2023 Calendar of events
Saturday 22 April WFA Seminar, with FFFAIF John Laffin Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 25 April Anzac Day
FFFAIF has traditionally supported AWWOD organising descendants’ participation in the Sydney Anzac Day March.
In 2023 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.
Gallipoli Day /ANZAC Day services will be held in the UK, including:
a Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner and later the annual Service of Commemoration with a wreath laying at the Cenotaph followed by a Service held at Westminster Abbey;
Baverstock, Codford, Fovant and Sutton Veny on the Salisbury Plain; and
at about 15 other locations in England and Scotland;
Also at the Menin Gate, Ieper; and
Wednesday 19 July Fromelles Day Commemoration in Sydney at the Anzac Memorial and
Melbourne Wreath-laying at the Shrine of Remembrance and Ipswich in Queensland
Sunday 23 July Pozieres Service St Columba Woollahra TBC
Tuesday 26 September Commemoration of the Battles of 3rd Ypres
Thursday 19 October War Widows Day
Saturday 21st October FFFAIF AGM and WFA Lecture Day
Venue: Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney and AGM On-line Zoom Meeting
Saturday 11 November Remembrance Day
- Fromelles Day Sydney 19 July 2023: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial
- DIGGER 83
- DIGGER 82
- DIGGER 81
- DIGGER 80
- Commemorating the 105th anniversary of the Battles of 3rd Ypres in 2022
- Fromelles Day Sydney 19 July 2022: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service
- DIGGER 79
Category Archives: Books
If you live in Victoria you may be interested in attending the next meeting of the Military Historical Society of Australia Victorian Branch Inc. Michael Lawriwsky, author of Hard Jacka and Return of the Gallipoli Legend Jacka VC will … Continue reading
Join FFFAIF member Chris Bryett at The Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne on Friday 16th April at 2pm as he presents the tales of Harry Harnett from the Great War. Harry Hartnett joined the Australian Imperial Force in September 1915 at … Continue reading
Australia’s diggers didn’t go over the top for King and Country, they did it for their mates and their battalion – extraordinary deeds performed by ordinary men. Harry George Harnett Henry George Hartnett, known as Harry, joined the Australian Imperial … Continue reading
FFFAIF member Neville Browning’s book LEANE’S BATTALION: 48th Battalion A.I.F. 1916-1919 is now available. LEANE’S BATTALION is the History of the 48th Battalion A.I.F. in World War 1, from its formation in Egypt in 1916 to its war service on … Continue reading
Don’t forget me, cobber – Book launch The much anticipated updated edition of Robin Corfield’s book, Don’t forget me, cobber, is the extraordinary story of the lead-up to the battle, the battle itself, as well as the successful search for the ‘missing … Continue reading
A SALE WORTH LOOKING AT! Archive CD Books Australia offers the unique opportunity to own your own copy of ‘hard-to-get’ books covering a large range of topics. They produce a range of World War 1 publications on CD. Until the … Continue reading
This week we feature the Atherton War Memorial, west of Cairns in Queensland. Queensland memorials will be a regular feature of Memorial Way thanks to the generosity of the authors of Salute the Brave – A Pictorial Record of Queensland War Memorials, … Continue reading
Gallipoli Evacuation Begins From the 8th to the 20th of December 1915, a total of 90,000 allied troops were evacuated from the Gallipoli Peninsula. Brigadier General Monash wrote about the upcoming evacuation, in a letter he planned to post after … Continue reading
The 8th December 1915 edition of the English magazine Punch published for the first time the moving poem In Flanders Fields written by Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The poem was written by McCrae the day after he witnessed the … Continue reading