Australian War Memorial Bomber Command 75th anniversary Luncheon notice

The following is the text of a message received from the Australian War Memorial regarding the luncheon to follow the 75th Anniversary commemoration of Bomber Command on 4 June:

“Australian War Memorial Bomber Command Luncheon, 4 June 2017

“To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the commencement of Royal Australian Air Force squadrons’ operations with Bomber Command, the Australian War Memorial will be holding a luncheon for the veterans and widows, family, and friends of those who served with Bomber Command. The event will be held at 12.30 pm on Sunday 4 June 2017 in Anzac Hall, following the annual Bomber Command Wreath laying Ceremony held at the Bomber Command Memorial in the Sculpture Garden.

“To RSVP and register to attend the Bomber Command Luncheon please find all information via the Australian War Memorial website at

“or by contacting the Events Hotline 02 6206 9813.

“Please note numbers for the luncheon are limited and preference will be given to veterans and widows of those who served with Bomber Command. Families and friends of veterans are welcome to register, and guests will be contacted from Thursday 4 May 2017 regarding their luncheon registration.

“Bomber Command Luncheon registration page on the Memorial’s website is now live, please see links below:

“         Luncheon Registration Page:

“         Registration form:

“Further details regarding the Bomber Command events held over the June weekend will be uploaded onto the Memorial’s Events Calendar ( ) in the next week.

Events | Australian War Memorial

4 thoughts on “Australian War Memorial Bomber Command 75th anniversary Luncheon notice

  1. Hi
    I have received a State Anzac grant to do a short film on Laurie Larmer who was posted to 51 Bomber Command at Snaith during WW2
    The Keilor East RSL is launching it on May 31 at 2.30
    All welcome
    If you would like a copy of the film pls let me know
    Judy Maddigan


    • Hi Judy

      Sorry for the late reply, we would love to see a copy of your short film. I interviewed Laurie many years ago for the Temora Aviation Museum. Regards, Keith Webb


  2. When I watched the ABC news on Sunday evening and saw the story on the 75th anniversary of Bomber Command I immediately wondered my dad Kevin Kelly wasn’t invited. I then thought he may have been invited but hadn’t responded. So I have a few questions…
    How do veterans receive invitations?
    Both my parents were WW II veterans and both are still alive living in Seymour Victoria so it would be great to be part of any celebrations that may involve their war time contributions.
    As I write this, my dad is an active 91 year old who manages all of his affairs including an email account. I haven’t got any of his personal details at hand right now but will do so if someone responds.


    • Hello Peter, thanks for your comment and apologies for taking time to get to it. Your father would be most welcome to attend our next service, we would need his details to be able to invite him.


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