Veterans service

Guest. Circular Head will mark Vietnam Veterans Day this Saturday (August 18) with a service at Anzac Park in Smithton. The day commemorates all those who served and died in the Vietnam War. Locally, the Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee welcomes guest speaker Stephen James Cocker OAM of Allens Rivulet. Growing up in Redpa …

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Little Pattie visits Smithton

Experience. The Battle of Long Tan erupted in Vietnam more than half a century ago and among those caught in the crossfire was Patricia Thompson. Better known as Little Pattie, Mrs Thompson was performing in Nui Dat the day the battle broke out, August 18, 1966.  “I was in the middle of our third show …

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Anniversary commemorated

Service. The Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee unveiled the long awaited Vietnam War Memorial at Anzac Park on Friday while paying tribute to a fallen soldier. RSL Australia president Robert Dick attended the Vietnam Veterans Day service in Smithton where the project was unveiled and a tree planted and plaque instated in the memory …

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Commemorating our servicemen

Event. Tomorrow is Vietnam Veterans’ Day. A service will be held at Anzac Park, Smithton at 11am (Friday August 18) with RSL Australia national president Robert Dick and guest speaker Patricia Thompson (Little Pattie) in attendance. A luncheon will follow at Circular Head RSL. Ahead of the day of commemoration, veteran Geoffrey Andrews shares his …

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Honouring our Vietnam veterans

Anniversary. Friday August 18 will mark an important day in Australia’s history, Vietnam Veterans’ Day. The Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee invites community members to a service at Anzac Park at 11am, with wreath laying welcome, to commemorate those who served and died in the Vietnam War. Attending the Smithton service as guest speaker …

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Local vets honoured

Service. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee commemorated the 50-year anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and national ‘Vietnam Veterans’ Day’ in a felicitous manner last Thursday (August 18). A memorial service held at Anzac Park, Smithton preceded a luncheon at the Circular Head RSL where local veterans and relatives were …

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Servicemen reflect on Vietnam 

Honour. The nation will today reflect on the contributions of Australian servicemen and women, as Thursday August 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and coincides with the annual ‘Vietnam Veterans’ Day’. The Chronicle met with past and present Circular Head locals, veterans Graham “Shorty” Reeman, John “Yogi” Phillips and Michael …

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