The Battle at Gallipoli
The Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey was the scene of landings by Australian, New Zealand and British forces on 25 April 1915. During this campaign the ANZAC tradition of Australian and New Zealand troops fighting together began. It was here that Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG, Commander of the 1st AIF and first Commandant of RMC, received wounds from which he subsequently died on board the hospital ship HMHS Gascon.
Gallipoli Company was established in 1954 and is the College’s longest serving company.
Gallipoli’s mascot is the Michelin Man, and company’s motto is ‘Steadfast’.
Gallipoli Company’s colour is royal blue.
Gallipoli Company functions as a family oriented environment, often holding functions in the Gallipoli courtyard for company members and their loved ones. These events provide opportunities to establish well-rounded friendships both inside and outside the work environment.
The Gallipoli courtyard is currently undergoing renovations under the name ‘Operation Blue Tent’, which includes the installation of a gazebo and gym equipment. This project is due to the hard work, innovation and fundraising efforts of enthusiastic Gallipoli members.
In addition to being the heart of the company, the Gallipoli common room, or Fussell room, is home to the Gallipoli museum. The glass cabinets hold an impressive collection of artefacts and souvenirs from World War 1, many specifically relating to the battle at Gallipoli.
Among the Corps of Staff Cadets, Gallipoli Company holds the reputation of the most studious Company with high academic achievers.