|The Royal Australian Navy Band performing at the Lemnos Gallipoli commemorative service, August 2017. Photo Jim Claven 2017|
To all our friends, supporters and members, we announce to day two key developments in our planning for this years annual Lemnos Gallipoli commemoration to be held 12 noon on Saturday, 11th August 2018.
Firstly, Mr Chris Holtby, the Consul-General of the United Kingdom, has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address at our ceremony. His presentation will no doubt point to the important role of British forces on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign as well as the other Lemnos connection through the thousands of British-born Anzacs. Chris' participation will broaden awareness of both our Memorial and the link between Lemnos and Gallipoli.
Sailors of HMS Lord Nelson about to return to their ship after having had
leave to go ashore for exercise at Mudros. Lemnos, 1915. Photographer Lt Ernest Brooks. Imperial War Museum|
Secondly, we have again been able to confirm the participation of the Royal Australian Navy (Melbourne) Band in our commemoration. All who have attended our previous events will know how important and moving this participation is to the success of our event. Thanks to our Vice President, Ms Christine Despoteris, for her work on this issue.
More details will be posted as they are confirmed.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee