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 SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING


28TH November 2017

Dear Members

The National Body has asked all branches to call a Special Meeting to discuss the attached Special Resolutions that were approve by branch delegates at the AGM in Goulburn if approve by members they can be added to our N.S.C.F.A.A. Constitution.

This meeting will take place on Sunday 28th January 2018 at the Mex Club Hanbury St Mayfield.

Robert Owen JP Caroline Grimwood
President Secretary


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE NATIONAL SERVICE MEMORIAL

             
The idea of a National Service memorial was proposed to the Council of the Australian War Memorial by the National Servicemen's Association of Australia in 2002.


The Council agreed with the Association that a memorial fountain would be appropriate. The eastern courtyard was offered as the site, which would form part of the redeveloped Eastern Precinct.


The detailed design of the memorial was approved by the Council and unanimously by National Servicemen's Association members Australia As a result, the National Servicemen's Association undertook an appeal to raise the necessary funds to construct the memorial.


The memorial was designed by the distinguished architectural firm Johnson Pilton Walker and built by Waterforms International Pty Ltd and PBS Building (ACT) Pty Ltd.

The memorial is dedicated to all Australian National Servicemen and honours the memory of those who died. Between 1951 and 1972, over 290,000 young men were called up for National Service and underwent compulsory training in the Navy, Army, and Air Force. National Servicemen served in Borneo, Vietnam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

The sandstone plinth, matches the walls of the Australian War Memorial and symbolises the earth and Army; the water in the bronze bowl, the Navy; and the sky reflected in the polished black granite slab, the Air Force. The Memorial bears in bronze the tri badge of the Anniversary of National Service 1951 Medal and the badges of the three Services.

The National Service memorial now forms the centrepiece of the new eastern courtyard. The fountain, with its surrounding paved area, seats, box hedges and trees is designed to invite cont
emplation while looking out over the nation's capital.



 


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2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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