Inaugural Lysle Roberts Memorial Luncheon

The inaugural Lysle Roberts Memorial Luncheon takes place on 31 October 2019, at the Mercure Hotel, Sydney. Named in the honour of Spitfire Association Life Vice President, World War II pilot and respected businessman J. Lysle Roberts, the series aims to bring the sharpest military minds to speak on Australia’s position in the modern military era.

Keynote speaker for this event is ACM (ret’d) Mark Binskin AM, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force. ACM binskin will talk about his career, beginning as a Naval Fleet Air Arm pilot, through to the appointment as CDF and parallel this with the challenges faced at all levels of seniority with links to the famous film ‘The Battle of Britain’.


Non-member ticket price is $250pp, which covers A-La-Carte 2-Course Luncheon, Beer / Wine / Soft Drinks and Spitfire Association Membership.

Earlybird Discount: Secure your table before Sept 30, and pay just $215pp. Your 2019/20 association membership will be complimentary.


Ticket price for members is $215pp.


  • Mercure Sydney – Grand Central Ballroom
  • Level 2, 818 – 820 George Street Sydney
  • 31st October, 2019
  • 12:00pm

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