A celebrity veteran and former team commander of the Special Air Service will be in Warrnambool on Thursday.
Harry Moffitt recently retired from the Australian Defence Force after almost 30 years, most of which was spent with the elite Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment as a team commander and team specialist.
He has completed 11 active service deployments, including being wounded in action in 2008. Harry completed his time with the SAS as its human performance manager.
A registered psychologist, Mr Moffitt runs a human performance consultancy working with sports teams, the military and industry
Mr Moffitt will be at the Warrnambool RSL on Thursday where he will launch his new book Eleven Bats - a story of combat, cricket and the SAS.
While in service Mr Moffit began a tradition of organising a game of cricket, which was often the circuit-breaker he and his team needed after the tension of operations.
Eleven Bats is a compelling soldier's story of combat, survival and backyard cricket in a war zone.
Mr Moffit will be joined by fellow author and former military spouse Maria Augustus-Dunn, who will launch her second book Dunnarunna - A Retirement Dunn Right.
The event 'Stories, Mateship & Tucker' will be held at Warrnambool RSL from 6pm Thursday.
Warrnambool RSL's Adam Kent said he was thrilled the coronavirus lockdown had ended in time for the event.
"The cap dropped from 120 people to 85 but we're just happy it can still go ahead at all," he said.
"We've got two high profile keynote speakers and best selling authors who are taking the effort to come to Warrnambool and support our RSL Active program that supports veterans and their families in the community."
The event is open to anyone and not just those involved in the RSL.
"We're really excited, Harry is a bit of a celebrity in the veteran world," Mr Kent said.
"He's done heaps of really inspiring podcasts, has been on The Project and fills Crown Palladium (in Melbourne). We're extremely lucky to have him and Maria here."
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