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DESCENDANTS OF GALLIPOLI VETERANS to attend Centenary commemoration in Turkey

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Fifteen descendants of veterans who took part in one of the bloodiest campaigns of the commemorative event in Turkey.First World War are set to follow in the footsteps of their forebears and attend a Centenary

The descendants are all members of the Gallipoli Association, which has been working with the government to ensure that fitting UK-led commemorative events are held this year, the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The commemoration in Turkey will be a Commonwealth and Ireland Service, to be held on Friday 24 April at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Christopher Fagan, Chairman of the Gallipoli Association said: ‘It is a great honour for the Gallipoli Association to have been invited by the UK government to assist with this opportunity for British descendants to attend the service at Cape Helles. Find out more »


'GALLIPOLI SONGS: 'Grief speaks the same language'

The Gallipoli Association are proud to support 'Gallipoli Songs: 'Grief speaks the same language'. For the event we have been offered reserved seating for GA members, so if you are interested in attending what sounds to be an amazing event on 2 April 2015, 7pm at Kings Place Hall, London, please contact membershipsecretary@gallipoli-association.org. The concert, which will be held as part of a programme of activities commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, is co-organised by Turkish Culture and Information Office in London, Yunus Emre Institute, Turkish Embassy and The Gallipoli Association.

To find out more, go to http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/gallipoli

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THE LAST POST

The Gallipoli Association is pleased to be able to support the Last Post Project which returns in April 2015 to commemorative the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign.

LastPostThe Last Post is a First World War centenary project bringing communities across the UK together to play the Last Post on a variety of different instruments at commemorative musical events.

To find out more, see: www.thelastpostproject.org.uk


GALLIPOLI PROJECT TAKING PART IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN GERMANY

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We are delighted to have won four places to attend an international conference in Oberhausen, near Dusseldorf in Germany on 19th-20th February 2015.  The event is being organised by the Rhineland Industry Museum, in the industrial heartland of Germany where so much of their weaponry was made.

Students will be taking their projects ‘in a suitcase’ and will share their activities with students from schools in Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Romania.  We are taking two of the students ... Find out more »


GALLIPOLI REMEMBERED - Descendants' Stories

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Family histories from ancestors of those that served in the WW1 Gallipoli campaign. 
How the UK Government is commemorating the Gallipoli centenary http://bit.ly/govuk_gallipoli

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The Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is one of our major objectives for the Centenary and has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund anddonations from the Gallipoli Association and personal benefactors. Find out more »


MARKING THE CENTENARY OF GALLIPOLI

Descendants of those who fought in the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will be asked to take part in a London ceremony marking its 100th anniversary, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today at a meeting with the New Zealand Prime Minister at the Imperial War Museums London.

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Ceremonies will take place on Saturday 25 April 2015 in London, with a UK Government led events at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Other events include the dawn service at Hyde Park Corner, the Gallipoli Association events in St Pauls Cathedral crypt and the service at Westminster Abbey. For more information see Find out more » and also the Gallipoli Association EVENTS - 1915 page.


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