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ANZAC Day 2024

ANZAC Day 2024

Keith Humpleby24 Apr - 14:25
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Tomorrow sees Australia and New Zealand mark ANZAC day with ceremonies across the two nations to commemorate those lost in conflicts since 1915.

The RNRL tour party are honoured to represent UK Armed Forces at a dawn ceremony in Coogee Bay joining with the greater Randwick community and representatives from the Australian Armed Forces.

The date, 25th April, commemorates the day in 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) joined other Allied forces in an effort to secure the Gallipoli peninsular, in Turkey, as part of a wider strategy to gain safe passage to the Black Sea. The operation was not a success lasting some 8 months before allied forces withdrew from the area. During the campaign Allied losses were in excess of 56,000 including 8,709 from Australia and 2,721 from New Zealand.

Since 1916 April 25th is marked by commemorations to remember those who fell at Gallipoli and subsequent campaigns across the world. It is a traditional part of the commemorations to hold services at dawn on the day and as such the service at Coogee Bay will commence at 05:30 the time, in 1915, when the landings commenced.

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