Celebrate with us the ‘UNIT CITATION FOR GALLANTRY BEING AWARDED TO THE RAN HELICOPTER FLIGHT VIETNAM’
Waverley RSL 161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley (Melways 71C3)
In August this year, Members of the Royal Australian Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) were presented with a unit citation for Gallantry at a ceremony held at our Australian war Memorial in Canberra. Individual RANHFV members had previously received high level honours, however, now the whole unit received recognition for their heroism and devotion to duty.
Our Speaker is, CMDR Max Speedy DSC RANR, who was posted as 2 ic of RANHFV in 1968.The Flight served with the US Army’s 135th Assault Helicopter Company. Max personally flew 1250 hours on combat assault missions with American and South Vietnamese troops. Max will share with us the RANHFV story; as story of great gallantry previously not well known, or understood, by the Australian people, but now with the ‘Citation’, is recognised at last!
The RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free, but you need to display a ticket on your dash board (obtainable from reception)
For our November ‘End of Year Celebration’ we enjoy our meal in the ‘Sunset Room’. The cost is very reasonable, and the food delicious. It is still only $30 for a two course meal. We will have our own bar, and the drinks are at ‘Bar’ prices.
Payment can be made by cheque, cash on the night, or by direct debit. Cheques need to be made out to ‘The Naval Historical society of Australia, Victoria Chapter, and posted to our Treasurer, Marty. Direct debits must have your name included ,please. If paying on the night we request that correct money be placed in an envelope with your name and the amount written on the envelope. If you are paying on the night we need to know that you are coming so we can organise tables and reserve you a place. Please advise Marty, or Rex Williams, email@example.com
WOWOTR Martin Grogan, OAM RANR,26 Forbes Drive,
Aspendale Gardens, 3195. email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bendigo Bank Highett BSB 633000 Account no.118958503.(please don’t forget to tell us who you are )
JOIN US FOR A GREAT NIGHT! YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
Meet 6.30 PM in the Main Bar. Function begins at 7.00 PM in the Sunset Room.