Event to support RSL

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 8, 2019

AN EXCLUSIVE screening of new Australian film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is planned for next weekend at Orana Cinemas to financially support the Albany RSL branch and national charity Cam’s Cause.

The movie will begin at 3pm on August 17 and tickets will cost $25 per person. This includes entry, a drink, popcorn and a raffle ticket to go in the draw to win a Battle of Long Tan framed picture.

Fifth-generation military man and memorabilia framer Tony Banner organised the Albany event as he holds both the RSL and Cam’s Cause dear.

Cam’s Cause was established in honour of Australian Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG who died fighting on the front line with the 2nd Commando Regiment in Afghanistan six years ago.

Baird was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, Medal of Gallantry, Australian Active Service Medal, Afghanistan Medal, Iraq Medal, Australian Service Medal, Australian Defence Medal, United Nations Medal, NATO Meritorious Service Medal and NATO Medal for the Non-Article 5 ISAF Operation in Afghanistan.

Tickets to the movie can be purchased from the Weekender’s office at 107 Stead Road, by texting Mr Banner on 0409 680 294 or emailing him at [email protected]

Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and awards to the movie.

Further to the Battle of Long Tan cinema commemorations, a memorial service will be held at the South East Asia Memorial at the Forts on August 18 commencing at 2pm.