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Gallipoli commemoration end is near

Date : 27 / 11 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The WIA ANZAC 100 ‘last hurrah’ campaign continues to honour all who fought for the country at war and in other conflicts, with a timing focused on the battle for Gallipoli. The Royal Australian Navy submarine AE2, while under attack, secured the heavily fortified Dardanelles, paving the way for the allied attack against the Ottoman Empire on April 25, 1915.

The gallant actions of AE2 in the Sea of Marmara have already been commemorated through the callsign VI4AE2. The same team is now to commemorate the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Team using the VI4ANZAC callsign.

In the ANZAC 100 program the WIA has concentrated on the battle at Gallipoli, from April 25, until December 20 - the ANZAC tradition. Nine Victoria Crosses were earned at Gallipoli. It cost more than 11,400 lives. Every Australian town was impacted by that war.

The callsigns so far in the closing commemoration are VI3ANZAC, VI4ANZAC, VI6ANZAC and VI8ANZAC. An address on the ANZAC 100 campaign that included 50 events, will be heard from VK100ANZAC on December 20.



 

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