2017 EventsCalendar

12 August
Larrakeyah Open Day
1 - 7p.m. Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open DayYou’re invited to the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.
Come and tour a patrol boat, get up close to an attack helicopter, watch a demonstration by the military police dogs, discover how an M777 Howitzer works, let Navy take you on a boat ride and talk to the current rotation of US Marines.
There will also be a military concert and sunset ceremony to close the event.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get a rare glimpse of the military capabilities that operate out of this historic joint Defence Base.
Entry is free via Packard St with limited parking on site. Food and drinks will be available and there will be rides and activities for the kids.
The Open Day is the start of a host of community events organised to celebrate Northern Territory Navy Week.
26 August10a.m. Darwin RSL Sub-Branch Half Yearly General MeetingHeld at the Darwin RSL Borella Restaurant
Click here for Agenda
13 September
Darwin RSL 100
3.30p.m. - 4.30p.m. Darwin RSL Centenary Commemoration - Church ServiceChrist Church Cathedral Darwin, 2 Smith Street, Darwin.
Christ Church Cathedral has two memorial plaques from World War One. They are in memory of Lieutenant Charles Lloyd Herbert and Private Sidney James Lauder (who died at the Battle of Ypres in October 1917). They were both members of the congregation at Christ Church and the memorial plaques were first dedicated in June 1918 (for Lt Herbert) and August 1918 (for Pte Lauder). This (we believe) makes them Darwin’s oldest war memorials.

The old Christ Church survived the Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942. From 1942 to 1945 Christ Church became the garrison church, and in 1944 the Old Porch was added to the church. Sometime between 1944 and 1974 the memorial plaques were moved into the Old Porch, which meant that they survived undamaged during Cyclone Tracy. The cyclone knocked down the original church built in 1902, but spared the Old Porch which still stands today.

These plaques will be rededicated on Wednesday 13 September 2017 and installed inside the new Cathedral. The centenary of the deaths of these brave young men occurs this year together with the 100 years anniversary of Darwin RSL.
13 September
Darwin RSL 100
5p.m. - 7p.m.
Darwin RSL Centenary Commemoration – Cocktail Function
Members Only event – Book here
16 September
Darwin RSL 100
6.30p.m. to late
Darwin RSL Centenary commemoration – Gala Dinner
Skycity – tickets on sale now. See here for more details and purchase tickets.
11 NovemberRemembrance DayMore details to follow
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