ANZAC DAY commemoration in Chiang Mai 2019

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I was on the Honda by 5am heading into CNX city to pay my respects at the ANZAC Day ceremony held at the Christian Outreach Centre Foundation.

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A large group had gathered by 6am and a short but dignified ceremony followed.

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The Aussie Navy and Army were represented as was the Thai Army.

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This Thai Army chap did an excellent rendition of the very difficult 'Last Post'.

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About a dozen wreaths were laid.

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These poppies were made by local school children.

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During the service we were all teased by the yummy smells coming from the barbeque area, where the wonderful staff and volunteers had prepared a 'sausage sizzle' for us. Brilliant effort and thank you.

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They even had 'Anzac biscuits' and 'Tim Tam'!!!

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And 'damper'!
All the necessary ingredients for an Aussie Kulcha event here.

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For those wondering about Anzac Biscuits, here's how to make them.

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We sat around chatting for an hour or so.

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Then I rode around the still quiet city for a while before calling into Riders Corner where Ian and Khun Tum had organized a barbeque and Aussie Rules football and Rugby. More Aussie Kulcha.

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An excellent shirt.

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And an excellent bbq. Best steak in town too.

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Next year we will have a wreath to contribute to the service.
 
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About ANZAC Day and the service venue.


 

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And down in Kanchanaburi ...


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Great report and photos, thanks Ron. I'll add a couple of snaps off the phone.....

Wish to add my thanks to the venue for the service. Easy to get to and they ran things brilliantly. It was good to speak with Jonathon, who is the senior pastor there and who was the MC for the ceremony

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In a former life, I've sat in the very front rows of the service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, with the PM delivering the address. This service in Chiang Mai was no less poignant. ANZACs everywhere remember the sacrifices made for them. Lest we Forget.

Having changed venues, I was surprised to see how well behaved we all were... water only on display, back at Rider's

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The televised service was quite touching and I have to say, the bugler at the MCG was the coolest dude I've ever seen play the bugle. There was a tear in more than one eye.... which stopped me capturing him on "film". I noticed a quizzical look or two from some Thais when every man in the place stood to attention during a television broadcast.

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... and yes, the BBQ continued until late into the night, with a surf and turf theme being dominant....

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The BBQ had shut down at this stage.... ahead of a five nations nailing of the bottle of Glenmorangie....

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It's near on 30 years since I saw my father in his last ANZAC Day march.... but we don't forget their sacrifice. He was a PoW from 1941-45.
 

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I was on the Honda by 5am heading into CNX city to pay my respects at the ANZAC Day ceremony held at the Christian Outreach Centre Foundation.

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A large group had gathered by 6am and a short but dignified ceremony followed.

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The Aussie Navy and Army were represented as was the Thai Army.

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This Thai Army chap did an excellent rendition of the very difficult 'Last Post'.

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About a dozen wreaths were laid.

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These poppies were made by local school children.

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During the service we were all teased by the yummy smells coming from the barbeque area, where the wonderful staff and volunteers had prepared a 'sausage sizzle' for us. Brilliant effort and thank you.

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They even had 'Anzac biscuits' and 'Tim Tam'!!!

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And 'damper'!
All the necessary ingredients for an Aussie Kulcha event here.

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For those wondering about Anzac Biscuits, here's how to make them.

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We sat around chatting for an hour or so.

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Then I rode around the still quiet city for a while before calling into Riders Corner where Ian and Khun Tum had organized a barbeque and Aussie Rules football and Rugby. More Aussie Kulcha.

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An excellent shirt.

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And an excellent bbq. Best steak in town too.

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Next year we will have a wreath to contribute to the service.
 

merantau

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Excellent report of an impressive and dignified service. ANZAC Day is of special significance to me as my father died on ANZAC Day, 1987. He was in the British Army - 16th Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers.
 
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