RSL Queensland extends condolences on the passing of The Queen

RSL Queensland 09 September 2022

RSL Queensland extends its deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

RSL Australia President Greg Melick said the passing of Her Majesty will be felt by all veterans who particularly valued her association and patronage of the League for more than 70 years.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has been an outstanding servant and leader of the Commonwealth for the duration of her reign and the RSL was honoured to have her as our Patron,” Greg Melick said.

RSL Queensland State President Major General Stephen Day DSC AM said the veteran community and its members would be saddened by this news. 

“On behalf of the League here in Queensland, I offer our gratitude and everlasting respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“The veteran community in Queensland who served under Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will reflect today on her commitment, encouragement and support for our service personnel.

“As a mark of respect and mourning RSL Queensland State Branch and its network of Sub Branches, and in accordance with protocol, will fly the Australian National Flag, and other flags at half-mast.

“Our members recently marked Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by paying tribute to her extraordinary 70 years’ on the throne.

“On behalf of RSL Queensland, and Sub Branches and all our members, I extend our sincere and deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to her family members and the countries under the Commonwealth,” Stephen Day said. 



Kate McKay | RSL Queensland Senior Manager Corporate Communication and Media | 0436 012 535

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