ANZAC Day 2013

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  1. Wildcat

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    Australian fatalities in all wars -

    Conflict and dates Number of deaths

    New Zealand 1860–61 Nil
    Sudan 1885 9
    South Africa 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902 589
    China 6 August 1900 – 25 April 1901 6
    First World War 4 August 1914 – 31 March 1921 61,512
    Second World War 3 September 1939 – 30 June 1947 39,649
    Malayan Emergency 16 June 1948 – 31 July 1960 39
    Korean War 27 June 1950 – 27 July 1953 340
    Indonesian Confrontation 24 December 1962– 11 August 1966 16
    Malay Peninsula 19 February 1964 – 11 August 1966 2
    Vietnam War 3 August 1962 – 29 April 1975 521
    Thailand 25 June 1965 – 31 August 1968 2
    Somalia 20 October 1992 – 30 November 1994 1
    East Timor 16 September 1999 – 18 August 2003 2
    Afghanistan 11 October 2001 – present 39
    Iraq 16 July 2003 – present 2


    Total 102,729

    Deaths as a result of service with Australian units | Australian War Memorial

    NEVER FORGET :salute:
     
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    Yes indeed. Australia's and New Zealand's Remembrance Day.

    Significance of Anzac Day - Anzac Day Guide

    This year, the New Zealand armed forces are commemmorating 70 years since their involvement in the war in the Pacific. I'm currently watching an interesting program on Pacific Islanders who served with the New Zealand armed forces during the war. Real interesting footage - RNZAF P-40s, SBDs and PBYs operating in and around Bougainville. Very moving.

    Missed the dawn parade since I didn't get home from work until 5am this morning. (In case you're wondering about that last comment, the 25th has less than an hour left here.)
     
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    We should never forgot our loyal allies sacrifices.
    I salute you ANZAC's.
     
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    :salute: There are other instances of the US working with their Australian and New Zealand allies, but this sticks out to me right now. HMAS Perth which fought at Java Sea, then went down with USS Houston at Sunda Strait.
    HMAS Perth.jpg
     
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    Like you said Andy, NEVER FORGET. :salute:
     
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