Upcoming Event


Thursday 17th August 2017

Time: 10.45AM

Venue: Bassendean War Memorial

Contact: Sue Perkins 0893778017 sperkins@bassendean.wa.gov.au

The Town will be commemorating the 51st anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and all those who served in Vietnam, at a service to be held at the Bassendean War Memorial at 10.45am on Thursday 17 August.

Some 60,000 Australian military personnel served during the war, from 1962 to 1975, and by the time the last combat troops left Vietnam, 521 Australians had lost their lives and several thousand had been wounded, many of whom were conscripts.

Mr Richard Williams, State President of the Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia (WA Branch) will provide the Address, and everyone is encouraged to attend.