Sub-Branch & The Committee

ANZAC Day

ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day – 25 April.

The Sub Branch Committee for 2016 are as follows:

President:                          Graeme Quinn  
Senior Vice President: Peter Harrington
Junior Vice President:  John Burgess
Honorary Secretary:
Chris Gammage
Minutes & Events Secretary: Peter Dwyer, Peter Harrington
Treasurer: Peter Dwyer

Other committee members include: Graham Black, Warren Evans, Bill North, Ross Coughran & Jim Upsall.

The 2016 trustees are Warren Stickens, Gordon Graham, Ian Clarke, Chris Gammage

Meets every third Sunday of every month in the Club from 9:30am. For further information or to be put in contact with someone from the Sub Branch please contact the Club reception on (02) 9622 2800.

Remembrance Day

At 5am on 11 November 1918, three German government representatives accepted the armistice terms presented to them by an allied commander, General Foch of the French Army. The Armistice became effective at 11am the same day and as the guns fell silent on the Western Front in France and Belgium, four years of hostilities ended.

After World War II the Australian Government agreed to the United Kingdom’s proposal that Armistice Day be renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars. Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day

In October 1997 the Governor-General issued a Proclamation declaring 11 November as Remembrance Day – a day to remember the sacrifice of those who have died for Australia in wars and conflicts.

Victory in the Pacific Day

VP Day marks Japan’s surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, which spelled the end of World War II and put to bed the looming threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia.

Nearly 40,000 Australians were killed and 100,000 wounded in combat during WWII.

In total one million Australians helped with the war effort, with about 500,000 serving overseas.

The Ode

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

“Lest we forget”