The Brunei-Australia Memorial was unveiled this morning at Muara Beach in a moving ceremony by The Hon. Alan Griffin, MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, and veterans of the campaign – Bill Corey and Steve Gooch. The ceremony was attended by several members of the Bruneian and Australian Armed Forces, the diplomatic corp, and several individuals with links to Australia including members of the Brunei-Australia Alumni Association.
The black Australian granite especially honours the 114 Australians who were killed and 221 who were wounded during Operation OBOE 6. The inscription on the plaque reads “1945 in memory”, surrounded by the words “Brunei-Australia Memorial” in English, Malay and Jawi.
Mr Griffin, with YB Pehin Datu Singamanteri Kolonel (B) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar
Deputy Minister of Defence
Six veterans travelled to Brunei for the dedication of the memorial