Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day


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17 June 2017

Carterton Armed Forces Day

This year, Carterton is celebrating Armed Forces Day with a traditional summer fete, complete with entertainment for the kids, stalls, a dog show, a cake competition, and other fun events. There is no admission charge, and half of the Rec will consist of free features designed to keep the children…

Rushden – 17–19 June 2017

Rushden Armed Forces Weekend

A weekend of celebrations which will include, a parade through the town, a Battle of Britain Fly past, Chelsea Pensioners, serving regular and reserve members of our Armed Forces.  There will also be Youth organisations including the SCC field gun team. The Historic station will be open with train rides,…

21 June 2017

Armed Forces Poppy Appeal Band Concert

The band concert is an annual event organised by the Plympton Branch, Royal British Legion to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. The band is Sound House Brass, an award winning local band who have always given great support to this event and they get better every year, you will…

Penshurst – 11 June 2017

Penshurst Village Fete – Celebrating Our National Armed Forces

Penshurst Village Fete is an annual event organised by the community for the community. This year’s event theme is: In Celebration of Our National Armed Forces, – as part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place throughout June 2017. A chance for the community of Penshurst & the surrounding…

Stoke Gifford – 19 June–14 July 2017

ACS Meets the Armed Forces

Over an 4-week period ACS will focus on the contributions made to society by the Service industry. This will culminate in an activities week where around 80 students will participate in a carousel of activities ranging from team building, problem solving, creative arts and peer group activities. Community artists will…

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What is Anzac Day?

Today is Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders that commemorates those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Observed on 25 April each year, this day was originally chosen to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

April 25 was officially named Anzac Day in 1916, and ceremonies were held in in Australia, New Zealand and London as they still do today.

One Anzac Day tradition is the 'gunfire breakfast' - coffee with rum added – taken after many dawn ceremonies to reflect the 'breakfast' taken by many soldiers before facing battle.

Images courtesy of IWM: Troops of the Australian 6th Division, part of the Anzac force diverted to Britain in June 1940, march across Westminster Bridge, London; Troops of the New Zealand Medical Corps moving to their quarters. Armentieres, 9th June 1916. Trunk carried by soldiers bears the name 'Captain H M Buchanan NZMC'.
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Today is Anzac Day - a national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders.

Defence Staff from the Australian High Commission UK & New Zealand High Commission - London, United Kingdom partnered to read John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders fields.'

We will remember them.
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Ahead of Anzac Day, Defence Staff from the Australian High Commission UK & New Zealand High Commission - London, United Kingdom partnered to read John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders fields.'This year we reflect on the enormity of loss we suffered 100 years ago. More New Zealanders and Australians died, in battle, in 1917 than any year since. #wewillrememberthem

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HMS Enterprise is coming home. ...

HMS Enterprise Homecoming.

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