ANZAC 2009

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Name: ANZAC 2009
Date of Issue: 1 April 2009
--50c – Funeral Procession of the Unknown Warrior, 2004
On Armistice Day in 2004, the New Zealand Defence Force accordedthe ‘Unknown Warrior’ a full military funeral, attended by representatives of all New Zealand’s armed services. The moving story of his return home from the Somme in France to his final resting place can be found in the miniature sheet booklet that is also available.
--50c – New Zealand (Mäori) Pioneer Battalion, WW1

In 1919 the Pioneer Battalion was the only battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary force to return to New Zealand as a complete unit. This is a remarkable story of humble heroism and sacrifice, of Mäori, Pakeha and Pacific peoples giving essential and unstinting support to Allied troops fighting on the Western Front.
--$1.00 – No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF, WW2

How the RNZAF came to have the name No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF is an amazing story and a true reflection of New Zealand’s character. The miniature sheet booklet delves into this and other stories relating to the stamps.
--$1.50 - HMS Achilles, WW2

More than 100,000 jubilant Kiwis flocked to the celebratory parades held in Auckland and Wellington when the Achilles and her crew returned home in 1940. Determined and courageous in battle, united in pursuit of the enemy, they played a key role in the Allies’ first major naval victory of World War 2.
--$2.00 – Kayforce, Korea

Between 1950 and 1955, a total of 3,794 New Zealand soldiers served in ‘Kayforce’, including an army volunteer force of artillery and support troops. Their role in supporting the Commonwealth and United States’ forces is the stuff of legends – and an affirmation of the power of comradeship on an international scale.
--$2.50 – ANZAC Battalion,

VietnamMore than 50 years after Gallipoli, the ‘ANZACs’ were once again united in war – this time with two New Zealand infantry battalions operating under the command of an Australian regiment. The joint effort was remarkably successful, as separate strengths combined to achieve demanding military objectives.


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