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    ANZAC DAY

    Any body in KANCHAN know what is happening on the 25th ..dawn service? footy match.. me and a mate have accom sorted, just want to tie up the loose ends

    thanks

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    ANZAC Day

    G,day Ned,
    A lot of serving and ex Royal Australian Navy blokes are heading up to Kanchanaburi for ANZAC day. Most will be staying at Pong Pheng guest house. We normally organise a mini van to ferry us up to Hell Fire Pass for the service [at] 6am. Then back to Kanch. to attend the morning service at the Allied Cemetery [at] 11am. A few drinks after the service ( suppled by the NZ embassy last year)
    Hope you can make it there,
    Cheers,
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    Nedwalk take a look at this website http://www.austembassy.or.th/files/b...e%20Update.pdf

    Each year on 25 April, ANZAC Day in Thailand is commemorated by
    conducting a Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast at Hellfire Pass
    and a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at
    Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery.

    Details for these events are:

    Dawn Service – Hellfire Pass
    Time: Memorial Service commences at 0530 (5.30am) and
    lasts approximately 40 minutes.
    Venue: Konyu Cutting, below the Hellfire Pass Memorial
    Museum, Kanchanaburi Province.
    The trip from Kanchanaburi town to Hellfire Pass is approximately 80
    kilometres and takes about 45 minutes by road.

    Notes: Walking into the site takes approximately 20 minutes via
    steps and along the old railway line. The track along the
    old railway line is rocky and uneven in areas and
    suitable footwear is highly recommended.

    I know you are a biker and Kanchanaburi offers quite nice country rides. Also between the bypass and the main road through town there is a middle road that follows the railway line. As you come from town from the town center, just pass the the railway crossing turn left at the lights 100 meters ahead on the right is the Big Bike Station. Saturday nights the place comes to life after 10:30pm and seems to be the last stop for visiting riders. Harley's, a few Triumphs, Dragstars, Roadstars, Shadows and loads of Steeds.

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    The boys are playing footy in the area on the Sunday Arvo vs a team from China

    More info or contacts here. Thailand Tigers - Australian Football & Netball Club Bangkok




    Anzac Day Match 2011 - Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Once again the Thailand Thaigers are hosting the inaugural Anzac Day - Australian Rules Football commemorative match for 2011.
    This year the challenger all the way from deep east - China Reds are welcomed to enjoy a weekend of football, fun and the spiriting dawn service on Monday 25th April.
    Thailand Thaigers football and netball club encourages all holidayers, local and expat friends and family to join the game - 3hrs drive out of Bangkok. Make a weekend of it, visit Hellfire Pass for the dawn service, the beautiful Erawan Falls - Thailands largest waterfall, along with the Tiger Temple and Kanchanburi town with the Bridge on the River Kwai.
    Please contact us for more information and spread the word - it is always a memorable weekend.

    The following are details from Teaguey about how to book your transportation and accommodation..

    Accommodation
    www.royalriverkwairesort.com/map/map.html
    We have blocked a total of 50 rooms at The Royal River Kwai Resort and the rooms will need to be booked and paid for by Monday 4th April. Please note that once we have booked and paid for the accom it is non-refundable meaning anyone canceling after Monday 4th April will need to pay whether they come or not. Accommodation is also very difficult to get over the Anzac weekend so there is no guarantee that we can accommodate any late bookings.

    Bookings:
    You can email andy.teague[at]yahoo.com with Option 1,2 or 3

    Option 1: Without transport - 1 night = 1,000 baht/person (twin / double share) Single rooms are 2000thb for 1 night. Add 1200thb if you would like included transport for the weekend.

    Option 2: 2 nights (Fri, Sat) = 2,000 baht/person (twin / double share) Single rooms are 4000thb for 2 nights. Add 1200thb if you would like included transport for the weekend.

    Option 3: 3 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) = 3,000 baht/person (twin / double share) Single rooms are 6000thb for 3 nights. Add 1200thb if you would like included transport for the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    vs a team from China
    why not from japan?

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    ^funny bastard...anyway cheers for the replies, got exactly the answers i was lookin for, thanks fellas, makes the planning that much easier

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    Anzac Day Ceremony 2011

    Les, Hi from Adelaide S.A. First timer here............................ A group of 5 of us are staying at the Sheraton Grande Laguna and would like to go to the service. Never been to an overseas one before. All new to it. Please advise what n where {all info would help} we need to do. We arrive Friday 22/4/2011. Many thanks. Regards. Grant

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    Quentin Bryce to lead Thai Anzac service
    Ron Corben
    April 22, 2011

    Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce will lead an Anzac Day dawn service at Hellfire Pass, the site of the infamous Thai-Burma railway.

    Former Australian prisoners of war, now in their 80s, will be returning to where 12,400 fellow PoWs, including including about 2800 Australians, lost their lives during construction of the so-called Death Railway link between Thailand and Burma for Japan's Imperial Army during World War II.

    Up to 800 people are set to attend the dawn service on Monday at the Konyu Cutting, which became known as Hellfire Pass after the fires lit by PoWs during the railway construction gave the appearance of the gates to hell.

    Later, Ms Bryce will join former PoWS and their families together with ambassadors and diplomats in laying wreaths at the Kanchanaburi town's war cemetery, close to the River Kwai.

    In Burma, Australian and New Zealand communities will mark services at the Commonwealth War Cemetery outside the commercial capital, Rangoon.

    Anzac Day ceremonies are also being held in Malaysia at the Sandakan Memorial Park in Sabah state.

    Australians, British and Malays will remember the 2400 Australian and British PoWs who perished during construction of an airfield and those who were forced to march through the Borneo jungle.

    Ms Bryce, who attended the 65th anniversary of the Sandakan death marches in August last year, has spoken of the appalling adversity and shameful conduct and how Sabahans and Australians had dug deep to rise above it.

    In early 1945, the Japanese forced some 1000 soldiers to march 260 kilometres through the Borneo jungle to the small town of Ranau.
    Only six PoWs survived after fleeing into the jungles and being aided by local villagers.

    In Vietnam, Australia's role in the war of the 1960s and 1970s will be commemorated by up to 500 veterans and families at a dawn service at Long Tan, site of the 1966 battle in Nui Dat province, consular officials in Ho Chi Minh City said.

    The Long Tan battle saw Australian troops defeat a superior numbered Viet Cong force that left more than 240 Viet Cong dead and 2500 wounded, with the loss of 18 Australians and 24 wounded.

    Anzac Day services will also be held in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, while traditional memorials will be held in Singapore at the Kranji War Memorial Cemetery and in Kuala Lumpur and the Christian Cemetery.

    watoday.com.au

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    Veterans make Thai-Burma railway pilgrimage
    Greg Jennett

    The governor-general, Quentin Bryce, is today leading a group of World War Two veterans on a journey back to the infamous Thai-Burma rail line for this year's Anzac Day commemorations.

    Australian POWs started working on the line on Anzac Day 1943.

    More than 2,800 Australian POWs died building the rail line.

    Today, Lex Arthurson from Melbourne, Bill Schmitt of Adelaide, 90 year-old Cyril Gilbert from Brisbane and Tom Uren are being taken to the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass by the governor-general for Anzac Day events.

    All four veterans say it is tough coming back, and as he approaches his 90th birthday next month, Mr Uren, a former Labor minister, says this could be his last trip to the region.

    "I don't think, I think this is my last visit. I find generally the tropics are very hard on me."

    Brisbane veteran Cyril Gilbert is another who will pay his respects to fellow Diggers who never made it home.

    "You remember them as they were then. You can't remember them any other way."

    Up to 1,000 people, mostly Australians, pack into the narrow rock cutting at Hellfire Pass each Anzac.

    xxx.xxx.xx

    Trip Report on Hellfire Pass here :

    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-travel...hanupburi.html (ANZAC day 2010, Hellfire Pass and Kanchanupburi)

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