FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020
78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
Commemoration Service – Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne
The Melbourne Branch of the Darwin Defenders 1942-45 were once again honoured and privileged to be able to organise the 78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Wednesday 19th February 2020.
Accompanied by music of The Royal Australian Navy Band directed by Band Master Sharon Jarvis CPOMUSN, President Alan Day lead the march of the Darwin Defenders banner from the flagpoles to the flame.
Sadly, due to the unseasonable weather, the heavy cloud cover and the prospect of rain, for the first time in many years, we were unable to have the Point Cook Flypast of Museum aircraft.