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ANZAC - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans. In Canberra, the Memorial, in close cooperation with RSL ACT, hosts the Dawn Service and the National ANZAC Day Ceremony. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony will be held after the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Aboriginal Memorial plaque on the side of Mount Ainslie.

We are proud to commemorate ANZAC Day in the UK by holding Services in Central London.

ANZAC Day 2015 London services

2015 marks the 100th anniversary since the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

On Saturday 25 April 2015, commemorative ceremonies in London are:

Dawn Service at Wellington Arch
Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Cenotaph
and
Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey
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5.00am: Dawn Service, Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner
The service will last approximately 60 minutes, tickets are not required, however please do carry photographic identification with you should you attend. The site will be open from 2.30-3.00am and we would suggest you arrive early and no later than 4.00am as we are expecting numbers to be higher than usual.

11.00am: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade, The Cenotaph, Whitehall
The wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall has been designated as a United Kingdom National Commemoration for 2015. An announcement regarding this was made by Prime Minister Cameron on 14 November 2014.

For 2015 only, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will lead organising of the service. For information on attending and/or participating in the service, you will need to contact DCMS. Their website is: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/marking-relevant-national-events-and-ceremonies/supporting-pages/centenary-of-the-gallipoli-campaign?343 .

Descendants of those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign are invited to participate in the Cenotaph service, either by marching or viewing the service from a reserved area. Others who are interested in participating in the March Past are also invited to register.

Members of the public who wish to attend but not participate do not require tickets. Further details will be available from DCMS in March.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO SECURITY CONSTAINTS IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND BOTH THE CENOTAPH AND WESTMINSTER ABBEY. PLEASE ADVISE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE CENTOTAPH SERVICE AND THEREFORE WILL NOT REQUIRE YOUR WESTMINISTER ABBEY TICKET.

1.00pm: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey
Due to higher than usual demand, seating for Westminster Abbey is now fully subscribed for Anzac Day 2015.

Those who have applied for tickets, these will be forwarded in early April. You will be required to produce your nominated photographic identity on arrival at the Abbey.

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