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Thirty Years

The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes flying over Old and New Parliament Houses in Canberra on Saturday afternoon (I took the picture from the car, so it’s not perfect!). New Parliament House turned thirty this year, and the celebrations were held this weekend.

Air Force Roulettes of Old and New Parliament House Canberra Australia 30th Anniversary 6th October 2018 Sonya Heaney Blue Sky Spring Sunny Afternoon

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Vietnam Veterans Day

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day in Australia, so here is a picture of the Federation Guard marching in Canberra during the Battle of Binh Ba anniversary service in 2009 (you can find it on other sites these days, but it’s actually my mother’s photo).

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Binh Ba was one of Australia’s major victories in the war, and it was one of the last operations my father was part of before returning home.

Over sixty-thousand Australians served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972.

Christopher Heaney Australian Army Vietnam War 1968 1969 IMG_0078

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ANZAC Parade – Canberra

The view from the Australian War Memorial down ANZAC Parade in Canberra this afternoon. You can’t see it, but Lake Burley Griffin is at the end of the road, and then that’s Australian Parliament in the distance.

Yet again we had spectacular blue sky. And – yet again – the national news said it is cloudy and raining here. Uh…

The new recruits from Kapooka were on a visit today. They were all lined up out front for a group photo when we arrived.

IMG_20180312_180445_236 Sonya Heaney Oksana 12th March 2018 Australian War Memorial Canberra Australian Army Australian Armed Forces ANZAC Parade Parliament House

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Vietnam War

Even though we went to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra today specifically for the Special Forces exhibition, we always drop by the Vietnam War section because my father is a veteran, and there are a number of parts of the exhibition that relate directly to him.

Here’s the helicopter display. There’s a sound and light show every few minutes.

IMG_20180312_180202_131 Vietnam War Sonya Heaney Oksana 12th March 2018 Australian War Memorial Canberra Australian Army Australian Armed Forces

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The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The From the Shadows Special Forces exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Picture #2.

IMG_20180312_175846_799 From the Shadows Special Forces Exhibition Sonya Heaney Oksana 12th March 2018 Australian War Memorial Canberra Australian Army Australian Armed Forces

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The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The From the Shadows Special Forces exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Picture #1.

IMG_20180312_175648_151 From the Shadows Special Forces Exhibition Sonya Heaney Oksana 12th March 2018 Australian War Memorial Canberra Australian Army Australian Armed Forces

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Anzac Day

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Australian troops going into action across Plugge's Plateau after the landing on 25 April 1915. Anzac Day.

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