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$70,000 To Remember Sandakan Pows starstarstarstarstar   16th December 2008 - Views: 745 $70,000 To Remember Sandakan Pows “During my visit I have been particularly moved by the stories of the many locals who helped the Allies, often at great personal risk. At least 50 Malaysians were arrested by the Japanese, and eight executed, as punishment for assisting Australian POWs.

Wwii Diggers Unveil New Memorial In Brunei starstarstarstarstar   13th December 2008 - Views: 706 Wwii Diggers Unveil New Memorial In Brunei After 63 years, Australian Second World War veterans have unveiled a memorial dedicated to the Australians who died helping to end the Japanese occupation of Brunei and North Borneo in 1945, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, announced today. The Brunei - Australia Memorial was unveiled during a moving ceremony by Minister Griffin and veterans of the campaign – Bill Corey and Steve Gooch.

Vets' Minister To Follow Death March Route starstarstarstarstar   11th December 2008 - Views: 735 Vets' Minister To Follow Death March Route He will pay tribute to the POWs by laying a wreath at the Ranau memorial on Sunday morning and at the Sandakan Memorial Park on Monday 15 December.

Wwii Veterans Return To Brunei To Dedicate New Memorial starstarstarstarstar   10th December 2008 - Views: 764 Wwii Veterans Return To Brunei To Dedicate New Memorial Last night Mr Griffin hosted a function in Brisbane to farewell the six veterans who will represent the 20,000 Australians involved in Operation OBOE 6 at the memorial unveiling.

Minister To Attend Merchant Mariners' Ceremony On Central Coast starstarstarstarstar   5th December 2008 - Views: 815 Minister To Attend Merchant Mariners' Ceremony On Central Coast Joined by Craig Thomson MP, Member for Dobell, Minister Griffin said merchant mariners played a vital part in Australia’s war efforts in both world wars but their story was largely untold.

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