*Memorial Lecture

John Laffin Memorial Lecture

The Families and Friends of the First AIF will be holding the 8th Annual John Laffin Memorial Lecture on 4th July 2010. The Lecture is held in July each year to commemorate the founding of the FFFAIF by John Laffin. John proposed the creation of the Families and Friends of the First AIF (FFFAIF), which is Dedicated to Digger Heritage, at the opening of the Australian Corps Memorial Park at Le Hamel on 4th July 1998.


Venue: Ashfield RSL 374 Liverpool Rd Ashfield (Sydney)

Date: Sunday 4th July 2010

Time: 10am – 2:30pm Club opens at 9am Meeting commences at 10.00am in the Cadillac Room, located on the ground floor.

Speakers: Will Davies, FFFAIF member, tour guide and author will talk about his latest book Beneath Hill 60.
Another guest speaker will follow Will, however the identity of the speaker cannot be revealed until the morning of the lecture. 

Cost: $10 per person includes entry, continuous tea or coffee and a light lunch to be served at midday.

RSVP:28th June 2010.

Members please respond via the Reply Paid envelope in the latest DIGGER magazine. Non members please contact projectfffaif@yahoo.com.au

Members please note there will be no ‘Show & Tell’ at this meeting as a Members’ Forum is proposed for November.


The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French Governments for affording Australian and British soldiers dignified individual reburials in the new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds the Australian and British Governments for their joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.

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