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
22 October

1916 — HMAS UNA (ex German sloop KOMET) arrived at Malekula Island, New Hebrides, to mount a punitive action against rebellious natives. 40% of UNA’s crew were struck down with malaria

1942 — Battle of GOODENOUGH ISLAND, New Guinea.  This island was occupied by the Sasebo 5th SNLF (Japanese) and securing it was part of the build-up for a major offensive at BUNA

1950 — Battle of YONGJU / The Apple Orchard. This was the first action that Australian troops saw in Korea when they were called to support American troops. Capt Denness won a Military Cross, Lt Butler won a Silver Star and 7 Australians were wounded in the action