Anzac Day, 25th April, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign, the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. This is a day of national remembrance with commemorative services and marches encouraging reflection on the many different meanings of war. All who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations are remembered, as are the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Robert Gordon's College staff, cadets, pupils and parents attended the Aberdeen ceremony, acknowledging our links with Australia and New Zealand, notably through Scotch College, Adelaide, Kristin School, Aukland and the Otaki Scholarship. Otaki Scholar Rohan Mudkavi read one of the lessons, Pipe Major Sumner provided pipe music and our banner was one of the 14 paraded. Wg Cdr Montgomery represented the New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, to lay one of the four wreaths, the others coming from Australia, the Gallipoli Association and Legacy, the Australian charity for the children of servicemen and women who die as as result of active service.
Wg Cdr Montgomery