ANZAC Day – The Last Post


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  • Hardie Martin

    Guys, I ain’t even going to open this up. The “Last Post” is played on a Bugle, not a cornet, not on a saxophone and not on a goddamned guitar. Full stop. The Last Post is also a piece of traditional music which dates back to our British Army links in the 1790’s. It is NOT a piece of music ‘discovered’ on the body of a confederate soldier during the American Civil War. “Taps” was invented by the Americans while they were writing the screen play prior to deciding to enter WW1. “Taps” is NOT the “Last Post”. Neither is the American ‘Rouse’ the same as our Reveille.

    Please research what is posted on Facebook and other media. There is enough garbage going on with spurious claims to the WAI2500 Veterans Tribunal without us accepting the ‘Coca Cola’ fantasies.


    Hardie Martin
    Platoon Radio Operator
    One Platoon, Victor Three Company
    4 RAR[NZ]ANZAC Battalion

    Sth Vietnam 1968/69