Bomber Command Commemorative Day events

RSVP close dates:
Commemorative Ceremony will close on Monday 29th May 2017.
Meet and Greet registrations have closed.
The AWM luncheon registrations have closed.

If you are only attending the ceremony, you can help us ensure enough seats are available by letting us know the number of people in your party either by sending us a message or calling Mrs Roslyn Ingram on (02) 9570 6176.

2017 is the year we recognise the 75th anniversary of RAAF squadron operations in Bomber Command and the 10th year that the Bomber Command Commemorative Day Foundation has presented the Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

On this special occasion, the Australian War Memorial is hosting a special luncheon on Sunday 4th June 2017 in ANZAC Hall.

The events include:

Last Post Ceremony

The Last Post Ceremony will commence at 4:55pm on Saturday 3rd June.

Meet and Greet

The Meet and Greet will be held in ANZAC Hall around Avro Lancaster G-George. The doors will open at 6:30pm, Saturday 3rd June.
Registration for the Meet and Greet have now closed.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Held in the Sculpture Garden at 11am Sunday 4th June. If you are attending, we ask that you let us know how many in your party to ensure adequate seating is provided.

Bomber Command Luncheon

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the commencement of Royal Australian Air Force squadrons’ operations with Bomber Command, the Australian War Memorial will be holding a luncheon for the veterans and widows, family, and friends of those who served with Bomber Command. The event will be held at 12.30 pm on Sunday 4 June 2017 in Anzac Hall, following the annual Bomber Command Wreathlaying Ceremony held at the Bomber Command Memorial in the Sculpture Garden.


Registrations for this luncheon are now closed, however, if you are a Bomber Command veteran or widow, or you have any further questions regarding this event, please contact the Events & Ceremonies team via

Please note numbers for the luncheon are limited and preference will be given to veterans and widows of those who served with Bomber Command. Guests will be contacted from Thursday 4 May 2017 regarding their luncheon registration.