Return To Libya 2009
As the material for inclusion in the 2010 edition of “Take Post” was being assembled, I was contacted by Rob Bennett. Rob is the son of Max Bennett (8th Battery) and a Bass Drummer with the Rats of Tobruk Memorial Pipes and Drums Band. Rob advised that the Band had travelled to Libya during August / September 2009 to participate in a Tattoo style celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Great Alfatah Revolution. During their visit to Libya, the Band also visited Tobruk and conducted a Memorial Service at the Tobruk Cemetery, where many Australian WW2 servicemen are buried, including a number who were killed in action whilst serving with the 2nd / 3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. We are grateful to Rob Bennet for providing the story written by Ken Butterworth and for the photos taken during the Band’s visit to Libya and Tobruk.