On 25 April 1915 members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli in Turkey with troops from New Zealand, Britain, and France (Australian War Memorial, “First World War 1914-1918”). Historically, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) was an acronym devised by Major General William Birdwood’s staff in Cairo in early 1915. It was used for registering correspondence for the new corps.
After the landing at Gallipoli, General Birdwood requested that the position held by the Australians and New Zealanders on the peninsula be called ‘Anzac’ to distinguish it from the British position at Helles. Not surprisingly, the word was soon applied to the men of the corps who became ‘Anzacs’ (Department of Veteran Affairs, “Protecting the Word ANZAC”). For Australians and New Zealanders, Anzac Day has become a time to recognise the courage, mateship, skill and perseverance of all those who have served and to say ‘thank you’.
The team at Outsource Institute consists of both current and past personnel from the Australian Defence Force.
Stephen Love served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Australia Navy from 1987 to 2011. Stephen is now employed with Outsource Institute as the General Manager and is also responsible for Training and Compliance. Pictured on the left is Stephen on his first ship HMAS Parramatta in 1987.
Stephen Grady joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1979 as a non-Commissioned Officer and was discharged in 1992. From 2001 to 2005, he re-enlisted to participate in the Active Reserve. Stephen is now working for Outsource Institute as an Engineering Trainer and Assessor. Stephen is pictured on the left sitting in an aircraft during his time in the Air Force.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.