ANZAC Day Address: Fearless Sons and Daughters of ANZACs

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This year I was asked to deliver the address for the ANZAC Day Memorial Service in my home town of Gunning, NSW. It caused me to reflect on the military from the time of my grandfathers to my own time and beyond. I was inspired to amend Johnson after an event I witnessed.

When I watched our catafalque party rehearsing this week, commanded by a female corporal in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, I realised the military I served in was very different from the military of today. There were no female Arms Corps soldiers in my day. But that doesn't mean that women are not good soldiers or that whosoever serves in the military is not a part of the ANZAC tradition. So this address, which also appeared as the lead article for The Spectator Australia this ANZAC Day, was cause for considerable reflection.
Period25 Apr 2024
Held atRSL NSW, Yass Sub-branch, Gunning Chapter, Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal