Paignton veterans remember heroes from Down Under

Torbay Weekly

Veterans gathered in Paignton to salute their 'brothers-in-arms from Down Under'

Members of the Paignton branch of the Royal British Legion marked ANZAC Day at the Paignton War Memorial

It was the anniversary of the first landing of Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops on the shores of Gallipoli on April 15,1915, .The courage shown on that day by the troops is legendary

ANZAC Day remains one of the most important national occasions for both Australia and New Zealand.

The Paignton RBL said: "Troops from Australia and New Zealand have fought at the side of UK forces in many areas of conflict. They have demonstrated extraordinary courage and fortitude on many occasions, demonstrating their loyalty, not only to their own country but also to the Queen and Great Britain."

There are 10 ANZAC War Graves form the First World War and three from the second In the Torbay area.