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Lest We Forget

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










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  • SoulJah December 13, 2008, 6:57 pm

    It’s a fitting memorial and tribute… God bless em…

  • JC December 14, 2008, 3:02 pm

    would have been even better if they had inscribed the names of the 114 soldiers that lost their lives for freeing our nation.

  • AB December 15, 2008, 3:46 pm

    Souljah: agreed

    JC: Good idea.. perhaps that can be included in the upgrade or enhancement project 🙂

  • Damien Donavan December 29, 2008, 2:41 pm


    As usual, you have taken wonderful photos that do apt justice to this memorable and moving event.

    Damien Donavan
    Third Secretary
    Australian High Commission

  • AB December 30, 2008, 9:51 am

    Thanks Damien! Happy new year to you and family! I look forward to working closely with the high commission in the coming year!

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