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Lysle Roberts Memorial Luncheon Series

The Lysle Roberts Memorial Luncheon series returns to Canberra this year. Join us for lunch with distinguished leaders from Defence, industry & academia.

15 Sep 2022


AVM (Ret’d) John Blackburn, AO
Former Deputy Chief of Air Force

Our guest speaker for September is AVM (Ret'd) John Blackburn, AO, former Deputy Chief of Air Force and one of Australia’s pre-eminent consultants in Defence and National Security. He will speak of the importance of supply chain and give his assessment of Australia’s preparedness or otherwise. Rather than be surprised by current issues, we need to ensure the same mistakes don’t carry forward.



The Boat House

Menindee Drive, Barton, ACT 2600



Our luncheons are usually held 1200-1400h on a Thursday. Please check eventbrite and your ticket to confirm exact date/time for each event


Enjoy a three course alternate fixed menu


$125 pp, or book a table of ten for $1200


Business casual

Tickets can be purchased for all our events through Eventbrite

About Lysle Roberts

Lysle Roberts was a RAAF 457 SQN Spitfire Pilot during WWII. His service on behalf of the Spitfire Association included lifetime Vice-President and many dedicated years helping to grow the Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship. Click here to read more about Lysle in his biography

Proudly brought to you by:

Chief of
Air Force

Air Marshal
Mel Hupfeld

Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship Patron

Former Air
Commander Australia

Air Vice Marshall
Mark Skidmore
AM (Ret'd)

Spitfire Association Patron

Spitfire Association


All surplus funds raised contribute to the work of the Spitfire Association in helping to keep Australia resilient.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite

Cancellation Policy

COVID-19 restrictions are being considered throughout planning for this event. Should the event be cancelled entirely, your ticket will be held in credit and transferred to the next function.

Refunds for extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More Information

Still have questions?

Please call Geoff 0409 773 840, with any further questions.