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Adelaide

Battle of the Coral Sea

Commemorative Dinner - With speaker, LEUT Ron Read RAN (Rtd)

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Battle of the Coral Sea

Time & Location

07 May, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

You are invited to join Her Excellency, the Honorable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia and Mr. Rod Bunten, the United States Defense Attache, Captain R S Pearson CSC RAN (and Mrs. Pearson), other Dignitaries, Guests and Club Members as we commemorate the 80th ANNIVERSARY of “The Battle in the Coral Sea”.

This was the first Naval battle in the SW Pacific consisting of a series of engagements which took place in the Coral Sea between the 4 - 8 May, 1942.

Hear about events which led to this first NAVAL engagement(s) of the War in the Pacific, how they were conducted and what the outcomes meant for Japan, the United States and Australia, and our century long defense alliance with the USA.

The “Battle in the Coral Sea” was a precursor to ending the Japanese expansion further south-ward and their planned invasion of Australia.

Time: 1900 for 1930

Price: $120.00 members; $130.00 non-members

Dress: Black Tie / Mess Dress for Serving or Retired Officers with Miniatures

RSVP: By 5PM Wednesday, 4 May 2022

CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price

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