Following the end of the 2nd World War, the then newly formed Association conducted its first general meeting for all returned servicemen of the Battalion on the 7th March 1946 at 7.30pm.
During the war, the men of the 2/29th Battalion like thousands of other allied soldiers who fought in Malaya and Singapore were all captured after the fall of Singapore. The men spent the next 3 . years as prisoners of the Japanese.
This meeting was highly significant as it was not only their first meeting as free men following the end of the war, but formed the founding principles and ideologies of the Association which still continue to exist today.
Date: 7 March 2016 (exactly 70 years to the day)
Time: 8:00pm for the service to commence at 8:30pm – (exact time of the original meeting)
Venue: The Scot’s Church Assembly Hall - Werner Brodbeck Hall
156 Collins St Melbourne.
Dress: Ideally wear period clothing of the 40’s which would be great,
otherwise preferably collar & tie for men and a dress suitable for evening wear for women (no jeans or slacks please)
Photos/memorabilia - You are encouraged to bring a photo or some form of memorabilia of your family member.
We envisage to conclude at approximately 9:30pm which will be followed by light refreshments.
RSVP: Joy Derham - Mobile: 0429 850 575 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 29th February, 2016