Incorrect Flag used at Fromelles ceremony

The flag used during a ceremony commemorating the soldiers who fell at Fromelles in France was not quite Australian, the opposition party reveals.

The Veteran’s Affairs Department has confirmed innacuracies with the flag, such as an upside-down Union Jack, an inaccurately placed Southern Cross star and being the wrong shape.

The ceremony was for the first of 250 Australian soldiers buried in 1916 who are being reburied after their mass grave was discovered in 2007.

Over 5000 Australians were killed wounded or captured during the one-day First World War battle, the bloodiest single day of fighting ever for the Australian Army. Thousands of British and German soldiers were also killed or wounded.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News


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