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Christmas Cards for the Deployed 


THE annual Christmas Cards for the Deployed project attracted a large number of both Defence and civilian members pitching in for the cause at RAAF Base Williamtown on September 4.

Organised jointly by the Williamtown Umbrella Support and Craft groups, the exercise produced in excess of 600 Christmas cards which are being sent to Australian Defence Force troops currently serving overseas.

Key organisers Sue Grady and Jo Fellows said they were overwhelmed with the response. “We had more than 30 people drop in during the day, including the SADFO AIRCDRE Tony Grady, members of HQ ACG and of course our wonderfully generous ladies who volunteered their time and efforts,” Sue said.

“And the results were extraordinary… we were very impressed with the creativity demonstrated on the day.”

Sue and Jo said the decorated cards are on their way to deployed troops in areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sedan, Sinai, Israel and Egypt, including embedded troops in the Middle East.

AIRCDRE Grady said it was a tremendous initiative, paying tribute to the hard working ladies and all those who supported the project.

Christmas Cards for the Deployed was this year sponsored by ADCU.

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