Are you interested in becoming a member of the Families and Friends of the First AIF?
It’s a simple process and brings with it many benefits including:
- Annual subscription to our quarterly magazine: DIGGER
- Access to a network of like-minded members who wish to “Keep The Memory Alive” and are prepared to share their knowledge and resources and assist with research.
- Participation in member events including: John Laffin Memorial Lecture Day (held in Sydney in July). Guest speakers on WWI topics or WWI-related current issues; regional meetings with speakers on various topics related to WWI; excursions arranged to WWI related venues such as the AWM art collection and Victoria Barracks; Commemorative Tours. The next FFFAIF members’ tour is planned for July 2012 and will travel to the Western Front and Gallipoli. There are still vacancies available on this tour which will spend 14 days on the Western Front starting in Ieper, Belgium on 14th July. Price for the Western Front Tour is $3,200 and includes all land based travel, accommodation, all breakfasts, a number of special lunches and dinners, battlefield touring on luxury coach, local and English speaking guides and tour ‘goody bag’. Operating in conjunction with the Western Front Tour is the Gallipoli Commemorative Tour (Extension). This tour is 13 nights and visits all battlefields of the Gallipoli Campaign, with Australian and local Turkish Historians and battlefield guides. Price for the Gallipoli Extension Tour is $1,790. The tour costs includes all accommodation (Gallipoli and Istanbul), coach travel, all breakfasts, most meals, battlefield guides and tour diary (excluding airfares). For further tour details click here.
- Access to FFFAIF merchandise and other products at discounted prices. This includes the “Poppy umbrella” or Rembrella, AMHP publications, Regimental Books and publications by FFFAIF members. Membership application forms are available on line.
Click here to download an application and help to Keep The Memory Alive of the Diggers of the First AIF.