Are you having a “Gunfire Breakfast” tomorrow for ANZAC Day? Have you heard of this tradition before?
The Gunfire Breakfast was the breakfast soldiers had before battle. During World War One, this was probably biscuits and jam or tinned Corned Beef. The commanding officers would also give each soldier a shot of some pretty strong rum for “liquid courage” to face the day. Most soldiers would eat cold food in the dark while exploding munitions sounded in the distance.
In the last 100 years, the breakfast has since evolved into a more recognisable hot meal with Bacon, Sausages, Eggs, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Toast and Tea and stands as a way to commemorate the ANZACs. After The Dawn Service most RSL halls serve Gunfire Breakfast as a chance for people to get to know each other, share stories and enjoy some mateship.
We all know that tomorrow will look different but you can still join in by tuning into 98five tomorrow morning at 5:55am as we commemorate ANZAC Day.
Stand in your driveways or your homes with us as we broadcast the Last Post including a short dedication to our ANZACs and a special reflective message from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and then why not finish off with bacon and eggs for Gunfire Breakfast!
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