Community

Ipswich RSL Services Club to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day

SOLEMN SERVICE: Keith Pennell (left) and Brian Hall at last year’s RSL ceremony.
SOLEMN SERVICE: Keith Pennell (left) and Brian Hall at last year’s RSL ceremony. File

THE Australian flag will fly at half-mast on Monday at Ipswich RSL Services Club as Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated.

There will be a service commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day at the club in North Ipswich starting at 5pm.

August 18 has been chosen to remember the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam in 1966 when Delta Company, 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment faced an overwhelming force of 2500 Viet Cong and North Vietnam armies.

Seventeen Australians lost their lives in the battle, the youngest being just 19 years and the eldest 22 years.

Ipswich RSL Services Club president Ray Watherston said 61,000 Australian men and women served in Vietnam from May 1962, to April 1975 - 531 did not return home alive and some 3000 were wounded.

The Battle of Long Tan was the largest single unit battle fought in Vietnam by Australian troops. It began on the afternoon of August 18 and went right through the night until the morning of the 19th.

Mr Watherston said groups wishing to lay a wreath on Monday should contact the club on 3812 3366 and people attending need to be seated prior to 5pm.

Topics:  ipswich rsl services club vietnam veterans day



WATCH: Baby python no match for big green tree frog

Amphibian and reptile showdown in Ipswich

LETTER: One Nation sends wrong message

Great Barrier Reef

A vote for Paulinle Hanson is a vote for a return to the dark ages

Ipswich health boss out as board moves in 'new direction'

NEW DIRECTION: Outgoing West Moreton Hospital and Health Service CEO Sue McKee.

West Moreton health Chief Executive's shock departure

Local Partners

Gatton family claims game show success

A GATTON family walked away with more than $11,000 after an exciting three-night run on game show Family Feud.


10 things to do this Australia Day

Thirsty Merc will perform live at the Racehorse Hotel on Australia Day.

Competitions for the best mullet, cane toad races, zorbing and more.

Chopper's Republic of Ipswich

HELLO: Chopper will perform his new show Anzakistan at the Racehorse Hotel next month.

Popular character returns

See this teen dancing sensation right now

HARD WORK: Katie Bell from Haigslea will perform at QPAC from January 19-21.

IPSWICH ballerina Katie Bell is performing in Cinderella at QPAC

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

WATCH: Sneak peek at landmark legal drama 'Don't Tell'

Sara West

'Two thirds of the movie was filmed in Ipswich'

$6 million upgrade for busy intersection

AVID Property Group invested $6 million in connecting its residential estate to Ipswich and Springfield.

Project includes dedicated bus bay, traffic lights and added lanes

Design tenders called for blue chip Rosewood Library

NEXT STAGE: Design tenders have been called for the new Rosewood Library.

Massive $6.5 million investment bearing fruit

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

Ipswich house prices looking up in "seller's market”

Region's median house price climbed 1.4% to $325,000 and the median unit price fell 13.8% to $235,000 in the September quarter.

Median house price climbs 1.4% to $325,000 as unit price falls 13.8%

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!