RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association

UNVEILING OF THE RAAF VIETNAM PLAQUE
SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE MELBOURNE
18 August 2008

Shrine of Remembrance

ORDER OF SERVICE
UNVEILING OF RAAF VIETNAM PLAQUE


1010 - 25 Veterans and guests assemble at Tree (two sides of Hollow Square)
1015 - 25 Official Guests assemble at Garden of Reflection Memorial
(Greeted by President RAAFVVA Nick LeRay-Meyer AM)
  • Shrine of Remembrance Life Governor
    WGCDR Peter S Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM (Retd)
  • AIRCDRE Ken Watson AM (Chief of Air Force Representative)
  • AVM E M (Mac) Weller AM (Retd), Patron RAAFVVA (Vic)
  • Mr Peter Colliver, President, RAAF Association (Vic)
  • Mr Bob Elworthy, President, VVAA (Vic)
  • Mr Graham Henry, President No 2 Squadron Association (Vic)
  • Mr Mike Downs, Vice President (Vic) No 9 Squadron Association
  • Mr Tony Pahl OAM Vice President (SA) No 9 Squadron Association
  • Mr David Grierson, Representing RTFV/35 Squadron Association
  • Rev George G Ashworth OAM, Chaplain RAAF VVA (Vic)
  • Phong Nguyen, President Vietnamese Community of Australia
1025 Official Party moves to Tree – complete Hollow Square Formation
1030 Shrine Guards position
1035 Welcome and Address by RAAFVVA President
1040 Plaque unveiled
  • WOFF J (Snow) Coughlan CGM (Retd) –1st RAAFVVA Life Member
  • AIRCDRE Ken Watson AM (Representing the Chief of Air Force)
1045 Dedication – Rev George G Ashworth OAM
1050 Wreaths to be laid during the recital of a Special Poem written for the occasion by world-renown poet Anthony (Tony) Pahl OAM:
  • RAAF – AIRCDRE Ken Watson
  • RAAFVVA – Mr Rick Holmes
  • RAAFA – Mr Peter Colliver
  • No 2 Squadron Association - Mr Graham Henry
  • No 9 Squadron Association – Mr Mike Downs
  • RTFV/35 Squadron Association – Mr D Grierson
  • Private Wreaths
1055 Ode (Lee Scully - Vice President RAAFVVA)
Last Post
Silence Broken by “Lest We Forget” – Lee Scully
Rouse, and
Australian National Anthem
1105 Ceremony ends and Official Guests depart
1110 RAAFVVA members and other Vietnam veterans move to assembly area for Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony (Step-off 1130)