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April 12, 2012
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Anzac Day 2012.
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to show the rest of the Navy and the nation they can be
proud of their Navy.
ADF members of the Navy's train-
ing base, HMAS Cerberus, and
Army Logistic Training Centre will
set up camp in central Melbourne
following the Dawn Service this
year to mark an Anzac Day tradition
-- the Gunfire Breakfast.
Trainee cooks from the ADF
School of Catering will dish out hot
food, tea and coffee to Victorians
after the Dawn Service at the Shrine
of Remembrance. Navy, Army and
RAAF chefs will have their hands
full, serving up to 7000 people.
The Commanding Officer of
HMAS Cerberus, CAPT Kath
Richards, is confident her people are
up to the challenge.
"Anzac Day provides us with the
opportunity to give something back
to the people of Victoria, particularly
those who have served their nation,"
CAPT Richards said.
The Gunfire Breakfast was tra-
ditionally the last meal the troops
enjoyed before going into battle. It
was normally held during the hours
of darkness and was often cold fare
so that cooking fires did not give
away the position of the formations
preparing for battle.
Peacetime Gunfire Breakfasts
have evolved to include hot food.
Unlike some traditional Gunfire
Breakfasts however, coffee at this
event will not be served with a tot
"I invite members of the ADF
family and all Melburnians to sam-
ple our hospitality and take the
time to understand more about a
true Anzac Day tradition," CAPT
"Our Navy, Army and RAAF
chefs are well trained and enthusi-
astic professionals, who are genu-
inely looking forward to doing their
bit to mark a very special day in
Australia's national calendar."
While the food will be free, those
attending will be encouraged to
donate a gold coin to the RSL.
Additional to the Melbourne city
dawn service and march, HMAS
Cerberus will be involved in more
than 50 Anzac services across
Victoria involving more than 500
In keeping with the true Anzac
spirit, Cerberus will serve not only
the large city of Melbourne, but
equally important, the small commu-
nities across the Victoria.
Traditions on show
SOLEMN: ABMUSN Melanie Wilkinson plays the Last Post at the MCG while
players from Collingwood pay their respects before taking on Essendon at last
year's annual Anzac Day match.
Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
Be proud on
Where will you be?
Perth (city): Dawn Service, State War Memorial,
Kings Park at 5:50am; March, along the Perth
Esplanade, from 11am
Fremantle (SUBFOR will support Fremantle Anzac
Day events): Dawn Service, Monument Hill from
5:30am; March, from The Esplanade Reserve,
Fremantle at 10:15am
Rockingham: Dawn Service, Rockingham
Cenotaph at 5:30am; March, along the Rockingham
Foreshore from 10am
New South Wales
Navy members from Fleet Base East and Cadets
will attend Dawn Services at Terrigal, Gosford, Woy
Woy and Toukley on the NSW Central coast.
HMAS Waterhen has contingents marching in Port
Macquarie (14 pers) and Kurri Kurri (14 pers) and
25 personnel attending Anzac Day commemorations
in Coffs Harbour.
CPOSTD Trevor Maybir will represent HMAS Cairns
at the Year 2 Anzac Day remembrance ceremony at
Edge Hill State Primary School in Cairns.
HMAS Cairns personnel will represent Navy at vari-
ous locations throughout the Cairns region.
Navy Headquarters South Australia will support
Anzac Day activities in Adelaide, including the
march and a ship open to visitors.
PROUD: Anzac Day 2011 Dawn Service on HMAS
Parramatta at Lumut Naval Base, Malaysia.
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