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:

Sunday 23 May – Battle of Crete Remembrance service at Sale RSL,

Commencing at 11.30 am

Sunday 25 July - Korea Remembrance service at Sale RSL,

Commencing at 11.30 am

Sunday 15 August - Vietnam Remembrance service at Sale RSL; Commencing at 11.30 am

Sunday 15 August - WW 2 Memorial Concert at Sale Memorial Hall, Commencing at 2.00 pm

Wednesday 01 September - Battle of Australia Commemoration wreath laying at Sale RSL, Commencing at 12.00 noon

Sunday 14 September - Peacekeepers Remembrance service at Sale RSL Commencing at 11.30 am

ANZAC Day 2022

We hope to hold several ANZAC Day services in Sale for 2022 including: 

  • 6:00 am -  Dawn Service at the Sale War Memorial Hall, Macalister St. Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Club .

 

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

Significant Anniversaries

  • 80 years since recruiting began for the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion in May 1941 - the only Indigenous Australian battalion formed in the Australian Army (36 members died on Active Service during World War 2)

  • 80 years since the Battle of Matapan, Greece involving the Australian ships HMAS Perth, HMAS Vendetta and HMAS Stuart on 29 March 1941

  • 80 years since the Battle of Crete in May 1941 (646 Australians, 671 New Zealanders and over 8,000 Greek civilians were killed)

  • 75 years since the Australian component of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force sailed to Japan on 1 February 1946

  • 70 years since the Battle of Kapyong in Korea on 23 April 1951 (32 Australians were killed)

  • 30 years since the start of Operation Desert Storm to free Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion on 17 January 1991

  • 55 years since the Battle of Long Tan in South Vietnam on 18 August 1966 (17 Australians were killed)

  • 20 years since Australian forces were committed to the war in Afghanistan in November 2001 (41 Australians were killed and 261 wounded between 2001 and 2014)