The Anzac Memorial

Honouring service and sacrifice
A physical expression of the spirit and legend of the Anzac — Honouring service, and the Courage, Endurance, and Sacrifice by all servicemen, servicewomen and their families.

On this day

On this day
8 March

1918 — A Sopwith plane was successfully launched from HMAS AUSTRALIA

1942 — LAE and SALAMAUA were occupied by the Japanese,  providing defensive depth for their important air and sea bases at Rabaul

1945 — Australian forces, including 15 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force and 2/10 Cavalry Commando Squadron, began the Battle of MAPRIK, New Guinea

1968 — Operation PINAROO, involving troops from 2 RAR and 3 RAR began the LONG HAI hills, Vietnam