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ANZAC BATTLES OF CRETE AND THE GREEK CAMPAIGN 77th ANNIVERSARY

Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2 pm

  

The  Joint  Committee for  the  Commemoration of the Anniversary of the  Battle of  Crete  and the  Greek Campaign  (Joint Committee) annually commemorates through a wreath laying ceremony the Anzac Battles of Greece and Crete of April-May 1941 .

Some 17,000 Australians fought in mainland Greece and Crete and 646 were lost . More than half of these Anzacs were not found or their remains identified.

On the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign  we wish to invite  you and your families to attend  the very poignant  wreath laying ceremony at the Sydney Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2 pm.

This  is an opportunity to take out some time from our busy lives and give  thanks to the brave Anzacs and Greek people who defended Greece in 1941 .

 

Lieutenant General Nikolaos Christopoulos, Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Defence  accompanied by  Major Nikolaos Gogousis will attend to honour the Anzacs  and  the Greeks who defended Greece in 1941.

We will also be honoured by the presence of representatives of the NSW and Federal Parliament, Consulates General, Australian military officers, Anzac families and schools.

 

 

DETAILS OF ALL COMMEMORATIONS.

Saturday  19th  May 2018

1.45 pm - Wreath   laying   ceremony at    The    Cenotaph   Martin Place     Sydney 

7pm - Battle of Crete Annual Ball. For details   please    Contact   Cretan Association of NSW   ph    0402 081 590 

  

Sunday 20th May 2018

11.00 am Memorial Service   Garrison   Church    cnr      Argyle   and Lower Fort St    Millers Point (Rocks) Sydney

 

Sunday 27th  May  2018   

9.30 am   Memorial Service   Greek Archdiocese   Church    cnr    Cleveland and   Regent   St    Redfern  

THE JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR CRETE AND THE GREEK CAMPAIGN

The Joint Committee was formed in the late 1970s by the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW, the 2/3rd Field Regiment, the 6th Australian Division represented by
Major General Sir Ivan Dougherty, Major General Ian Campbell, Major General Allan Murchison , Steve MacDougal, Bill Jenkins and Lew Lind. Its aim was to commemorate
the Australian campaigns that were fought on the Greek mainland and later on Crete and to honour the Australian soldiers and their Greek allies by keeping their memory alive.

For over 30 years this committee has been hosting a ceremony on the anniversary of these campaigns, held at Martin Place, Sydney, on or around 20th May. 

More about the Joint Committee...

 

 

 
The 42nd Street Anzac Memorial Official Commemorative Brochure
(PDF)