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ANZAC  INFORMATION

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula.  These became known as ANZACs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

ANZAC Day, 25th April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions.  It marks the anniversary of the first major miliatry action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand and broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all was, conflicts and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.

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