Category Archives: Ieper/Ypres

Hill 60 view to go?

The City Council of Ieper has granted planning permission for the building of a large “family house” directly opposite the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company Monument and the pedestrian entrance to the Hill 60 site. The view of Ieper, for which so … Continue reading

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1st Aust Tunnelling Co

Edgeworth David, Professor of Geology at Sydney University and Ernest Skeats, Professor of Geology at Melbourne University proposed formation of the Mining Corps to the Federal Government early in 1915 and by June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational … Continue reading

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*Ozzie Wozzie Project

FFFAIF Belgian member Johan Durnez has introduced Australia to his 2009/10 high school students with a program of learning entitled Ozzie Wozzie Westhoek Project. The project integrates aspects of Australia throughout the teaching program, not only in history, but across … Continue reading

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*ANZAC Day: Ieper, Belgium. '09.

Continuing with our series of reports on Anzac Day commemorations around the world in 2009, we are featuring a photographic record of the Service at Menin Gate, Ieper. (50o51’07.22”N, 2o53’25.65”E). ANZAC Day – Menin Gate The ANZAC Day service was … Continue reading

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*Last Post Service

Members of the FFFAIF who will be in the Ieper area on Monday 4 May 2009 are invited to take part in the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate – where a wreath will be laid on behalf of the Association. … Continue reading

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Menin Gate

  On Monday 28th April the Families and Friends of the First AIF will be laying a wreath during the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate Ieper http://www.lastpost.be/ .

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