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Sydney Centenary Commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres

The Families and Friends of the First AIF invite you to attend or view the Commemoration of the Centenary of The Third Battle of Ypres  including Menin Road, 2025 September Polygon Wood, 26 September to 3 October Broodseinde, 4 October … Continue reading

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Flanders Memorial Garden dedicated at the Australian War Memorial 4 April 2017

More than 6 000 Australian soldiers are buried in unknown graves in Flanders fields. Now there is a Flanders Memorial Garden at the Australian War Memorial containing soil from those battlefields, Flanders cemeteries and Australian places that the soldiers knew … Continue reading

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More Tasmanian soldiers have their Great War service acknowledged

The Tasmanian Headstone Project  The Project commenced in 2012 when was discovered that there were a number of returned First World War veterans whose last resting place was no more than a dirt plot within the Cornelian Bay Cemetery located … Continue reading

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Special Event to Welcome Martial and Catherine Delabarre to Sydney

2008 Photo: Martial Delebarre (President Association Fromelles-Weppes-Terre de Memoire 14-18 (F.W.T.M. 14-18 ), Hubert Huchette (Mayor of Fromelles) and Francis Delattre (President de Union des Anciens Combattants – de l’UNC) The Fromelles Association and the Australian Branch of the Western Front … Continue reading

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Message of support to Belgium and French members

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Polygon Wood & Buglers at Menin Gate Following the terrorist bombings in Brussels, FFFAIF President, Jim Munro has sent the following message of support on behalf of the FFFAIF Committee of Management and Members. Dear … Continue reading

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VALE – Claude Durand, OAM

Claude Durand and his wife Colette welcoming the 2012 FFFAIF Tour Group to the Bullecourt luncheon. Claude observing Maurice Campbell presenting a Gilgandra tea-towel to Yves Fohlen. It was with great sadness that news has been received of the sudden … Continue reading

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Dr Brendan Nelson honoured with an Officer of the Order of Australia (OA)

At the conclusion of the 2010 ANZAC Day service at Menin Gate,  Dr Brendan Nelson as Australian Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg, met Ivan Sinnaeve. Dr Brendan Nelson at Menin Gate with the crew of  the Training Ship Black Swan after receiving bound … Continue reading

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Three WWI Diggers identified in Belgium

Sunday, 20 September 2015 Ministerial Media Release VA103 THREE FIRST WORLD WAR GRAVES REDEDICATED Three First World War graves in the Birr Cross Roads Cemetery in Belgium will be rededicated today, finally commemorating by name three Australian soldiers who died … Continue reading

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NEW ANZAC MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT DECEPTION BAY

Wednesday, 26 August 2015  Sen Ronaldson Media Release VA087 A new Anzac Memorial was unveiled at Deception Bay today by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael … Continue reading

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Desert Mounted Corps Memorial Albany – a military memorial of National Significance

SENATOR THE HON. MICHAEL RONALDSON MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS Friday, 3 July 2015                                                       … Continue reading

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