Commemorating Reserve Forces Day 2017

THE ROLE of the Reserve Forces within the Australian Military will be commemorated on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

In Brisbane on Friday night (June 30) the traditional Cocktail Party will be held in the Combined Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess at Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.

Previous events have been held at the Brisbane Maritime Museum and RAAF Amberley.

This years Cocktail Party will feature traditional Military style entertainment, commencing at 1800 hours through till 2000 hours.

Generous finger food will be served during the evening, and each ticket holder will receive three free bar drinks. A cash bar will also be operating for when the ticket limit expires.

Dress for Military personnel is Service Dress with medals; for civilians it is Lounge Suit/After Five wear with medals.

Tickets are still available for this All Ranks event: contact Tony Wadeson (Secretary, Brisbane branch, 31st Infantry Battalion Association) by emailing

A bus will be travelling to Victoria Barracks from Kedron-Wavell RSL. Details can be obtained from Tony Wadeson.

The following morning (Saturday) a Memorial Ceremony will begin in Anzac Square, Brisbane, at 1000 hours. We require a good turn-out of members to maintain the Association’s reputation for having the highest numbers on parade. Afterwards we plan to adjourn over the road to our usual haunt to discuss the event.

Following are letters from Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


Reserve Forces Day


CM17-000140 - Reserve Forces Day Parade