Services

Commemorative Services are conducted by the RSL committee at the various memorial sites around the Sale township and are followed by fellowship held at the Sale RSL and Community Club. 

The following commemorative services are programmed for 2020:

Friday 8 May – 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe service at Sale RSL commencing at 11:00 am

Sunday 7 June – Sandakan Remembrance service at Sale RSL commencing

at 11:00 am

Monday 27 July – Korea Remembrance service at Sale RSL commencing

at 11:00 am

Saturday 15 August – 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two service at Sale Cenotaph, Macalister Street commencing at 11:00 am

Tuesday 18 August – Vietnam Remembrance service at Sale RSL commencing at 11:00 am

Monday 14 September – Peacekeepers Remembrance service at Sale RSL commencing at 11:00 am

Saturday 24 October – Boer War Remembrance service at Boer War memorial, Foster Street commencing

at 11:00 am

Wednesday 11 November – Remembrance Day service at Sale Cenotaph, Macalister Street commencing at 10:45 am

ANZAC Day 2020

There will be several ANZAC Day services held in Sale including: 

  • 6:00 am -  Dawn Service at the Sale War Memorial Hall, Macalister St. Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Club (gold coin donation for breakfast to support local Cadet units).

 

  • 9:00 am - Service at the Sale War Cemetery, Sale / Maffra Rd.

 

  • 11:00 am - the march down Raymond St to the Sale Cenotaph

 

  • 11:15 am approximately - Main Service at the Sale War Memorial Hall

After the Service, all are welcome to attend ANZAC Day social activities and fellowship at the Club 

Significant Anniversaries

  • 75 years since the Sandakan Death Marches in Borneo in WWII, where the Japanese forced Australian and British POW’s on marches under appalling conditions. Of the estimated 2,500 POW's forced on the marches only six survived (Signaler Clarrie Hawkins who died on 4 Jun 1945 is remembered in the Sale RSL Gallery of the Fallen).

  • 75 years since the end of WWII on 15 August 1945.

  • 70 years since the start of the Korean War in June 1950.

  • 55 years since HMAS Sydney made her first trip in May 1965 to Vietnam carrying troops and equipment for Australian forces.

  • 55 years since the SAS began operating in Borneo in February 1965, during the Indonesian Confrontation.

  • 50 years since Operation Hammersley in in Vietnam, February 1970, where 8 RAR undertook an operation in the Long Hai hills. 11 Australians were killed and 59 wounded (nine of the dead were as a result of two mine explosions).

  • 30 years since Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990 leading to the First Gulf War

  • 10 years since the battle of Derapet in Oruzgan Province Afghanistan, August 2010, where around 100 Taliban fought a pitched battle with 20 Australians and 20 Afghan troops. One Australian was killed and Corporal Daniel Keighran, was awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Mon, Tue, Wed – 10 am to 10 pm

Thur, Fri, Sat – 10 am to 11.30 pm

Sun – 11 am to 10 pm

ADDRESS

 

143 York Street,

Sale  3850

 

PH:     03  5144 2538

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