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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
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait