Category Archives: Members’ Announcements

2012 Commemorative Tour

There are still places available on the 2012 FFFAIF Members’ Western Front and Gallipoli Commemorative Tours. If you have always dreamt of visiting the hallowed ground in the footsteps of the Diggers of the Great War, we can get you there! … Continue reading

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Abide With Me

FFFAIF member and film maker, Damian Madden has a short documentary film (4m:19s) about a World War I soldier, Lt John Gotch Ridley MC (53rd Infantry Battalion AIF), named as a finalist in a Sydney Film Festival ‘Ignite Film Fest’. … Continue reading

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2011 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the The Families and Friends of the First AIF will be held in Singleton, New South Wales at Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum Singleton Army Barracks on Saturday 29th October 2011 Registration:  2:15pm Meeting:        2:30pm … Continue reading

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2011 Memorial Lecture

John Laffin Memorial Lecture An invitation to attend the Annual John Laffin Memorial Lecture to be held in Sydney on Sunday 3rd July 2011 10.30am – 3.00pm Ashfield RSL Club 374 Liverpool Rd Ashfield This year’s speakers will be Mr John … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new look website of the Families and Friends of the First AIF Inc. The FFFAIF Inc first website appeared on the internet on 26 January 2008 since that time the website has recorded over 178,298 hits and … Continue reading

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Sydney Opportunity

Brothers in Arms – The Story of the Zonnebeke Five There is a unique opportunity for Sydneysiders to meet and hear Belgian amateur historian, Johan Vanderwalle speak about the part he played in the discovery of five Australian soldiers in 2007, … Continue reading

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Talking Heads

On ABC1 at 6:30pm MONDAY 8th November 2010 This week on Talking Heads’ Peter Thompson will interview Lambis Englezos on the forgotten diggers of Fromelles. Photo: Lambis Englezos outside the construction site for the CWGC’s Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery, June … Continue reading

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'09 Christmas Greetings

Photo: Christmas silk postcard [Hosken Collection] Throughout 2009 this website has been updated on a regular basis. The number of times the site has been visited now exceeds 79,000 since the launch on Australia Day 2008. This week’s Web … Continue reading

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Members' Forum

SPECIAL INVITATION   MEMBERS’ FORUM 9:30am – 3:30pm Sunday 15th November 2009 Ashfield (Sydney) RSL Club Liverpool Road, Ashfield. This is an opportunity to come along to meet informally with fellow FFFAIF members and share your experiences, information, memorabilia and resources in … Continue reading

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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

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