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Sat, 23 Mar



RAAF Anniversary Formal Club Dinner

Sir Ross Smith KBE MC* DFC**AFC and Sir Keith Smith KBE Dinner

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RAAF Anniversary Formal Club Dinner
RAAF Anniversary Formal Club Dinner

Time & Location

23 Mar 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

RAAF Anniversary Formal Club Dinner

Eighty years ago, on 23rd March 1944, the decision was made that up to 200 Air Force Officers would escape, the following evening, from Stalag Luft 111, near Sagan in East Prussia, through a tunnel named Harry.

Subsequently described as ‘The Great Escape’ there were 76 escapees and of these 3 returned to England. The remainder were recaptured; of these 50, including 5 Australians, were murdered.

GPCAPT Christopher J Verco RFD KSJ ret will speak of the murder conspiracy, the murders, the misinformation provided to the protecting power [Switzerland], the criminal investigation, the prosecutions, and the punishment of the murderers.

*All members and their guests are welcome to the Club for this dinner*

Time: 1830 for 1900

Dress: Mess Dress or Black Tie with Miniatures

Price: $135.00 members; $155.00 non-members (Price includes canapes on arrival, 3 course meal, 3 hr drinks package and Port)

RSVP: By 5PM, Wednesday 20 March 2024

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

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