Wreath Laying for LEUT Casadio 30Jan18

Wreath Laying for LEUT Casadio 30Jan18

A “Last Post” ceremony will be held at the Australian War Memorial on Tuesday 30 January 2018 to acknowledge the loss of LEUT Anthony Casadio, who died in action on the 21st August 1968 whilst serving on the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RAN HFV).  He was just 22 years old. 

Tony Casadio’s sister, Virginia  will attend.  RADM Ralph, our patron, will lay a wreath on behalf of the FAAAA, and Rob Ray will lay one representing the Naval Association. The youngest pilot of HC723 will lay a wreath on behalf of those currently serving.  We expect a number of Vietnam Veterans to attend also, and the US embassy has been asked to send a representative. 

Any other person wishing to attend the ceremony, which commences at 1655 sharp, is welcome (it would be prudent to arrive a little earlier).  The venue is the Commemorative Courtyard at the AWM. 

General information about the Last Post Ceremonies can be found here

If you can’t attend, but wish to view the ceremony you can see it ‘Live Streamed’ though YouTube.  Details of how to register are on the AWM site – simply click on this link and then the red ‘Register’ button.