The ADF King's Cup Squad training in Canberra
The ADF King's Cup Squad training in Canberra (1.35 mins)
On Wednesday, 20 March 2019 the ADF King's Cup Rowing Squad conducted a re-enactment of the 1919 King’s Cup and rowing training on Lake Burley Griffin, in Canberra ACT, in anticipation of the upcoming King’s Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, England. In July 2019, the ADF will participate in a re-race of the Kings Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, England. This race marks the centenary of the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta, conducted as part of repatriation activities undertaken at the end of the First World War. Australia won the 1919 King’s Cup with nine personnel that formed the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Number 1 Crew. The 2019 King’s Cup will include six crews from the Defence Forces of the original nations who participated including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, along with crews from Germany and the Netherlands. Participation in the 2019 centenary is an important part of Australia’s military and rowing history.
|Publish Date||05 Apr 2019|