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2014 Annual General Meeting

2014 FFFAIF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The AGM this year will be held on Saturday 11th October, 2014. Registration from 2:15pm Meeting Commences: 2:30pm Venue: Penrith RSL Club 8 Tindale Street Penrith NSW RSVP: 03/10/2014 Financial Members: If you are attending … Continue reading

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Historian Peter Barton @ Memorial Lecture

Peter Barton, battlefield archaeologist and film maker is visiting Australia to launch his latest book The Lost Legions of Fromelles. Peter will make a guest appearance at the 2014 John Laffin Memorial lecture at 10.00am Sunday 29 June at Harbord … Continue reading

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2014 John Laffin Memorial Lecture

Members and their guests are invited to Sunday, 29 June 2014 Speakers:The John Laffin Memorial Lecture. Jim Munro: The Road to the Great War. Richard Wright: Not by DNA alone: the role of archaeology and anthropology at the Pheasant Wood … Continue reading

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New Patron-in-Chief for FFFAIF

[Biographies and photos courtesy ] His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has accepted our invitation and agreed to become FFFAIF Patron-in-Chief, succeeding the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO. Thank … Continue reading

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More identified from Fromelles

On 26 May 2014 the Assistant Minister for Defence, The Hon Stuart Robert MP, announced the names of a further 20 previously unidentified Australian soldiers who died at the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. 2560 Sgt David Samuel Anderson was amongst … Continue reading

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Anzac Day 2014 commemorates the 99th anniversary of the landing of troops at Gallipoli. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died … Continue reading

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New $1 Anzac Coin

13 February 2014:  NEW $1 COIN SHARES THE SPIRIT OF THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, … Continue reading

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Gallipoli Ballot – What next?

Information from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs released Sunday, 2 February 2014: NEXT STEPS FOR GALLIPOLI 2015 BALLOT 42,582 applications were received from Australians planning to attend the Dawn Service at Gallipoli in 2015, marking 100 years since the landing … Continue reading

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Gallipoli 2015 ballot closing SOON

On 25 April 2015 the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli will be commemorated. A fair, open and transparent ballot will be held to allocate places to Australians and New Zealanders planning to attend official Anzac Day commemorations … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From the 2013/14 FFFAIF Management Committee. Peace on earth and goodwill to all men Lest We Forget ***** The office of the FFFAIF will be taking a break over the Festive Season … Continue reading

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