Maroubra RSL sub-Branch Middle East Area of Operations Commemoration


Maroubra RSL sub-Branch


946 Anzac Parade MAROUBRA NSW 2035

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946 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW, Australia

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11:00 am


Thursday 11 July


In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Australian military personnel and civilian staff from various agencies took part in campaigns across the Middle East Area of Operations between 2001 and 2021. On 11 July 2021, the Minister for Defence confirmed all Australian Defence Force personnel had departed Afghanistan, bringing our nation's longest war to a close. Australia's participation came at a terrible cost. Forty-one lives were lost in Afghanistan and two lives were lost in Iraq and Kuwait, while many returned with long-lasting physical and mental trauma. Their service and sacrifice have helped to save Australian lives from terrorist attacks on our own soil. On 11 July at 1100 Maroubra RSL will be holding our inaugural Middle East Area of Operations Commemoration Service as we honor the service and sacrifice our personnel made. We invite all veterans, current service personnel and members of the community to join us. Dress code : Military veterans attending are encouraged to wear uniform, other attendees please wear neat civilian attire. Any other information : Medals can be worn.