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100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.


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On 25 April 2015 we mark the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

Details - HERE
Cheers Dave,always found it strange and so that so many men gave there all yet were so far away from the troubles.
I respect them all.
The CWGC have just completed some renovation work on the New Zealand Memorial at CHUNUK BAIR, there are 4 memorials commemorating soldiers from that country whose graves are 'unknown'.
Not far from where I am, I believe there is a commemoration every year for Anzac Day - must check that this week.
Glen, just in case you did not know, but the Lancashire Fusiliers left Aden in 1914 when the TA Battalion the 1st Brecknockshires took over from them, and were part of the Gallipolli Landings "where they won 6 VC's before breakfast" - I have a friend that served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in Cyprus, and that saying is still remembered to this day. Sadly all the Fusilier Regiments (with the exception of the Royal Welch Fusiliers) were merged into one big regiment in the late 60's/early 70's from memory.
On 26 April, the Morecambe Branch of The Royal British Legion gather at Torrisholme Cemetery at the grave of Flight Sergeant Jack Wilson RNZAF who lost his life in WWII when the plane he was in on a training flight developed engine trouble and he managed to steer the plane away from the houses and crashed on a nearby beach. They have been doing this for quite some time and the branch made contact with Jack Wilson's sister in New Zealand, sending photos of the annual service. It seems there are many places across the UK that hold a service to commemorate ANZAC day, and some details are put on the 'Australian nexus' website.
Since this thread was put on here, I remembered that The Royal New South Wales Regiment is one of our Allied Regiments, and some time ago, the then Commanding Officer of their 1st/19th Battalion wrote an article for our journal. The antecedent regiments of both The Royal Welsh and The Royal New South Wales Regiment saw active service together during WWI and share many battle honours, particularly Gallipoli. Having found the article it is now filed away where I can remember where it will be should anyone want to know anything.