1 RAR REUNION PLANNING UPDATE
1 RAR 75TH BIRTHDAY REUNION OCTOBER 2020
Please find below the proposed sequence of events for the Battalion’s 75th Birthday celebrations in October. The dedication of the Vietnam First Tour Memorial from Holsworthy to Townsville will take place. The East Timor 20th and Afghanistan 10th anniversary of there deployments will also be honoured.
There will also be an opportunity for sub-units and groups who wish to have mini-reunions
Proposed Outline of Events (TBC).
Wed 14 Oct 20
PM…Association welcome drinks at venue TBA
Thu 15 Oct 20
AM. The re-dedication of the first tour memorial. Following this, a memorial service for all other conflicts held on the Battalion Parade Ground centred on the existing memorial.
The Battalion will scope providing a guard for this and the first tour service, band, Chaplin, Colours and mascot.
PM Association function at venue TBA. This will be along the lines of the Somalia reunion conducted previously and will pay tribute to the First Tour of East Timor 20th anniversary and Afghanistan 10th anniversary
Fri 16 Oct 20
AM. Opening of the History Room at the 1RAR Museum.
AM/PM. Open Day, possibly followed by a BBQ.
- Opportunity to hold group functions.
Sat 17 Oct 20
AM Parade (combined with 2 and 3RAR TBC)
PM ..Offs and SNCO dinner. This is for current serving members only from 1,2 and 3 RAR, with a limited amount of VVIPs and VIP. It is not intended for veterans. Having said that, if 2 and 3RAR don’t attend some veterans may be able to attend.
- Opportunity to hold group functions or we take over a venue for combined informal drinks.
All times above TBC.
As more details become available they will be posted, this will allow you all time for planning your return to Townsville