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By Benjamin Hayes, Boronia Travel In July I was lucky enough to travel to Europe to co-ordinate the 3 groups we had on the ground for the Centenaries of The Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres. As normal I was booked […]

The Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres Centenary Tour Highlights

By Benjamin Hayes, Battlefield Groups Coordinator We organised three groups for the Centenary of The Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres in July this year. Two of our most experienced guides Mr Graeme Beveridge and Mr Rod Margetts both led groups and […]

Battle of Fromelles & Pozieres Centenary Services

Thousands attend Pheasant Wood and VC Corner Cemetery Thousands of people attended two major commemorations in France over the past week to mark the centenary of the Battle of Fromelles and the Battle of Pozieres. The July 19-20, 1916, offensive of […]

Turkey Update: Latest Advice – 29 July 2016

In light of the recent declarations by the Republic of Turkey following an attempted coup, the security measures throughout Turkey and its major cities like Ankara and Istanbul have been raised to the highest level in order to ensure the […]

Anzac Day 25 April 2016

A day to remember all over the world Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping […]

The Amalfi Coast Walk

The more relaxed active holiday Looking for something a bit different for your next holiday or as an extension to a battlefield tour? Why not try a walking tour in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal or central Europe. To whet you’re […]

Sappers Commemorate Gallipoli Centenary with 100 Year Anniversary of Watson Pier and Waterloo Dinner

What is a sapper? It is the rank title for an army engineer private soldier. It is also the generic title now given to all army engineers. The term originally comes from the expression “to sap”. This was the technique […]

The Slab Story

Digging up the past. Changing course for the future. We hear lots of fantastic stories from our tour participants at Boronia Travel, but we really wanted to share this particular one about one of our recent tour participants, Derek Smith […]

First World War Galleries Australian War Memorial

The Boronia Travel Team recently spent the week exploring the state-of-the-art new World War One Galleries, of which the interactive Gallipoli map was a great tool to play around with, using the original aerial recognisance photos taken during flyovers of the Peninsula. […]

The Battle for Pozières

Following the bloody initiation of the 5th Division at Fromelles, the next major test for the AIF was not far off. It would come on the Somme Front, involving the 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions, and the fighting would […]