• on January 17, 2024

Battle of Crete Memorial Underway

Dr John N. Yiannakis OAM

Members of the congregation will be pleased to know that after several years of planning, negotiating and fund-raising, work on the installation on the Battle of Crete Memorial in the Saw Avenue precinct of Kings Park is underway. Just before Christmas, the site was prepared and 30 square metres of concrete poured.

Federal and State funds (including a Lotterywest grant), along with private donations, have made possible this important and impressive Memorial. The Memorial recognises the significance the Battle of Crete has in Australian and Greek military history. In particular, it seeks to acknowledge the courage, sacrifice and commitment of those who served and endured the Battle of Crete, both Australian and Greek, in their defence of liberty. For Western Australians, the campaign in Crete has particular significance as it involved HMAS Perth and the City of Perth 2/11th Battalion. It will be the only fully dedicated memorial to the Battle of Crete in Australia.

The Memorial is due for completion in late April/early May 2024.

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