Davis remembers...

This week at Davis: 27 April 2012

Anzac Day

Order of service

  • 9:40 – Congregate at the flagpoles for the dawn service. Sunrise will be at 09:59.
  • Flags – Raising of the Australian and NZ flags, then lowering to half mast.
  • Address
  • The Ode by L Binyon
  • Last post
  • Two minutes silence
  • Reveille – Flags are once again raised to the top of the mast.
  • In Flanders Fields by JM McCrae
  • National anthems
  • 10:30 – Rum and coffee/tea and Anzac biscuits
  • 11:00 – Brunch
  • 12:00 – Two-up in the bar
  • 14:00 – Anzac movie marathon: Breaker Morant, Gallipoli, Kokoda, The Odd Angry Shot
  • 18:00 – Dinner - all help

Davis commemorated the sacrifice made by the ANZACs, on the morning of the 25th of April 1915, and all those who have died or suffered as a result of war.

We congregated at the flagpoles – including Steve in a Polaris – wrapped up against the cold (it was a chilly −20°C). As the day dawned clear and golden we raised the flags and thought of the sacrifice these ordinary early Australians made in order that we can have the way of life we have now.

Following our commemorative ceremony we adjourned to the warm of the LQ for the rest of the mornings activities.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

Sunrise at Davis Anzac Day 2012 - sunrise behind army hat
In the morning we will remember them...
(Photo: Jan Wallace)
Dawn at Davis Anzac Day 2012
Dawn at Davis, Anzac Day 2012. Lest we forget
(Photo: Jan Wallace)
Flagpoles readied for Anzac Day commeoration
Flagpoles readied for Anzac Day commemoration
(Photo: Jan Wallace)
Raising flags at Davis 2012
Darryl, flag raiser, and Ali preparing to start ceremony
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Raising flags at Davis 2012
Three flags ready
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Steve Edwards at Davis 2012
VIP Steve arrives in a Polaris
(Photo: Jan Wallace)
Ali Dean at Davis 2012
The rest of the team congregates
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Linc Mainsbridge at Davis 2012
Flag officer Linc
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Joe Glacken at Davis 2012
Flag Officer Joe lowering the flag to half mast
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Ali Dean at Davis 2012
Anzac biscuits to go with the rum and coffee at smoko
(Photo: Stephanie MacDonald)
Jan Wallace and Brigid Dwyer at Davis 2012
Jan and Brigid at the 'Gunfire Breakfast'
(Photo: Jan Wallace)
Davis Sunset Anzac Day 2012
At the going down of the sun. Davis sunset, Anzac Day 2012
(Photo: Jan Wallace)