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Blue Cross Awards – Remembering the Animals from WW1

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

It wasn’t just men and boys who answered Britain’s call to join the armed forces in her hour of need. Hundreds of thousands of animals left behind their peaceful, rural homes and made the journey across the English Channel to join their human comrades in the trenches. Two years before the outbreak of what would become known as the First World War, the Blue Cross Fund had provided vital veterinary care to animals during the Balkan War. At that time, our charity was called Our Dumb Friends League (ODFL) and we named the fund after the flags displaying blue crosses that flew above animal hospitals and ambulances to distinguish help for animal casualties from The Red Cross, which provided aid to wounded soldiers. In 1914, we knew our help would be needed once more. Horses were an essential part of...

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AWAMO Pozières 1st Anniversary

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

  Update from recent visit to AWAMO memorial, Pozières France Lyn and myself along with brother Bob and wife Laurie  went to the memorial today and had a little quiet time. We layed a few wreaths that I had saved from the inauguration last year. One was from RSPCA Qld, one from Redland Bay State school (Calen my grandson) and the other the one that Lyn and her daughter Samantha made. (Pictures above). Bob and I have started work on the bricks around the bench seats and should finish Tuesday. Bit busy here at the moment with the Sound and Light show up at the Mairie. On Monday the 23rd the Commune is hosting a wreath laying ceremony at Gibraltar opposite the Australian 1st Division Memorial. (Nothing at the Memorial Park)...

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Pigeons: The secret heroes of World War I

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Pigeons: The secret heroes of World War I – honoured in art installation. Please click on the video to watch a fascinating article on Pigeons, and the role they played in WWI....

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MP’s congratulate War Horse Memorial 06/06/2018

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments


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Sgt Stubby *An American Hero* Children;s Movie

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Sgt Stubby *An American Hero* Children’s Movie SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is a feature film based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. Starring Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter & Gerard Depardieu To watch the trailer – click on the below link

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