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Events for the Battle of Crete throughout Australia, in the presence of a delegation of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff

The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand is proud to release the attached national program of events that will be held in May and June 2024 around Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the 83rd Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.

The Federation is also proud to announce that the Hellenic Ministry of Defence is once again honouring the sacrifice of the Anzacs in 1941 and the continuing intergenerational friendship between Greece and Australia by sending a high-ranking delegation to Australia for the commemorations. The delegation will be led by Vice Admiral Christos Sasiakos, Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff and will be travelling to Perth, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

It will consist of the following:

  • Vice Admiral Christos Sasiakos, Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Αντιναύαρχος Χρήστος Σασιάκος ΠΝ Υπαρχηγός ΓΕΕΘΑ
  • Captain Pavlos Angelopoulos, Staff Officer of the Bilateral Relations Directorate of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff
    Πλοίαρχος Παύλος Αγγελόπουλος, Επιτελής Δ3 Διεύθυνσης Διεθνών Σχέσεων ΓΕΕΘΑ
  • Lieutenant Commander Stylianos Mitsiotis, Staff Officer of Public Relations Directorate of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.  
    Πλωτάρχης Στυλιανός Μητσιώτης, Επιτελής του 1ου Τμήματος της Διεύθυνσης Δημοσίων Σχέσεων του ΓΕΕΘΑ
  • Colonel Ioannis Fasianos, Military Attache of the Hellenic National Defence Force based in Canberra.
    Συνταγματάρχης Ιωάννης Φασιανός, Στρατιωτικός Ακόλουθος της Ελλάδας στην Καμπέρα

Here is the national schedule of events, in English, per Australian State: