RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association

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

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

Preparation: Chairs forming the Hollow Square are set out Preparation: The Wreaths are positioned Preparation: The Banner positioned and the Plaque veiled

Anthony W. Pahl OAM, AVM “Mac” Weller AM and AIRCDRE Ken Watson National President of The Vietnamese Community of Australia, Phong Nguyen and Colleagues The crowd grows

… and grows: Ron Douglas, Maree Jongkryg, Lee Skully, and George Ashton OAM and others … and grows … and grows: Mick Lewino and Dave Grierson, both ex RTFV

Past RAAFVVA Presidents: Graeme Dodd OAM and Brendan Lynch Bill Wiltshire and Rev. George G Ashworth OAM Stan Wicks and wife, Geoff Rose, ?, and Peter Rayment

Anthony Pahl OAM and Joseph “Chick” Mercieca Peter Rayment and Ray Appleford Brendan Lynch and Dave Greirson

WOFF John “Snow” Coughlan CGM and daughter, Carol More attendees … and more

Time Check… Nick LeRay-Meyer AM and Rick Holmes (RAAFVVA President and Secretary) All ready to start! Here too!

The Shrine Guards take Post. Banner bearers: Peter Jongkryg and Alan White The Official Welcome and Address: President of the RAAFVVA, Nick LeRay-Meyer AMThe Official Welcome and Address: President of the RAAFVVA, Nick LeRay-Meyer AM

Unveiling the Plaque: AIRCDRE Ken Watson and WOFF J “Snow” Coughlan CGM Unveiling the Plaque: AIRCDRE Ken Watson and WOFF J “Snow” Coughlan CGMWell Done!! AIRCDRE Ken Watson and WOFF J “Snow” Coughlan CGM

CHAPLAIN Rev George G Ashworth OAM conducts the Dedication Dedication of the Plaque: Rev. George G Ashworth OAMDedication of the Plaque: Rev. George G Ashworth OAM

The President, Nick LeRay-Meyer AM invites Wreaths to be laid Anthony Pahl OAM starts the recitiation of his poem, “NEW MEMORY FOR OLD BLOKES”Peter Colliver, RAAF Association, AIRCDRE Ken Watson, representing Chief of Air Force, and Rick Holmes, Secretary of RAAFVVA

Graham Henry, No 2 SQN Assoc, Mike Downs VP (Vic) No 9 SQN Assoc, and Dave Grierson, representing RTFV/35 SQN Assoc Graham Henry, No 2 SQN Assoc, Mike Downs, VP (Vic) No 9 SQN Assoc, and Dave Grierson, representing RTFV/35 SQN AssocA Private Memory: A Wreath on behalf of a 2 Squadron friend, recently deceased

The Wreaths The PlaqueThe Plaque

The Plaque and Wreaths The Finale: Lee Scully, VP RAAFVVA Prepares to Recite the OdeThe Finale: The Ode, then the Last Post, Rouse, and National Anthem

The Finale: The Ode, then the Last Post, Rouse, and National Anthem Ceremony Completed