Merimbula Anzac Service 2021: Photos | Video

A large crowd gathered for the traditional Merimbula Anzac Day service on Sunday morning.

Around 200 marched from the RSL club to the Beach Street war memorial with flag bearers heading the march from veterans, the catafalque party around 100 ex-service members and a further 60 or so primary and high school students.

Prayers and speeches marked the start of the commemoration in front of around 1000 people before a fly-over by an E-7A Wedgetail

The Australian Anthem performed during the Anzac Day service

The large jet aircraft - based on a Boeing 737 - rumbled over from the south and blasted overhead at high speed with officials noting the fly-over was "short and sweet".

The traditional wreath-laying followed with the last post played and a minute's silence observed on the day.

The Last Post played at the Merimbula Anzac service

With the mercury tipping the mid 20s under a cloudless Autumn sky, one veteran did succumb to heat stroke, but at a commemoration attended by hundreds of veterans and service people, first-aid was literally steps away.

The catafalque party marches out following the Anzac Day commemoration.
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