2024 Bomber Command Commemorative Wreath-laying ceremony

To attend the Bomber Command Ceremony, please register at the following page:
online registration

Please note that the lunch and dinner functions are now fully booked.
We are endeavoring to secure more seating. If you wish to be wait listed for one of these functions please indicate that on your RSVP. We will contact you should a place become available.

You can download the RSVP form here and email or post it back

The Bomber Command Commemorative Wreath-laying 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 wreath-laying 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

Dinner at the Officers’ Mess

Australian Defence Force Academy
6:00 for 6:30pm. Saturday, 1st June 2024
Northcott Dr, Campbell ACT 2612
Google maps link
AFDA campus map
Please note this function is now fully booked.


Sunday June 2nd Program


The Commemorative Wreath-laying 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
Please note this function is now fully booked.