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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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NT news


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:21-AGE:703LO-R: C-M Y-K Paying our respects By Chief Minister PAUL HENDERSON I wish to paymy respects to our fallen soldierswho have contributed andmade rich the landwe stand on today Left: An airman in Vietnam shows where a bullet glanced off his helmet. Below: Troops landing in helicopters during the wet season in Vietnam. Pictures: TERRY BROOKS EACH year on April 25, we commemorate Anzac Day and honour our Australian and New Zealand service men and women who fought so gallantly in World War I, World War II and all wars and conflicts since. This special feature of the NT News is a testament to the respect we have for those who have gone before us, and I wish to pay my respects to our fallen soldiers who have contributed and made rich the land we stand on today. I am, in particular, paying respects to the 71 Territory soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War. In the early days of the war, the Northern Territory didnt even have anywhere for men to enlist. They had to travel to Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, at their own cost and often on borrowed money, to volunteer their services. Later, they were able to enlist at the Darwin Cable Guard. The Northern Territory did not raise a unit of its own in WWI. Territorians were represented in the ranks of the 9th and 47th Queensland Infantry Battalions, the 4th Pioneers and the Tunnelling companies. Others served in the Light Horse, the Flying Corps, machine gun and trench mortar companies, artillery and in British units. All of the Territorys doctors enlisted. In honour of these men, and to ensure their sacrifice is not forgotten, I look forward to joining the community and paying my respects on Monday. Lest we forget. Phone 8941 5861 Phone 8988 5630