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AHEPA is organising a special trip to Newcastle, in order to honor Alf Carpenter who is a fighter symbol for the Greeks.
He belongs to the team of the Australian soldiers who fought in Crete against Germans and he is one of the last Anzacs. (Today is 98 years old)
The excursion and the event have great interest not only for the Greeks, but for the Australians too.
We had the chance to talk with one of the event organisers the journalist Mr George Giakoumidis.
Let’s see what did he say about this event.
Dimitris Papadopoulos: Mr Giakoumidis AHEPA is organizing an excursion in Newcastle. What is the reason of this excursion?
George Giakoumidis: The reason for the excursion to Newcastle is that Ahepa wants to honour Mr Alf Carpenter who was one of the last Anzacs who fought in Crete Ellas.
D.P.: Can you give us a few more details for this person?
G.G.: Alf Carpenter is one of the last Veterans who served in Ellas, From March till May 1941, He will be turning 99 years old this year and he wishes to travel to be present for the 75th Anniversary of the battle against the Nazis , in May of this year but is unable to go due to the fact that no Travel insurance will accept him due to his age , although he his a healthy 99 year old, which is truly sad.
D.P.: Your event is very interesting! Can you tell us a few ore things about the program of the day?
G.G.: The program of the day is that buses will be departing from Rockdale at approx 7.30am and arriving at Newcastle approx 10.30am
Church Service with Artoklasia at the Holy Apostles Church Hamilton Newcastle
Followed by morning tea at the Chuch Hall then speeches and Alf will be honored by Ahepa for his services to the War followed by lunch and entertainment of ethnic dancing .
D.P.: This event may be interesting for our readers. Are there any seats available?
G.G.: There is limited seats available and to contact George Giakoumidis mobile 0422956982 or Litsa Diakovasili on Tel 85095274 and must rsvp by 03/2/2016.
D.P.: Do you want to say something else?
G.G.: Our organisation is proud to honor Alf Carpenter for his services to The war in Greece and being
One of the last Anzacs it is a great priveledge for us please all join us for this very special occasion you are all welcome.