Thanksforyourservice- Podcast 50- The First Ashore- Gallipoli 1915

April 19th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 50 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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Anzac Day 2022 is a week away.  About 4.30am Sunday 25 April 1915, the first Australian boats  approached Anzac Cove.  Who were the first ashore.  Peter Burgess has written a book on the subject.

Peter's book can be purchased at https://www.thefirstashore.com/

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 49- Riding for Veterans Charity

April 9th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 49 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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On 13 April 2022 Chris Doyle is riding the Australian Remembrance Trail though Belgium and France to raise money for a veterans charity.

The link to Mates for Mates to donate is here.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 48- Ballarat ANZACS Exhibition

April 8th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 48 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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An exhibition titled the Ballarat Anzacs is being held now until the end of April at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute in Ballarat Victoria. 

More information can be found at www.ballaratmi.org.au/event/ballarat-anzacs-display-talks-research/

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 47- Women of the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF)

March 26th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 47 for Thanks for your Service.  Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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The Women’s Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) operated between 1951 and 1977.  Jessica Ferrari from Memento Media received a grant from the federal government and produced a eight part documentary series chronicling the experience of service women from Point Cook in Victoria.

The links to the documentary can be found at www.mementomedia.com.au

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 46- The Battle of the Bismarck Sea-Part 2

March 6th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 46 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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Author Michael Veitch describes it as the forgotten battle that saved the Pacific.  His latest book is titled The Battle of the Bismarck Sea- the forgotten battle that saved the Pacific and he joins us for the second part of our two part podcast.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 45- The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

February 27th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 45 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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Author Michael Veitch describes it as the forgotten battle that saved the Pacific.  His latest book is titled The Battle of the Bismarck Sea- the forgotten battle that saved the Pacific and he joins us for this two part podcast series and tells us about it.

Michael continues with more on his book in the next podcast,

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 44-The Shrine, Surrey Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.

January 26th, 2022

Welcome to podcast number 44 for Thanks for your Service.

In many towns in many parks across Australia, you will almost certainly find a war memorial in dedication to those who served and died in wars from the Boer War to Afghanistan.  I live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and one particular memorial that I visited recently has a unique design.  The Shrine at Surrey Gardens in Surrey Hills, features a carved timber Honour Roll.  The Shrine was dedicated in 1918 before the armistice.  Sandra Dexter with a background in journalism and editing joins us to talk about the history of the shrine and her recent involvement to identify servicemen and women from Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.

In 1919 the two canons that flank the shrine were relocated from the Canterbury Sports Grounds and are known as Brooks babies.  The origins of the guns may well be the subject of a future podcast.

We also now have a Youtube channel.  Just search for thanksforyourservice and you can find links on our website and Facebook page..  There is vision of the Shrine on our Youtube Channel.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 43 The Sir John Monash Centre

December 7th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 43 for Thanks for your Service and the last podcast for 2021.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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For today's podcast we head to France where we speak to Rebecca Doyle, the Director of the Sir John Monash Centre.

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The Sir John Monash Centre website is www.sjmc.gov.au

 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 42- WWII The Australians fighting the Vichy French

November 13th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 42 for Thanks for your Service.

Our focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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We had the pleasure of having David Sutton, Senior War Historian at the Australian War Memorial, join us in Podcast 26 to talk about the Australian involvement in the Russian Civil War. For todays podcast, David joins us again as we learn about Australia’s involvement in battles with the forces of Vichy France in World War II. 

You can find the relevant links for this podcast on our facebook page and we will keep you posted on David’s book.  You can pre-order here.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 41-The J7 submarine

October 23rd, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 41 for Thanks for your Service.

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At the end of WW1, Britain gave Australia six J class submarines.  One of those subs, the J7, exists today at the Sandringham Yacht Club in Port Philip Bay in Melbourne.  Graeme Disney, historian at the club joins us. You can read more about the J7 via this link https://syc.com.au/about/governance/j7-submarine/

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 40- Special Missions in Persia and Russia

September 4th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 40 for Thanks for your Service.

Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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Colonel Earnest Latchford MBE, MC wrote every Sunday to his fiance during World War 1 and his service saw him deployed to special missions in Persia and Russia.  Over 100 years later those letters formed a book written by his grandson Mark Latchford who joins us to talk about his book and his grandfather,

Mark can be contacted via email at mark_latchford@hotmail.com and his book 'Letters to Lily Vale' can be purchased through www.openbookhowden.com.au/product/letters-to-lily-vale/

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 39- Secret Intelligence Australia

August 10th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 39 for Thanks for your Service.  Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter  Just search for Thanksforyourservice.  Our website is www.thanksforyourservice.net  .  You can also email us at info@thanksforyourservice.net

Kate Reid-Smith is a former military intelligence officer, now Canberra-based intelligence historian, specialising in World War Two Southeast Asia in general, and Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo in particular. Working across several regional languages including Mandarin Chinese. Her current research focus is on Secret Intelligence Australia or SIA. A little-known wartime MI6 agency that operated out of Australia between 1942-1945.

Kate is currently working on a book on Secret Intelligence Australia due out hopefully next year.  Kate gives an insight into SIA and joins us from Canberra.  Kate's website is https://simply-history.com/

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 38 The Coastwatchers Part 2

July 4th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 38 for Thanks for your Service.  Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.  You can find us on Facebook and Twitter  Just search for Thanksforyourservice.  Our website is www.thanksforyourservice.net  .  You can also email us at info@thanksforyourservice.net

In our last podcast, number 37, we had the honour of talking to a WW2 veteran and one of the last Coastwatchers, Jim Burrowes.  Jim takes us through his experience as a Coastwatcher in the Pacific Campaign as we learn more about the Coast Watching organisation that had a significant impact on operations in that campaign.

This is Part 2 of of that interview with Jim.

You can find the relevant links to this podcast on our Facebook page.  Jim’s blog can be found at www.thelastcoastwatcher.wordpress.com/ 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 37 The Coastwatchers

June 6th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 37 for Thanks for your Service.  Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.  You can find us on Facebook and Twitter  Just search for Thanksforyourservice.  Our website is www.thanksforyourservice.net  .  You can also email us at info@thanksforyourservice.net

A very special podcast today as we have the honour of talking to a WW2 veteran and one of the last Coastwatchers, Jim Burrowes.  Jim takes us through his experience as a Coastwatcher in the Pacific Campaign as we learn more about the Coast Watching organisation that had a significant impact on operations in that campaign.

This is Part 1 of a two part interview with Jim.

You can find the relevant links to this podcast on our facebook page.  Jim’s blog can be found at www.thelastcoastwatcher.wordpress.com/ 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 36 Z Special Unit

April 27th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 36 for Thanks for your Service.

Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

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Will Davies is an author and historian and has written a number of books on Australian military history topics.  His latest book is about a secretive unit which was the precursor to the Australian SAS.

 Will can be contacted via email at will@willdavies.net.au

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 35 Mustard Gas Men

March 12th, 2021

Welcome to podcast number 35 for Thanks for your Service.  In contravention of a Geneva Protocol, the allies shipped and had stored in Australia mustard gas during World War II.  Janine Roberts tells us about the Mustard Gas Men.  One of the ways to promote this podcast is through your feedback. If you're listening to us via ITunes or other podcasting apps please leave a review.  You can also support us via Patreon.  Your gracious support helps us with costs such as hosting and production of the podcast.  Even as little as one dollar can help.  The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 34 HMVS Cerberus

November 3rd, 2020

Welcome to podcast number 34 for Thanks for your Service.  If you were to travel to Half Moon Bay in Port Phillip Bay in Victoria and gaze offshore....you are still able to see a piece of colonial history of Australia.  Sitting in just 3 meters of water and some 200 metres from the shore is the wreck of Her Majesty's Victorian Ship (HMVS) Cerberus.  One of the ways to promote this podcast is through your feedback. If you're listening to us via ITunes or other podcasting apps please leave a review.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 33 WW2 Australian Service Medal

September 5th, 2020

Welcome to podcast number 33 for Thanks for your Service. Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

Jack Byrne was a Goulburn boy who joined the 2nd AIF and served in New Guinea,  He suffered injuries and illness which also led him going AWOL on occasions which ultimately led to a dishonourable discharge.  21 years after his death, his daughter, Jenny Merrell, applied for his service medals only to find out he was not entitled to his third medal, the Australian Service Medal 1939-1945 due to his dishonorable discharge.  Jenny joins us from Queensland to tell us about her story which ultimately overturned the dishonourable discharge and the awarding of the ASM.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 32 RAAF Flying Officer Hector ‘Hec’ Harrison

July 11th, 2020

Welcome to podcast number 32 for Thanks for your Service.  Thanksforyourservice is a news and information resource and its focus is on historical topics relating to the Australian military.

For Anzac day 2020, Australia Post released a commemorative stamp issue.  This stamp issue features oil on canvas paintings that were inspired by the events of the two World Wars on the home front and in combat overseas.  Stella Bowen was employed as an Australian official war artist during World War II. Bomber crew is a moving tribute to six Australians and one Englishman comprising a Lancaster bomber crew of No. 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force. On 28 April 1944, the night after Bowen completed the initial sketches for the painting, the airmen were reported missing over Germany.

One of the crew that went missing was  RAAF Flying Officer Hector 'Hec' Harrison.

We speak with Hec’s cousin Rob Trevan.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 31 The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

June 13th, 2020

Welcome to podcast 31 for Thanksforyourservice.  Many of you would be familiar with Bletchley Park in the UK and it’s involvement in the allied victory in WW2.  Canberra author David Dufty joins us to tell us about Australia’s own version of Bletchley Park and the role it played towards victory in the Pacific War.

David's book, The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau can be found at this link: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-secret-code-breakers-of-central-bureau-david-dufty/book/9781925322187.html

His new book, Radio Girl, is available at https://www.booktopia.com.au/radio-girl-david-dufty/book/9781760876654.html

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 30 Melbourne’s historic sites from WW1 & WW2

April 13th, 2020

Welcome to Podcast number 30.  We  speak to  Barbara Ainsworth, Curator of the Monash Museum of Computing History at Monash University, about Melbourne's links to codebreaking and some of the historic sites from WWI and WWII.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 29 1 Armoured Regiment in Vietnam

March 3rd, 2020

Welcome to Podcast number 29.  We are back for 2020 after a long break over Christmas and the new year.  I had the opportunity to meet up with Brian Tateson who is the Vice President and memorabilia officer at the Box Hill RSL in Melbourne Victoria.  Brian served with C Squadron 1 Armoured Regiment in Vietnam. He joins us for a chat.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 28 Victorian military history

December 22nd, 2019

Welcome to Podcast number 28.  In our last podcast we learnt about the most senior Australian killed in the Boer War- Lt Colonel Charles Edward Ernest Umphelby. In this podcast, we are joined by Jason Macgregor who chats to us about Victorian military history.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 27 Lt Colonel Charles Edward Ernest Umphelby

November 16th, 2019

For this podcast, we are heading to South Africa to learn about the most senior Australian killed in the Boer War- Lt Colonel Charles Edward Ernest Umphelby and chat with Dr Garth Benneyworth, Head of Department of Heritage Studies  at Sol Plaatje University.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 26 Australian involvement in the Russian Civil War

November 2nd, 2019

The Russian Civil War affected Russia between 1918 and 1921.  The civil war occurred because after November 1917, many groups had formed that opposed Lenin’s Bolsheviks. These groups included monarchists, militarists, and, for a short time, foreign nations. Collectively, they were known as the Whites while the Bolsheviks were known as the Reds.  David Sutton, a military historian at the Australian War Memorial joins us from Canberra to give us an insight into the little known Australian involvement in the conflict.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 25 The lone Pine at Wattle Park Melbourne

October 14th, 2019

Welcome to podcast number 25.  We head to Brisbane to speak with Dr Lindsay McDowell who tells us the story behind the pine tree at Wattle Park in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 24 Major Darryl Kelly OAM

September 21st, 2019

Major Darryl Kelly OAM recently joined my father and I on a call to discuss the service of my grandfather, Charles Harold Hatt in WW1.  Charles was a Gunner with the 4th Battery, 2 Field Artillery Brigade 1st AIF and landed on Gallipoli on 26th April 1915 and survived for two days before being shot and wounded.  He was medically repatriated to the UK and back to Australia before being medically discharged from the 1st AIF in April 1916. We have a photo taken of him in August 1916 with Sergeant stripes and Darryl has some thoughts on that photo.

Major Darryl Kelly OAM is a semi-retired professional soldier with over 42 years service in the Australian Army.  

An artilleryman by trade he rose through the ranks to become one of the senior Regimental Sergeant Majors in Army before being selected for commissioning. He has seen operational service in Malaya, Sinai, Iraq, and the Middle East.

Darryl is a keen student of military history, specialising in Australia's involvement in the First World War.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 23  Lt. Col. Kenneth Mackay, founder of the first Australian Horse

August 24th, 2019

In this podcast we talk to Lorraine Brown,  Secretary of the Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society about the unveiling on 31 August 2019 of a life size sculpture of Lt. Col. Kenneth Mackay, founder of the first Australian Horse and Boer War veteran. 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 22 And the band played Waltzing Matilda

July 14th, 2019

In this podcast we talk to Eric Bogle, legendary songwriter about two of his military related songs- "And the band played Waltzing Matilda" and "Green fields of France".

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 21 Canberra’s World War II history

July 3rd, 2019

In this podcast we talk to Dr Peter Dowling about Canberra's World War II history.

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The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 20 Fromelles Association of Australia

May 31st, 2019

In this podcast we learn about the Fromelles Association of Australia and the Battle of Fromelles fought in World War I. Geoffrey Benn, Secretary of the Fromelles Association of Australia and Marg O’Leary Vice President of Research joins us.

The Facebook page of the Association is https://www.facebook.com/Fromelles-Association-of-Australia-400714926696817/

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The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 19 Shoalhaven women heroines of WW1

March 26th, 2019

Robyn Florance recently wrote about the Shoalhaven women heroines of WW1.

Alan Clark, a local historian helped Robyn edit the book.

The website of the Shoalhaven Historical Society is http://www.shoalhavenhistory.org.au/home

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The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 18 Ingleburn Military Camp

March 1st, 2019

The Ingleburn Military Camp was established at the outbreak of World War 2, and is commonly known today as Bardia Barracks. Its well known to thousands of Australian army personnel who from World War 2, Korea, National Service, Vietnam and in its final primary role, home to the army reserves 2 Training Group. Bob Gosling from The Ingleburn Military precinct association tells us more.

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The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 17 Places of Pride - Australian War Memorial

February 8th, 2019

For this podcast, we are joined by Terri-Anne Simmonds, who is the Project Manager for Places of Pride with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Places of Pride website is https://placesofpride.awm.gov.au

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

#placesofpride #tfys #awm

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 16 Naval Association of Australia

January 25th, 2019

For this podcast, we are joined by Terry Making, the National President of the Naval Association of Australia. He joins us from Melbourne to tell us more about the association.

The association's website is https://navalassoc.org.au/ .You can find the link on our Facebook page.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

#RAN #navy #tfys

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 15 Monash- the Outsider who won a war

November 9th, 2018

This is our 15th podcast and being published on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.  At the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, one hundred years ago, the guns fell silent.

From an an Australian perspective, in the four years of the war, some 330,000 Australians had served overseas.  Some 60,000 never made it home. The social effects in Australia lasted for years.

For this podcast, we are joined by Roland Perry.  Roland is the author of over 30 books, and six on WW1 and WW2 history.  In 2011 he  was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia 'for services to literature as an author”.  In 2004, he published a book titled Monash- the Outsider who won a war.  He joins us from Melbourne.

Roland’s website is www.rolandperry.com.au You can find the link on our Facebook page.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

#ww1 #anzacs #tfys

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 14 Diggers and Doughboys: The art of allies 100 years on

October 13th, 2018

In July 1918, the Australians and the Americans fought side by side together for the first time in the Battle of Hamel.  The National WW1 Museum and Memorial in Kansas City Missouri is hosting an exhibition titled the 'Diggers and Doughboys: The art of allies 100 years on'. The website for the museum is https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/diggers-and-doughboys and you can search for them on Facebook.

If you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

#ww1 #anzacs #tfys

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 13 Map of Australia

September 21st, 2018

In this podcast we head to Wiltshire in the UK to learn about the Map of Australia.  

The website for the trust is https://map-of-australia.com/ and you can search for them on Facebook.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

Apologies for the distortion in the call with Helen.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 12 Australian Great War Association

August 17th, 2018

In this podcast we head to Melbourne to learn about the Australian Great War Association.  The President of the Association Michael Crump joins us.

The website for the association is www.agwa.org.au and you can search for them on Facebook.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if you're listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock.  You can find links to her music on our website and Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 11 Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance

August 4th, 2018

In this podcast we head to Brisbane and hear from Jeff Hopkins-Weise & Greg Czechura, who have just released a book titled Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance.

The Mephisto is a WW1 German tank and the only surviving model of its type in the world.  It was recovered by Australian troops and is housed at the Queensland Museum.

The link to Jeff and Greg's book can be found at http://www.shop.qm.qld.gov.au/default/qm-books/mephisto-technology-war-and-remembrance-paperback-edition.html.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is https://www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

The version of the Last Post is courtesy of Rachel Bostock. Rachel's website is at https://www.thebostocksband.com/

 

 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 10 Cowra breakout WW2

June 23rd, 2018

In this podcast, we head to Cowra to speak to Lawrance Ryan who is going to tell us about the largest prison escape of World War 2 and is known as the Cowra breakout.

Lawrance is the media officer for the Cowra Breakout Association.  You can find their Facebok page at www.facebook.com/CowraBreakoutAssociation/

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 9 Gunner 911- Charles Harold Hall

April 28th, 2018

In this podcast, for this past week that we commemorated ANZAC day 2018, we are going to hear a personal story, about my grandfather, Charles Harold Hall, who landed at Gallipoli in April 1915.   In February of 2016, I had the pleasure of taking my father, Geoff Hall to Gallipoli to see where his father had landed, 103 years ago.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon.  The link is https://www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 8 Smalls Arm Factory Museum

March 9th, 2018

In this podcast,we head to Lithgow in NSW to hear about the Smalls Arm Factory Museum and then to Victoria to learn about Military History and Heritage Victoria. 

The website of the Small Arms Factory Museum can be found at https://www.lithgowsafmuseum.org.au/

The MHHV Inc wesbite is at http://www.mhhv.org.au/

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon.  The link is https://www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 7 5000 poppies and Ted Egan AO

November 28th, 2017

In this podcast, Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight set out to crochet a humble 120 poppies to “plant” at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne for Remembrance Day in honour of their fathers who served in World War II.  What started as small gesture of remembrance has grown into a community tribute of respect and remembrance known as 5000 poppies.  We then head to Alice Springs to talk to Ted Egan AO about his music and books about World War 1 and his families connection with the war.

The 5000 poppies website is https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/

Ted Egan's website can be found at http://www.tedegan.com.au/   Be sure to look at his music and book collection.  

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 6 Avenue of Honor and Arch of Victory

October 20th, 2017

Welcome to our sixth podcast for Thanks for your Service.

In this podcast, we learn about the War Heritage Roadshow which is currently touring Victoria, and we stay in Victoria and head to Ballarat to find out about the Avenue of Honor and Arch of Victory.

The link to the War Heritage Roadshow 2017 is http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/grimwadecentre/engagement/war-heritage-roadshow-2017

The link to information on the Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory is http://honouringouranzacs.com.au/

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.  And if your are listening to us via ITunes, please leave a review.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon. The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

 

 

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 5 secret World War II airbase

September 22nd, 2017

Welcome to our fifth podcast for Thanksforyourservice. 

In this podcast, we learn about the Office of Australian War Graves, and find about a secret World War II airbase at Lake Boga in Victoria. 

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 4 National Anzac Centre

August 26th, 2017

Welcome to our fourth podcast for Thanks for your Service.

In this podcast, we find out about the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia and learn about Everymans Welfare Service.

We are keen to hear your feedback.  That email again is info@thanksforyourservice.net or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon.  The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

 

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Thanksforyourservice- Podcast 3 Australia at War

July 22nd, 2017

Welcome to out third podcast.

In this podcast, we talk to Peter Dunn who has been running a website called Australia at War for over 20 years, and we finish our tour of the Macarthur Museum in Brisbane where John Dunne takes us on a guided tour.

Peter's website is www.ozatwar.com

The Macarthur Museum website is www.mmb.org.au

Finally, if you are interested in sponsorship/support of this podcast, head to our website or email us.  You can also support us via Patreon.  The link is www.patreon.com/thanksforyourservice

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 2 Macarthur Museum

June 24th, 2017

Welcome to our second podcast.  In this podcast, we continue our tour of the Macarthur Museum in Brisbane where John Dunne takes us on a guided tour.

We visit Horn Island in the Torres Strait and speak to Vanessa Seekee who is the Curator of the Torres Strait Heritage Museum.  Vanessa gives us an insight into the Islands World War 2 military history.

We learn about Lost Medals Australia, a service run by Glyn Larnwane, a serving Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army.  Glyn reunites lost service medals with their original recipients and families.  Head to our website for links to these stories at www.thanksforyourservice.net

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Thanksforyourservice Podcast 1 Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

May 7th, 2017

Thanksforyourservice Podcast 1.  Welcome to our very first podcast.

In this episode, we talk to Anthony Hill.  Anthony is an award-winning Canberra author of 18 books of historical and literary non-fiction for adults, teenagers and younger readers.  His latest book is the new and updated second edition of "Animal Heroes".

We visit the Macarthur Museum in Brisbane where John Dunne takes us on a guided tour in a two part series.

We also meet Jim Claven who is the Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee.

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