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2019 ANZAC GREECE & CRETE REUNION

The 2/2nd Field Regiment Association has received an invitation to the 2019 ANZAC, Greece and Crete Reunion. There will be a special presentation from Ms. Megan Spenser on the AWM podcast ‘From a Whisper to a Bang’ which features the Battle of Crete. The reunion will be held at the Education Centre at the Shrine of Remembrance on Sunday 6th October 2019 at 2:00 pm. Entry is free and light refreshments will be served. RSVP is by Wednesday 25th September 2019 so please let our Secretary Mel Johnson (dexta33@bigpond.com) know ASAP if you would like to attend.

Commemorative Service for the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete – 26.05.2019

The Commemorative Service started with a colourful parade up the forecourt of the Shrine followed by a Service and laying of wreathes at the base of the ‘Eternal Flame’ Memorial. A wreath was laid on behalf on the 2/2nd Field Artillery Regiment Association by Secretary Mel Johnson and myself.

This was followed by a further Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial in Birdwood Avenue.

D. Trewarne. 26.05.2019

Anzac Day 2019

6th Division Assembly point beside St Paul’s Cathedral in Flinders Street.
Veteran Bill Rowe with descendants of veterans
Veteran Bill Rowe with marshal Murray Duckworth, a former work colleague of Association Vice President Derek Trewarne.
The men pictured in traditional dress are descendants of the “Pontian” Greeks who were refugees from the Ottoman Turks.
Veteran Bill Rowe ‘center stage’ with descendants of veterans .
Checking out the banner support poles for future adjustments.
Our editor David Jaboor.
The Association’s secretary pictured with her daughter.

Anzac Day April 2019. The images were taken at the Assembly point beside St. Paul’s Cathedral in Flinders Street and later in the Shrine gardens at the conclusion of the march.

2018-5-26. Battle of Crete Commemorative Parade & Service at the Shrine

Our editor – David Jaboor

Vice President Derek Trewarne laid a wreath for the Regiment

The activities commenced with an official parade along the forecourt of the Shrine culminating in the laying of wreaths in front of the eternal flame. The parade involved various dignitaries, flag bearers, school groups, a band made up of school children, young men and women in Cretan National costumes and some banners of Australian Battalions. This was followed by a brief ceremony at the Australian Hellenic Memorial in Birdwood Avenue.

Derek Trewarne

 

Gunner Harry Forrest Paterson VX 87810 – 2/2nd Field Regiment

To Whom it may Concern,

I have attached some photos that were from my fathers collection of his time whilst serving in P.N.G. (his military records show that he was stationed at Basilisk Battery in Port Moresby and also with A.N.G.U.A. which I believe to be during his time in Lae).

Whilst he was alive, he never spoke of the war, other than to affirm that he fired guns similar to the ones commonly placed outside R.S.L. buildings (25 pounders I understand).

Several of the photos depict him with some mates, but I have no idea of the context of the photos – any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely

Paul Paterson

(his son)

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