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Ballina Commemoration Gallery
Ballin branch organised a Battle for Australia and Battle of Britain commemoration service on Sunday 11th September 2016. This service commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 74th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle for Australia. Branch patron Group Captain Dr David Scott delivered the service prologue, Group Captain Milton Cottee AFC MID US Air Medal (Ret'd) spoke on reflections of active service and Squadron Leader Haidee Harrison Staff Legal CSG RAAF Amberley reflected on Defence service today.
Cadets from 326 (City of Lismore) Squadron AAFC and TS Lismore ANC formed the Catafalque party and flaf bearers.
Lunch after the service was attended by 115 people where the branch made annual donations to the Ballina RSL Life Care village and 326 Squadron AAFC, Ballina Legacy, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, The Evans Head Aviation Museum and Ballina Salvation Army Church.
Four AAFC cadets were awarded with Ballin Branch 326 Squadron cadet scholarships presented by GPCAPT Scott on behalf of the branch. These scholarships financiallly support Air Force cadets from 326 Squadron towards achieving their future goals whatever career they choose.
Planning ahead! next year's Commemoration Sunday will be 10th September 2017, come visit beautiful Ballina by the Sea.
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