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 for the Anzac Day commemoration that started at 11.00am

Photo: Ivan ‘Shrapnel Charlie’ and the Last Post Association
Buglers at Menin Gate

Wreaths were laid by the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish Ambassadors, Major General Brian Dawson, Australian Defence Forces and visitors.

At the conclusion of the service Ivan met the Australian Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg, Dr Brendan Nelson.

Photo: Mr Peter Kennedy the New Zealand Ambassador European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg, Romania and Bulgaria meets Ivan

At the conclusion of the Menin Gate Service the official party then moved to the Belgian War Memorial to lay wreaths.

Photo: Belgium War Memorial, Ieper

For more photos on the Ieper Anzac Commemoration Services click here.
Then follow the tab to ‘Events’ then click on ‘You were there’ and select Anzac Day Ieper.

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