Re­mem­brance at Kings Park

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

HIGHLY suc­cess­ful Rsl-or­gan­ised An­zac sun­set ser­vices will be held for a fourth year at the Flame of Re­mem­brance in Kings Park for five days be­fore An­zac Day.

“Ser­vices are held over five evenings and will fo­cus on a dif­fer­ent theme each evening, with the pro­gram in­clud­ing a wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony,” RSLWA pres­i­dent Peter Aspinall said.

The theme for night one re­mem­bers the first Royal Air Force 1000-bomber raid on Cologne, Ger­many against Nazi Ger­many in World War II.

The fol­low­ing ser­vice re­mem­bers the war’s Bat­tle of El Alamein in Egypt and the Kokoda Trail Cam­paign fought by Aus­tralian mili­tia against the Ja­panese in Pa­pua New Guinea in 1942.

On April 22, the ser­vice will be about the sink­ing of HMAS Perth and the USS Hous­ton in Sunda Strait near In­done­sia in 1942.

The 75th an­niver­sary of the mas­sacre of Aus­tralian nurses from the trans­port ship Vyner Brooke near In­done­sia will be re­mem­bered on April 23.

The April 24 ser­vice be­fore An­zac Day will cen­tre on the cen­te­nar­ies of the bat­tles of Bul­le­court, Lag­in­court and Third Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele in France in World War I.

To lay wreaths at the ser­vices, call 9287 3799 or con­tact events@rslwa.org.au.

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