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CCTV APPEAL

APPEAL FOR CCTV SECURITY

You all may have seen articles regarding vandalism of trees at the Walk on 3 occasions -some 260 trees have been vandalised  to the point that they must be replaced at a cost of approx. $60,000. The Mitchell Shire Council will replace these trees, but not until CCTV is installed which we must install at our cost. Quotes for the appropriate system is in the vicinity of $36,000. Any donations towards this security system before the wall itself becomes a target of these cretins would be really appreciated .

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Huey has Landed

Our chopper has finally arrived. It is currently being repainted and branded to its original olive drab with 

authentic branding. It will be installed in June or July 20ft in the air adjacent to the Luscombe Bowl. The 

navigation lights and dashboard will be lit at night.

 

 

Stage 2 Fundraising

On the 7th August 2009 we launched the fundraising part of all this. We have the blessing? of the State and Federal Governments, the local Council, and both the RSL and the Vietnam Veterans Association, State and Federal bodies.

To date we have raised enough money ourselves to build a replica Luscombe Bowl, that area in Nui Dat, Vietnam, where the entertainers of the period came up to entertain the troops. Here we have used it an interpretive centre. The forecourt has been laid with engraved pavers that are still for sale, (see the sponsorship page). We have a Memorial Cairn set in this area as well to honour our fallen.

The Victorian State Government has given us $1.2m with which we are building the wall of DigiGlass. We have gone away from stainless steel and granite, because this Australian made product allows us to tell the story of Vietnam in pictures and still have the names of all who served, over the top. The effect is to see the story from a distance and the names when you are close. Our original idea was to have a hole for a Remembrance Poppy next to each name, that had to be altered and the holes are now in the footing and gives the effect of a field of Poppies under each panel. The Federal Government came onboard with $150,000 to do the lighting of the wall.

We have secured an M2A2 Howitzer, an Iroquois helicopter (Huey), and a Centurion Tank as artefacts to be spread over the length of the Walk. All these were of that era in Australia’s Military History.

Well Done

Well DoneWhat a great day Saturday 9th March was.Thank you everyone for making it a momentus occasion,it was great to see so many at the opening ceremony,estimates of 3-5000 people, and to see the size of the 2 contingents participating in the parade was beyond our expectations.All that have seen the result of 8 years work, all Vets should be proud of the result of all the work put in by the sub committee.

Thank you guys.

The concert at night was attended by approximately 2500 people who enjoyed the entertainment

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