Lest We Forget – ANZAC Day 2012

25 04 2012

WWII - Service Medals, Pacific Star and RAAF Pay book

ANZAC Day (25 April) marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The soldiers in these forces quickly became known as ANZACs  and the pride they took in the name endures to this day.

Today we recognise 25 April as an occasion of national remembrance for all those who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions. We too remember the sacrifices of their families who supported them through such difficult times.

ANZAC - Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Albany, Western Australia

The Desert Mounted Corps and the rest of the first detachment of the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force became known as the ANZACS and left Albany in a convoy of ships in November 1914 to join World War I. This memorial is a copy returned to Australia from Egypt and erected on Mt Clarence, overlooking King George Sound.

Across King George Sound and Princess Harbour, Albany.

As dawn rose over Albany on 1 November 1914, thirty eight ships of the fleet with thirty thousand troops and 7500 horses were aboard, waiting to sail into history, through the islands and on to an ‘adventure’ on the other side of the world. This would be their last view of Australia, and the final view for those who did not return.

Old Fort Building: Albany, Western Australia.

We will remember them:

Second Boer War | World War I | World War II | Korean War | Malayan Emergency | Indonesian Confrontation | Vietnam War | War in Somalia | East Timor | Solomon Islands | War in Afghanistan | Iraq War |

Some fellow bloggers have also posted ANZAC tributes:

Lest we forget




11 responses

25 04 2012
Jo Bryant

Lovely post

25 04 2012

wonderful post louise, so very informative, and beautiful images, thank you 🙂

25 04 2012
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26 04 2012
Cee Neuner

Hi Louise, I’ve tagged you. Feel free to play along or just ignore it. I know they take time to put together!!

26 04 2012
29 04 2012
Robin Jean Marie

You have posted a nice tribute, in words and pictures. Thank you–I was not aware of this day.

29 04 2012

Hi Robin, thanks for stopping by!

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