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Media Alert – Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration Service

Saturday 15 August 2020 marks 75 years since the Second World War came an end.

The Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW Branch) will be holding a closed commemoration service at 11am, in compliance with COVID safety measures.

Attendance at this service is by invitation only with Her Excellency, the Governor of NSW in attendance, along with other dignitaries, and a small number of veterans from the Second World War.

To comply with COVID-19 safety measures, there is no opportunity for media and broadcasters to be onsite at this service. RSL NSW will to be able to provide footage after the service. To access this footage please contact Lisa Whitehouse LWhitehouse@rslnsw.org.au, or 0439 797 471.

A flypast over the Cenotaph in Martin Place will take place at 10.55am, this will be a 5 aircraft formation from the Southern Highlands, the Russian Roolettes. The group will be flying two types of aircraft, the Nanchang CJ6A and the Yak52.

At 12pm belltowers will ring in unison across Sydney, New South Wales, and the Nation.

 

ENDS

Media contact: Jeff O’Brien – jobrien@rslnsw.org.au – 0401 361 562

 

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