Anzac Day – 25 April 2019
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, and alongside other British Commonwealth and French troops, began an ultimately futile seven month campaign against Ottoman forces. The sacrifices of the Gallipoli campaign forged an enduring bond between the people of Australia and New Zealand that remains to this day.
It has become customary each year, on the 25 April, for the people of both nations to commemorate their dead – in all wars and conflicts – and recognise the contribution made by all personnel who have or are serving in the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand.
The service will be held at the War Memorial in Georgetown from 0600 for a 0630 sharp start. All are welcome.
Dress for civilians is Lounge Suit or Smart Casual (with medals if applicable) and Ceremonial uniform for serving members.
LEST WE FORGET