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ANZAC DAY 2022
A number of the items on display in the library for ANZAC Day are on loan from Commissionaire George Zagon, National President of the Corps of Commissionaires Association, Australia. George is a Vietnam Veteran.
The Corps of Commissionaires Association is an ex-services Association of men and women who have served Australia.
The Corps looks after the welfare of its members and their families as well as supporting and sponsoring programmes relevant to the Veteran Community such as the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Foundation for research into veterans’ mental health and other issues.
The Corps also supports various projects, such as the military museum at the Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, where the Corps is based.
Items include an ammunition belt, water bottle and a slouch hat from the 8th Light Horse Regiment, all from WW1; a backpack worn by infantry in the field weighing approximately the full pack weight, a U.S. infantry helmet and a model Armoured Personnel Carrier of the type George drove, from the Vietnam War, and a field hat (known as a” giggle hat”) from the Afghanistan war.