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Closure of the ANZAC Centenary

Date : 07 / 11 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is inviting all to join the ‘last hurrah’ of its successful ANZAC 100 program, to be held over two weekends from December 12 to 20. The end of the event is timed with the departure of Australians and New Zealanders from the ANZAC area of Gallipoli.

The last ANZAC to leave at 4.10am on December 20 was Colonel J Paton, in charge of the 'rear-guard'. The Turks, then the enemy, were unaware that a major evacuation had taken place. The battle began on April 25, 1915, and that date is commemorated as ANZAC Day - when all war veterans are honoured by street marches and many remembrance services.

The WIA ANZAC 100 program had about 50 events with ANZAC-suffixed callsigns on air throughout Australia. The ‘last hurrah’ already has VK100ANZAC, VI3ANZAC, VI4ANZAC and VI6ANZAC involved. With two weekends in the closure, more applications are expected to be received. The ANZAC-suffixed callsign events eQSL all contacts by uploading their electronic logs that are then handled by the WIA. The 'last hurrah' already has VK100ANZAC, VI3ANZAC, VI4ANZAC, VI6ANZAC and VI8ANZAC involved. With two weekends in the closure, more applications are expected to be received.

For more information about the ANZAC 100 program visit the WIA website via the following Link



 

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