Circular 36/24 Register your local MEAO commemoration

Further to Circular 30/24, if your sub-Branch is planning a Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) commemoration on 11 July 2024, please register your local event information on the RSL NSW website.

The MEAO Commemoration 2024 page is now live, with information about the State Service in Martin Place, Sydney, as well as a list of sub-Branch-led commemorations across NSW. Please add the details of your local MEAO event by emailing, and include the following:

  • Sub-Branch name
  • Contact for more information
  • Event name
  • Event date
  • Event time
  • Event location
  • Dress code
  • Any other information

State MEAO Commemoration Service 

In accordance with Motion 6.3, that was carried by delegates at the 2023 Annual General Meeting, RSL NSW is proceeding with the inaugural MEAO commemoration on Thursday 11 July 2024, and will host an official service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney, at 11am.

All RSL NSW members, the wider veteran community, and members of the public are invited to attend, to honour those ADF personnel who served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan during 2001 – 2021. More information about the service is available on the RSL NSW website.

Digital and print promotional material    

To assist local event promotion, ANZAC House has curated a social media tile and social copy, which can be downloaded from the sub-Branch Portal via Commemorations, Ceremonies and Events > Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Commemoration.

Resources, including an example order of service, poems and music, have also been added to the Portal.

Member Recruitment Toolkit    

The MEAO Commemoration presents a great opportunity for sub-Branches to engage with young veterans and current-serving members in the community. An initiative of the RSL NSW Strategic Plan, the Member Recruitment Toolkit includes a range of promotional recruitment resources, including social media tiles, for use by sub-Branches.

The resources are available in the sub-Branch Portal or the Member Portal via ‘Events and Promotional Tools’.

Share your images and stories

Sub-Branches are invited to submit high-resolution photos to for publication in the Reveille. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2024. Please note, ANZAC House receives many submissions from members across the State, and space limitations in the quarterly magazine mean that only a proportion can be included.

Please refer to this quick reference guide to understand the type of stories, news, and views that are needed for the Reveille, the RSL NSW website, and social media channels.