Category Archives: ANZAC Day

Anzac Day in Brisbane

The following photo report of Anzac Day in Brisbane 2010 was provided to the Families and Friends of First AIF by member Matt Smith. Photo: Dawn Service at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square Photo: Inspecting the wreaths laid during the Dawn … Continue reading

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*Anzac Day in Canberra

Families and Friends of First AIF member Kerry Patman from Sydney has written this report on her Anzac Day experience at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra: Photo: Entrance to Australian War Memorial Canberra  early on Anzac Day I have not … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in Sydney

The overcast weather did not deter an enthusiastic crowd from lining the streets of Sydney to cheer the veterans as they marched. FFFAIF member Stuart Curry with a number of supporters dressed for the occasion in historic uniforms offered their support for … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in Dubai

This report was kindly supplied by an Aussie ”friend of the First AIF” living in Dubai: Waking up in Dubai you never expect to see rain, but like Sydney rain fell on Anzac Day morning from the skies of Dubai. We … Continue reading

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Anzac Day Belgium Pt 2

Families and Friends of the First AIF members Ivan and Marie-Claire Sinnaeve attended the Anzac Day Service held at the Menin Gate in Ieper and provided the photos in this report. The crowd at Menin Gate began to gather early … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in Bathurst

The Anzac Day march in Bathurst, NSW was led by the Scots College Pipe Band. As the march approached Kings Parade the bells of the War Memorial Carillon and the Bathurst Cathedral rang out. Photo: The crowd gathered at the … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in France Pt 2

Yves Fohlen report on Anzac Day Commemorations held at Bullecourt France on 25th April 2010 continues. The service took place in the centre of the village: Photos: Official Party in position outside the Bullecourt church [Yves Fohlen] Wreaths were laid … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in France Pt 1

Families and Friends of the First AIF member and ‘Froggie Cobber’ Yves Fohlen shares his 2010 Anzac Day experiences in the following report. The photos in the report were provided by Yves and fellow French member Carole Laignel. On 25 April I … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in Cobram

Families and Friends of First AIF member Anne Betts sent this report from the Victorian country town of Cobram. (Google Earth co-ordinates: 35o55’00.76”S 145039’02.81”E) Cobram started Anzac Day with a Dawn Service at the War Memorial, which was well attended by … Continue reading

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Anzac Day in Belgium Pt 1

Families and Friends of the First AIF Belgian member Johan Durnez’s report and photos form the basis of this account of the Dawn Service held on Anzac Day 2010 at Polygon Wood.    You will probably recognize this place : … Continue reading

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