Thursday, June 2, 2016

Invitation to June meeting

When - Thursday June 9, 2016
Time - Noon to 2:00 pm.

Where –Amenities Room,
Embassy of Australia,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20036

Guest Speakers: Retired Professor Robert S. Cutler of George Washington University, and RSL historian Mr. Col Benson. 
Topic:  The tragic wartime accident where 40 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps perished at Bakers Creek, near Mackay, Australia, on June 14, 1943, and the efforts to identify those members and seek official recognition of the accident.

The sub-branch will also host representatives of the US Army and Royal Australian Air Force.  After the talk the US Army will return to the RAAF an Australian flag used during ceremonies held at the Bakers Creek Air Crash Memorial, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA

Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas.  Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
Attire: Business casual

RSVP by noon on Wednesday June 9, 2016, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973 at gmail dot com

NOTE: Valid photo ID required

Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and, at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.


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