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The Northern Territory news Fri 26 Apr 2019



The Northern Territory news Fri 26 Apr 2019

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FRIDAY APRIL 26 2019 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ANZAC DAY 2019 SOME came to remember lost relatives, others to be grateful for the sacrifices made to protect Australias freedoms. But the 1300 Australian and New Zealanders who attended the Dawn Service at Gallipoli yesterday all had one thing in common. They would not be deterred from the ceremonies because of terror threats. Security was tight on the Gallipoli peninsula, with lines Piper Robert Scott plays at the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula Picture: ELLA PELLEGRINI Aussies defy terror risk to remember the fallen of up to 90 minutes to get into the area through airport-style security. The meticulous checks came after a suspected ISIS terror plot was foiled in Turkey this week. Warlpiri man Brodie McIntyre, whose family hails from Tennant Creek, represented all indigenous service personnel as he played the didgeridoo at the service. Brian Calabria, 63, of Brisbane, attended to honour his great uncle Albert Ernest Nelson, who was buried at the Lone Pine cemetery on the cliffs above Anzac Cove. Im the first relative of his to visit here in 100 years, he said. I wanted to come before I was too old. Mr Calabrias great-uncle was one of more than 8000 Australians killed in the Gallipoli campaign, a hopeless battle that ran for nine months before the troops were evacuated in December 1915 after bad weather made getting supplies to them too difficult. Mr Calabrias grandfather also served in World War II and he spent 21 years in the military. He was wearing their medals and his own at the service. Alicia Farthing, 20, of Mildura in Victoria, came to Gallipoli to pay her respects. I just want to remember, she said. Stephanie Stockman, 29, of Melbourne, said she had always watched the Gallipoli service on television and wanted to see it for herself. I have always marked Anzac Day, whether it be a Dawn Service or going to the footy at the MCG, she said. Major General Mark Kelly, of the Department of Veterans Affairs who was the Master of Ceremonies, said the service was to honour those who had died and to recognise that those who were once our adversaries are now our firm friends. There were other commemorations across Europe for Australian soldiers yesterday. The Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France, held services for soldiers who died on the western front. STEPHEN DRILL in Gallipoli Sam, 100, leads way in march AS Prince William joined Australians and New Zealanders honouring their servicemen and women, 100-year-old veteran Sam Krycer was feeling humble and emotional. The former leading aircraftman had the honour of leading Melbournes Anzac Day march alongside other World War II veterans. It gets a bit emotional for me today. I didnt expect all of that, Mr Krycer said of the scale of yesterdays proceedings. I still feel humbled, really, (to) see these young boys. I also remember all the thousands of those who didnt make it back home. Prince William joined those paying tribute at services around Australia and New Zealand 104 years after Allied troops landed at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War I. The Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II during a civic service at Aucklands War Memorial Museum. Tens of thousands turned out to watch the Anzac Day marches across Australia. Australias oldest living Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne, 85, who received Australias highest military honour for risking his life to save 40 men in Vietnam, joined the march in Adelaide. He said Anzac Day ceremonies continue to draw large crowds of all ages because young people understand the sacrifice of those who have served in the military. Australias seeing the younger generation appreciate the peace thats been given to them, Mr Payne said. World War II veteran Sam Krycer Jacinta Nampijinpa Price COUNTRY LIBERALS FOR LINGIARI Authorised by Jason Riley, Country Liberals (NT), 2/229 McMillans Rd, Jingili NT 0810 2019 Federal Budge t Supporting Territory Businesses to prosper by: Cutting taxes to 25% Increasing access to fi nance Expanding Instant Asset Write Off Providing an additional $60m for Export Market Development Grants