2024 Bomber Command Commemorative Wreathlaying ceremony

The Bomber Command Commemorative Wreathlaying Ceremony

will be held at

11:00am on Sunday 2nd June 2024

Bomber Command Memorial, Australian War Memorial


The ceremony serves to pay tribute to those RAAF aircrew and ground staff who made the supreme sacrifice, and to all those men and women who served in Bomber Command, to ensure that their magnificent deeds in the 1939 – 1945 conflict are never forgotten.

This year will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy that led to the liberation of France and Europe.

The ceremony commences at 11:00am and we request that guests be seated by 10:50am.

Due to construction activity, access around the Memorial may change. To attend the wreathlaying ceremony we suggest checking the AWM’s page to check parking recommendations at https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/plan
Please allow sufficient time to be seated by 10:50am.

Saturday June 1st Program


Last Post Ceremony

4.30pm. Saturday, 1st June 2024
Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial
Free registration required.
Please note the earlier start time

The Last Post Ceremony will tell the story of Flight Sergeant Charles Raymond SKERRETT of No. 78 Squadron (RAF).
You will need to register for a free ticket to attend the Last Post Ceremony at https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/plan
If you wish to lay a wreath during the Last Post Ceremony, please contact the Memorial at lastpostceremony@awm.gov.au

Saturday night dinner

Details of the Saturday night dinner will be posted closer to the event.


Sunday June 2nd Program


The Commemorative Wreathlaying Ceremony

11:00am. Sunday, 2nd June 2024
Bomber Command Memorial
The Western Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial
Free registration required.

Details as above.

Poppy’s Café lunch

12:30 for 12:45pm. Sunday, 2nd June 2024
Poppy’s Café, Australian War Memorial

Details will be confirmed closer to the date