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ANZAC Day services 2012 in UK & Eire 5 years 5 months ago #831

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Apart from the big one in London there are the following:

Saturday 21 April 2012
Cambridge
Church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge
The Cambridge Branch of the Britain-Australia Society holds a service to commemorate the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. This year's service will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday 21 April 2012 in the Church of St Andrew the Great, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. Guests are requested to arrive from 2.30 pm

The Church of St Andrew the Great is in the centre of Cambridge immediately opposite the entrance of Christ's College. For those attending the service by car it is most conveniently placed, being very near the Lion Yard Car Park.

Sunday 22 April 2012
Antrim
Balance House, Glenavy, Northern Ireland
The Ulster New Zealand Trust will hold a short service of commemoration at Ballance House, 118a Lisburn Road, Glenavy BT29 4NY at 2.30pm on Sunday 22 April 2012. Those planning to attend are asked (for catering purposes) to notify David Twigg. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arbroath
Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland
It is now over 10 years since the first annual Anzac Day ceremony in Arbroath. Guests are requested to arrive by 11.15am on Sunday 22 April 2012. The service will commence at 11.30am at Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland. Wreaths are laid at the graves of New Zealand Airmen and the Last Post is played.

All are invited to the Royal British Legion HQ Clubrooms for refreshment after the Service. For more information please check the website of the New Zealand Society Scotland - www.nzsscotland.org.uk

Brockenhurst
New Zealand War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brockenhurst
The Anzac Memorial Parade and Service will be held at St Nicholas’ Church at 2.45 for 3.00pm on Sunday 22 April 2012, followed by wreath laying in the churchyard, where children will place flowers at the graves of the 94 Australian and New Zealand servicemen buried there.

Further information can be obtained from Mr A F G Foulger MBE, (RBL Brockenhurst Branch) 'Elmina', Woodlands Road, Brockenhurst, Hants SO42 7SF. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warrington
Soldiers’ Corner, Warrington Cemetery
The ANZAC Day Service is to be held at 4.15pm at Soldiers’ Corner, Warrington Cemetery, Manchester Road on Sunday 22 April 2012.

The Service is run by representatives from the Borough Council. For further details please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Julie Pickering. Phone: 01925 442143.

Wednesday 25 April 2012
Alrewas
The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
The Arboretum’s annual Anzac Day Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday 25 April 2012 in the Millennium Chapel, please arrive at 10.45am, for a 11.00am start. The Service will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the Gallipoli Memorial.

Note that seating in the Chapel is limited.

For further information, please contact the Arboretum. Phone: 01922 406 604 or or see the NMA website: www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org

Boston
St. Botolph's Church ("The Stump"), Boston, Lincolnshire
The RBL Boston & District Branch will be holding a Service to commemorate Anzac Day Wednesday 25 April 2012 in St. Botolph's Church, better known as ‘The Boston Stump’, at 10.50am alongside the memorials to Sir Joseph Banks, George Bass and Matthew Flinders who all came from near Boston. Further information can be obtained from Stephen Morrison. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dublin
Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue
The Australian Embassy, Dublin, will hold an Anzac Dawn Service at 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday 25 April 2012, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue. Dublin 7.

The Cemetery is situated on Blackhorse Avenue, off Navan Road, Dublin 7, facing Phoenix Park and the McKee Barracks. The service will last approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome and there is no requirement to notify the Embassy of attendance in advance. There will be no parking on site but on-road and off-road parking is available within walking distance of the Cemetery.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Affairs Officer at the Australian Embassy on 01 6645312.

Please note: as this is an outdoor event you may wish to bring an umbrella in the event of wet weather.

Dublin
St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
A Remembrance Service of Peace and Reconciliation, will take place on Wednesday 25 April 2012, 7.00 p.m. (guests to be seated by 6.45 p.m. in St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. To help with planning, if you are interested in attending, you are requested to contact the NZ Ireland Association, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edinburgh
Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle
The Anzac and Gallipoli Day service will be held in the Shrine of The Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 25 April 2012.

The Memorial is situated at the very top of Edinburgh Castle. The short service will be followed by the laying of wreaths. Pipers assist with the wreaths and the playing of The Last Post.

The general public, members of the Royal British Legion Scotland and visitors from Australia and New Zealand are more than welcome to attend the Service. Please note: due to space constraints a complimentary ticket is required, and numbers are limited to 200. Tickets will be available on a 'first come/first served' basis from the Castle box office from 9.30 a.m. on 25 April.

Those taking part are requested to assemble at the War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle at 11.45 a.m.

For more information please contact: The Royal British Legion of Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR. Phone: 0131 557 2782.

Guildford
St-Martha-on-the-Hill, Halfpenny Lane, Chilworth, Guildford
A simple service is held in the churchyard where Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg VC, GCMG, KCB, KBE, DSO is buried, at 4.00pm on Wednesday 25 April 2012.

As the church is at the top of a hill, it is recommended that guests arrive at approximately 3.30pm. The church is accessible on foot via a moderate 10 minute walk on an unpaved track. The organisers have normally been able to arrange limited transport for those unable to walk, and it is helpful if people who may be needing assistance could contact the church staff in advance if this is required. Contact details are: Mr Reg Miles, 32 Ryle Road, Farnham, GU9 8RW. Phone: 01252 728172.

Oxford
Merton College Chapel, Oxford University
A service to commemorate Anzac Day, hosted by the Oxford University Australia and New Zealand Society, will be held at Merton College Chapel at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start on Wednesday 25 April 2012. The service will be followed by dinner (guests welcome but space limited).

For further information about the service and dinner bookings, please contact David Llewellyn. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weymouth
Anzac Memorial, The Esplanade (opposite the Russell Hotel)
In June 2005, an Anzac Memorial was unveiled on Weymouth Seafront to commemorate the thousands of New Zealand and Australian volunteer servicemen who passed through Camps and Hospitals in Dorset during the Great War (1914 – 1918) between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe.

This year there will be a short Service of Remembrance, including a Wreath Laying ceremony, on Wednesday 25 April with the Deputy Mayor of Weymouth & Portland in attendance. The service will begin at approximately 10.50 am and finish by 11.10 am.

The memorial is located opposite the Russell Hotel, which was used as a hospital by the Anzac servicemen during the First World War.

For further information, please contact: Wesley Rolls or Charlie Shepherd, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. Phone: 01305 838 000

Uxbridge
Anzac Day Service, St Mary the Virgin, Harefield
The Vicar and the Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Harefield Anzac Day Service is to be held at 3.00pm on Wednesday 25 April 2012. The service is open to all and is followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the Anzac Cemetery and concludes with refreshments.

Further details are on the website www.stmarys-harefield.com or contact Karen Walton. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 28 April 2012
Morecambe, Lancashire
Torrisholme Cemetery
Organised by the Lancashire Group of the Royal British Legion for the first time in 2008, a small service is held at the graveside of Staff Sergeant Wilson, RNZAF. The Service will be held at the Torrisholme Cemetery in Morecambe, Lancs, on Saturday 28 April 2012 at 12.00 noon, and will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, the Last Post, and a 2 minutes silence.

For further information, please contact Mr Leslie Croombs, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 29 April 2012
Cannock Chase
The Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffordshire
The Anzac Day Commemoration Service, which takes place at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, will be held this year on Sunday 29 April 2012. The Parade forms up at 10.00am for the short march to the cemetery where there is then a short service, Last Post & Reveille followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Guests are asked to arrive by 9.45 am, and should be aware that parking is very limited. For more information contact: Mr M Morris, The Royal British Legion, South Staffordshire County. Phone 01902 716332 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Directions to the Cemetery are available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: www.cwgc.org

Leighterton, Gloucestershire
Organised by the Gloucestershire Group of the Royal British Legion, the Leighterton Anzac Day Parade will be held on Sunday 29 April 2012. The Parade forms up at the school at 2.30 pm for inspection and then marches to the Cemetery for a short service at 3.00 pm, in remembrance of the young air cadets who died at Leighterton and who are buried there.

The village is situated just off the A46 approximately 10 miles south of Stroud. It is a fine example of the Cotswold village and is within easy distance of many local attractions.

For more information please contact Angela Darnley, County Secretary, RBL Gloucestershire. Phone: 01452 330420 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Albans
St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Rd, St Albans
The St Albans annual Anzac Day Service will be held this year on Sunday 29 April 2012 at the Cemetery in Hatfield Road, St Albans. The Parade meets at the cemetery gates in Hatfield Road at 2.45 pm, and marches down to the War Memorial for a short service followed by the laying of wreaths. Light refreshments are offered at St Paul’s Church afterwards.

For more information please contact the Church Administrator on 01727 846 281 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suffolk (this is the one I am going to!)
St Edmund’s Church, Southwold
The Suffolk Branch of the Britain-Australia Society will host the Anzac Day Service at St Edmunds Church, Southwold, Suffolk on Sunday 29 April 2012. The service commences at 3.00pm. Further information can be obtained from Diana Whayman E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walton-on-Thames
St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames
Since 1920 a service has been held at Walton-on-Thames to remember the 27,000 soldiers from New Zealand who were treated at the Mount Felix Hospital during the First World War. This years Anzac Parade and Church Service will be held on Sunday 29 April 2012 at St Mary's Church, Church Street, Walton-on Thames, Surrey at 6.30pm. Please arrive by 6.15 pm.

After the Church service, wreaths will be laid around the Memorial in the adjacent churchyard. At the end of the wreath laying service, light refreshments will be served in St Mary's Church hall.

For more information please contact: Alan Curran, Branch Secretary, Walton & Weybridge, Royal British Legion, Phone: 01932 242 691 or visit the website: www.waltonparish.org.uk
In Memory of the crew of 75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling which crashed killing all of the crew on 16 Dec 43 including Sgt Edgar Harvey of New Zealand.
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I really must scan the programme my parents collected from the Westminster service last year.


Burma 1945. No. 20 Squadron RAF - a league of nations. Left to right: F/L Peter L. McMillan of Inverleigh, Vic; F/O J. D. McPhail of Wanganui, NZ; S/L Andrew Patrick Millar DSO DFC of London, England, the CO;...
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That would be great. I cant get to the Westminster one unfortunately or any of the others on the day hence my going to Southwold on the Sunday... :)
In Memory of the crew of 75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling which crashed killing all of the crew on 16 Dec 43 including Sgt Edgar Harvey of New Zealand.
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The one I am going to is being organised by The Britain Australia Society Suffolk Branch. I may join!!! There will be reps from Australia & NZ High Commissions and the Turkish Embassy attending.. I wonder who. Should I go in uniform or not? No I think not since I am going in a private capacity not on behalf of the RAF or RAFA! I think I will pop to the British Legion Branch in Thetford and purchase some poppies though and place them on behalf of www.cwfww2.com and myself if its alright with you all?
In Memory of the crew of 75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling which crashed killing all of the crew on 16 Dec 43 including Sgt Edgar Harvey of New Zealand.
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