Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    7,773

    ANZAC Day tomorrow



    Anyone doing anything/going anywhere?

    Before Kids, my Partner and I attended a Dawn Service.

    I was impressed that she knew what it was (though a bit light on for details) and that she was
    happy to get up @ 4am and walk a few kilometres to watch the March and the service afterwards.

    My Dad was regular Army, served in WWII when the Kids get old enough, I'll teach them and once
    they can handle it, we'll go to a Dawn Service.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

    .

  2. #2
    The Fool on the Hill
    bowie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:38 AM
    Location
    alone on a hill
    Posts
    4,016
    ANZAC - a fine memorial celebration. Been to several.

    This year I'm in the US for a couple more days so a miss for me, the past two years I made if, my VFW Post, as do most, attend.

    The Death Railway - attend the ceremony, visit the museums, visit the cemeteries.

    and, as far the the atrocities that occurred - well, two bombs weren't enough.

  3. #3
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Posts
    28,328
    Lest we forget.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat prawnograph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    11th Military Circle
    Posts
    1,291
    Meanwhile in NZ, fear of reprisals for the Christchurch mosque shooting has lead to this:

    58 Anzac Day services cancelled in Auckland, but services across rest of country will go ahead



    Two-thirds of Auckland's Anzac Day services have been canned in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

    There would be just 26 services across the region, down from 84 in 2018, Auckland Council said on Tuesday evening.

    Decisions to cancel or consolidate services had been made following discussions with the police and the Returned Services Association.

    .

    186 Anzac Day services going ahead despite cancellations in Auckland



    While almost two-thirds of Anzac Day commemorative events have been cancelled in Auckland, there will be 186 services going ahead across the rest of the country.

    The Returned and Services Association's Shane Wratt said safety and security had been discussed with police nationwide in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

    Police Superintendent Kathryn Malthus said there was "no information to suggest a specific risk to public safety at this time".

    However, police had recommended to organisers that a number of planned events across Auckland be consolidated in the interests of public safety, she said.
    Last edited by prawnograph; 24-04-2019 at 06:48 AM.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat prawnograph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    11th Military Circle
    Posts
    1,291
    ANZAC could perhaps remain that, Australia and NZ?

    I'd agree with Mr Brown as below.

    NZ: Anzac backlash: Veterans angry at Muslim prayer plan

    A decision to invite a Muslim cleric to say a prayer at an Anzac Day service has sparked an anguished backlash from veterans.

    The Returned and Services Association (RSA) branch at Titahi Bay near Wellington has moved the Muslim prayer from its 6am dawn service to its 10am civic ceremony after some veterans said the dawn service should remember only NZ and Australian soldiers who have died in wars.

    The backlash has exposed sensitive emotions around a sacred day in the New Zealand calendar as the nation struggles to become more "inclusive" after 50 Muslims were shot dead in the Christchurch mosque massacre.

    Vietnam veteran Dave Brown, a former manager of the nearby Porirua RSA, emailed the Titahi Bay branch protesting against its initial decision to invite Newlands Mosque imam Mohamed Zewada to say a prayer at its dawn service on Titahi Bay Beach.

    "What took place in Christchurch was shocking and we all agree that it was completely out of order in every way," Brown said.

    "I believe that the appropriate measures have been taken to recognise that and to show the Muslim community that they are part of us and we are part of them.

    "Anzac Day came about to recognise all those who went overseas and served their country and returned, and those who never returned. That is the significance and the only justification for Anzac Day, and I feel it should stay that way."

  6. #6
    disturbance in the Turnip baldrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Heidleberg
    Posts
    21,394
    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    should remember only NZ and Australian soldiers who have died in wars.
    no - cnuts should stope being precious - if a japanese soldier turned up at a memorial service I would afford him the same courtesy

    the turks lost a lot of sons at gallopoli as well - along with women and children

    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    and, as far the the atrocities that occurred
    because of dehumanisation - a path which we are travelling along again

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    7,773
    Turks to be banned from Gallipoli Anzac service



    Turkish nationals have been banned from attending tomorrow’s Anzac Day dawn service on the Gallipoli peninsula amid heightened security fears.

    The Turkish government has imposed a strict ban on locals being anywhere on the peninsula for the service, including bus drivers and tour guides, only a month after President Recep Tayyip [at]Erdogan spoke about sending Australians home in body bags, and the Turkish media repeatedly broadcast footage of the Christchurch massacre during political campaigning.

    Only registered foreigners, comprising about 700 Australians and 500 New Zealanders, will be given access to the peninsula after the Turkish military imposed the lockdown after a huge security sweep.
    However, Turkish dignitaries who are part of the service will be allowed to attend.

    One official, who did not want to be named, said: “Everyone who is on site is registered, security-cleared, and we know about them.
    “Nothing is left to chance and keeping every Turkish person out eliminates a lot of risk.
    From the top, it is very important that nothing happens.’’

    The Australian
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat prawnograph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    11th Military Circle
    Posts
    1,291
    I don't know for Australia, but NZ has distinct, separate events each Anzac Day

    The Dawn Service

    A typical commemoration begins with a march by returned service personnel before dawn to the local war memorial. Military personnel and returned servicemen and women form up about the memorial, joined by other members of the community. Pride of place goes to war veterans.
    A short service follows with a prayer, hymns (including Kipling's 'Recessional' or 'Lest we forget') and a dedication that concludes with the fourth verse of Laurence Binyon's For the Fallen:

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.


    The last post is then played, and this is followed by a minute's silence and the reveille. A brief address follows, after which the hymn 'Recessional' is sung. The service concludes with a prayer and the singing of the national anthem.


    Patea, South Taranaki. Unveiled Anzac Day 1922; total of 64 men from the district who had made the supreme sacrifice: from Patea, from Whenuakura and Opaku, from Manutahi, and from Kakaramea, Alton and Hurleyville

    The Anzac parade
    Another ceremony takes place later on the morning of 25 April.
    Returned service personnel wear their medals and march behind banners and standards. The veterans are joined by other community groups, including members of the armed forces, the Red Cross, cadets, and veterans of other countries' forces.
    The march proceeds to the local war memorial. Another service takes place there, and various organisations and members of the public lay wreaths.

    For Wellington:
    6am: Dawn Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
    9am: Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service at Cenotaph Precinct
    11am: National Commemoration Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
    2.30pm: Ataturk Memorial Service at Ataturk Memorial, Tarakena Bay, Strathmore
    Last edited by prawnograph; 24-04-2019 at 08:36 AM.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    13-05-2019 @ 03:36 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,717
    Happy Anzac Day.

    Winston Churchill has a lot to answer for...

  10. #10
    PAG
    PAG is online now
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    2,118

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    7,773
    ^ Thanks PAG ... you were one of the Members I was thinking of as I remember a thread by you a year or two back on the Service in your area.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    13-05-2019 @ 03:36 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,717
    Some people need to read their history.

    Winston Churchill bears almost total responsibility for the disaster at Gallipoli

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/...-only-his.html

    Churchill's Folly. Ring a bell, does it?

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    NamPikToot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    in Wessex
    Posts
    5,939
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Some people need to read their history.

    Winston Churchill bears almost total responsibility for the disaster at Gallipoli

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/...-only-his.html

    Churchill's Folly. Ring a bell, does it?

    BM why not fuk off to another thread. Its about remembering the sacrifice, or are you going to start on about Vietnam in the same vein. Apologies on his behalf to the ANZ cohort.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    13-05-2019 @ 03:36 PM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,717
    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    BM why not fuk off to another thread. Its about remembering the sacrifice, or are you going to start on about Vietnam in the same vein. Apologies on his behalf to the ANZ cohort.
    Fair enough remembering the sacrifice.
    Also fair is to remember why Gallipoli came about as it did.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    bsnub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,299
    ^

    You really are a sack of shit aren't you. Pathetic fuck.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    Little Chuchok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 03:31 PM
    Posts
    9,414
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^

    You really are a sack of shit aren't you. Pathetic fuck.
    How about you get out of this thread, tough guy.

    It's not about you.

    Now, where were we...

    I'll be going to the Dawn Parade tomorrow.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    7,773

    Members of Australia and New Zealand armed forces wait to attend a Gallipoli service this week


    Turkish authorities say they have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack tomorrow's Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders.

    Key points:
    • Turkish media reported the Syrian suspect simply as "A H"
    • Hundreds of Australians are expected to attend ANAZC services at Gallipoli
    • The Turkish president last month made comments about Australians returning "in caskets"


    The suspect, a 26-year-old Syrian national, was detained in Tekirdag, a northwestern province close to the Gallipoli peninsula, a local police spokesman told Reuters.

    Turkish security sources have told the ABC that the planned attack on Gallipoli was in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque attacks.

    The Gallipoli site has been evacuated and is being searched for bombs and other threats.
    It comes after Turkey banned its own citizens from attending the Anzac Day dawn service due to security concerns.

    Here
    Attached Images Attached Images

  18. #18
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 AM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    28,084
    I agree having a Muslim prayer reading is just ridiculous.

  19. #19
    disturbance in the Turnip baldrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Heidleberg
    Posts
    21,394
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Members of Australia and New Zealand armed forces wait to attend a Gallipoli service this week
    why the fcuk has that raffie got his hands in his pockets ? kick his arse

    and I see a Turkish soldier in the background

  20. #20
    The Fool on the Hill
    bowie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:38 AM
    Location
    alone on a hill
    Posts
    4,016
    Hellfire Pass


  21. #21
    Thailand Expat prawnograph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    11th Military Circle
    Posts
    1,291


    NZ: National Museum Te Papa extends Gallipoli exibit for three years
    24 Apr, 2019 6:45pm

    Te Papa has extended its Gallipoli exhibit for another three years.

    Originally scheduled to close this year, the most-visited exhibition in New Zealand history will remain at the museum until at least Anzac Day 2022.

    Gallipoli: The scale of our war was created by Te Papa with the help of Weta Workshops.

    It's had about 2.5 million visitors since it opened in April 2015.

    The exhibition features giant life-like sculptures detailing the horrors of World War I.

    At the end of the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to leave a poppy with a message on it. Te Papa estimates over a million poppies have been left by visitors to date.

    Turkish Ambassador to New Zealand Ahmet Ergin said the exhibition had provided an opportunity to recognise the close ties that had grown between the countries since the tragedy of Gallipoli.

    "As the proud hosts of Anzac Day services every year we are delighted to hear that this masterfully curated exhibition has been extended for more people to reflect upon our shared sacrifice and most treasured relationship."

    Weta Workshop creative director Sir Richard Taylor was one of the driving forces behind the exhibition.

    "We wanted to go beyond the sheer scale of the numbers and statistics, and tell very personal stories, to really connect visitors to the human experience."

    .
    Last edited by prawnograph; 25-04-2019 at 07:05 AM.

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,199




  23. #23
    Member
    nora tittoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:22 AM
    Posts
    301
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why the fcuk has that raffie got his hands in his pockets ? kick his arse

    and I see a Turkish soldier in the background
    Looks like he has his hands on the wall behind him.

  24. #24
    PAG
    PAG is online now
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:49 AM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    2,118
    Anzac service at Phuket Yacht Club this morning:


  25. #25
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:30 AM
    Posts
    59,171
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I agree having a Muslim prayer reading is just ridiculous.
    Oh man up, snowflake. Muslims died fighting for the allies.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •