Belgium remembers Australian soldiers
The contributions made by the ANZAC’s during World War I in Belgium 100 years ago is being commemorated by a special remembrance of the battle of Polygon Wood. Philippe ON8PV reports that a lot from Australia have been busy on site in preparation, to remember the fallen 5,770 Australian casualties. The memorial that has paintings of that time again showing a great debt to those ANZAC’s involved in the battle held in September 1917.
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A dawn service was held on Tuesday September 26, with speech and wreath laying by officials from Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Britain. Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) and the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) have formed a bond following mutual involvement in the Centenary of ANZAC 2014. The UBA joined that commemoration with a station and callsign prefixes. Throughout Australia including in the Antarctica and on Norfolk Island, the WIA had ANZAC-suffixed callsigns to commemorate the occasion.
Lest we forget.
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