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New service set to commemorate and recognise contributions of defence personnel over past 50 years

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Albany RSL sub-branch president Rex Hendriks.
Camera IconAlbany RSL sub-branch president Rex Hendriks. Credit: Laurie Benson

A special commemoration recognising the contribution of defence force personnel over the last 50 years will be hosted by the Albany RSL sub-branch on Sunday.

It will take place at the South East Asia Memorial within the Forts precinct with formalities starting at 11.30am after a performance from the City of Albany band from 11am.

The service is a new addition to the Albany sub-branch’s calendar after it was identified there had previously been no formal services to recognise the contributions of personnel who have served since 1973.

It will follow a similar format to other RSL services with wreathes being laid, a letter reading and a keynote address being delivered by sub-branch president Rex Hendriks.

Following the service attendees will be invited to the RSL on Stirling Terrace for refreshments.

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The service concept has reportedly attracted interest from several other branches, and the Albany sub-branch is keen to build on it in years to come.

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