The annual Bomber Command Commemorative Wreathlaying Ceremony will be held at
11:00am on Sunday 5th June 2022
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.
To comply with COVID guidelines, seating is limited and you will need to register either online or by returning the registration form.
In the event of inclement weather, we may need to cancel the ceremony as we are unable to hold the service indoors.
If you wish to lay a wreath during the ceremony, please let us know in your RSVP so that we can provide you with further information.
Due to construction activity at the Australian War Memorial, accessibility around the grounds has changed. You may consider parking closer to the Bomber Command Memorial in the staff carpark and later driving to Poppy’s café if attending the lunch. If you choose to park below Poppy’s café, please allow for at least 15 minutes to walk around the front of the Memorial grounds to the Sculpture Garden.
Please reserve your seats for the Ceremony by Monday 30th May 2022. We may need to close reservations earlier if all seats have been allocated. Please note, if attending the informal lunch or dinner, payment is required prior to this date.
Last Post Ceremony
4.45pm. Saturday, 4th June 2022
Australian War Memorial
The Last Post Ceremony will tell the story of an Australian airman of Bomber Command.
If you wish to lay a wreath during the Last Post Ceremony, please contact the Memorial at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to register for a free ticket to attend the Last Post Ceremony at https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/visitor-information
Following the Last Post Ceremony, there is a dinner at Belluci’s restaurant.
Belluci’s Manuka dinner
6:30 for 7:00pm. Saturday, 4th June 2022
Cnr of Franklin St & Furneaux St, Griffith ACT 2603
We have arranged an Italian banquet menu for $45 per person which includes some bottles of wine for the table. Extra beverages paid on consumption by guests, at the time of ordering.
To confirm and secure your place at this dinner, we require prepayment of $45 per person to the
Bomber Command Commemorative Day Foundation Account.
We would require payment by the morning, Monday 30th May, along with a return email of the names of guests covered by the payment. Please RSVP online or contact David Southwell at email@example.com regarding the dinner.
Poppy’s Café lunch
12:30 for 12:45pm. Sunday, 5th June 2022
Australian War Memorial
Following the ceremony on Sunday, we have arranged an informal lunch at Poppy’s Café consisting of a two course meal including tea/coffee/soft drink. Tickets for the lunch are $30 per person. Extra food and beverages may be paid on consumption by guests, at time of ordering.
To confirm and secure your place at this lunch, we require prepayment for the menu, of $30 per person to the Bomber Command Commemorative Day Foundation Account.
We would require payment by the morning, Wednesday 25th May, along with a return email of the names of guests covered by the payment. Please RSVP online or contact Ros Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0403 448 964 regarding the luncheon.