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 Vietnam Veterans 2019 Luncheon

On the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, this very special lunch honours those who served in Vietnam, the longest wartime conflict in Australia's history.

Guest of honour Ross Smith was a lieutenant colonel in the war and a former member of parliament in Victoria.

Event

Date From : Fri Aug 16, 2019 : 12:00
Date To : Fri Aug 16, 2019 : 14:30

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 2019 AGM & Luncheon

TAKE NOTICE that a General Meeting of the Association will be held at the RACV Club, Level 1, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne at 11.30 am on Wednesday 25th of September 2019.

The AGM will be followed by lunch.  Members and guests can attend either or both.

Details to follow.

Event

Date From : Wed Sep 25, 2019 : 11:30
Date To : Wed Sep 25, 2019 : 14:30

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Club celebrates 138th year

Members met to celebrate 138 years since the Club was established. Each member was presented with a copy of the souvenir program from the 1932 50th Jubilee Anniversary of the Club.

The souvenir program was created from interviews with three of the Club's oldest members.  It covered: the establishment of the Club; the early quarterly dinners; the various premises used by the Club; and name changes.

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ANZAC Day 2019

The April ANZAC Day lunch at the RACV Club was very successful with 91 attendees.  The address given by Michael Bennett, the great grandson of General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD was fascinating, covering 3 phases of Monash's life: professional man; soldier; and nation builder

The photo shows Pipeclay President LTCOL Michael Buckridge (L) & Michael Bennett (R)

Monash and Chauvel

Why write MONASH AND CHAUVEL? It’s now nearly a century since the deciding year of the First World War, 1918.

I wanted a book that encapsulated the impact of the First AIF in the two major fronts of that War. The best way was to combine the two narratives in one. By a bit of luck it worked.

Roland Perry

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ANZAC Day 2018 gathering

Members of the Pipeclay Club met for ANZAC Day at the RACV Club. Historian and author Dr Ross McMullin spoke on the role and outstanding contribution of Australian soldiers and their leadership on the Western Front in 1917 and 1918.

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The Pipeclay Club

The Pipeclay Club was formed on the 16th May 1881.

Today, after a fascinating history and many incarnations, the Club is a 'Virtual Club' run by volunteers without premises.

The Club runs a range of annual functions, the majority of which are at the RACV City Club.