Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Coral-Balmoral

 Australian centurion tanks move into to support soldiers in the Battle of Coral Balmoral.
Australian centurion tanks move into to support soldiers in the Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Veterans, their families and community members will gather at Ingleburn RSL Club on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral.

The commemorative service will be held in the Ingleburn RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Garden at the venue on the corner of Chester Road and Warbler Avenue.

Dr Brendan Nelson of the Australian War Memorial will be a guest speaker on the day.

The service will begin at 11am.

The first commemoration of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral held at Ingleburn RSL occurred in 2012.

The service is now one of the three most significant commemorations run by the local sub-branch, behind Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

The Battle of Coral-Balmoral was a 25-day conflict which began on May 12, 1968.

The battle – part of the Vietnam War – claimed the lives of 26 Diggers.

American and New Zealand forces were also involved in the battle at fire support bases in Coral and Balmoral – 20 kilometres north of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.

For more information visit: ingleburnrslsubbranch.com.au.

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