorial, Canberra. A map of where the Plaque is located at the AWM, Canberra is posted on our website (search for Post named Plaque Dedication AWM 21 February 2018 ) if you wish to see it on a visit there.
. REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016 HELD AT THE AUSTIN HOSPITAL (HEIDELBERG REPAT)
A plaque for the Regiment has been dedicated as part of the Hospital’s annual Remembrance Day Service. Keith Rossi did a huge amount of work with returned soldiers through this hospital over a long period of time. There is a stained glass memorial of Keith amongst our photos.
. PLAQUE CEREMONY – BRALLOS PASS, GREECE – SATURDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2016
There was a dedication ceremony for the new Memorial Plaque held at Brallos Pass on Saturday, 29 October 2016 (see photos on our website).