ANZAC Day 2020
This year provided an entirely unique commemorative experience as we tuned into televised Commemoration Services and honoured our Veterans at dawn (and throughout the day) from our own driveways or balconies (see photos). At this time we extend best wishes to all worldwide for continued safety, happy health and a speedy return to normal living and the security it provides. When we meet again for Anzac Day 2021 (or sooner) we will all share our stories and experiences.
An overview Finance and Victoria Flight President's Reports (hover your curser over and click on link for report) of activities has been prepared to update you on some highlights of the past year. It is informative of some of the many functions of the Association such as the Newsletter, the website, memorabilia, grants received, new hardware purchases, etc. Best wishes to all.
Anzac Day 2019
Reports from the Day
Stay tuned as reports and photos come in for this year.
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 2019
On a magnificent Melbourne autumn day, 19 of us plus 5 Air Force Cadets (from Squadrons 403, 404, 405, 416 and 417) marched to the Shrine of Remembrance. The Spirit of Anzac remains alive and well, displayed by the number of people lining the march acknowledging our forebears for their service and sacrifice. This is deeply heartwarming. Another of the many highlights was having Barry Laming, grandson of 458 Veteran, Ernie Laming marching with us. 13 of us attended the Annual General Meeting (click on the link to read it). Read about Squadron Leader Chris Baker, the grandson of 458er Jack Baker, flying and training other pilots on the RAAF's top of the line Joint Striker Fighter F35 aircraft!
ABC TV covered the entire march. We appear at 2 hr 4 mins 52 sec at the abc iview Melbourne webpage link.
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2018
Our Squadron President, Keith Cousins leads us again this year. Smiling and waving to the crowd, Keith is the same age as the RAAF!
ABC TV covered the entire march. We appear at just after 1 hr 32 mins from commencement at the abc iview Sydney webpage link.
Anzac Cove Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey 2015
A very special occasion on the ANZAC CENTENARY. Adam Bruce, the son of Stephen (NSW Secretary) laying a wreath on behalf of 458 Squadron. Lest We Forget.
Sydney, New South Wales 2015
Adelaide, South Australia
A report about Anzac Day this year will be in the next Newsletter.
We are pleased to show you what the march is like in our great city of Adelaide. This presentation comes from 2003 and goes for nearly 2 hours 30 minutes. Our Veterans appear at 1 hour, 26 minutes.