A number of members of Gallipoli & Dardanelles International trav-elled up to Staffordshire to commemorate Anzac Day at the National Memorial Arboretum. This event is co-ordinated each year by Roger and Jan Pepper, together with Nadir Imamoğlu at the Gallipoli Memo-rial which he conceived and designed ten years ago. Despite inclement weather which saw rain showers persist throughout the service, a large crowd attended the Memorial and immersed themselves in the solemnity of the occasion. A bugler played the Last Post and Reveille, and a two-minute silence was kept. President John Crowe laid a wreath on behalf of G&DI.
Afterwards, refuge was sought in the warmth and shelter of the Visitor Centre where tea, coffee and Anzac biscuits were served in a friendly atmosphere. Anzac Day 2014 at the Arboretum was a truly interna-tional affair, with people present from Britain, Canada, Turkey, New Zealand and Australia — all enjoying the warm fellowship of a shared common interest.