Australian Defence Force personnel honour the fallen

11 November 2015 | Media Release

From the National Ceremony in Canberra to our smallest operation in Israel, Australian Defence Force personnel will pause today to remember our fallen.
The Australian War Memorial acknowledged the contribution of Indigenous service personnel with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Alan Patterson’s didgeridoo performance, while 100 members of Australia’s Federation Guard formed a Royal Guard of Honour for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall. 
The Royal couple paid their respects alongside the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin.
“This year, the Anzac Centenary has highlighted Australia’s deep respect for our nation’s service men and women, both past and present,” Air Chief Marshal Binskin said.
“Today we honour all those who served before us as well as those who have served beside us in contemporary conflicts.”
“We pause not only to remember those who died, but all those Australians who have made sacrifices in the name of service – particularly those who continue to endure the physical and emotional scars of war.”
Around 2,000 deployed personnel will participate in Remembrance Day services in the Middle East Region, onboard Royal Australian Navy ships and on operations around the world.
“We thank them for their service and the important work they undertake in pursuit of greater security and stability.”

Media note:
Imagery from the Remembrance Day National Ceremony in Canberra will be available at:

Additional imagery, including individual location galleries, will be available throughout the day at:

Vision will be fed to the Parliament House Gallery as it is received throughout the day.

More information about Defence operations and the Anzac Centenary is available at:
Media contact:
Defence Media – (02) 6127 1999

Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946

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