Honouring the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Kalamata

first_imgThe Society of Kalamata ’23 March’ cordially invites Melburnians to the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Kalamata this Sunday at 12.30 pm.This year’s commemoration service for the solace of their families in Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Cyprus, Israel, and India will be at the Australian Hellenic Memorial in the Domain Gardens on the corner of Birdwood Avenue and Government House Drive, Melbourne.The event will be held in memory of the Greek, Serbian, Jewish, Cypriot, Indian, British, Australian, and New Zealand women and men in the field, on the sea and in the air who fought and sacrificed their lives in the defence of Greece.“Tell them we were here,” was the call that went out across Kalamata, as the last embarkation boats rowed away, leaving 8,000 allied troops on the beaches of Kalamata to make their way home.The service will also be in remembrance of those who were taken prisoners during the Battle of Kalamata, 28 ­­– 29 April 1941, or who escaped to fight again that the world might be free and in thanks to the Hellenic people who gave aid and assistance to the Commonwealth troops in their efforts to avoid capture. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Kenyan Governmen

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Kenyan Government has announced Australian travellers will be able to obtain a visa on arrival while the new e-visa process is in its early stages of implementation. During this time both systems will operate simultaneously providing Aussies with two options to secure a Kenyan visa.President Uhuru Kenyatta said though the e-visa was already running, manual application at the entry points to the country will continue concurrently so as not to discourage last-minute visitors to the country.“We have had a number of challenges on the implementation of the e-visa and I have therefore ordered that application of visa on arrival to the country continues as it were,” President Kenyatta said.The resumption of manual visa application, which ceased from 1 September 2015, is set to ease concerns from travel agents and tour operators who were anxious around the possibility of a drop in visitation as a result of challenges associated with new system.KTB Australia will keep you informed of any updates on these processes and the date of when visas will no longer be able to be obtained on arrival.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more