Prince Harry begins work with ADF next week
On arrival in Australia, Prince Harry will travel to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where he will join the Governor General, The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, and senior Government officials to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and view the World War I and Afghanistan galleries. At the end of the visit he will have the chance to greet members of the public outside at the Australian War Memorial’s main entrance.
As such, Defence’s focus for this attachment is to provide Captain Wales with an authentic military experience in the Australian Army that builds on his previous experience with coalition forces and complements his work with wounded, injured and ill service personnel. Defence has selected units that best use Captain Wales’ skills and allow him to experience a broad range of Army capabilities. The attachment will also allow Captain Wales to share the experience and knowledge he has gained over 10 years of military service in the British Armed Forces, including two operational tours of duty in Afghanistan.
During his attachment, Prince Harry will travel from Australia to Turkey to attend the Gallipoli commemorations on 24 and 25 April.