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Lest we forget

On 11th November 1918 WW1 ended with the signing of the Armistice, an agreement to stop fighting it was signed between France, Britain, and Germany, bringing four years of fighting in the First World War to an end. It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918.

The signing of The Armistice took place in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne, about 60 km (37 miles) North of Paris. The location was chosen as it was remote and discreet.

The Wireless signal sent to 2nd Australian Division regarding the ceasefire 1918 text reads: "Message from General Foch to Commander in Chief BEF; Hostilities will cease on the whole front on the 11th November French Time 11 O’clock . The Allied troops will not cross until further orders, the line reached on that date at that time. Signed Foch 6.35am". Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch was a French general and military theorist who served as the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War.

Ref: https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/1918/victory

The Wireless Institute of Australia along with Australian Radio Amateurs is commemorating this event by holding a 9 day special-event on-air amateur radio activity.

Lest We Forget.

Special event callsigns have been issued to operators in each Australian State and Territory, and will be on-air between the 3rd and 11th of November 2018. Additionally, the callsign VI100PEACE callsign has been issued for use during the commemoration.

All logs will be uploaded and available to be searched using your callsign at www.silvertrain.com.au

Please note the QSL is on line only. You can confirm your contact and receive your printable QSL card by going to www.silvertrain.com.au
 

 

 

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