Imagery Of Australian Defence Force Contingent At Gallipoli

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Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 1545

MSPA 131/10

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Imagery of Australian Defence Force contingent at Gallipoli

Images of the Australian contingent at Gallipoli are now available for download from

the Australian Department of Defence website.

Still imagery of the 35-strong contingent includes preparation and rehearsals by

Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) and the Royal Australian Navy Band for the

Anzac Day Service at Lone Pine Cemetery and at Anzac Cove on 25 April 2010.

The Federation Guard will provide a catafalque party to take post during the service,

which follows the joint Australian-New Zealand Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

Lone Pine Cemetery was built on the battleground which, on 7 August 1915, was the

scene of the most successful Australian assault of the Gallipoli campaign.

Australia’s Federation Guard was officially stood up on 7 March 2000 at Parliament

House in Canberra to provide the ceremonial guard for the International Force for

East Timor (INTERFET) welcome home parade.

Since its inception, ceremonial occasions have taken AFG members to Papua New

Guinea, France, Turkey, South Korea, England, Greece and Singapore.

For interviews with members of AFG and the Royal Australian Navy Band at

Gallipoli, please call Captain Peter Martinelli on +61(0) 400 935 190 after 3:00pm


Imagery can be downloaded from

Media contact: Defence Media Liaison: (02) 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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