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60th Anniversary of National Service : 10-March-2013
60th Anniversary of National Service : 10-March-2013
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A plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of National Service in the Australian Military Forces and Back to Caulfield 2011.  

Between 1951 and 1972, young Australian men were called up in two separate schemes for compulsory training in the Navy, Army and Air Force.  Of them, 212 died on active service in Borneo and Vietnam. National Service was part of Australia’s defence preparedness for three decades.

Back to Caulfield acknowledges the courageous deeds and contributions made for our nation by the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, past and present. The day raises much needed funds for Melbourne Legacy who care for the Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force services.

Location

Address:Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, 3145
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.877078
Long: 145.038317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1951
Approx. Event End Date:2011

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th August, 2011
Front Inscription

Commemorating Back to Caulfield
              and the
60th Anniversary of National Service

         Presented by
   Mr Ian Macdonald
Committeeman Melbourne Racing Club
              and
Melbourne Legacy President
    Mr Chris Spence AO

Saturday 13th August 2011
at Caulfield Racecourse

Source: MA
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