Major Anders Lassen Event

Thessaloniki Association “The White Tower” in co-operation with the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council organised another successful event in Melbourne on Monday 6th November 2017 and at Denmark House (Danish Consulate in Melbourne). The hosts were lead by the Honorary Consul General of Denmark to Melbourne Mr Jan Ravnholt.

There were a number of VIP attending the event, including his Excellency the Ambassador of Denmark to Australia Mr Tom Norring and his lovely wife (of Greek background, from Thessaloniki), Mr Ross Alatsas Deputy Chair at the Victorian Multicultural Commission, the Consul General Mr Jan Ravnholt and his also lovely wife, Mr & Mrs Paul and Toula Mavroudis OAM, Mrs Maria Dikaiou President Modern Greek Teachers Association of Victoria, Mrs Maria Gidarakou, from the Greek Consulate in Melbourne representing the Consul General Mrs Christina Simantiraki, Mr Lee Tarlamis Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Mr Bill Papastergiadis President Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne, Mr John Pandazopoulos former State Minister in Victoria, Mr Steve Kyritsis President Greek RSL in Melbourne, Lt. Colonel (retired) Athanasios Masouras, Mrs Litsa Athanasiadis President Pontian Community of Melbourne and others including some war veterans from both communities the Danish and Greek. Continue reading “Major Anders Lassen Event”

Meeting the Municipality of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Association was represented at a very important meeting in the offices of the Municipality of the City of Thessaloniki, on July 14th, 2017, by the President Mr Paul Mavroudis and the Vice-President Mr Iakovos Garivaldis.

The meeting was also attended by Steve Dimopoulos MP (member for Oakleigh, Chair of the Mental Health Expert Taskforce and is a member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee), Nick Staikos MP (Member for Bentleigh), John Pandazopoulos, past Minister of Victoria, Judith Graley MP Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Training and Ros Spence MP Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport. Continue reading “Meeting the Municipality of Thessaloniki”

Δραστηριότητες Ιουνίου 2017

Στις 11 Ιουνίου 2017, η Ένωση Θεσσαλονικέων “Ο Λευκός Πύργος” διοργάνωσε ημερήσια εκδρομή μελών και μη στο πανέμορφο Healesville της Βικτώρια. Περίπου σαράντα μέλη ανταποκρίθηκαν και με το λεωφορείο των Tullamarine Bus Lines, επισκέφτηκαν διάφορα εργοστάσια οινοποιίας ​απολαμβάνοντας τον υπέροχο καιρό στην εξοχή. Θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε θερμά την εταιρεία Tullamarine Bus Lines του κυρίου Συκαβίτσα που ανταποκρίνεται στο κάλεσμα της Ένωσης με την επαγγελματικότητα που τους διακρίνει. Continue reading “Δραστηριότητες Ιουνίου 2017”

Major Anders Lassen

Anders Fredrik Emil Victor Schau Lassen born Høvdingsgård, Denmark 22nd September 1920, the son of Emil Victor Schau Lassen and Suzanne Maria Signe Lassen, of Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

He was a first cousin of Axel von dem Bussche, a German Resistance member who unsuccessfully tried to kill Adolf Hitler in 1943.

Serving with the Danish Merchant Navy, Anders came to Britain in the early days of the Second World War. He joined the British Commandos in 1940, serving with No. 62  Commando (also known as the Small Scale Raiding Force) as a private. Continue reading “Major Anders Lassen”