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Special Air Service Regiment Association

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the Special Air Service Regiment.

Event Details

Sunday, 12 June 2022 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Memorial Tree E56 b, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue , Melbourne, VIC 3001

This service commemorates the 18 lives lost on 12 June 1996.

On this date, the 5th Aviation Regiment and SASR were performing a live-fire training exercise when 2 Blackhawk helicopters collided. 15 members of the SASR and 3 from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident. It is Australia's worst peacetime military aviation disaster.