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    ANZAC Day

    Just back from my local service.

    "Gunfire Breakfasts", Dawn Services, catching up with current and ex-service mates, remembering the relatives who were at Gallipoli, Pozierres, Milne Bay, North Africa, as well as a lot of other nasty places and times in the last century.

    Coming up to the centenary of the start of the "Great War", you know, the one to end all wars........



    Buried another relative; WW2 RAN vet, last week.

    Best wishes to all.

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    Here's one Yank who will be raising a pint to those brave souls tomorrow!

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    ANZAC Day 2014

    We had a huge turn out today at least 350 people, I felt proud to wear my Dads medals this is a big thing here as we are only a very small country town probably 1,500 here so it was great.
    Even had a Cessna do an impromptu fly by at allot less than the legal 500 feet but who cares he waggled his wings as a sign of respect gotta love that.

    We are buying the ANZAC day commemorative shirts that the embroiderer had to gain special permission from the armed services to use the insignia have '13 & '14 and will get the others each year up to '18
    The original concept of the hat badge was the crown protected by a ring of bayonets and was not known as the rising sun, but as time went by it was named this (was told this by a WWII Vet) but it symbolises our forces for ever and a day and I am proud as punch and respectful of our armed service men & women from any era or conflict.

    Pics of the shirts (we have 5 2x '13 & 3 x 14's so far) and a COA which comes with each shirt they are numbered and they only do 1,000 each year the Hat badge was the 2013 and the Memorial one is 2014 wore that one today just thought I would share this with you.
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    Gallipoli is certainly a very sombre and atmospheric battlefield - I would recommend it as a place to visit and to contemplate.
    The losses (killed in action) were:
    Turkeyicon 56,643
    UKicon 34,072
    Franceicon 9,798
    Australiaicon 8,709
    New Zealand 2,721

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    Would really have liked to have been a part of that ceremony!

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    I spent my youth carrying banner for my grandmothers WAAAF unit at the Sydney march.
    Then I marched in her spot after she died for a few years
    but now I find my self in another country where I just remember alone

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    Just now i'm on a large yacht a day out from Rio de Janero, and 2/3rds of the crew are 'colonials' we had a minute at the going down of the sun and said the ode. You may be by yourself but on the 25th of April none of us who remember are alone.
    Keep Calm
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    Fix Bayonets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    ... You may be by yourself but on the 25th of April none of us who remember are alone.
    That is the truth of it.

    We remember - always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD View Post
    Gallipoli is certainly a very sombre and atmospheric battlefield - I would recommend it as a place to visit and to contemplate.
    The losses (killed in action) were:
    Turkeyicon 56,643
    UKicon 34,072
    Franceicon 9,798
    Australiaicon 8,709
    New Zealand 2,721
    I was lucky to receive two tickets in the ballot to attend the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli next year. Did any other Australians or any of our New Zealand friends manage to get passes to attend?

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