2022 Calendar of events
Due to the Corona Virus the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ANZAC Memorial in Sydney, Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and National ANZAC Centre in Albany are currently open to the public but have with restrictions on numbers and the times of visits. Please check each venue for the current opening times and any other requirements.
Gatherings such as lectures, meetings and Commemorations planned by FFFAIF and kindred organisations are impacted and require COVID Safe Plans and in some cases alternatives are being considered.
This Calendar of events is therefore indicative of key dates and events and will be updated to advise of alternative arrangements, deferrals and cancellations.
Monday 25 April Anzac Day
FFFAIF has traditionally supported AWWOD organising descendants participation in the Sydney Anzac Day March.
Last year an exemption was granted to allow the Anzac Day March in Sydney to have up to 10,000 veterans and descendants of veterans participate.
In 2022 FFFAIF will encourage “Dawn drive-way vigils”.
The RSL is promoting ‘Light up the Dawn’ gatherings on driveways and balconies and ABC Radio coverage of the Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony will be heard on local ABC Radio, RN and on the ABC Listen app from 5.30am – 6.00am. This will incorporate a minute’s silence at approximately 5.50am to synchronise the dawn drive-way vigils.
TV broadcasts of Sydney Dawn Service, Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony and Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Service will all be live from 4.30am AEST on ABC TV and ABC NEWS channels, on iview, and streamed live on ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube.
State TV broadcasts of capital city marches and dawn services will also be streamed live on ABC capital city Facebook accounts and on the ABC’s capital city local radio websites.
Every capital city will have live coverage of a local march, however coverage of capital city dawn services will vary in each state. Broadcasts times can be found on the ABC Anzac Day website.
Saturday 30 April Australian Army Nurses Seminar, WFA seminar with FFFAIF John Laffin Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 19 July Fromelles Day Commemoration in Sydney at the Anzac Memorial and Melbourne Wreath-laying at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Some Gallipoli Day /ANZAC Day services will be held in the UK, including Baverstock on the Salisbury Plain.
Sunday 24 July Pozieres Service St Columba Woollahra TBC
Monday 26 September Commemoration of the Battles of 3rd Ypres
Friday 11 November Remembrance Day
TBA Kindred Groups activities:
Saturday 12 November FFFAIF AGM and WFA Lecture Day with Aero Historians Lecture
Category Archives: Australian War Memorial
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During February 2012 two special dedication services will take place in the grounds of The Australian War Memorial, Canberra for Battalions of the First AIF. Dedication of plaques to commemorate the service and honour of the 2nd, 54th, 13th and 34th Battalions … Continue reading
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
The Australian War Memorial has a special travelling exhibition to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, This Company of Brave Men The Gallipoli VCs . Photo: Captain Albert Jacka VC MC with Bar, first Australian VC winner Gallipoli Peninsula [AWM No.A … Continue reading
The Australian War Memorial has over 300 maps from the Gallipoli campaign in its collection. Access to a selection of these maps is available through the AWM website at Mapping Gallipoli. Photo: Gallipoli Peninsula from Chunuk Bair [Munro Collection] The collection includes … Continue reading
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The Australian War Memorial is home to The Australian Roll of Honour which records and commemorates the names of Australia’s war dead. It takes the form of bronze panels in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the Roll of Honour database, which is … Continue reading