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2013 Remembrance Day Contest - Opening Address

Date : 16 / 08 / 2013
Author : Peter Ellis - VK1PE

The RD contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area.

It is preceded by a short opening address by a Guest Speaker transmitted on various WIA frequencies during the minutes prior to the contest. During this ceremony, a roll call of amateurs who paid the supreme sacrifice during WWII is read.

The perpetual trophy is ordinarily held by the WIA at its national office and is inscribed annually with the name of the winning State or Territory.

The RD Contest Opening Speech file is available for download at the bottom of this page.

73 and "Good Luck In The Contest"

Related Files

2013 RD Opening Address Text
2013 RD Speech_Aug_2013.pdf

2013 RD Opening Address Audio


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