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The Blamey Oration – 2015

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

The Blamey Oration perpetuates the memory of  Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, Australia’s highest ranking serviceman, who was commander-in-chief concurrently of the Australian Military Forces and the Allied Land Forces, South-West Pacific Area, from 1942 to 1945 when Australia’s security was directly threatened by Japan.
The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria in conjunction with The Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund have pleasure in presenting the Blamey Oration, 2015 to be given by Professor Peter Leahy.

Topic: Another century, Another Long War.

Prof Peter Leahy, AC- Director, National Security Institute

Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, AC is a retired senior officer of the Australian Army, whose military career culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Army from 2002 until 2008. He has been director of the National Security Institute, University of Canberra, since October 2008.

He is a member of the Defence SA Advisory Board, a Director of the Kokoda Foundation, Chairman of the Board for wounded veterans charity Soldier On, and serves on the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee in the Australian Capital Territory. Leahy is also the Patron of the Canberra Services Club, a position he has held since 2009.

Coffee and Tea from 12.00 pm.

Entrance fee: $10

For security reasons please advise the Office of your attendance, by email to rusi.vic@defence.gov.au

or phone 9282 5918  by  2pm  Wednesday 27 May.

These names are provided to Security to issue Access Passes. If your name is not on the list you will experience a delay in gaining access or may be denied access.


Remember to bring your photo ID.


January 1, 1970
10:00 am

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