The Dedication Service took place in the ‘Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard’ and was opened by the Director of the AWM, Dr. Brendan Nelson. The President of the 2/2nd Field Regt. Association, Lachlan McPherson gave the main address. Lachlan and Justice Richard Refshauge (son of a veteran) unveiled the Plaque and Vice President Derek Trewarne thanked all those present for attending and those responsible for bringing this project to a most satisfactory completion, in particular, Association Secretary Mel Johnson, Dr Brendan Nelson and all personnel involved from the AWM. At the conclusion of the Service, Derek Trewarne and former Committee Member Anthony Gleeson laid a wreath at the Plaque and then all present proceeded to afternoon tea in nearby ‘Poppies’ Café.
I must acknowledge the official AWM photographer who took a number of photographs of the Ceremony thus providing an excellent record of the event for the Regiment.