In our email of 28 February and 23rd March we told you about a Luncheon to be held later in the year to Launch a book that RFDC is to publish to celebrate the 20 years of RFDC history.

The Principal Guest at the Luncheon, hosted by the Honourable Fred Nile, was to be the Honourable General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK CVO MC.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it has not been able to plan the function for 1st July  but we have now able to set a date of Thursday, 8th October ,at  the same venue, Parliament House.


The theme of the Luncheon will be to celebrate the Charge at Beersheba.  An Honour Guard featuring the pennons of the Australian Light Horse in WW1 carried by members if the Light Horse Association and AAFC cadets accompanied by members of the NSW Mounted Police is planned.

Sir Peter has confirmed that  he will still attend.  Other invitees include Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO,  Lady Penny Street, Ms Judy Brewer AO (the late Tim Fischer’s wife) and the Premier who will be represented. The Prime Minister will also be invited.

The Army Band has agreed to provide the entertainment.  

Due to COVID-19 social distancing, the numbers will be limited.  You and members of Associations will be welcome but due to the number restrictions, acceptance will be first come first served.

Please contact MAJ Frank Woodhams  OAM ED Ret’d at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to join us.


LTCOL John Moore OAM RFD ED jssc Ret’d