Reserve Forces Day Parade

A marching band parades across the Memorial' northern forecourt. Defence Personnel salute as they pass.
Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10:00am

Reserve Forces Day is celebrated across Australia.  The Reserve Forces Day Council will hold a parade on the Memorial's Northern Forecourt to recognise serving and former Reservists and to thank families and employers for their support.

 

Presenter
Reserve Forces Day Council
On this day
29 June

1942 — SALAMAUA , a New Guinea village defended by 300 Japanese troops, was attacked by 70 men of the 2/5th Independent Company and the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles. They killed over 100 Japanese and caused large-scale destruction of airfield facilities, including the radio station and a supply dump. Three Australians were slightly wounded.

1950 — Australia became one of the first countries to commit Navy, Army, and Air Force units to the UN Command for service in Korea