Published: Wed 28 Aug 2013

Media are invited to attend the unveiling of three new bronze panels on the Roll of Honour, which commemorate the names of 48 Defence personnel previously recorded in the Remembrance Book.

Families of the personnel now included on the Roll of Honour will be attending a private ceremony before the media unveiling at 10 am. Select family members will be available for interviews after the media opportunity.

Please note that the cloisters are restrictive and that space is limited.

 

What:   Unveiling of new Operational Services panels on the Roll of Honour

Who:    Dr. Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial

When:  10.00 am, Friday 30 August, (please arrive at 9.45 am via front steps)

Where: Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial (parking available on ANZAC apron)

 

BACKGROUND

  • The Australian War Memorial has three honour rolls that commemorate the service of men and women who have given their lives for this country: the Roll of Honour; the Commemorative Roll; and the Remembrance Book.
  • Prior to the changes made on the 6 March 2013 members of the Australian Defence Force who died during, or as a result of service during non-warlike or humanitarian peacetime conditions, were recorded in the Remembrance Book.
  • After receiving a petition in November 2012, then consulting stakeholders and the broader community, the Council of the Australian War Memorial on 6 March 2013 amended the Roll of Honour criteria to include Australian Defence Force personnel who had died during non-warlike or humanitarian peacekeeping operations.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Moj Nozhat      (02) 6243 4575            0409 600 038              media@awm.gov.au

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