NZDF

Anzac Day 2016

NZDF personnel attended over 350 Anzac Day services all around the country and overseas, in Gallipoli, France, Belgium, Iraq and the USA to name a few.

This year marks 100 years since the first Anzac Day service. This year, there is a particular focus on the Western Front, where we suffered our greatest loss of life with more than 12,000 New Zealanders killed between 1916 and the end of the war.

Here are a selection of photos from the many services held at home and abroad.

Pukeahu National War Memorial, Wellington

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Ataturk memorial, Wellington

The Ataturk Memorial Service in Wellington.

Auckland

Auckland Dawn Service

Anzac Day 2016 at Auckland War Memorial

Dunedin

Young children at the Dunedin Dawn Service

Catafalque Guard at Dunedin Dawn Service

Camp Taji, Iraq

New Zealand and Australian Soldiers, along with Coalition Forces gather to mark Anzac Day Dawn Service at Taji Military Camp, Iraq

New Zealand and Australian Soldiers, along with Coalition Forces gather to mark Anzac Day Dawn Service at Taji Military Camp, Iraq

New Zealand soldiers salute after laying poppies at the Taji cenotaph.

New Zealand soldiers salute after laying poppies at the Taji cenotaph.

France

The French-led procession to the Aux Morts memorial in the village of Longueval following the New Zealand National Service at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France.
 
The French-led procession to the Aux Morts memorial in the village of Longueval following the New Zealand National Service at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. 23 April 2016. New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Anzac 2016 Western Front Commemorations.

New Zealand Anzac Dawn Service, Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Le Quesnoy. 24 April 2016 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Anzac 2016 Western Front Commemorations.

Le Quesnoy Nga Tapuwae sign blessing and wreath laying. Le Quesnoy, France.

Le Quesnoy Nga Tapuwae sign blessing and wreath laying. Le Quesnoy, France. 24 April 2016 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Anzac 2016 Western Front Commemorations.

Belgium

The NZDF contingent joined Australian and Belgium militaries and representatives to conduct a Dawn Service at Buttes New British Cemetery near Zonnebeke.

The NZDF contingent joined Australian and Belgium militaries and representatives to conduct a Dawn Service at Buttes New British Cemetery near Zonnebeke.

The NZDF contingent joined Australian and Belgium militaries and representatives to conduct a Dawn Service at Buttes New British Cemetery near Zonnebeke.

Washington DC

WO1 Darrin Waitere, Colour Party at the Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC 

WO1 Darrin Waitere, Colour Party at the Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC 

Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

Colour Party at the Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC 

Colour Party at the Dawn Service Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

This page was last reviewed on 26 April 2016, and is current.