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6 Capital Cities on Anzac Day
On Sunday 25 April, Defence Honours and Awards staff will attend Anzac Day
ceremonies in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart.
You and your family are invited to visit the Defence Honours and Awards display as
part of the commemorative activities for the day. You will find helpful staff at the
The Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South, Sydney
The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Queens Park, Brisbane
Stirling Gardens (prior to march) and Anzac House (at completion of march), St
George's Terrace, Perth
The Hobart Cenotaph, Hobart
Staff from Honours and Awards welcome this opportunity to answer any questions,
provide application forms and assist with general information on medals contained
within the Australian honours and awards system as well as information on Imperial
and foreign awards.
For more information on medals and eligibility criteria or to subscribe to
automatically receive policy updates and the Defence Honours and Awards
Newsletter, please visit the Defence Honours and Awards' website at www.defence.
gov.au/medals or phone the Customer Response Team toll-free on 1800 111 321
between 0900 and 1700 AEST.
April 15, 2010
By POPT Brian Fish
MANLY beach was invaded by
ships and establishments from
the East Australian Area (EAA)
with HMAS Tobruk (CMDR
Paul Scott) leading the charge
and winning the 2010 EAA
beach volleyball competition.
Tobruk employed the tried
and trusted flood tactic to come
away with the championship
after fielding five teams in the
27-team competition held on
After a series of round robin
qualifiers, the top teams from
each pool played off in the semi-
finals with three teams from
Tobruk taking on a team from
With the Hydro team dis-
pensed it was down to Tobruk's
Ship's Army Detachment (SAD)
2 team and the No Remorse
Desert Rats to contest the final
with SAD2 winning 2-0.
Navy Indoor Sports Centre
staff would like to thank all indi-
vidual commands for releasing
personnel to participate in the
Sailors head to Manly for
beach volleyball comp
EIGHTY-EIGHT of Australia's best
AFL footballers have written heartfelt
messages on guernseys destined to be
worn by ADF personnel in the MEAO,
Solomon Islands and East Timor.
Along with six Sherrin footballs, the
guerneys are gifts from the Australian
Football League to the ADF to help pro-
mote the Telstra 'Message to the Troops'
on Anzac Day.
Outside of AFL grand final day,
Anzac Day is the biggest occasion on the
AFL calendar, with AFL clubs, players
and fans embracing the opportunity to
show their respect and appreciation to
Australian Servicemen and women who
have served or are currently on active
The guernseys come from four teams
which are scheduled to play games on
Anzac Day -- Richmond and Fremantle,
which will play at Subiaco Oval, and
Essendon and Collingwood, which will
play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
ADF personnel will be photographed
in the guernseys for footage to be used
promoting the Message to the Troops in
the week leading up to April 25.
ADF representatives from the Navy,
Army and Air Force were given VIP
treatment when they attended the guern-
sey-signing day by Richmond at Punt
Road Oval last month.
Navy was represented by life-long
footy lover, PO Adam Bamford, of
PO Bamford was senior coach of the
Cerberus Football Club for the 2008 and
2009 seasons and this year is the team
manager for the Navy men's national
team. He took a screamer over Tiger util-
ity Daniel Jackson.
"These jumpers will be received
in great honour and admiration," PO
"They will be used to capture an
important aspect of Anzac Day, that
being the celebration of pride, bravery
and mateship, but this time on the foot-
The 22 Essendon and 22 Collingwood
guernseys and two footballs are destined
for the Middle East; 11 Richmond guern-
seys and 11 Fremantle guernseys and
two balls will go to East Timor; and 11
Richmond guernseys and 11 Fremantle
guernseys and two balls will go to the
Solomon Islands. They will all be auc-
tioned to raise money for Defence chari-
UP THERE CAZALY: PO Adam Bamford flies for a mark over Richmond
player Daniel Jackson and, inset, Ben Cousins with his signed guernsey.
Photos: Simon Blackie
IT'S MINE! A player from team "Ship's Army Department 2" saves the ball during the competition final
against Team "No Remorse Desert Rats", both from HMAS Tobruk.
Photo: ABIS Sarah Williams
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